Sourcing Foreign Suppliers

Sourcing and evaluating a new event supplier, particularly in more remote parts of the world, can be a challenge, so I thought id share some of my thoughts and tips on the best approach to take.

When sourcing a new supplier, particularly in more remote parts of the world, personal recommendations, trade associations and the internet will all provide initial information but it is only by meeting and working with a supplier that you can form a true opinion. Continue reading

Recces

A site inspection, site visit, reconnaissance trip or recce is key to the smooth logistics of an event.

The necessity of a site visit before holding an event is often questioned when management are seeking budget cuts or savings because they do not fully appreciate the objectives and value of a recce.

In this post I thought I’d look at the importance of the logistics recce, the need for careful
planning, how to maximise the time available and some key points to consider. Continue reading