May, 2013

Challenges For Event Planners In 2013 And Into 2014

Since the first recession hit in 2008, the events industry has had to adapt to the changes, for example venues have had to continue offering quality service yet acclimatise to tighter budgets. The outlook for 2013 is a little more positive, with companies predicting over the up-coming years conferences and meetings will rise to make £21.8bn in 2015, a difference to the £18.8bn in 2010!

But WAIT! We event organisers are not out of the woods yet, as we are still looking to come face to face with challenges throughout the year. So what are some of the tests are we facing?

  • Shorter lead times mixed with tighter deadlines and limited budgets.
  • Venues and suppliers reducing discounts and incentives to make up for lost money.
  • Increased focus on sustainability and environmental factors.
  • Keeping ideas fresh and new!

With these problems in mind, what can we organisers do to help ourselves?

  • Organisers can push for budgets to be signed off earlier with additional time being used effectively to source cost effective venues and suppliers.
  • Why not use good old fashioned negotiation? As well as negotiation, make sure the venue sourced can be relied on for the event needs and budget, and that can also maybe offer a bespoke package, as a thank you for your commitment!

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