• Portfolio
  • Blog
  • About Us
    • Close
  • Contact
    • Close

Introducing Vario

About Us

Vario provides domestic & international Meeting Management, Event Production, and Interactive Experiences. We are a team of expert planners, problem solvers, and industry leaders, and service over 1000 meetings and events annually. 

1998 - TAP (Tim Altbaum Productions)

Started while finishing undergrad work at UCSD, TAP's humble beginnings focused on Social, Wedding, and Association entertainment and small-scale production needs. Tim and his company quickly became the go-to entertainment company in San Diego county.

2005 - AVED (Audio/Visual Event Design)

AVED was the brainchild of Vario co-founder Eric Mueller. Created to fill the need for a reliable A/V partner and production provider in the Restaurant, Corporate, and Festival environment, the company quickly gained a significant foothold in the downtown San Diego and uptown La Jolla markets, while servicing the Greater San Diego area.

2009 - Partnership with AVED

Realizing that their business style and approach were compatible, and the markets they served could be leveraged together to work together towards a common goal, the two founders of Vario began a hand-shake relationship of partnering on events and satisfying the needs of a broader clientele, while remaining two unique companies.

2015 - Vario Launched

After years of expansion throughout the greater Southern California area, and taking on large National and International events together, the co-founders decided it was time to launch Vario, a full-scale event production and entertainment management company, headquartered in San Diego, with a global reach.

2016

We booked our 500th event and serviced our first International conference and worked in seven different US States. Our staff expanded to include a more robust sales and marketing team, multiple account management experts, key operations personnel, and moved our headquarters to a 10,000 square foot facility.

2017

As a leader and innovator in the digital meetings environment, Vario began offering Mixed Reality services to groups, and was selected as the production provider of record for multiple large-scale meetings and special events. Additionally CEO Tim Altbaum was invited to present at The Special Event Convention in NOLA on Event Technology Trends.

2018

Vario received its Accreditation as established by the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), allowing the company to service corporate, association, and social programs on a global scale. As a comprehensive Planning, Production, and Technology partner, Vario assists clients with every aspect of their event.

You have a vision. We are the event management company who will make it memorable.

Stop wondering if every aspect of your event will culminate in an amazing experience. We decipher the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW to ensure your event success.

Let us connect the touch points required to manage your corporate event. Working with all teams and stakeholders and producing amazing event solutions is our business. We can customize any event for you.

It's time to make your event a success!

Everything you want from a corporate event management agency is here.

“Thank you for taking your time and putting so much effort into our site visits. You made what would have been an incredibly tedious and daunting task of viewing all those properties and collecting proposals so much faster, easier and actually FUN!”

Elizabeth Fox, Executive DirectorForte For Children Foundation

“Thank you for ALL your help with our Light the Night event. Simply put, we couldn't have done it without you. We have had nothing but positive feedback about the new venue, the production value, and the event overall.”

Rachel Peniche, Board ChairLeukemia and Lymphoma Society

“In 10 years of working events, this was the most interesting experience. I can’t say I’ve seen everything but I think this comes pretty close. A huge thank you to Vario Productions who rain or shine are bad ass partners, I will never use anyone else for my events, they pull through every time.”

Amy Ulkutekin, Event PlannerBeerfest

“The Vario team not only assists with AV needs but works with me on the planning aspect. I completely trust Vario Productions to handle production with their amazing up to date knowledge, attention to detail and most importantly, integrity.”

Marty Covert, PrincipalConvert Operations

“We chose Vario because of their knowledge in the AV business along with their team’s professionalism, attention to detail and quality of service. They became an extended part of our team and were instrumental in making our Sales Conference a huge success.”

Angel Atondo, Sr. Marketing ManagerCavium, Inc.

Success Stories Are Our Standard

Some of our valued clients: