Event planners know all too well that there are a lot of converging factors for a successful event. However, logistics is one of the major factors that could either make or break an event and an event planner’s reputation. Choosing the wrong logistics partner will definitely bring a lot of problems or worse, ruin the entirety of the event. It is worth noting that there are event planning teams who integrate logistics in their services while there are also event organizers who tap a third-party logistics team to partner with them.
One-Stop Shop Services
For event planning teams who integrate logistics in their service packages, clients are more than happy to pay for their services because it saves them time and effort of meeting different suppliers. On the part of the event planning team, extra effort is needed to ensure that the event turns out flawless and hitch-free.
To ensure that the logistics part of the event is well-taken cared of, a team of organizers is usually designated to focus on coordinating the ff.:
– set-up and decorations
– audio-visual and sound system set-up
– transportation and parking services
– registration and/or welcome cards
It’s usually up to the event planning team if they will cover more or less of the above-mentioned services.
Choosing The Right Logistics Partner
For event planners who prefer to partner with a logistics company for an event, it would be best to source out partners who are personally referred by friends, colleagues or family. Partnering with a total stranger will put the event in a big risk, no matter how popular a logistics company might be.Discussing about the budget and contract is also important and every detail must be ironed out to ensure that the event will go smoothly.