Here are sample questions you may want to ask before hiring an event manager⇒
Being assigned the lead to create an event, conference or training can be quite an honor, but it is also quite an undertaking. In addition to being responsible for the outcomes, you must also ensure that your organization’s resources are being used efficiently and that you have the best resources at your disposal.
Many professional event managers have the talents you need. However, there are individuals out there who call themselves planners, but they may lack the breadth of skills and experience necessary to effectively produce and manage your event. This can lead to poor outcomes, and even place your organization at financial, public relations or legal risk.
You will be working very closely with your event team. Make sure they are a good fit for you and your organization, as planners can differ greatly in management styles, approaches and processes.
By the way, get references from vendors as well as clients. Ask if your prospective manager is good to work with. Do they communicate well? Do they pay their bills in a timely manner?