UnExpected ’13 VIP Opening Night Party

April 2, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Past Events, Toronto

UnExpected 2013

Becky Hoops & David Fiset

This year’s opening night party for the Canadian Special Events Expo was both ‘UnExpected’, and unforgettable; with a scrumptious variety of food, memorable entertainment, and ample networking opportunities, this event was a huge success. Approximately 700 event industry professionals from across Canada came out to UpCountry in the heart of Toronto, to mix and mingle at UnExpected ’13 on March 20th.

UnExpectedFrom delicacies provided by Presidential Gourmet, Cheeseworks, Parts and Labour & Neptuno, beverages from Griffin Gastropub & Wandering Bean Coffee, and desserts by Bucket and Whisk, to performances from Sarah Violin, Jordan Clark, EH440, and Becky Hoops & David Fiset; UnExpected ’13 had something for everybody’s tastes. The event also featured ‘unexpected’ elements such as a sidewalk chalk drawing by Toronto’s own Chalkmaster Dave, an Easter bunny distributing Cadbury eggs & goodies out front, a puzzle by Master Pieces, and captivating projections from Apex Sound.

CityEvents / CitySocialThe CityEvents team sponsored the social media management for this event, and were on-site to execute several contests, interact with guests, and encourage online engagement. We hosted online contests leading up to the event in which we gave away passes to both the UnExpected party, and the Canadian Special Events Expo: Tradeshow. Our on-site contests were based on guests’ involvement with social media including activity on Crowd Activation’s Social Mosa, a combination Twitter & Instagram wall, and the event’s mobile app from The App Labb. Winners went away with a Bucket & Whisk gift basket, a fondue set or gift card from CHEESEWERKS, a Parts & Labour gift card, or tickets to Sensation: Ocean of White from Nasco Staffing and the Rogers Centre.

We at CityEvents had an amazing time at this year’s UnExpected opening night party, and we are already looking forward to the next one!

Check out our photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157633048285693

UnExpected 2013

March 12, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Past Events, Toronto

UnExpected 2013

Bored of predictable and traditional events? Looking for an event worth talking about for years to come? Then I hope you got your pass for UnExpected 2013, the sold-out Opening Night Party for the Canadian Special Events Expo. This is a “can’t miss” night for event planners, and it’s sure to be unforgettable.

At this year’s UnExpected event, you will have the chance to mix and mingle with event professionals from all sectors of the industry, while enjoying food and drink from various suppliers like Bucket & Whisk, and Wandering Bean Coffee. Prepare to be endlessly entertained by performers such as the hula-hooping duo, Becky Hoops and David Fiset. With so much variety in food, entertainment, and experiences, you’re bound to find something you love, and many things that are “unexpected”.

We at CityEvents, are sponsoring the social media services for UnExpected 2013; our team have been managing the online marketing and promoting, and will be on-site maintaining the event’s online presence. We are sponsoring this event, in an endeavour to launch and showcase, “CitySocial”, the expansion of our operations to include product & event marketing services. Our focus will be on social media planning and tactics as we design and execute marketing campaigns for businesses in the professional services, hospitality, and non-profit sectors.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on our new services, and we ask that you share the news of our exciting expansion. Also, watch out for contests and prizes coming up before (on Facebook), and at, the UnExpected 2013 event!

CityEvents Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CityEvents/143334525693578?ref=hl

CSE UnExpected Page: http://canadianspecialevents.com/cseme_toronto/for-attendees/opening-night-party/