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Celebrate Services Week

What is ESPA’s National Celebrate Services Week?

In 2010, ESPA created National Celebrate Services Day as a way to celebrate and advocate for the event services profession, and to give our members a local opportunity to network. Over time, the Day grew and eventually became a Week.

This Year’s Theme: We’re Better Together!

As the events industry comes back, ESPA knows we’re better together! Whether it is with your own services team, fellow CS peers and ESPA members within your destination, or with your local partners, take some time this week to celebrate all the hard work you do every day, and the strength and knowledge you have gained in the past year.

Let’s put Event Services on the map all across N. America!

#ESPABetterTogether

For 2021 In Person Events Return!

We are looking for you, our amazing ESPA members across North America to spearhead networking events during the week of August 2-6! You can host whatever type of event you’d like but if you’re looking for some ideas to help inspire you here are few to get you started:

  • Destination networking event
    • Simple networking however you want to do it! Celebrate being back together and working in the profession you love.
  • Back in business – Education or Training Lunch & Learn
    • Plan a lunch and learn with fellow members and city partners and watch a video recording from ESPA’s 2021 annual conference or a recent webinar to learn about topics impacting the service industry, followed by a question and answer session.
      You can access recording though our webinar archive and 2021 annual conference archive in the My ESPA Portal.
  • Local F&B events
    • Give back to local partners after a tough COVID year, and plan something to give them a chance to show off their current offerings.
  • A health and wellbeing event
    • Come together with staff and partners and take some time to focus on your wellbeing. Organize a walk to see the sights of the city, rent bikes, or host a yoga/meditation class.
  • Members may also want to do a community service activity together. There are many organizations in need and this can be a uniting effort for the services people in your community.

Don’t forget to invite non-member event service professionals in your destination. All services pros are welcome!

Once you have set up your event let ESPA Headquarters know about it. Complete our event form and Headquarters will spread the word about your event to our members.

We’re Better Together: National Celebrate Services Week
August 2-6, 2021

On the day of your event

Time to see all your hard work pay off. Be sure to follow these simple steps to have a great National Celebrate Services Week:

  • Meet and greet your guests…have a welcoming committee.
  • Pass out ESPA Flyers
  • Collect names of ALL attendees (name, title, address, email, phone) so that they can be provided to ESPA. This is important, especially for prospective members that attend – ESPA wants to recruit them!
  • Post on social media using our Twitter hashtag #ESPABetterTogether and on our Facebook
  • Take pictures!
  • And of course, have fun!

Share How Your Event Went!

Once your event is over, make a note to follow up with your attendees– it is a great way to open the door to more networking with those who know your profession best, meet local colleagues and make new friends!

Every year ESPA highlights events held by our members locations on social media, our website and in event*ure. Send your photos and attendee list to info@espaonline.org to be included!

 Questions?  Contact ESPA Headquarters at Info@espaonline.org

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