GMS is a full-service resource for event management and onsite logistics execution. Beginning with site selection and contract negotiation we help you navigate around the pitfalls that could make your event unprofitable. We are devoted to growing your event with marketing, sales and publicity tactics that generate revenue from exhibits, sponsorships, advertising, attendance, professional development and more.
Our advance planning model creates all the specifications from the event schedule, room sets, catering, banquets, audio/visual design and security. We have relationships with national entertainment acts and award-winning speakers as well as some of the best local talent in the Chicago area. When you work with us, you don’t have to be concerned with quality or safety since we have a proven track record of attention to details with a flair of creativity.
We also have an outstanding record of selling out events for nonprofits, association annual conferences, public trade shows and corporate meetings. We accomplish this through a research model that establishes a matrix of competitors, target markets and the messaging currently being used in the marketplace. We are excellent communicators and can effectively demonstrate how your event is relevant and where you can find an advantage.
Need help navigating the event scene in Chicago? We have experience with many of the wonderfully unique cities of North America and know the best locations to host events. In particular, we specialize in the Chicagoland area. Destination management is an art form and should not be taken lightly in the planning process. We have […]READ MORE
The details in fine print are often where an event can be made profitable or unprofitable. We have worked in the hospitality industry and know where properties need to stand firm and where they can be flexible. We understand and are able to bond with these professionals due to our many years of on-the-job experience […]READ MORE
A successful event begins with a solid and extensively detailed plan. When we plan events, the orders and specifications number in hundreds of pages because we specify everything in advance. This includes event schedules, resumes, banquet event orders, room sets, floor plans, menus and audio/visual (A/V) design. Hospitality and event professionals appreciate working with us […]READ MORE
Executing event logistics is “where the rubber meets the road” and so much of event planning lies within the event specifications. We stand ready to assist onsite. This requires management and oversight with long hours but there is no substitute for a well-trained team onsite. We also know how to be seen and found onsite […]READ MORE
The technology experience delivered at events is more important than ever before. Attendee expectations about connectivity, sound quality, visual art and accessibility are sky high and those expectations are justified. We are in the technology age and attendees should not feel like they are giving anything up by attending your event. This applies to Wi-Fi, […]READ MORE
We begin by analyzing your current event marketing and publicity programs to develop new ways to improve your company’s image in your targeted marketplaces. After researching the internal situation, we look outward at the competitive landscape to begin analyzing your place within it. Based on this research, we create a matrix of strategic initiatives to […]READ MORE
We have an outstanding record of selling out exhibitions for non-profits, association annual conferences, public trade shows and corporate events. Every event needs multiple sources of revenue and we can help you find and follow the money. We accomplish this through a research model that establishes a matrix of competitors, target markets and the messages […]READ MORE