Turning Over the Stone – Event Production Basics

The world of event planning has never seemed so healthy, despite what many consider to be an ongoing and possibly deepening risk of recession. We never tire of gathering together for a myriad of reasons and sporting events, social activities, commercial functions, smaller celebrations, society weddings and all the way up to giant conventions and conferences.

At the time of writing preparations were well in hand for one of the leading events in the industry, the Event Production Show, which takes place in central London during the winter. Of course London will be the center of attention in 2012 as the Olympic games get underway, but the British capital is also gearing up for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and numerous other keynote events.

Event production is an exciting and challenging sphere of business. For event planning companies however one thing is a constant and must be remembered, no matter how small concert production or large the function concerned.

Event planners know that they must live by the motto, to never leave any stone unturned as they put together a first-class event from “soup to nuts.” The proverbial stone, if left unturned, can hide something that will according to our good old friend Mr. Murphy, significantly and adversely affect the running of the event itself. What it means in other words is that every “what if” scenario should be investigated and it is up to event planning companies and their principles to anticipate different scenarios as they lay out the course of the event.