5 Crucial Do’s & Don’ts of Corporate Event Management

Planning and executing a successful corporate networking event or a multi day conference can be a massive headache for the event planner. From finding a perfect space, coordinating with vendors, all of this requires expert planning and top notch organization skills on the part of an event planner. Here are a few quick and easy corporate event planning dos and don’ts that you can follow to maximise the effectiveness of your next big event.

1. Define Your Objective

Have a clear objective outlined. What are the goals? Are you trying to drive brand awareness, increase employee engagement, or build a stronger portfolio of high-paying clients? After you’ve aligned around your event goals and objectives, you’ll have a much easier time gathering the resources needed to see your plans through to fruition.

2. Work as a team 

While arranging a high pressured event, always work as a team. The best corporate event planners have excellent time management skills and communication skills. Oftentimes, it’s these exact skills that produce the most favourable results. Partnering with an experienced event planner relieves you of some of the planning and day-of tasks and responsibilities.

3. Plan early & plan well

Start planning for your corporate event right away. Whether you’re planning a seminar, conference, retreat, or product launch, planning a corporate event alone can leave details overlooked, or possibilities missed. Give yourself plenty of time to find a great corporate event venue hire entertainment, and secure catering. 

4. DON’T Choose a Venue That Can’t Accommodate All Your Needs

You need to avoid partnering with an event venue that doesn’t deliver on all fronts. The best corporate event venues are a reflection of your business’s unique mission and goals. As such, leading corporate event venues will go out of their way to support you and your business. As you research potential locations, consider the following:

  • Location: Consider distance from eating out-lets, enough parking, safety
  • Services and Amenities: Most venues offer built-in audio and visual capabilities including projectors, television monitors, mics, lighting, and more.
  • Catering: Does the venue provide quality food and drink?
  • Cost: How much does the venue cost?

5. DO Create a Budget

If you’re operating on a limited budget, it’s a good idea to create a budget sheet. Always plan for additional add-ons or last-minute expenses. Above all, it’s important to be honest and transparent with the venue. Most venues will do their best to accommodate your unique needs within your budget.