Unexpected added costs when planning an event

At one point in every event planner’s career, there has been the situation of receiving a final invoice from a venue with added costs that were never included in the budget. This refers to power costs, internet costs, extra catering … Continue reading

An important question to ask yourself when planning an event: Why?

When designing any special event, there is a very important question that I keep constantly in my mind: Why? Everything I do and all elements must answer ‘the why’. For example, I spend my client’s money as if it were … Continue reading

Information – the most important tool of planning and executing events

The one major tool we have is information. We get our information based on the questions we ask, how information is gathered and how information is distributed. Asking the right questions Whenever I am speaking to a new or previous … Continue reading

Finding a creative solution to your meeting or event problem

When faced with planning a meeting or event, get out – look for creative ideas and solutions everywhere. I actually found Jim Carrey in a Toronto comedy club and hired him for a corporate event for a few thousand dollars. … Continue reading

Creativity in the meetings and events industry

From where does creativity come? Let me just say, I dislike the phrase ‘thinking outside of the box.’ It means nothing. The sky is the limit. After having produced events with budgets ranging from small to large, I feel qualified … Continue reading