Event Planning : The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events

 
9780471644125: Event Planning : The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

For event planners, there's no such thing as a dress rehearsal!

Any event you plan and stage is a reflection of your company's image — from the initial invitation to onsite operations. Whether you're planning a product launch, conference, sales meeting, an incentive event, or a gala fund-raiser, remember that the magic of a truly memorable event is in the details, but so is the devil. Special events are fraught with thousands of details, and have to come off without a hitch. Whether your event is for 50 or 2,000 people, whether it has a budget of a few thousand dollars, or hundreds of thousands, planning and executing the project is like a high-wire act without the safety nets. Event Planning gives you a blueprint for planning and executing special events with flair and without any unexpected surprises and expenses. This unique book is loaded with practical advice on every aspect of organizing and managing special events:

  • Choosing the best venue
  • Preparing and managing the budget
  • Scheduling and staffing
  • Coordinating food and beverage, décor, entertainment, and themes
  • Working with professionals, such as public relations firms and creative directors.

What you don't know or know to ask can have a major effect on the success of your event and on your budget. Event Planning takes you through every aspect of organizing and executing a successful event: the planning stages, timing and logistics, budget preparation, operations, and on-site management. Event Planning:

  • Includes sample costing forms to help you generate a detailed project plan and budget.
  • Explains what you need to ask before you contract with suppliers.
  • Is loaded with practical tips and examples that will help you avoid expensive mistakes.
  • Features a companion website with forms from the book, additional forms, author Q&A, and more.

Event Planning takes you behind the scenes, and provides practical tools for anyone who has to plan and execute a truly special event:

  • Corporate in-house event planners
  • Public relations and communications companies, and their clients
  • Marketing and corporate communications professionals
  • Fundraisers and not-for-profit organizations
  • Professionals in the hospitality and entertainment industries

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Special events such as fundraising galas, meetings, conferences, and product launches are complicated, fraught with thousands of details, and must go without a hitch. Featuring useful forms and checklists and featuring case examples of events going both right and wrong, this book should provide readers with a detailed blueprint for planning and executing special events with flair and without unexpected surprises and expenses. It includes practical advice on every aspect of organizing and managing special events such as how to choose the best venue, preparing and managing the budget, scheduling, coordinating food and drink, decor, themes, entertainments, media, and staffing, and more.

From the Author:

The author, Judy Allen judyallen@on.aibn.com , 7 April, 2000

For Anyone Who Has To Plan And Execute A Truly Special Event

I have created-produced-orchestrated special events in over 31 countries, for up to 2,000 guests per event, which included the opening night celebration for Michael Eisner's / Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in Toronto which the media billed as a "Beauty of A Bash". I originally wrote EVENT PLANNING in response to the number of calls I was receiving to "run and rescue" celebrity gala fundraising events weeks and sometimes just days before an event. Two tips alone in my book would have saved one event thousands of dollars in unplanned and unexpected costs. One event I became involved in - just as it was about to go to contract - had projected a budget of $100,000 less than what I was able to show them would be their actual reality. What you don't know to ask or include can have a tremendous impact on the success of your event and on your bottom line. I expanded the book to encompass all of my event planning experience - both corporate and social. The events I have designed have ranged from small exclusive affairs to multi million dollar stage extravaganzas. I am finding that the value and interest in EVENT PLANNING is crossing over to many areas - from the hospitality industry as a whole - event planners; meeting planners; convention and conference planners; hoteliers; tourist boards;incentive houses; restaurant associations; culinary schools; sports event management; non profit organizations and volunteers regarding their fund-raising activities; public relation and communication firms; entertainment companies; wedding consultants (and those planning their own wedding) to being adopted by Universities and Colleges.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Judy Allen
Published by Wiley (2000)
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0471644129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Allen, Judy
Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0471644129 . Seller Inventory # Z0471644129ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Allen, Judy
Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0471644129 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0471644129ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Judy Allen
Published by Wiley (2000)
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0471644129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Allen, Judy
Published by Wiley (2000)
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110471644129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Allen, Judy
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
SPHINX BOOKSTORE
(OTTAWA, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # ZM 157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Allen, Judy
Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
London Bridge Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0471644129 Dispatched from London. Seller Inventory # Z0471644129ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Judy Allen
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0471644129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Judy Allen
Published by Wiley (2000)
ISBN 10: 0471644129 ISBN 13: 9780471644125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0471644129n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 104.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds