How to Conduct Corporate Event Planning

Published: 09th October 2009
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Supposed you have been designated to conduct a big corporate event planning. However, you can't think of anything except the old proverb, "Never mix business with pleasure". Fret not because the tips below will help you in a proper way of mixing business and pleasure with great results.

There are many things to consider when planning a corporate event but the very first thing you should consider in corporate event managementis the food. More often, the potential and possible success of any event or party is determined and set by the type and quality of food. You can prepare the food by yourself or hire a chef but you can actually ease the burden by hiring a catering service. When you choose to hire a catering service for your corporate event, you get the opportunity to focus and plan more on the other details of your corporate event.

Before choosing a catering service to hire, consider first the other factors of your corporate event, particularly the mood. Are you planning to follow a theme? Do you plan it to be elegant or casual? Do you want your catering service to help you with your venue? An excellent catering service has all the means to provide you with all the amenities you need for your corporate event. These include chairs, tables, and tents to really make your corporate event as memorable, successful, and special as possible.

Consider the points below for corporate event planning:

o What is your intention for your corporate event? Do you want to introduce a new product and/or service? Perhaps, it is intended to thank your vendors and clients.

o Prepare a guest list and set the date and time for your corporate event. In most cases, a corporate event lasts for 2.5 to 3 hours.

o Design the invitation card and don't forget to request for an RSVP.

o If you plan to serve alcohol, it's better to hire a bartender. However, you have to make sure that your bartender has liquor liability insurance.

o Plan your menu options carefully and discuss them carefully with the catering service you plan to hire. Do not forget the special dietary needs of some of your guests.

It is not really that hard to become a corporate event planner. The most important thing here is to allot time for planning everything. Plan ahead, focus on your intentions, relax, and enjoy your guests' company!

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