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28 Aug 2013

Why your budget needs corporate event planners

Posted By Lea Cerdido

You were put in charge to organize your company’s big annual client event. You’re struggling to decide if you should enlist the help of corporate event planners or if you should try to do this on your own. The budget is tight, considering the grand scale that is expected and the length of the guest list and so you cannot afford to waste a penny on unnecessary expenses. So, how do make sure you get the best for your budget? The logical step seems to cut out the middle man, to do this on your own. If you decide to go this route, however, you’ll probably end up overspending or having to settle for less than perfect.

Here is how corporate event planners will not only save you money but will also make sure you get the best for your budget:

1- They draw up accurate budgets and manage them correctly. Through years of experience and thanks to their connections, they know what everything costs and if they don’t, they can easily find out. They don’t estimate so there won’t be any nasty surprises. They will help you manage your budget and think of creative solutions throughout the process to ensure your needs are met without having to spend more money.

2- They have the connections. As reputable corporate event planners they have, over the years they’ve been in business, built up relationships with venue managers, vendors and catering companies. This means that they are more likely to get discounted rates. They also know how to negotiate with these people.          

3- They have the management skills to make sure things run smoothly. They draw up very specific pre-, during and post event plans. They make certain that companies deliver on time and that everyone is where they need to be. They also have people on standby during the event in case there is a problem that needs to be solved. 

For the best corporate event planners in the business contact Cor-events today. 

 Lea Cerdido is a Certified Meeting Professional with more than 20 years of experience in corporate meeting services and negotiating hotel and vendor contracts nationwide. You can contact her at lea@cor-events.com.