There are key aspects to consider when organising an event that might make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful event. It’s important that the event has a planner who is motivated to plan a successful event and take responsibility for the event’s success. The event planner should maintain a high level of communication throughout the event planning process. Key contacts involved in the formalities, suppliers involved in the logistics, event invitees, staff who are assisting at the event, and the event host should all feel comfortable and confident with how the event will run on the day. It’s important to have a systematic approach to planning and always ensure that all aspects are recorded on paper or saved on file. If there was an emergency on the day and the organiser wasn’t able to attend, files should be up to date to the point where another staff member could step in and run the event as planned to ensure its success. This will also help for future planning should the event be run again in the years to come. A series of templates are available on Sharepoint to assist in all aspects of event planning.