Kristjan Gavin

Kristjan R. Gavin

President at In Good Company Event Strategists

1714 Franklin Street Suite 100 - 416, Oakland, California, United States

General Information


Director - Special Events  - Key Events , Inc.

President  - Stellar Event and Presentation Resources Inc.

Contributor  - Special Events


Master  - University of Nevada , Las Vegas


Board Member  - The SEARCH Foundation

Board Member and President  - International Special Events Society

Board Member and President  - ISES Northern California

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Kristjan Gavin, CMP
Kristjan Gavin, CMP Kristjan's hands-on operations savvy, translates to inventive meeting & event solutions with thoughtful brand implementation. Prior to founding In Good Company Events, Kristjan was Director of Special Events for a large West Coast DMC and Artistic Director for a well-known destination wedding planner. Before that, he honed his equipment and tenting expertise as Vice President of Business Development for a large rental company in Los Angeles and General Manager of a rental company in the Bay Area. After attending the Master's in Hospitality program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kristjan helped found the off-premise catering division for a major restaurant group in Las Vegas. Kristjan brings all of his talents to the room as a sought after speaker within the industry for groups such as ISES Eventworld, The Special Event, Event Solutions, Bay Area Wedding Network and the American Rental Association. He currently serves as a Board Member and Event Chairperson for the SEARCH Foundation and on the ISES International Education Council, most recently completing a term as the ISES Eventworld Education Chairperson. He and In Good Company Events team are the recipient of numerous accolades including being the winner of multiple Special Event Magazine Gala Award(s), Texas Star Award(s), ISES Esprit Award and ISES Western Regional Excellence Award(s). His expertise, work and editorial talent has been featured in periodicals such as Special Events Magazine, In Tents and Live Design, as well as on television networks such as Fine Living.

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Kristjan Gavin, head of San Ramon, Calif.-based In Good Company, says that making entertainment do double duty as decor is a must.
"One of the first questions I ask a venue or food and beverage provider is if their staff is flexible in donning costumes to complement the entertainment and decor," he says.

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Feb 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Kristjan Gavin
Kristjan Gavin Kristjan Gavin of In Good Company From a seat 39,000 feet in the air, Earth looks like a peaceful, tranquil and hospitable place. Kristjan Gavin is president of In Good Company Meetings & Events, headquartered in San Ramon, Calif.;

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