The strength of an event manager

continued from last week

THE truth is that as the client, you are at a great advantage to let the credible event manager handle your event. In our part of the world where I come from, the extent of how the food goes around  every attendee is a great determinant to the success of that event.  I am so sure no one whether as a guest or client would want to go home with an empty stomach; so, it pays you to use reliable, competent and professional caterers.

Destination Management Company:  Year in year out, we work with different trends in the event industry. In recent times, a lot of event happen out of town, for instance, I have got my brides said to me that they prefer destination weddings which  took us to different adventurous locations around the world like Victoria Fall, SabiSabi Reserve (South Africa), Bojo Beach Resort (Ghana).

Suger Beach Resort (Zanzibar)

A destination Management Company (DMC) may appear on the surface to be a competitor to a local event manager, given its focus on maintaining relationships with all local venues and hospitality services, but in reality, they can be excellent partners for event planners.

When planning events out of town or outside of your area of expertise, a good DMC can become your best friend and closest ally. Their relationships and extensive local knowledge often cover all aspects of event planning. DMCs are usually hired to help plan and execute all offsite and evening activities.

Promotional Products Distributors: A lot of clients would want to outsource their souvenirs and aso-ebi production/distributions to credible souvenirs companies. The good news is that the event manager has a good chunk of great souvenirs companies in her portfolio and can help you source for the one that best meets your needs and budgets. I am sure you are saying that you’ll leave that stress to your event manger to handle, what a great relief that will be for you.

Security Company: One of the aim of any event is to have a safe and well secured one where all guests can enjoy their events. Some cities are more prone to security challenges than the other. However, security should be a priority to all events whether small or large. The strength of an event manager is that she can provide you with competent and professional security companies that keeps your mind at rest while you enjoy your parties/events.

Drink Vendors: Many clients find it burdensome to sort the type of brands of various drink suitable for their kind of events. The event manager would be in a better position to outsource this challenge to the best drinks’ companies. Owning to the fact that she has worked with a lot of them and understands the modus operandi of various drink companies

Others: Without further ado, the strength of an event manager cannot be overemphasised; she has the capacity to stage a grand event from start to finish. The clients on the other hand, must be ready to give detailed brief that will aid the process. Some other service providers the event manager has in her portfolio are: Cake bakers, Makeup- Artist, Personal shopper, MC, Band, DJ, Stationery Designer, florist, Venue Stylist, Convention and Visitor Bureau and many others. I am sure you’ll agree with me that the event manager should be your go-to resource person whenever you think of hosting a grand event.

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