D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. has been delivering successful meetings and conferences for nearly 30 years and provides a full complement of project management and logistics services to meet a wide range of meeting requirements — from small meetings and functions to substantive multi-activity conferences, substantial trade shows, complex visits programs and high-profile special events.
Our niche is the organization and delivery of small to medium-sized meetings and conferences involving from 10 to 1000 delegates; the management of multifaceted trade shows and expositions; and work with domestic and international events that require cultural sensitivity and an enhanced protocol capability. We excel at taking the meetings of growing enterprises to the next level, and bring specialised expertise to meetings, visits and ceremonial events that require a protocol component.
Our services include advice and guidance, project planning and management and logistics support — from full-service and complete project management to component advice and assistance. Our professional expertise is tailored to suit the needs of individual clients and is available on a single assignment basis or through an on-going retainer relationship.
D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. has provided specialized support in many centres in Canada, including Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa, in Europe and in Asia. We maintain consistently high logistics standards and are able to cope with the challenge of unexpected developments, personal idiosyncrasies and conflicting private agendas.
and experience invested in organizing them.
We offer single-component and full-project planning and management services from advice, planning, and program development, through logistics, to event delivery and post-event wrap-up.
Typically, we are either:
We can also help you plan and set up your event project and then you run with it.
We work closely with our clients to build meetings and events from the ground up with programs that meet project objectives and reflect budgetary realities.
We help you focus your ideas and objectives, suggest scenarios, develop a detailed program and implement plans. Then we make all the necessary arrangements, take care of the small courtesies and details that make a difference, and coordinate the project.
Advice and guidance may be all you need, or the introductory step in a full planning and management assignment.
The participation of a consultant for a few hours in the early stages of an event project can be an invaluable source of information and save a lot of grief later—especially when choosing and negotiating a venue, frequently done before the event management company is hired.
We advise on sites and facilities, logistics, hospitality, accommodation, registration, protocol, transportation, ancillary activities and the many other details associated with planning and organizing meetings and events.
We help you to identify function requirements, objectives and expectations, explain practice and precedence and recommend the most appropriate, effective or advantageous options and possibilities. We can give you ideas, suggest alternatives and outline the costs involved.
At the begining of a new project D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. meets with its client to learn about previous meetings and events and the practices of the client organization, and to establish the requirements, objectives and expectations for the meeting at hand. We formulate and agree on an action plan, to get the show on the road, and then begin budget, logistics and scenario development towards a preliminary agenda (if not already in place) and a working program that will continue to develop and build as we go forward.
See our Logistic Services list for the countless details that must be identified, developed, organized, booked, faciliated, tracked and coordinated to make your project fly.
And, D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. manages and coordinates your project from begining to end—from concept, through on-site event delivery and troubleshooting, to post-event clearing of accounts.