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While I have enjoyed producing corporate events in Calgary over the past 14 years, every so often I have been asked to work in other cities and even small towns. There is a certain comfort that comes with working in a market that you are familiar with and know well. On the flip side, working out of town poses a whole new set of challenges and to be honest a lot more work and requires a leap of faith.
Recently, I took a long-term client to meet with the event coordinator and chef at the venue for their upcoming corporate holiday event. We began the process of building their menu, which then inspired me to write this post. When a menu is done well, it’s easy to take it for granted that it was an easy process to put it together. What initially sounds good by description doesn’t always translate well in both taste and presentation.
Site plans are one of those tools that have become an invaluable resource that you may want to consider and develop for your next event. It’s great to be able to map out how you are going to fit the allotted number of guests into your venue space. This applies to stand up or sit down receptions also meetings, trade shows, conferences and social occasion.