Logistics is the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, and/or supplies—the what, where, when and how of a meeting or event.
All meetings and events require some level of logistics support and all events share basic requirements upon which the special characteristics of a variety of scenarios are built. Arrangements may be simple and straight forward or extensive and elaborate, they may involve a handful of people or a cast of thousands.
The nature and objectives of a meeting/event, plus the number and collective profile of the participants, guides the choice of venue, services, hospitality, and courtesies to be organized—whether a function is a half-day meeting, a gala dinner, a two-day symposium, a week-long conference with multiple meetings, functions and venues, or a high-profile international summit.
Once the size, shape, objectives and profile of the event have been established, its time for the logistics. The first crucial logistic is to select and book the venue. Next up accommodation, then registration, hospitality, protocol, transportation, multimedia, ancillary activities, and so on.
Our Logistics Services list outlines the key components of a conference project and reflects some of the many services D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. provides.
D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. can arrange and coordinate all, or just some of the details of your event program, such as:
You may need assistance with only one, two, several, or all of the logistics components associated with your event. The first step is to identify requirements, then book, schedule, arrange and/or contract for facilities, materials and services. We follow up with on-going component development, facilitation, liaison and troubleshooting.
Our Logistics Services list outlines the key components of a meeting or event project and reflects some of the many services we offer. It represents the countless details—the what, where, when and how of a meeting or event—that must be identified, developed, organized, booked and coordinated.