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How to Conduct the Most Complete Event Site Walk Through

Roy Porter (Activities Director, Engage Works)

Location: Florentine 1

Date: Sunday, February 18

Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Track: Business & Operations, Weddings & Special Events

Company Role: Catering Professionals: Operations, Sales, Marketing and Staff, Event Professionals, Culinary Professionals

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

If you are not performing a site visit prior to proposal submission, you are missing potential upsell opportunities and facing unexpected and avoidable surprises.

Really know what to look for when walking through an event site by attending this session. A checklist driven session will uncover the deal makers, hidden deal breakers, and booby traps. Detailed with stories and examples for sales and operations -- to reach a meeting of the minds. What are the right and important questions to ask and get answered before the event starts!

Plus, matters to look at closely and address long before the events starts -- so planning and execution are smooth and the guests have a great experience!
Based on the acronym WAGES: (Work area, Access, Guests, Energy, Service) we'll review highlights from a 31 page checklist of how to get the event walk thru right every time. Show and tell of special tools to have with you when you are conducting venue walk thru….
Finished with new pointers and considerations for special event security.

Better selling and executing of weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Bar-Bat Mitzvahs, a company picnic, product launches -- plus options for plan "B" when weather or circumstances you can't control, that might require a change.

Open grassy fields, sandy beaches, private estates or the 42nd floor of a skyscraper downtown - the issues to check on first -- so your events are always memorable to the client and guests for the right reasons!
Bonus: Recommendations for smaller house party events and when you can't personally tour the site.