Corporate Conferences Event Management

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Skyline Event management of conferences: Conferences are among the most important events that professional event managers organize. The term “conferences” can apply to a variety of gatherings from a group of researchers who meet to discuss scientific results to a group of sales people who are training. Conference planning can be the responsibility of a corporate employee or a professional meeting planner.

Academic conferences

These can be held for two main reasons. University scientists hold them to announce research results. There is also a “call for papers” where newly published information is presented to a group. Many conference planning companies specialize in these types of gatherings for colleges and universities. These companies help in publishing the research or paper, as well. Many of these conferences are held on the campus of a large university.

Medical conferences Thanks to science, new advances in medicine are announced all the time. Medical conferences are a way for doctors and other medical professionals to keep up with these advances and to earn the needed continuing education credits to keep their license. Often professional organizations such as the American Medical Association host annual conferences to give doctors the opportunity to earn these credits.

Business conferences These can be several types. (1) Annual meetings. Many companies hold this type of meeting for shareholders to announce the company’s accomplishments of the past year and to highlight the future. (2) If a company has many divisions around the world, often the management teams will get together to talk about the business’ direction and to share best practices. This may be the only time they are in the same town. Often these conferences are held in the same town as the company’s headquarters.

Training conferences

Large organizations, such as United Way, will hold these types of conferences several times a year. This gives everyone the opportunity to learn new information and share best practices with their colleagues. Often training conferences will be presented by a marketing company and will be open to anyone from any company. These types of conferences require a classroom type of setting and easy access to restaurants if lunch and dinner is not included in the session.

Internet conferences

These virtual gatherings have grown in popularity as travel costs have increased while company budgets have not. Even though they may seem as simple as just getting online, these conferences require planning---particularly if the participants are in different time zones.

Conference management may seem easy to an outsider: find a place, find a caterer and set up the room. But it is much more than that. Conference planning involves every little detail down to making sure there are enough water glasses on each table to making sure the sound system works. These tasks are usually distributed to several people and vendors but are usually over seen by a conference manager, who carries a huge responsibility. Any small mistake can put a damper on the entire event.

Our event management services include:

  • Event design and strategic planning
  • Event theming, branding and collateral
  • Programme design and dynamics
  • Comprehensive project management
  • Communication with your attendees
  • Venue and supplier contract negotiation
  • Securing speakers and entertainment
  • Venue decoration, lighting, AV
  • Menu design, catering and banqueting

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