Sodexo Conferencing Blog

Event Spotlight: Bisnow

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Check out the event spotlight from this week at Chase Center on the Riverfront. The Conference Center was used for the Bisnow State of the Market event. The event consisted of panel discussions as well as networking opportunities for attendees.

Industry Events at Sodexo Properties

Mandy Volpe - Monday, February 20, 2017
Chase Center on the Riverfront just completed a week of hosting double header industry association events. Their week started off with the MPI Education Institute and then finished with the IACC Americas Chapter Copper Skillet Chef Cook-off Competition. Both events were a huge success due to the superior service of the staff and event teams involved. It is always a pleasure to welcome industry colleagues to this Sodexo Property with hospitality and attention to detail that sets the venue apart in the venue space.

Visioneering the Meeting Room

Mandy Volpe - Monday, January 30, 2017

On February 15, 2017, Chase Center on the Riverfront will feature a breakout during the Education Institute. One of our featured breakouts at the upcoming Education Institute, ”Visioneering the Meeting Room of the Future” is sure to be an interesting and unique session led by Mark Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of IACC.  Join Mark and learn how different meeting rooms support learning outcomes and help maximize meeting ROI. Attendees will also develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants, and how to consider different venue types and non-traditional room layouts to help foster connections between and among delegates.

Today, planners must think about creating meeting environments that are comfortable and functional. Gone are the days of boring theater seating using uncomfortable banquet chairs. Attendees expect a higher standard to help foster creativity and learning. Upgraded meeting furnishings such as CORT’s Meeting Chairs, PRO executive chair or Roma seating collection are good examples of the type of stylish modern seating that can be mixed together to set a room for maximum engagement.” –Kevin Dana, Director of Marketing and Product Development for CORT Tradeshow and Event Furnishings

Ready to sign up for this exciting event? Register here.

Tis the Season to Party

Mandy Volpe - Friday, December 23, 2016
Our venues have been busy with holiday parties and celebrations that focus on the excitement of this time of the year. Check out the most recent holiday party at Chase on the Riverfront in Delaware. Thank you to all of the clients and vendors who choose to make meeting memories with Sodexo Conferencing Properties.

Creative Food Displays

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sodexo Conferencing properties believe that events should be memorable. We enjoy seeing how our properties are inspired to create unique dining experiences for guests. Check out the recent set-up for Chase Center on the Riverfront. They incorporated Chinese take-out boxes and wok stations to heighten the culinary experience for the Delaware Antique Show.



Event Spotlight: Chase Center Wedding

Mandy Volpe - Friday, October 28, 2016

Last weekend the team at the Chase Center hosted the wedding for Mr. & Mrs. Greg Magee. Congratulations to the couple on their special day. The Sodexo family would like to wish the couple a lifetime of marital happiness. Here is a glimpse into their catered reception.

Event Spotlight: Auto Show

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chase Center on the Riverfront recently hosted the Delaware Auto Show. The entire center was filled with cars from all makes and models, both classic styles and exotic cars. Thank you to all of the families and car enthusiasts that attended the show.

Event Spotlight: Patel Wedding

Mandy Volpe - Friday, September 30, 2016

Chase on the Riverfront is a great venue in Delaware for weddings. The team at the center recently held a wedding for the Patel Family.

Congratulations to the Patel family on the marriage of their daughter, Ayushi to Ketan.  Thank you for hosting your wedding at the Chase Center. What a beautiful celebration it was!


Meet National Convention Exhibition

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Meet National Convention was held last week in Washington D.C.  It was attended by exhibitors from all over the country as well as hundreds of meeting planners.  The General and Education sessions were coordinated by the show producers, Questex and MPI.  It was a great collaboration by the Potomac and Philadelphia Chapters. Representatives from Sodexo Conferencing property Chase Center on the Riverfront were in attendance.

Featured in the picture are:  (L-R) Theresa Fera, Chase Center on the Riverfront, Jim Cohn, Publisher of Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine, Casey Rock, Mid-Atlantic Magazine.

Location is Everything

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, July 28, 2016

There are a couple of factors to consider when choosing a location for your event. You need to consider ease of transportation, cost, technology, and room capacities. Another factor to consider is the local community. Will there be activities and places for attendees to visit after the meeting is over?

For example, Chase on the Riverfront is located in downtown Wilmington along the Christiana River. There are always a plethora of activities in the area such as museums, beer gardens, and festivals. This summer there is a special "Shipyard Summer Concert Series" which runs for 8 weeks on Thursday nights. It is a great way for attendees to enjoy the local community after a productive day of meetings.  

What factors do you consider when choosing a location for your meeting?