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Our Expertise

We provide a macro meeting and events management service with skilled and experienced staff working on state-of-the-art project management systems. We offer our clients a solid partnership on all aspects of events and conference management, guaranteeing the successful roll-out of your project. The organization is well established and recognized in the industry for excellence. As one of very few conference management companies in South Africa that operates solely on a professional management fee structure. We commit FPD to serving the client's best interest at all times and to significantly reduce the operational cost of hosting the conferences by negotiating the best fees from service providers such as venues, accommodation establishments, audio visual suppliers etc. often below nett rates.

Our model differs substantially from the traditional PCO services and is unique in South Africa:

  • We support organizations on a strategic level and an operational level
  • There are no hidden commissions
  • We offer cash flow support

Such support is aimed at ensuring the success of the project on a commercial and strategic level. All of this is done in close collaboration with the governance (committee) structures of the conference.

We do this by focusing on:

  • Managing stakeholder relationships including the provision of a secretariat for all governance structures
  • Development of business plans & operational plans
  • Managing all the strategic financial aspects of the project including:
  • The budget
  • Cash flow projections
  • Optimizing income sources e.g. exhibition sales, sponsorship, delegate fees
  • Supplier negotiations in order to ensure best prices
  • Financial management of cash flow, profit loss management
  • Risk management
  • Marketing and communications in order to optimize attendance and impact of the conference
  • Sponsorship recruitment and relationship management
  • Exhibitor solicitationWe manage all aspects of the project and implementation of the strategic issues identified above.