Michael Cerbelli's The Hot List

Cerbelli Creative is a New York-based event production company that operates in the corporate, social, entertainment and wedding sectors of the industry. Its primary goal is producing extraordinary events.

With The Hot List, Michael Cerbelli identifies fresh trends in the ever-changing meetings and events marketplace and showcases acts and innovations for enhanced experiential marketing.


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Rick Smith Jr. is a master card thrower, entertainer, mentalist and illusionist. A true “jack of all trades” performer, Rick Smith Jr. has amazed audiences around the world with his trademark card throwing and stage shows with feats of mentalism. At the most basic level, he throws cards amazingly fast.

Gastro Garage deconstructs classic dishes for groups from small to large and reconstructs them into delectable signature “Gastro Tanks.”

Visual Comet products turn events into experiences. I love new ways to present experiences to my clients and the LED Video Tunnel and LED Video Bar are two MC Approved ideas that were showcased at the 18th Annual: Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™: 2019 debut in San Diego.

Harrison Greenbaum has been called "the hardest-working man in comedy" by TimeOut New York and New York Daily News and he performs in more than 600 shows a year. He's been featured on America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. He also performs at corporate events.

Grand Finale Entertainment LLC has developed a high-tech fireworks entertainment solution for event planners to add the magic and majesty of fireworks to their most important parties and celebrations—ViViD: The Fireworks Show in a Box. Grand Finale offers a digital show-creator tool that generates a beautiful fireworks-show-in-a-box that's smartphone controlled.

When I first saw Sugar Cubes by Symmetry Labs, I saw more than a pretty light show. I saw backdrops that turned into art installations, lights that turned into dance and amazed looks. “Woah, that is cool!” was the typical exclamation I overheard from event participants.

This summer I spent a week in the Mediterranean with 1,700 of my “closest friends” cruising some amazing ports. At the beginning of this trip, a blank wall and 30,000 wine corks—all stained in different shades of reds and whites—became one of the most incredible custom-made step and repeats I've seen. Meet Scott James Gundersen, the mastermind behind our impressive work of art.

About two-years ago I was introduced to AllSeated. I fell in love with it in 20 minutes after playing with its intuitive operating system. AllSeated is one of the fastest growing networks for the event industry. With designed and scaled floor plans in the system—tens of thousands are currently available—and a reach of over 500,000 users, AllSeated provides cloud-based tools to run an event.

For my second favorite find choice in partnership with Meetings Today, I decided to dive into the Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™ vault and introduce you to a great musical act to consider for your live event. Every time I have produced this act they get rave reviews and standing ovations. Four handsome men, all from Australia. No, it’s not a “Chippendale’s Type Show From Vegas”... it’s ARIA.

Hello, Meetings Today readers and welcome to Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™, where I will showcase some of my favorite finds I’ve discovered while attending industry events. The first of my favorite finds is doob, “a photo-realistic 3D printed replica of you,” which will debut with me on stage in January 2019 during the Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™: 2019 presentation at The Special Event Show.

 
 
 

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