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Event Planning in Washington DC

Dec 28, 2007
Washington DC is a city stands for many things to many people. Whether it is the great history of the city and our country or the political troubles and triumphs that have occurred throughout the years or the great landmarks that stand as endearing symbols of freedom, democracy and independence, our nation's capital is a powerful city and creates powerful emotions for most Americans. It is also the backdrop for a city that is ever-increasing in its commercial and corporate infrastructure as businesses are thriving in Baltimore and the northern Virginia.

It is this corporate and commercial growth that is creating an increase in the need for destination management companies in Washington DC, and companies specializing in event planning in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Corporate event planning in Washington is growing because the history and beauty of the city center - with its monuments, landmarks and government buildings - creates an atmosphere that is desirable to natives, but also to visiting business interests who may be inspired by the aesthetics of the area.

Planning Special Events in Washington DC

A good Destination Management Company (DMC) can make a huge difference in the success of your corporate event. Choosing a destination management company in DC can be as easy or as difficult as your level of understanding dictates. A few things to keep in mind when choosing a DMC in Washington DC - which can obviously be translated to other cities across the U. S., are as follows: price (value), reputation, and convenience.

Although a good destination management company can make or break your event, they could also break the bank if you go too extravagant and are not careful to keep the event within the realm of your available budget. Creating chatter and excitement from your attendees is great, but (as with any aspect of your business) you cannot afford to live beyond your own means.

Secondly, research the company to find out what events they have facilitated in the recent past and get references from companies that have used their services. Make it very clear to them what you are looking for and ensure that their vision and yours are one and the same.

Convenience is perhaps the most important factor in choosing destination management services in DC and beyond because in incorporates the company's ability to work with your needs as well as their over desire to satisfy their clients. While it may be worth your while to work around the availability and location of a truly remarkable DMC, it should not become a burden on your plans. It is not worth the potential stress, confusion, and inconvenience that it could cause.

A successful corporate event can be an amazing opportunity for company morale, team building, and company promotion and finding a DMC or event planning company can be equally as important. Just keep in mind the notions of price, reputation and convenience, and the right company will emerge to make your event special and memorable.
About the Author
GEP Washington (http://www.gepwashington.com) is the Washington DC based branch of Global Events Partners, a collaboration of DMC's centered on quality destination management and corporate events planning. Established in 1998, their partners consist of 70 of the top DMC's around the world.
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