Introduction to Event Planning
Friday May 17
9:30 am — 12:30 pm
MassHire Metro North Career Center 100 TradeCenter, Suite G-100, Woburn MAP
Cost: $70 ($63 + $7 materials fee)
Instructor: Warwick Davies
Your boss has the idea for an event or meeting but the legwork for making it happen has been delegated to you! This scenario unfolds every day for administrative assistants, HR managers, marketing managers and other professionals. They have been assigned the task of planning their organization’s party, outing, reception, meeting or conference and need to know how to get started, and do it efficiently and effectively. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of event planning by explaining the key concepts needed to plan a successful event.
Upon completion of this workshop participants will understand how to select the perfect venue and set-up for an event; confidently choose food, beverage, and entertainment options that fit within the event’s budget; and take an event from concept to completion. Additionally, job seekers that need a basic understanding of event planning will find this workshop very helpful.
Participants will learn:
- How to create and manage a detailed event timeline
- How to communicate with vendors and event industry professionals
- How to create a network of reliable vendors
- The critical elements necessary to ensure an event runs smoothly
Warwick Davies is the Principal of The Event Mechanic!, a consulting company which helps event organizers realize greater revenues and profits by improving existing events and launching new ones . His clients include event organizers in the information technology, healthcare, biotechnology construction and design engineering and executive event markets. Previously, Warwick was responsible for internationally recognizable event brands such as Macworld Conference and Expo, LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, and the Customer Relationship Management Conference and Exposition worldwide. He writes twice monthly on his Events Matter! regarding his views of the event industry.