As an event management company, a lot of the inquiries we receive are to do with how much would rentals be for Stage, Sound, Lights, AV, we want Belly Dancers, we want a Bollywood act. The quality should be the best! We have already booked the venue.
The clients think amongst themselves and come to us with a list of set requirements they feel would help meet their objectives, and we are not involved in the planning process when setting objectives.
Whenever we receive an inquiry, the first question we ask the person who is calling is, “Why are you doing this?”
More often than not, the response received is packed with ambiguity and we are left to decipher what would be best for the event basis what the client has said.
Our suggestion is, why not involve us within objectives and budget setting for the events you have planned for the entire year or for a single event at least when the planning process begins?
There are ways which clients can maximize ROI and minimize expenses by understanding what is needed and what we can do without from the get go!
There are challenges the event industry here faces and a lot of those are to do with weak infrastructure, licensing and a plethora of other regulations. Event managers know the intricacies of delivering even with these challenges existing.
If we are involved from the start we can have clients save a lot of time and money when planning their event calendars and help in achieving the objectives set.
The B2B clients we work with at Pegasus Events have benefited tremendously from this process and we do not see why everyone can not see the Event Management Industry this way.