Food and beverage is the largest portion of a meeting budget, but most meeting and event planners have no formal background in purchasing and managing this expense. This guide helps event, meeting, and convention planners save money, negotiate contracts, deal with catering managers, and successfully manage the food and beverage aspect of their event. Covering everything from styles of service to on-premise and off-premise considerations to food and beverage contract negotiation, this book is a comprehensive and accessible reference for event planners and students.
Combining the practical and academic aspects of event management this text presents an industry perspective, with real-life event examples and contemporary and relevant case studies. It provides lecturers with a useful platform to integrate key event topics into the learning environment. The book discusses the management process throughout the ‘event cycle’, from the pre-event planning stage; on-site delivery to the post event stage. The book is divided into 4 distinct phases, which are: The Event cycle; Before the event; Throughout the event and Beyond the event. Within each of these 4 sections, there are 2 or 3 separate chapters, each with their own objectives. The book discusses practical and operational elements, such as project management, marketing, sponsorship deals and risk assessment, that need to be put in place both before and during the event. The final section: Beyond the event, examines current and future event trends and issues, and discusses the various career paths that exist and the skills and qualifications required to gain employment and start a successful career in events. Each chapter profiles someone currently working within the events industry, and presents a scenario of a real event challenge they have faced in their work role, relevant to the chapter. Further viewpoints from a second event practitioner and academic are included, before the final outcome is presented, showing us in each case, how real life situations develop and are resolved in practice within the events industry. The feature Event Ethics explores a topical issue that should encourage lively discussion and the Did you know? section reveals an interesting and chapter-specific event fact. At the end of every chapter students can revise and extend their event knowledge with the list of Chapter Summary Questions, which help consolidate the learning outcomes. Additionally the Key Terms section explains any terminology used within the chapter. Each chapter concludes with a section called For the Classroom, featuring discussion points and activities based around the chapter content, as well as reference sources and suggested reading. Some of the forms and inserts used to contextualise the learning, will appear as weblinks for the students to download and use throughout.
Do you love throwing parties? Are you the most organized person you know? Can you thrive in a fast-paced environment? If so, event planning could be your perfect career choice! Seasoned event planner Jennifer Mancuso helps you to get started and succeed in this exciting field. This book's insider tips and step-by-step guidance will teach you how to: Tailor events to each client - from a corporate dinner to an intimate wedding Market and network to keep business coming Hire vendors that your client will love Build a great reputation in your area and beyond Whether you've recently earned a hospitality degree or are simply looking for a fun career change, The Everything Guide to Being an Event Planner will help you break out of the routine and start a new, creative endeavor-one celebration at a time!
Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Theatre and Event Production (tentative title) will bring you up to speed on the ever changing and growing industry of Corporate Theatre. Written by one of the industry's leading designers, this book uses a candid and straight-forward style to guide you through the process of designing a successful event. Learn the fundamentals of venue selection, rigging, lighting, audio, video, and scenic design with informative diagrams and detailed illustrations. With the help of this book you will learn how to plan, design, and execute events of any size. Additionally, you will be armed with a strong knowledge of common mistakes, tips and tricks, and industry standards that will allow you to build and train a production team prepared for just about anything.
You're no idiot, of course. You know you can't throw a corporate function together overnight-especially if you want to impress clients, shareholders, and upper management. Whether you're prepared to tackle the task yourself or you're considering hiring a professional, you want your event to be a stellar occasion to remember. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Meeting and Event Planning, Second Edition, will show you how to organise any company gathering on time and on budget, whether you're hosting 10 or 10,000. In this revised and updated Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: - Up-to-date information on planning and budgeting software, phone and data lines, audio and video, and satellite bookings. - Expanded coverage on international conferences-via remote, abroad, or by international components. - Ideas for smoothly dealing with last-minute glitches and crises.
Have you ever wanted to plan your own events but didn't know how? Here Is Some Helpful Advice On How To Plan The Most Awe-Inspiring Events! The book is an excellent resource for those looking for a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a successful event. With a critical balance of professional experience behind them, the authors provide unrivaled knowledge to the next generation of event planners, ensuring an effective event process from start to finish. From initial venue selection, budgeting, and program content, to managing stakeholders and sponsors, promotion, risk assessment, safety, and post-event evaluation, this book provides a practical understanding of the theory and practice required to activate each stage of planning.
This bestselling all-in-one guide to the event planning business is back and better than ever, fully updated and revised to reflect the very latest trends and best practices in the industry. This handy, comprehensive guide includes forms, checklists, and tips for managing events, as well as examples and case studies of both successful and unsuccessful events. Judy Allen (Toronto, ON, Canada) is founder and President of Judy Allen Productions, a full-service event planning production company.
This is the complete eBook study guide for the CIC's exam to become a Certified Meeting Planner. Inside you will find: * 2 full-length practice tests * A thorough review of all 10 domains that appear on the test complete with real practice questions, answers and explanations. This eBook has helped multitudes of people pass the CIC's tricky CMP exam. Also try our accompanying flashcards at http://www.testsoup.com/test/certifiedmeetingplanner
The career opportunities of the future ... Green careers include jobs in which environmentally conscious design, policy, and technology are implemented to improve the environment and provide sustainable living. A growing number of people, whether right out of college or already well established in the workforce, are looking to market themselves and their environmental convictions. It is a promising path to a larger paycheck and healthier environment. *Green-collar jobs are on the rise according to Businessweek magazine *The Green Jobs Act of 2007 anticipates a growing labor need for thousands of green-collar workers with $125 million in annual funding for training and research
Event planning never stops. This industry goes 24/7, 365 days a year. Planners work evenings, weekends, and holidays, often far away from their home base, organizing and running events that simply must go on, and go smoothly. Missing a critical deadline is not an option in the event planning field. Time management errors can cost a company a potential sale, lose them an existing customer, and damage their professional reputation. Burnout and chaos are real risks in this hectic world of deadlines and multiple projects. Planners often find themselves working down to the wire against crushing deadlines and a mountain of obstacles that impede their progress. Too frequently, there is not enough time to get the job done properly, let alone to spend on personal or professional pursuits. And for many involved in the event planning field, there is the extra dimension of travel to factor in, juggling multiple projects on a daily basis across a multitude of time zones. For smooth event implementation, and for business success, it is essential that planners know how to manage their own time as well as they manage an event. Time Management for Event Planners teaches readers how to successfully manage their workload, and do what matters most, when it matters most: Analyze and prioritize tasks. Structure your workload and your day for maximum performance. Identify red-flag activities that hinder productivity. Reduce stress-producing time crunches. Identify when extra help is needed, as well as how to delegate, outsource, and even partner with suppliers in crunch periods. Work with rather than against deadlines. Save time using technology. Manage multiple projects, even in multiple time zones. Balance your personal and professional life. Whether you are an event planner, a hospitality professional, in public relations or other related fields, Time Management for Event Planners offers time-saving tips, techniques, examples, and expert insight that will help you get time on your side.