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Call Sheet #53: Royal Visit Details, Oprah to Host Oscars?, Dessert Ideas

BIZBASH CALL SHEET — #53 — Friday, 07.08.11

Compiled today by Chad Kaydo in New York
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* INCOMING *

1. ROYAL VISIT DETAILS: Prince William and Kate Middleton are making (more) international headlines as they prepare to head to California tonight. Some highlights:

In Calgary, the final stop of the nine-day Canadian visit that ends today, the prince spoke at a reception for the Calgary Stampede rodeo festival, with the couple wearing ten-gallon hats, cowboy shirts, and jeans. Wales Online:
http://bit.ly/pRSHkr

A few tickets were still available yesterday for the Saturday charity match at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club:
* The $4,000 V.I.P. tickets—which ultimately sold out—include a reserved seat, access to the hospitality tent, lunch by Giada De Laurentiis, and drinks at the Royal Salute bar.
* The $400 club tickets get a De Laurentiis picnic lunch and open seating for the match.
L.A. Times:
http://lat.ms/qCcAch
The Foundation Polo Challenge site:
http://bit.ly/nUsqJM

The Hollywood Reporter has a guest list of the bold-faced names attending the Bafta dinner Saturday night, including Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Lopez:
http://bit.ly/prmWnZ

The L.A. paparazzi probably won't get any big-money shots. Frank Griffin of the BauerGriffin agency: "The whole tour is well orchestrated and planned out from start to finish with between 50 and 200 photographers snapping away. There is no picture to get that is worth the trouble of trying." LAT:
http://lat.ms/p8pnea

2. OPRAH MIGHT HOST OSCARS: The Chicago Sun-Times hears she's the top candidate:
http://bit.ly/qFHjYn

3. DESSERT TIME: The Huffington Post has a report from Dessert Professional magazine's event for its "Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America" at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, including lots of photos of their work:
http://huff.to/nFGOGb

4. NEW CBGB VENUES?: The brand—as in the historic New York rock club—is up for sale. The New York Post:
http://nyp.st/qXnBvx

* FRIDAY BLOG ROLL *

Highlights of this week's event-related blog posts:

9 Tips for Creating More Engaging Events [ICON Presentations]
http://bit.ly/pZjJAv

Why Your Event Needs to Increase Its Social Media Monitoring [Jeff Hurt/Midcourse Corrections]
http://bit.ly/ob1O3Z

7 Uncommon Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Virtual Event Platform Provider [Virtual Events]
http://bit.ly/iypYh6

How to Use Social Media to Connect at a Conference [Liz King Events]
http://bit.ly/pzGKck

* LOCAL NEWS *

CHICAGO: There's good news and bad news for the Taste of Chicago, hosted for the first time this year by the Park District: crime was down, but so  
was attendance—by more than 11 percent. Sun-Times:
http://bit.ly/qjcTPI

MIAMI: Filius Laurent is now director of food and beverage at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa. He has been with the Hyatt brand for more than 20 years.

On June 28, more than 500 supporters and members of media joined Miami-Dade mayor-elect Carlos Gimenez at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Miami Airport Convention Center to celebrate on election night.

NEW YORK: The launch of Remy Martin V is July 12 at Lavo with Robin Thicke and DJ Kiss. PR: Nike Communications.

The man arrested for stealing a Picasso drawing from a San Francisco art gallery was a waiter at Per Se and a wine steward at BLT Fish. Gawker:
http://gaw.kr/owZRxm

ORLANDO: Visit Orlando is offering $50,000 in goods and services to the winner of its first Meeting Makeover contest. The contest is open to any meeting with at least 350 rooms on peak nights scheduled to take place in Orlando by April 30, 2013. Visit Orlando's destination meeting services team will work with the winner to redesign the event.
http://bit.ly/qjcTPI

SAN FRANCISCO: Hewlett-Packard has an event marketing manager job listing on LinkedIn:
http://linkd.in/ob6i5K

TORONTO: Summerlicious—the annual festival where more than 150 local restaurants offer a 3-course, prix fixe menu—runs from today to July  
24.
http://bit.ly/LmxOY

The largest annual sporting event in the city is back. Honda Indy  
Toronto will turn Lakeshore Boulevard into "Thunder Alley" today through Sunday.

WASHINGTON: The first run of the Fancy Food Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center starts on Sunday, showcasing 180,000 products from 2,400 exhibitors from across the U.S. and 80 countries and regions, for more than 18,000 buyers.
http://bit.ly/ffmPxf 

YOUR NEWS: What are you doing? Tell us: [email protected].

With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, Carla Warrilow in Toronto, and Erica Petri, Anna Sekula, and Courtney Thompson in New York.

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