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Event Industry Veterans with Global Portfolio Announce New Venture: 'Experience'
As of today, companies and individuals looking for preeminent event production have a very different choice: Experience. Founding principals and event visionaries Gail Beaubian, T. Scott Schriefer and Lytle Pressley announce a dynamic new venture, pulling from their wealth of knowledge serving global brands to create robust and unforgettable affairs. From Paris to Sydney to Tokyo and coast to coast in the states, they've masterminded events for countless icons such as American Express, BMW, Chanel, MINI, and Volvo.
Once quiet and quirky, Austin's vibrant personality has caught the attention of people and brands all over the world, including Google, Facebook and Formula One. Growing at breakneck speed in size, diversity, and sophistication, Austin is quickly becoming an international destination for all things chic and cool. Austin's savoir-faire has not only piqued the interest of international travelers, but also Beaubian, Pressley, and Schriefer's Experience.
Heeding the call for stylish and highly detailed celebrations, product launches, and parties, Experience is turning event planning into a fine art. As a premiere event company born from interdisciplinary know-how and a combined passion for meticulous event production, Experience is built upon the diverse global backgrounds of three very different professionals, blending their talents to create the caliber of events this ever-growing city deserves. Experience combines the old, warm charm of Austin and the exciting new international community to create top events with a stellar attention to detail married to the local eclectic-cool attitude.
The founders collectively bring with them decades of expertise in launching international brands, producing large-scale events in major cities around the globe, and creating their own successful businesses in varied facets of the hospitality industry.
"Being able to team up with creative forces of Scott and Lytle's caliber is a thrill," says event veteran Gail Beaubian, whose accomplished background in event management, incentive travel and corporate social responsibility adds depth, perspective and valuable insight to Experience. "We are ready to elevate the art of event design and production. I think the world is primed for the kind of flair and beauty that Experience can create," she adds.
Beaubian's knowledge of hospitality industry runs deep - she has created multiple event related companies, including a multi-city destination management company and an event production and travel incentive company. Beaubian's skill lies in developing, implementing, and managing small- to full-scale promotional events and campaigns, including corporate meetings, product launches, incentive travel awards, and tradeshows, among others. Her work in the luxury corporate world with internationally recognized brands like BMW, Chanel, and American Express has earned her industry-wide accolades, including awards for "Most Creative Event" and acknowledgments from the International Society of Special Events and Meeting Professionals International.
Seasoned event professional T. Scott Schriefer's resume spans years of industry involvement and recognition on a global scale. His extensive background in event management and specialization in large-scale production has taken him to the four corners of the world, where he spearheaded turnkey events - from galas to product launches - as well as large stage shows like a celebration at Madison Square Garden and a nationally televised production in Singapore. Schriefer's expertise was honed over years of international work - with an emphasis in the auto industry - which includes the North American MINI launch, and the implementation of incentive programs and execution of small- and large-scale events for Volvo and BMW.
With an eye for detail and an innate sense of style, Lytle Pressley has been entrenched in the Austin creative scene for over 15 years. Lytle Pressley first made a name for himself when he opened Spazio, a premiere fine art and modern residential design gallery in Central Austin, upon returning to the city from a stint in the fashion and design industry in Paris. Pressley later opened The Fine Art Gallery at Lytle Pressley Contemporary, which played host to numerous community and socially conscious events, including the well-received live interview event series, "Inside the Design Studio," which highlighted the careers and stories of renowned architects and designers.
From Paris to Sydney to Tokyo, the founders of Experience have traveled the world not only for their clients, but also to quench their own insatiable curiosities: to be a part of the world they are so fascinated by; to be in new places with new people and ultimately, share their art with Austin and the rest of the world.
More information about Experience, including capabilities, client portfolios and founding partner bios can be found at www.experience-intl.com.
Experience is a new breed of event management agency - built on seventy-five years of production practice and thousands of miles trekked across this globe. Their approach is collaborative, their aesthetic design-driven, and their methodology pioneering. Experience's founding partners have been recognized by the event industry for their creative thinking and unparalleled execution. The corporate, social and non-profit events curated in decades past have catered to a huge diversity of audiences - from a few dozen to the thousands.
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