Event Planning

The events industry has grown enormously in the past decade. But really, what is event planning?
What kind of events are we talking about?

Even though special events may be business related, people often use them to socialize

  • Celebrations (fairs, parades, weddings, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries)
  • Education (conferences, meetings, graduations)
  • Promotions (product launches, political rallies, fashion shows)
  • Commemorations (memorials, civic events)

An event planner’s responsibilities are:

  • Conduct research
  • Create an event design
  • Find a site
  • Arrange for food, decor and entertainment
  • Plan transportation to and from the event
  • Send invitations to attendees
  • Arrange any necessary accommodations for attendees
  • Coordinate the activities of event personnel
  • Supervise at the site
  • Conduct evaluations of the event

An event planner is someone responsible for organizing events. Event planners must be creative and very organized, but they also have to have exceptional interpersonal skills. Any event is about people; so to have a successful event, you need to fulfill the desires of the client by listening effectively to their objectives and goals.

Event planners also need to develop business relationships. Non-profit events are also an exceptional way for the event planner to meet people, make contacts, become recognized within the community and ultimately grow their business. Most event planners have an entrepreneurial spirit and are home-based businesses that are inexpensive to start. When starting their own business, an event planner should consider what types of events they wish to promote. Some may prefer social events and galas. Others may prefer planning corporate events and business meeting. No matter what kind of event you chose, Lion will assist you creating a memorable Development video or Event coverage production.