December 27th, 2018
CLI Groups, Destination Management Company in Las Vegas, has remained one of the most trusted Las Vegas event planning companies since we were founded in 2004. We pride our team on our event expertise as well as maintaining our reputation by developing and maintaining relationships with hotel reps, vendors, and clients.
When a contact who had previously worked for the Bellagio Hotel & Resort referred the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (COPA) to CLI, we were excited to learn more about the client’s unique event needs.
This group of pilots and airplane enthusiasts were gathering for an educational and networking event focused on two- to four-seater airplane owners and enthusiasts. The niche group had held the gathering in Las Vegas in years past, but in 2018, they were ready to bring things to the next level. That’s when our team at CLI really shines – we help clients big or small host memorable events on all types of budgets.
CLI assisted with airport transfers and much more from Henderson Executive Airport instead of McCarran Airport due to the size of planes. During the group’s main arrival day at the Henderson Executive airport, CLI coordinated an arrival event complete with sponsors, showgirls, and interactive entertainment.
To make this first-time event happen, first CLI needed to coordinate paperwork and permits to host an event on the airport tarmac with the county. The event photographer needed a special permit to access the event area. CLI did the necessary research to coordinate and assist the client with all paperwork and security at the unique venue to guarantee no interruptions on event day.
During the welcome event, as guests landed and deplaned their own airplane, they were greeted by Las Vegas showgirls, music, food trucks, and more. The festive welcoming gave guests an interactive opportunity to see exhibits from sponsors, such as rare model planes to show.
Our client wanted guests to be impressed from the moment he or she stepped off their airplane, which is exactly what we made happen. Guests especially appreciated a fun, entertaining place to spend time if they arrived before their hotel room was ready.
Additional unique aspects to this welcome event were related to the security of hosting the welcome event at a non-traditional venue. We had to coordinate security and logistics to host an event on the tarmac. For example, event items under certain weights needed to be tied down. We also had to follow specific procedures to bring items to the facility.
Aside from the welcome event, our CLI team assisted with several other creative event and program aspects, such as the awards dinner. We provided event lighting, centerpieces, a violinist as event entertainment, and more.
We appreciate helping clients with end-to-end Las Vegas event planning. For groups hosting a first-time event program, or for a group needing to bring their event to the next level on a tight budget, we can help. A huge thanks to COPA for leaning on CLI to provide guided expertise on event flow, guest logistics, luggage transfers, and more. We hope to have the opportunity to host you in Las Vegas again in 2019 and beyond!