We've Been Nominated!

The Catersource and Event Solutions Awards are now combined as the Achievement in Catering & Events Awards (ACE) and IEI is proud to  report that we have been named as a finalist for an ACE award for best event up to $2M, western region!

Taking place in New Orleans on March 15, 2017, this annual awards show, also including the ICA CATIE awards, will close Catersource 2017 with a presentation that will honor those who have worked tirelessly to keep their clients thrilled and their companies on the cutting edge.

Wish Us Luck!!!!

2017 Special Event Conference Closing Night Party - 'Urban Playground"

On January 9-12, 2017, over 4000 event professionals from around the world coverged in Long Beach for The Special Event conference and tradeshow. Urban Playground was the concept for the final night event and reflected the "where the STREET meets the BEACH" culture that Long Beach is known for. 

Included were references to iconic Long Beach landmarks such as Grand Prix, The Pike, downtown, Aquarium of The Pacific & Shoreline Park however with a distinct EDM (electric dance music) influence. 

LA Starts the Year with Blockbuster News

LA Starts the Year with Blockbuster News


We’re only a couple of weeks into 2017, and already there’s tons of good news to celebrate in Los Angeles. (Some of it, however, comes at the expense of other great California cities.) The Chargers announced that they would be relocating from San Diego to LA beginning with the 2017 NFL season. Just 12 months earlier, the Rams had returned to Los Angeles after 20 years in St. Louis. And, so, after more than 20 years without an NFL team, LA suddenly has two.
The City of Angels will also be the setting for Star Wars creator George Lucas’ $1-billion Museum of Narrative Art. LA had vied with both Chicago and San Francisco to host the museum, which will house the filmmaker’s sprawling collection of fine and popular art, including Star Wars and Hollywood memorabilia.
The futuristic 275,000-square-foot George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will join the Natural History Museum, The California African American Museum and the California Science Center—home to the Space Shuttle Endeavor—in LA’s Exposition Park. Groundbreaking is set to begin by the end of the year with a targeted opening date of 2021.
It will only increase LA’s already very strong appeal as a destination for leisure and business travelers. Last year, according to newly released figures from the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, the city welcomed 47.3 million visitors. That not only surpassed midyear forecasts, it broke visitation records for the sixth consecutive year.
"Tourism is booming in Los Angeles, and it's helping to drive our whole city's economy forward," says Mayor Eric Garcetti. "My goal is to welcome 50 million tourists to our city by 2020, and new attractions like the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will have even more people from around the world lining up to come to LA."

SOKA University of America 12th Annual Peace Gala

The Peace Gala and Fundraiser is a time honored tradition at Soka University. All proceeds from the gala benefit the Soka University Scholarship Endowment fund. Infinity Events was selected to produce this year's gala which took place on October 8, 2016. and used the beauty of the SUA campus and Soka's core values of Hope and Peace as the inspiration for design which focused on transforming the SUA Recreation Center into a utopian landscape of a lush green field beneath a sky of blue and white clouds.

This very special evening is kicked off at  SUA's beautiful two-story, 8,000 square foot Founders Hall Art Gallery which served as the location for event registration, cocktail reception and silent auction.
Following the cocktail reception and silent auction, guests make their way to the SUA Recreation Center for dinner, live auction and entertainment.
It was important that the look and feel of this space not only WOW each guest but to also capture the essence of SUA through a welcoming and open floor plan.

 To cap off this truly magical evening, guests were treated to a remarkable performance from  Jose Feliciano who has been acclaimed by critics around the world as "The greatest living guitarist ". Referred to as 'The Picasso of his Realm ," Jose's accomplishments include forty-five Gold and Platinum records and nine Grammy Awards. 

Take a 3D virtual tour of
 the Soka University 12th Annual Celebration of Peace Gala. 


Check out this brief video overview.

Robb Thornsberry to produce and co-chair closing night party for 2017 The Special Event conference in Long Beach CA

The Special Event (TSE), is the event industry’s largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals, with an expected attendance of over 5,000 event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors.

The 2017 Closing Night Party will be an epic grand finale to the entire conference where attendees and industry pros will have one last chance to meet up with new friends and old acquaintances and celebrate another Special Event. Join us at the 2017 Closing Night Celebration and congratulate the amazing people who were nominated and won this year’s Galas.

Robb will reunite with his former co-chair of the 2015 TSE opening night event, Jeff Anderson with Party Pals. 

Jeff Anderson and Robb Thornsberry on the Closing Night Celebration

Thursday, January 12, 2017  9:30pm – 12am
Long Beach Convention Center/Pacific Gallery/Bogart’sEvent Details: Celebration/Reception/Open Bar and EntertainmentEarly-Bird: $150Onsite Rate: $175 

2016 Preview: Tech Trends for the Coming Year

BizBash asked industry professionals to share the event technology tools and topics that will impact their work in 2016. Here are their predictions, gathered through phone and email interviews.   Click the link below to learn more.

2016 Preview: Tech Trends for the Coming Year

INFINITY EVENTS produces the ultimate Welcome To OC Event

On January 6, IEI president, Robb Thornsberry produced the opening night event for 1200 attendees of The Special Event Conference & Tradeshow.  Although this is a typical event for many Anaheim conventions, these were not your typical convention attendees and this was not your typical welcome reception.

Attendees of this event were other event professionals from around the world who have seen it all, so impressing them would not be an easy task.  This would require a venue that no one has ever seen before.  Since building a new venue would not be an option, Robb approached The Anaheim Garden Walk, a nearby outdoor shopping mall that had plenty of space and was within walking distance of the convention center or a brief 2 minute shuttle ride.  The challenge was to create an event that had to impress in a venue that has never been used as an event venue before.

Utilizing two levels, in the back portion of the shopping center that sees very little foot traffic was transformed into a multi-level, multi-sensory experience that depicted the culture and style of the OC.  

As guests traveled along the event's "freeway to fun" they encountered 5 iconic cities and environments that best depict the Orange County lifestyle and culture.  

Photography by Gamma Photograpy Studio