Olio Event Group
[ol-lee-oh] a medley of variety acts; a dish of many ingredients
Olio Event Group conceptualizes and manages corporate meetings, conferences and events of all sizes to create on-brand, creative moments for clients seeking turnkey solutions and exceptional experiences.
With over a decade of experience, Olio Event Group keeps your strategic objectives and budget in mind with every detail. From site sourcing to housing management, contract negotiation to onsite implementation, Olio manages every aspect of your meeting or event.
We design and deliver high-impact, branded experiences that align directly with your company’s culture and strategic objectives. Olio has expertly executed events for Fortune 100 companies and national organizations including Susan G. Komen, Northwestern Mutual, Kindred Healthcare, Thornton’s Oil, and many more.
SERVICES & EVENTS
When planning and managing your corporate event, we ensure strategic alignment of your company and brand. Likewise, we know that your bottom line is of the essence and, accordingly, maximize the value of your budget through longstanding vendor relationships and other value-add services.
Olio Event Group provides a full range of services for all types of corporate events, including:
- CLIENT MEETINGS
- BRANDING EVENTS
- PRODUCT LAUNCHES
- OPEN HOUSE/GRAND OPENINGS
- CORPORATE GALAS
- TEAM BUILDING EVENTS
- CORPORATE RETREATS
- EMPLOYEE/CLIENT APPRECIATION EVENTS
- ANNIVERSARY PARTIES
Olio Event Group also offers a full suite of event-related services, including:
- CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
- SITE SEARCH AND SELECTION
- HOUSING MANAGEMENT
- CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
- DESTINATION MANAGEMENT
- INCENTIVE TRAVEL
- MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
- ONSITE EXECUTION
How we handle it
Meet with potential client to understand event project scope and strategic objectives
CREATIVE TREATMENT & PROJECT SCOPE PROPOSAL
Present client with visual conceptualization and proposal of event elements
ACCEPTANCE AND NEGOTIATIONS
We’re thrilled to be your partner. Let’s get to work leveraging our experience as well as our long standing and valued relationships to maximize your event potential.
Align corporate objectives and creative treatment to meet client expectations and budget.
Detailed, hands on, management of every aspect leading up to the event, including travel, housing, marketing, registration, data and A/V needs, vendor management, entertainment, food and beverage, etc.
Consistent updates and communications throughout the planning process. Create detailed implementation timeline, instructions and expectations for all stakeholders.
Hands on, on-site, meticulous run of show from before registration to after closing ceremonies.
POST EVENT ANALYSIS
Provide client with statistical analysis and survey reporting as well as debrief of Olio deliverables. We expect our clients to be completely satisfied... Have we exceeded expectations?
What Our Clients Say
The Louisville Forbes event was wonderful! All of you put a tremendous amount of work into this event and it showed. The attention to detail was unsurpassed. I thank you and everyone in your office who helped us to make it great.
Northwestern Mutual Brand & Advertising
What a tremendous event! Our guests have been raving about their night with us. It's clear the Olio team knows how to make a party amazing. It's been a joy to get to know you.
Susan B. Komen Kentucky
Olio was the mastermind behind the entire, wonderful party...they took care of EVERYTHING!
I can't tell you how many people have told me it was the best event ever! You all were a joy to work with and we will certainly use you again. Thank you for being creative and community minded at the same time!
Judy A. Golliher
In The News
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Olio Event Group creates experiences in Louisville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Nashville, and throughout the United States.
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Lauren is the creative force behind Olio Event Group. She is an event planner, director, and visionary whose top priority is executing successful events for her clients.
Lauren graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Advertising & Public Relations. Since 2004, Lauren has executed incredible events with imagination and a keen eye for detail. She consistently pushes the boundaries of creativity to make sure each of her client’s events are unique. Yet, she remains conscious of clients’ timeline and budget. She is part-artist, part-engineer, and part-logistician.
Senior Event Designer
Maizie joined OLIO in 2017. She has over a decade of experience in interior design, illustration, graphic design, and exhibition design. Maizie has an undergraduate degree in Interior Design from Marymount University and a graduate degree in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Maizie’s projects have included designs for The World Bank, The Danish Embassy, The Smithsonian Institution, GE Appliances, Chevron Lubricants, and more. Maizie loves the challenge of merging a phenomenal guest experience with a corporate brand.
Lexie Larsen joined Olio Event Group in 2017. Lexie returned to her hometown of Louisville, KY after graduating with a degree in Psychology and Fine Arts from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Lexie's expertise in project coordination and client services comes from her prior experience in sales and account management with other business organizations. Lexie provides meticulous oversight of every detail and adds an exceptional level of service to each of her projects.
Chief Operating Officer
Jenny Johnston joined Olio in 2016 after 15 years in the wholesale distribution industry where she managed trade shows, meetings, and other events. She has an undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and a masters degree in business administration from the University of California. Jenny brings years of marketing, project management and business savvy to Olio.
Erin is our in-house travel guru and point of contact for all things hotel and accommodation-related. She is a liaison between clients and hotels. She makes sure each experience is smooth from start to finish, and customized to clients' needs and priorities.
Erin graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Psychology, and also has a Paralegal degree from UCLA.
Paul Latham, AIFD CFD KMF, has been in the floral industry for over 10 years. He is an Accredited Member of the American Institute of Floral Design, a certified Floral Designer, a Kentucky Master Florist, and was the 2016 Floral Designer of the Year for both Kentucky and Tennessee. Paul has years of experience in creating incredible, ornate floral designs for high-end events for both social and corporate clients.
Carpenter & Producer
Eric Povill is a Louisville, KY native and a 20+ year veteran of the service industry. Eric is a jack of all trades and integral to the production and execution of Olio’s grandest ideas.
VP of Production
Alex manages our production team and bridges the gap between project managers’ plans and successful installation. Alex has a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville and got his start planning and executing events on campus.
Olio Event Group is located in Louisville Kentucky and serves the Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati metro areas as well as destinations throughout the United States. We are an event planning and destination management company (DMC) that creates, manages and executes corporate and business events. Our event planning services offer our clients destination management, meetings and trade show management, and corporate events of all kinds.