Planning a corporate event can be a daunting task so many companies secure the services of one of Manhattan’s numerous event managers and planners. When hiring an event planner make sure you meet in person to assess this person’s professionalism, work ethic and personality. Chances are you will be working very closely together so you want to make sure you ‘click’.
Investigate comments from former clients as to how the final product compared to the initial vision. You will also want to inquire as to how closely the manager stayed true to the client’s budget. Check out their website to make sure they have coordinated similar events in the past. You don’t want to hire someone who only does weddings to plan a huge product launch.
An event manager can navigate the planning for the entire event or certain parts. Perhaps you have already secured the venue but need vendor recommendations when it comes to booking the entertainment or caterer. Most professional planners have solid contacts within the industry and can usually negotiate better deals and contracts.
An event manager is great for overseeing all of the major components and minor details. You will have enough happening at the celebration without having to be concerned whether the cake arrives on time or the emcee is paid. Making sure the venue has all of the proper equipment for a flawless event is also one service offered by the manager. If you require additional lighting, specific audiovisual equipment or video conferencing you might need to rent from an outside source.
Planning a lavish gala for your employees? The event manager will be able to come up with themes and specific ideas to make it unforgettable. Tying in appropriate entertainment, catering choices and floral designs will make your job a lot easier. If you are hosting the event at a hotel, large restaurant or resort check to see if they offer the services of a manager to oversee everything. You can take advantage of all of the services with no additional cost.