Professional Event Coordination / Edition 2

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Overview

A fully updated guide to the state-of-the-art guidelines, strategies, and new technologies in modern event planning

A must-have resource for every event planner, manager, caterer, and student, this in-depth guide covers all aspects of the event planning process. Written by expert event manager Julia Rutherford Silvers, the book outlines the tools and strategies to effectively procure, organize, implement, and monitor all the products, vendors, and services needed to bring an event to life. Enhanced throughout with useful checklists, tables, and sample forms, the book includes chapters on everything from Developing the Event Site and Providing the Event Infrastructure to Ancillary Programs, Food and Beverage Operations, and Vendors and Volunteers. The practical information is supplemented throughout the book by "On-Site Insights" featuring real-world examples from successful event planners, as well as chapter objectives, discussion questions, and exercises in professional event coordination to help readers build key skills and test their knowledge. From weddings to corporate conferences and from intimate events to huge festivals, Professional Event Coordination is a versatile guide to planning events of all kinds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470560716
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Wiley Event Management Series , #62
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 502,739
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Rutherford Silvers, CSEP, a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and UNLV Singapore Ltd., has served as an industry consultant for The George Washington University Event Management Certificate Program, the Professional Convention Management Association, and the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. A four-time International Special Events Society Esprit Award winner, she lectures all over the world on professional event management practices, is a founding director of the International Event Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK) Executive, and is an advisor to the Event Management International Competency Standards.
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Table of Contents

Foreword—Andrew Walsh vii

Series Editor Foreword—Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP xi

Preface xiii

Dedication xviii

Acknowledgments xix

PART I ASSESSMENT 1

1 Anatomy of an Event 3

2 Creating the Event Plan 31

3 Developing the Event Site 59

4 Providing the Event Infrastructure 91

PART II ANTICIPATION AND ARRIVAL 121

5 Accommodating the Audience 123

PART III ATMOSPHERE 155

6 Coordinating the Environment 157

7 Fundamentals of the Production 189

PART IV ACTIVITY 219

8 Staging an Engaging Experience 221

9 Ancillary Programs 249

PART V APPETITE AND AMENITIES 277

10 Food and Beverage Operations 279

11 Making Event Memories 303

PART VI ADMINISTRATION 327

12 Safe Operations 329

13 Vendors and Volunteers 369

14 Knowledge Management 399

15 Sustainable Success 425

Appendix 1: Sample Client Interview Form 449

Appendix 2: Sample Change Order Form 456

Appendix 3: Sample Site Inspection Checklist 457

Appendix 4: Event "Survival" Kit 464

Appendix 5: References 466

Index 477

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