By Hala Bissada

Digital Detox -Learning to Unplug

Last year, CSE contributing Editor, Hala Bissada and her boyfriend Kevin bought a 10-day cruise to the Arctic in a live auction at an event Hala was producing. This past summer, they embarked…

Keeping Your Event Safe

BY HALA BISSADA, CFRE In light of recent events, including the deadly blast at the Ariana Grande Concert and the terrorist attack with a borne vehicle in New York, I thought it…

Flexibility, the Future of Event Space

As an event producer, I’m always excited when a new venue opens. Moving an event to a cool new venue is an easy way to refresh it, more so if space is…

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Light gobos used to create a dynamic display of architectural lighting and projection on the exterior façade of the museum by Moment Factory.

Projection & Lighting

Using Creative Technology To Enhance Your Event Environment We as event planners are constantly faced with the challenge of having to create bigger and better experiences but we are told to stay…

Planning Events For Millennials

By Hala Bissada, CFRE By 2020, millennials will make up more than 50% of the workforce. They will be the decision makers in their respective organizations and effectively shape the economic future.…

Top Food Beverage & Trends For 2017

Selecting your food and beverage menu is one of the most important aspects of designing your event’s guest experience. Today’s savvy and health conscious Guests are just saying no to the traditional…

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location is known to be a real estate agent’s mantra but it applies to event planners as well. Selecting the venue for your event is one of the most critical…

Are Galas Still Relevant?

Gone are the days of the Brazilian Ball, and with it, an era of glitz and glamour.  What has changed in our social event landscape? Are galas still relevant? Hala Bissada, CFRE,…

Great Hall - Seated Banquet Rounds

Venues by Design: Toronto’s Newest Mega Venues

As event planners, we are always waiting with bated breath for a new exciting venue to open.  Selecting a new venue can help to refresh an existing event or be a launch…

Fasten Your Seat Belts—Technology is here to stay!

It is clear that technology impacts our day to day lives and the event space is not exempt. It has become something we cannot live without–the genie is out of the bottle.…

Building The Guest Experience

Hala Bissada,  President & CEO, Hala Events & Communications Inc Okay maybe using the phrase “The Devil is in the Details” is a bit extreme in the literal sense, however, creating a truly memorable…

Yes,There is an “I” in Team

By Hala Bissada, order President & CEO of Hala Events & Communications You probably have heard the phrase “there is no “I” in team” more times than can be counted.  The question…

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