• Chat With Event Pros and See Their Products Up Close at Annual Gathering

    POSTED August 7, 2017

More than 70 event industry exhibitors will display their products, talents and services during the “Fall Event Show” on Sept. 24 in metro Detroit.

The 16th annual gathering, presented by the social entertainment company Star Trax Events of Ferndale, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield. It is open to the public.

“Each year, Star Trax searches for the most up-to-date and on-trend vendors to showcase their products and services at our show,” says Becca Schlussel, the event director and Star Trax’s marketing director. “We want parties and events to inspire guests and give them something to talk about!”

The show will offer solutions for social and corporate events. It’s a chance for those planning events to gather ideas, talk with top vendors and gain expert insights into the party-planning process.

“The Event Show is an opportunity to gather information and meet vendors all under one roof—making any planner’s job much easier," says Schlussel. "No matter the kind of event or size—we’ve got you covered."

Attendees can talk with event planners, décor and design specialists, entertainment companies, venue representatives, caterers, photographers, videographers and invitation designers. Several vendors will offer show specials for those who attend.

“We’re excited to present many new interactive products, entertainment options and services at this fall’s Event Show,” says Geoff Kretchmer, president, Star Trax. “We’re committed to the highest level of customer service and we look forward to introducing you to the best of the best in our community.”

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