CMP Preferred Provider


Upcoming Webinar | Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 1:00PM EST

Off-site Venue Event Logistics
Creating the Best Framework in the Pre-Production Phase to Ensure Success

Pending CIC Clock Hour Approval

As planners, we accept the privilege and responsibility in exceeding our client’s expectations. When creating an exceptional event experience, there are many critical elements to consider when developing the best framework in the pre-production phase. This session will address the following:

  • Being proactive – not reactive in all phases of planning
  • Understanding the vision/goals of your client from the beginning
  • Understanding stakeholders’ objectives / budgets, etc.
  • Defining the resources you/the client will need to engage to be successful
  • Developing an action plan with check-in points, along with creating a plan B (with client/vendors/stakeholders)
  • With framework set, event logistics can now be set in motion o
    • Checklists, etc.
    • Accountability (who’s on first)
    • ‘Round table Communication’ / engaging all parties in discussion, creating a better buy-in so everyone feels a part of the bigger picture

Amberlee HugginsCSI Vice President - Amberlee Huggins

Ms. Huggins is Vice President of Capitol Services Inc., with fourteen years of successful business and event management expertise. Beginning fresh out of college with her own profitable business in Australia, Ms. Huggins diversified and moved into the events arena. Since moving to Washington D.C. in 1999, she has successfully organized a broad range of multi-tiered conferences, special events, meetings, exhibits and VIP specialty programs throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia ranging in size from 25 to 6000 participants. Locally, clients have included AARP, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Toyota, The Credit Union National Association, the American Bar Association and the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. Ms. Huggins has achieved her MBA and is an integral part of CSI's senior management team. Together with Principal, David Hainline, she is responsible for business strategy and performance. Ms. Huggins' passion for excellence is evidenced in her hands on management of the sales and operations teams, and the company's commitment to client service and award winning programs.

Chana BrissetCSI Senior Account Manager

Chana Brisset Chana brings to CSI Washington DC an abundance of industry-related experience including ten years as a top producer at a popular DC area caterer. During her tenure, Chana successfully planned, produced, and executed a wide range of corporate, social, political, and university-based events. Some of her past clients included NBC News, CNN, BET, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, The Group, American Red Cross, Cato Institute, and The University of Maryland's Executive MBA Program, where she managed their full-service catering program. Chana takes pride in her commitment to clients by building and retaining long-term relationships and exceeding expectations. A native of the DC area, she knows and loves our Nation’s Capital, while enjoying a passion for travel. Chana is ready to create, inspire, and deliver unique programs and experiences for her clients in the Washington, DC region!

“The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Convention Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit."


Off-site Venue Event Logistics

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