This must-have guide to special event production looks deep behind the scenes of an event and dissects what it is that creates success. It analyses the process - the planning and business aspects - to provide a unique guide to producing a variety of events from weddings to festivals. It explains thoroughly budgeting and resource concerns, planning and cost projections and the role of the well-crafted proposal. This new edition has been significantly updated to include: * Three new chapters: Event Design, Information Techlogy and Sustainability and Event Production. * Updated and new case studies from USA, Canada , India, Russia and Malaysia. * New Industry Voice feature, including an interview with industry experts from around the world commenting on their experiences of event planning and production. * New content on: techlogy, volunteers, venues and PR and marketing. * Enhanced online resources including: PowerPoint lecture slides, checklists, glossaries, additional questions and challenges, web links, sample contract templates, production schedule templates, and evaluation forms. Incorporating pedagogical features, this easy-to-read book is packed with photographs, diagrams, flow charts, checklists, sample forms, and real-life examples. It steps through the whole process from the creativity and proposal at the outset, to budgeting, the contract and risk management with event follow up to conclude. A must have resource for event planners, managers, caterers and students. This text is part two of a two book set - also available is Special Events Production: The Resources (978-1-138-78567-0). This book offers an in - depth guide to the technical aspects of a big event such as lighting and audio systems, visual presentation techlogy, special effects and temporary outdoor venues.
Doug Matthews has over 30 years' experience in the events industry. For 19 years he owned an award-winning production company based in Vancouver, Canada, followed by lecturing at a local university. He continues to deliver guest lectures and to write on subjects concerning the industry.