Do you have the time or skills needed for the event management of a major conference or one-off corporate entertainment? With so much at stake and growing demands on managers' time, organisations increasingly outsource event management services. Here are some of the things to look for when choosing a partner.
Mix and match to meet your exact needs
Leading conference specialists offer a full range of services that clients can mix and match or combine as a complete package. The main disciplines on offer range from marketing and event management services through speaker management, delegate management and event finance management. Used singly or together they are the keys to successful events.
Marketing and event management services
Conference and marketing, and management cover the successful integration of an event with other ongoing marketing activities. Services provided by event management companies typically include branding and literature, direct mailing, advertising, venue selection and management, and finances
A really good events manager will offer all the elements required to get you from concept stage to successful delivery - and the essential post-event follow-up too. Done professionally, outsourcing to an experienced and suitably qualified partner can save you time and money, deliver a memorable event and build your reputation.
Professional speaker management transforms a competent event into a stunning one. Arranging speakers may look easy but can often be very specialised and time-consuming. Professional companies have the selection and engagement skills needed to choose the right speaker, manage their attendance and handle their fees. While your event manager looks after the complicated administration you can focus on other aspects of your event - before taking credit for a great presentation.
Increasing event sophistication means that delegate websites and booking facilities are often required, as well as other delegate management activities. Your event management company can spare you from the hassle of delegate applications, enquiry handling, questionnaire design and analysis, and other aspects of delegate management.
Event finance management
It's the same with event finances, another discipline where your event partner can save you from tedious administration while giving you the peace of mind of knowing your event budget is being used correctly.
Whether you use an individual event management service or combine them in a complete event management package, hired event managers take the stress out of event or conference organisation. Just imagine what you could do with the time and resources this frees up - and how it will feel to take the praise for another successful event.