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TitleEvent Planning: The Ultimate Guide To Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives & Other Special Events 2nd Edition
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Table of Contents
                            Title
Copyright
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: The First Steps: Initial Planning & Budgeting
	Determining Your Event Objectives
	How Much Can You Spend?
	Event Vision
	Event Vision Q&A
	Design Objectives of the Event Experience
	Initial Planning
	Visualization
	Monitoring the Budget
	Event Design Principles Checklist
	Event Experience Design Objectives
Chapter 2: Organization and Timing
	Critical Path
	Function Sheets
	Timing
	Date Selection
	Critical Path Checklist
	Charting Your Critical Path
Chapter 3: Location, Location, Location
	Site Selection
	Location Requirements
	Hotels and Convention Centers
	Restaurants, Private Venues, Catering
	Theaters
	Tents
	Gala Openings in New Venues
	Contracts
	Location Q&A
	Move In Requirement Checklist
	Event Suppliers’ Setup Logistics Checklist
	Event Suppliers’ Teardown Checklist
Chapter 4: Transportation
	By Air
	By Land
	Transportation Q&A
	Transportation Checklist
Chapter 5: Guest Arrival
	Guest Arrival Q&A
	Fanfare
	Fanfare Q&A
	Registration: Guest Pass Security and Ticket Pickup
	Registration Q&A
	Guest Arrival Checklist
Chapter 6: Venue Requirements
	Room Requirements
	Room Requirements Q&A
	Staging, Audiovisual, Lighting
	Staging, Audiovisual, Lighting Q&A
	Lighting-Specific Q&A
	Venue and Event Supplier Checklist: Room, Venue and Supplier Requirements, and Contract Terms and Conditions
Chapter 7: Who’s It All For?
	Know Your Guest Demographics
	The Guest List
	Invitations
	Media
	Media Q&A
	Children at Your Event
	E-vites, CD and DVD Invitations
	Event Websites and Event RSVP Websites
Chapter 8: Food and Beverage
	Examples of Texas Theme Parties with Different Energy
	Food and Beverage Considerations
	Menu Planning
	Staffing
	Charitable Donations
Chapter 9: Other Considerations
	Entertainment
	Entertainment Q&A
	Photographers and Videographers
	Photographer Q&A
	Themes and Programs
	Final Touches
	Staff, Supplier and Entertainment Work Permits
	Event Risk Assessment
Conclusion
	It’s a Wrap!
	Applause! Applause!
	Your Next Event
Appendix A: Sample Cost Sheets
Appendix B: Sample Payment Schedules
Appendix C: Sample Function Sheets
Index
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