The Shipyard Grand Opening

For the second time, DPEM partnered with Lennar to producer The San Francisco Shipyard Grand Opening of their newest development phase, Thayer & Tides. The sales team networked and sold to qualified potential buyers while guests enjoyed live entertainment, artisanal bites and sips from local neighborhood purveyors, and stunning views of the bay. DPEM fabricated a life-sized postcard for guests to pose behind for a Polaroid camera as a takeaway from the event.

All photography by Chloe Jackman Photography. 

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Event Photos, Past DPEM Events, Uncategorized

Meet the Team: Kevin Williams

Bringing over 15 of international event production experience to DPEM, we’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of our team: Kevin Williams.

When did you start at DPEM?  May 2013

How did you get started in the industry originally?  I have always been a highly organized individual, and met the principal of a full service agency 20 years ago in London.  I liked the events and music festivals the company worked on and I knew not only would I be good at organizing events, I would enjoy it on a day-to-day basis.

What was the most luxurious or glamorous event you have produced?  A fashion show for the Diane von Furstenberg & Venus Williams collection.

What is the most unusual request you have ever had?  To have the face of the leader of the opposition political party in the UK emerge on a piece of toast.

As a client working with a new event planner, what would be the one piece of advise you would give to them to prepare them for the adventure?  Your event planner is an extension of your team, so build a solid working relationship with them so the communication flow and understanding is seamless.

What has been your proudest moment as an event producer?  There are so many that I am proud of, but I would say successfully completing a four week, games console tour, which ran across six European countries, with two trucks covering three countries each, with only a six week lead time.

How would you describe your event producing style?  Quiet and deliberate.

Where can you be found on your time off from work?  Spending time in the Santa Cruz mountains and hanging out with friends anywhere in the city.

What would be your dream event to producer?  The Super Bowl half time show for the NFL.

What is your best kept secret to success?  Plan, plan and plan some more.  Something will always crop up, so the more you have planned the more time you can dedicate to solving the issue.

Are there any questions you wish we asked that we didn’t yet?  What is your favorite food?  The answer is Jamaican!


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Junior League Fashion Showcase 2013

All photography shot by Gamma Nine.

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