Top Event Management Companies and Event Planners 2013

How many events have you thrown? Of those events, how many attendees are repeat attendees from the previous year? How many new attendees were referrals from other attendees? How many are brand new attendees as a result of social media buzz?

You already know that the most expensive part of throwing an event anywhere is earning a new attendee.

Getting previous attendees to show up again and having them bring their friends is what grows your attendance from a small hotel conference room to a stadium. Especially now, if you have a million email addresses of your target demographic, only about 100 of them will actually fly out to a location using their own money. Most individuals would rather save the money and see your event on Youtube. So you’ve got to target corporations if you’re just starting up.

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Regardless, the events that grow year-over-year all have the following things in common:

1. The event was a profit center.

2. Attendees want to come back next year.

3. The event management team normally works on much bigger projects

4. Only the most experienced managers were on top over each aspect from Catering to AV to Security.

5. The event managers stayed transparent so everybody could focus on your event.

Bonus: And they were most likely run by the event management companies and event planners below:

Top 100 Event Management Companies and Planners of 2013

Parience Global Event Management Firm
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How do you throw an event that achieves yours intent and delivers an ROI that exceeds your expectations? 1. Experience to be efficient and effective. 2. Innovative in the way they solve complex logistical problems. 3. Paves the way for you to have a zero friction event. 4. Gets out of the way. An effective event management firm becomes transparent. 

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Nicole Jensen Nicole Jensen
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BBusiness (Event Management). Jobseeker, events & social media (via social media optimization marketing) consultant; drummer, #BTUB go-to est 2008, #bnetwestival veteran. #eventgeek #eventprofs
Greg Ruby Greg Ruby
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Event Godfather & Owner of Greg Ruby Events Group (GREG) based in Baltimore. All about Trade Shows, Meeting Planning, Tourism, Sustainability & Hospitality.
Mike Granek, CSEP Mike Granek, CSEP
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Academic Director – Event Management Program The Art Institute of Vancouver. Award Winning Event Producer | Public Speaker | Teacher | Past Pres. ISES Vncouvr
Andrew & Britta Andrew & Britta
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Andrew, Marketing/IT, and Britta, Project Manager, tweeting for MeetGreen, producers of sustainable events since 1994. Our motto? Connect. Sustain. Thrive.
London & Partners London & Partners
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London & Partners tweets from our foreign direct investment & convention bureau teams. We help overseas businesses & event planners come to London.
Lara McCulloch Lara McCulloch
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Chief Brand Storyteller READY2SPARK. Consulting small businesses through creativity, curiosity & strategy. Founder of #eventprofs. International speaker.
Jeff Hurt Jeff Hurt
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Reflective, thinker, advocate, progressive, nonprofit junkie, meeting/event planner, educator, change strategist, social media (via social media optimization marketing) explorer
PYMLive PYMLive
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This is PlanYrMeetings on the road— on site tours, at conferences, educating, stirring up trouble. By Chief Storyteller KristiCasey. Plan well & prosper!
Liz King Liz King
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NYC-Based Social Media-Integrated Event Planning SUPERhero, Queen of Details, SM/Events Obsessed Blogger & Speaker
Jessica Levin, CMP Jessica Levin, CMP
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Marketer, event reimaginer, connector of people, speaker, entrepreneur & lover of kitchen gadgets & cake. I embrace technology & learning to love country music.
Dennis Shiao
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Director, Product Marketing at INXPO, #Author of ‘Generate Sales Leads With Virtual Events’ (http://amzn.to/cqadOu) and Master Dancer.
Mike McAllen Mike McAllen
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Co-Founder of Grass Shack Events & Media – EventCamp.org, AVforPlanners.com Chico State Graduate
Julius Solaris Julius Solaris
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Founder and Editor of EventMB – Wants to become a Barista
BizBash Events BizBash Events
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BizBash IdeaFests are the ultimate events showcase for event and meeting planners who want to find out what’s next, what’s new, and what’s hot in their market.
Keith Johnston Keith Johnston
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Consulting the meetings and events industry on social media, event planning and destinations. Chief Writer guy at PlannerWire.net
David Adler, BizBash David Adler, BizBash
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Founder & CEO of BizBash Media serving event professionals in North America
Successful Meetings Successful Meetings
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Successful Meetings magazine educates and provides resources for all levels of corporate, association, and independent meeting managers and buyers.
BizBash BizBash
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The latest news, ideas, and event coverage from the BizBash editors. Subscribe to our free e-newsletters and magazine here: http://bit.ly/LiWxF0
PCMA PCMA
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PCMA is the leading organization for meetings industry professionals. Learn, connect & grow with PCMA. Mary Reynolds Kane, Marketing is tweeting for PCMA.
Amanda Cey Amanda Cey
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Owner and Founder of ABCey Events
psalinger psalinger
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background in creating great events and strategies for experiences
Christina Coster Christina Coster
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Native NYC’er who enjoys good times with good people. Pop culture connoisseur, urban unicorn, social media (viasocial media optimization marketing) for hospitality & events, founder of EventCamp :)
Mike Fletcher Mike Fletcher
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Journalist, writer, blogger
Mike McCurry Mike McCurry
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Creative thinker by nature,Event Mgr by trade,Harley Rider Musician/Songwriter & blogger — Social Media advocate that loves gadgets,bears football & the Cubs!
MPI HQ MPI HQ
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The world’s largest and most diverse organization that supports the meeting & event industry. Where great content meets innovative delivery.
Adrian Segar Adrian Segar
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Author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love; #eventprofs community manager. I also sing and dance at no extra charge.
Eventia Eventia
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We’re recognised as the official voice of the events industry. Eventia provides its #eventprofs members with networking, training and education opportunities
Cindy Y. Lo Cindy Y. Lo
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Event Producer. Owner; mom to 2; wife to sfrancisatx; tech geek at heart & I seriously LOVE my job! Also manage HSMAIAustin, MPI_THCC & ADME_Group
Paul Cook Paul Cook
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The Events Connector.The man behind PlanetPlanit.biz the website for eventprofs & emerging talent who want to stay ahead of the curve. Speaker & consultant.
M. Cristina Terenzio M. Cristina Terenzio
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#EventProf specialized in Organisation Consultancy & Training in #SustainableEvents, #SocialMediaStrategy & #PersonalBranding #GMICItalia co-founder,
TrivWorks TrivWorks
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Live trivia company specializing in corporate entertainment, employee team building & brand engagement events. Experience entrepreneurs, also blogging daily!
EventProfessionalsUK EventProfessionalsUK
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UK event bods use #eventprofsUK to find other UK event bods. Your tweets will still appear in the global #eventprofs stream. Cool, huh? eventprofsUKgmail.com
Randall P. Whatley Randall P. Whatley
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Cypress Media Group: advertising, public relations, training, Internet marketing, trade show exhibits, corporate event planning, video production
Alissa Hurley Alissa Hurley
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VP, Client Solutions – Lenos Software. Marketing and event technology strategist. Social media advocate. GTD junkie. Wanna-be cyclist. Knowledge seeker.
Executive Oasis Intl Executive Oasis Intl
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Team building for bottom line results.http://www.facebook.com/executiveoasis Executive Team Building Group, LinkedIn http://bit.ly/ibtba Cvent cvent blogger.
Eduardo Chaillo Eduardo Chaillo
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Mexico Tourism Board , Meetings Industry Executive Director, ICCA BOD Member, CMP International Committee Chair, PCMA Board of Trustees
ESC Events ESC Events
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The UK’s premier event management company
EventMarketer EventMarketer
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The world’s most trusted and respected resource on experiential marketing, and the producer of The Event Marketing Summit, April 30-May 2 in Chicago.
Eventprofs chat Eventprofs chat
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Follow me to be kept informed about event professionals (#eventprofs) weekly chats: either Tue 9pm or Thu 12pm EST. asegar is community manager.
EVENT SOLUTIONS EVENT SOLUTIONS
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For Successful Events & Meetings: Event Industry Magazine, Idea Factory Conference, Website, Resource Directory. www.event-solutions.comwww.es-ideafactory.com
Sasha Souza Sasha Souza
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Event Designer-Speaker-Lover of all things pork-Type AB Personality. Putting the Awe in Awesome. Author of Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design
Cameron Toth Cameron Toth
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Toth Event Staffing provides high end catered event staff. Event Influence provides innovative marketing. Current DIR of Pubs for MPI WestField Chapter.
Samuel Jay Smith Samuel Jay Smith
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Digital Strategist. I create digital & interactive experiences that transform events. Event Camp Twin Cities Founder. College Basketball fanatic. #iubb superfan
Corbin Ball, CSP,CMP Corbin Ball, CSP,CMP
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Events and tradeshow technology analyst. Largest meetings tech site on the web: www.corbinball.com & TechTalk Newsletter: www.corbinball.com/techtalk
Christina Stallings Christina Stallings
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Love social media, healthcare, tech & nonprofits. Beauty blogger at http://curlsnpearls.com. Here to learn & share.
Emilie Barta Emilie Barta
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Designing hybrid events, convention television, & in-booth presentations … acting as virtual emcee, host/reporter, & trade show presenter on-site
Susan L. Cope Susan L. Cope
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Event Planner consuming an unprocessed diet. Writing saved my life. Sarcasm keeps me sane. Puppy snuggles are my happy place. Live out loud!
Michelle Bruno Michelle Bruno
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Pro business writer, blogger, content marketer in face-to-face meetings industry. Love social media (via social media optimization marketing) + tech + innovation. Co-producer EastVirtual.com.
traci browne traci browne
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I’m all about making trade shows and conferences better for attendees, exhibitors and producers.
Tahira Endean Tahira Endean
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Creating event environments and experiences to create engagement, connection, learning. Instructor, connector, friend, CMP, mom (saved best for last)
Jose David Ramirez Jose David Ramirez
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Dir of Sales & Marketing BackdropsBeauti, passionate about SM, Marketing, Tech, House Music, Travel, Cooking & spending time w/Friends & Family (aka kOOkiE)
Eric Lukazewski Eric Lukazewski
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Marketing pro in the trade show & exhibit world (EchelonExhibits). I create the bridge between your good ideas & a sucessful event. Lifetime White Sox Fan.
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Experiential / Entertainment / Event Caterer, Business Development for Urban Caprice, Philanthropist, Traveler, Writer, British, Aries, Playboy

Thank you to “How to Business in the World of Social Media and Viral Growth using Guerrilla Marketing Strategies” by MARKETING on 08/19/2012 and some aspirational thinking, possibly on my part. 

 

 

 

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~ by Jason Allan Scott on October 16, 2013.

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