Standard events operations procedures

Putting documented procedures in place is vital for any business, not just events-related ones. As a small business owner, I have until recently been guilty of not having any formal, written procedures for new staff to follow – what’s the point, if it’s just me doing it – right? When your business starts to grow…

Venue booking checklist

Although I created this template to help my staff asking the right questions in client meetings for predominantly speaker events where product sales and the like take place – this can be adapted to any event. Sit down and work through every question you may need to ask a client the first time you meet…

6 important things to include in a photography brief

1  EVENT BASICS Date, venue, time. 2  AIM OF THE EVENT What does the client what to achieve. Are the photos delegate keepsakes or will they be used to market the event in future? 3  GUEST LIST From celebrities to CEOs, the photographer needs to know who the important people are that need to be caught…

Securing sponsorships

There are different types of gatherings that offer sponsorships at various levels with a wide range of benefits, writes Helen Brewer. Be it the annual association’s conference, a public sector gathering initiative or a conference producer’s hard-hitting, high-flyer event – all event organisers are soliciting to offset costs by encouraging various kinds of sponsorships. These…

Event decor no-nos

When deciding on what décor you want to use to realise your client’s event, remember the following: • Avoid abnormally large items, props and staging. They are expensive to transport and may pose problems when gaining access to the venue or fitting into the room. • Know the 10-day forecast before an event and have a back-up…

10 ways to ensure green catering

Looking for ways to ensure that your event is ‘green’? Yes, you say – then download our 10 ways to ensure green catering list today! Click here to download.