25 Best Corporate Event Management Companies in the World

Here is our list of the best event management companies in the world.

Event management companies are vendors that take the stress out of social or business event planning by designing, organizing, and promoting events. These companies coordinate events such as corporate meetings, conferences, and galas. Examples of services these companies provide include event design, budget planning, venue selection, guest registration management, and entertainment. Organizations turn to these companies because they take on the many working pieces and intricacies of event planning.

These companies serve similar roles as event management software, virtual event platforms, and destination management companies. Many organizations use these services to help with company retreats, conference entertainment, and corporate incentive programs.

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Event Management Companies in the USA

1. Eventive

Ideal for: event planning, outsourced function coordination, and experiential marketing

Massachusetts-based Eventive is a jack of all trades boutique. Eventive offers event management services, from event styling and designing to experiential marketing. More specifically, their services include:

  • event style and design
  • event branding
  • product launches
  • event set-up + breakdown
  • event registration creation
  • social event planning
  • full event production
  • event menu creation.

A sample of their clients includes Masterman’s, Seattle Study Club, and Signarama.

See more information on Eventive.

2. Luxe Fête

Ideal for: corporate events, brand activations, social celebrations, gala dinners & award shows, and incentive programs and trips.

Luxe Fête’s founder, Nathalie, began her career as an attorney. After eight years of practicing law, she realized that law wasn’t for her.

“I was successful, but not inspired. I needed to create. I needed to tell stories. One day I decided it would be my last day in a law firm. The next day, Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio was born. I haven’t looked back since.”-Nathalie

Luxe Fête focuses on the following services:

  • retreat planning
  • private event planning
  • galas
  • VIP events and openings

Their clients include Gucci, Norwegian Cruise Line, New World Symphony, and Dior.

See more information on Luxe Fête.

3. Rafanelli Events

Ideal for: non-profit, corporate, private, and virtual events.

Rafanelli Events’ experience is as vast as its client base. Having worked with Fortune 500 corporations and non-profit organizations, Rafanelli offers a host of services, including:

  • auctions
  • brand building
  • entertainment
  • evening program
  • on-site management
  • activities coordination
  • budget planning
  • meeting planning
  • venue selection and management
  • entertainment, and décor selection.

Rafanelli’s clients include Huffington Post, Democratic National Convention, and Boston College.

See more information on Rafanelli Events.

4. Event Solutions

Ideal for: virtual events, corporate events, kick-off parties, company picnics, team building, corporate retreats, conferences, and conventions.

Event Solutions offers clients  a myriad of event services, including:

  • planning and production
  • event management
  • food & beverage catering
  • entertainment
  • event design
  • event & stage lighting
  • destination management
  • venue scouting and negotiations
  • valet & parking management
  • event registration
  • event marketing & branding services
  • event security & safety

Event Solutions’ clients include Amazon, Nike, AT&T, Neutrogena, Chase, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Chevron, and American Red Cross.

See more information on Event Solutions.

5. A J Events

Ideal for: corporate events, non-profits, and weddings

A J Events is a versatile event management company specializing in non-profit and corporate events.

Specifically, their services include:

  • fundraising
  • event design
  • event production
  • event publicity
  • graphic design

Some of their notable non-profit events include King Legacy Night, with $1,475,000 raised in six months, and Mayor’s Gala, We Are Boston, with $85K from the gala’s silent auction.

See more information on A J Events.

6. Shiloh Events

Ideal for: tradeshows, corporate conferences, leadership summits, corporate product kick-offs, and fundraisers.

Shiloh Events takes a “five e” approach to event planning:

  • explore and define client needs
  • envision a plan that meets the client’s costs and vision
  • establish event details that meet all client objectives
  • execute all details to ensure a flawless event
  • evaluate and provide data that clients need to share their success. This aid includes attendee feedback, audience acquisition metrics, vendor and venue analysis, and measured return on investment

Shiloh Events’ services include:

  • concept planning and design
  • venue research and negotiation
  • budget development
  • cost analysis and estimates
  • sponsor management
  • vendor management
  • event marketing
  • theme and content development
  • contract negotiation

See more information on Shiloh Events.

7. Banks Sadler

Ideal for: team-building events, corporate events, corporate conferences, festivals, non-profits, product launches, and training events.

Banks Sadler is a seasoned event management firm, having 13,000 venue bookings under its belt.

Their services include:

  • venue solutions
  • event design consulting
  • budget management and cost control
  • safety and security planning
  • event identity/branding design and production
  • digital support and programming
  • web registration platforms

See more information on Banks Sadler.

Event Management Companies in Canada

8. Basset Events Inc.

Ideal for: private events, corporate events, and galas.

In their own words, Basset Events believe “that there is a sublime connection between the mastery of logistics and the creation of astonishment.”

Based in Toronto, their services include:

  • print and graphic design
  • invitation and RSVP management
  • vendor contract management
  • catering consultation
  • event staffing
  • sponsorship management
  • media relations
  • total event logistics

Their past events include the Third Annual Polar Bear Affair, Royal York Hotel 90th Anniversary, 60th Anniversary of the Weston Foundation, and Malachy’s.

See more information on Basset Events.

9. DCM Event Management

Ideal for: corporate events, meetings and conferences, gala dinners & cocktail receptions, training seminars and retreats, award shows, product launches, executive VIP events, fundraising events, team-building programs, and incentive trips.

Toronto-based DCM Event Management has a host of event management experience ranging from corporate meetings to agricultural tours.

Their services include:

  • corporate event planning
  • event consultation/management
  • event design
  • budget development
  • site visits and venue selection
  • live entertainment selection
  • vendor/supplier procurement and negotiations
  • online registration services
  • creative services/logo development
  • onsite project management
  • post-event review and success measurement
  • leadership training and team building

Some of their more notable clients include Novartis, Bayer, and CropScience.

See more information on DCM Event Management.

10. Countdown Events

Ideal for: corporate events, retail launches, trade shows, conference events, galas, and fashion shows.

Countdown Events has a star-studded event repertoire and extensive event planning experience.

Services include:

  • budget management
  • venue solutions
  • fundraising strategies
  • guest list management
  • vendor coordination
  • on-site management
  • couture fashion show production
  • styling and magazine and online editorial photoshoots
  • advertising campaigns

Successful Countdown Events’ events include Chopard x Vancouver, #CREMESHOW VIP Event, Panerai Grand Opening, and Pitch for the Purse.

See more information on Countdown Events.

11. Tigris Events

Ideal for: trade shows, galas, non-profit events, conferences, product launches, golf tournaments, and special events

Their services include:

  • advertising campaigns
  • event registration
  • corporate entertainment
  • event staffing
  • market research
  • corporate entertainment
  • digital event strategies
  • content marketing
  • interactive marketing
  • event technologies

Tigris Events has worked with a multitude of clients including Buick, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, Lamborghini, Reebok, and Warner Bros.

See more information on Tigris Events.

Event Management Companies in the U.K.

12. The Events Company

Ideal for: corporate conferences, themed events, awards ceremonies, galas, online virtual events, indoor team building, outdoor team building, online team building, games & activities, and company fun days.

The Events Company is one of the U.K.’s go-to event planning companies.

  • budget management
  • event design
  • event production
  • themed team building activities like chocolate workshops and gin tasting

The Events Company’s clients include AT&T, BMW, BP, Roche, and MINI Cooper.

See more information on The Events Company.

13. Rockitfish

Ideal for: incentive travel, parties & celebrations, team building, conferences, product launches & roadshows, awards & parties, brand experiences, virtual & hybrid events, and incentive programs.

Rockitfish aims at delivering captivating experiences, campaigns, and events.

Their services include:

  • venue solutions
  • conference productions
  • concept design & development
  • venue research & management
  • décor, theming & entertainment

Rockitfish’s more notable clients include Google, Raytheon UK, Financial Times, and Cisco.

See more information on Rockitfish.

14. Beyond Certainty

Ideal for: corporate events, private events, weddings, and Christmas parties.

Beyond Certainty’s talents span from intimate, private events to large, extravagant galas.

Their services include:

  • venue solutions
  • budget management
  • audiovisual supplier
  • themed planning

Beyond Certainty’s clients include Deloitte, Ernst & Young, French Connection, Pinsent Masons, Global Angels, Sushisamba, D&D Restaurant Group, and Caprice Holding.

See more information on Beyond Certainty.

15. Clearwater Events

Ideal for: virtual meetings, team building, roadshows, conferences, healthcare events, product launches, exhibitions, award events, dinners, and galas.

Clearwater Events is a versatile event planner with experience ranging from small meetings to roadshows.

Some of their services include:

  • venue solutions
  • corporate trip events
  • corporate incentive programs
  • audiovisual event services
  • destination management
  • event registration including standalone website building for events
  • budget management
  • compliant ready health care events set under ABPI, EFPIA, IFPMA, and Sunshine Act code of conduct

Clearwater Events’ clients have included International Pharmaceutical Conference, Geberit, Gymcon, ZimFest, and Steel & Alloy.

See more information on Clearwater Events.

16. Bearded Kitten

Ideal for: product launches, corporate events, and festivals

Bearded Kitten asks that you not be deceived by their quirky name. This agency is a reputable creative agency with many successful events under its belt.

Their services include:

  • creative production
  • idea generation
  • entertainment agency
  • experiential marketing
  • event management
  • entertainment design
  • venue finding
  • set design
  • creative design,
  • video content creation
  • AV lighting & technical production

Bearded Kitten’s notable clients include Cadbury, Amazon, Ikea, Heineken, and RedBull.

See more information on Bearded Kitten.

Event Management Companies in Australia

17. Veritas Events

Ideal for: team building, event travel management, virtual events, corporate events, product launches, and galas.

Veritas Events has over two decades of event management and offers a broad scope of services.

Some of their services include:

  • event logistics
  • event registration
  • virtual and hybrid events
  • event registration
  • venue liaison
  • destination management
  • speaker sourcing
  • content creation
  • webcasting
  • audio-visual production.

Veritas Events’ clients include Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Merck, Lenovo, and Visa.

See more information on Veritas Events.

18. Belle Laide Events

Ideal for: corporate events, award nights, experiential events, special events, launch events, corporate conferences, roadshows, and family days.

Belle Laide Events, affectionately known as BLE, is a premiere Brisbane event management company.

Their services include:

  • event management
  • creative direction
  • technical direction
  • audiovisual production
  • set design
  • event styling graphic design
  • print management
  • talent management
  • venue management

Clients who have used them include Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nestle, UBS, Deloitte, and McDonald’s.

See more information on Belle Laide Events.

19. Flying Ruby Events

Ideal for: galas, brand activations, product launches, publicity stunts, Christmas parties, and outdoor events.

Flying Ruby Events is one of Sydney’s most experienced event management companies. Their claim to fame, in my humble opinion, was an edible hamburger billboard created for Deliveroo’s 5 million burgers sold in Australia.

Their services include:

  • venue management
  • event logistics
  • event designs
  • creative production
  • idea generation

Flying Ruby Events clients include Popsugar, CEO Magazine, Deliveroo, 1800 Tequila, and Air New Zealand.

See more information on Flying Ruby Events.

20. Verve Creative

Ideal for: conferences, gala dinners, award ceremonies, Christmas parties, cocktail receptions, product launches, activations, exhibitions, rural events, internal presentations, special events, and roadshows.

Sydney-based Verve Creative offers a myriad of creative solutions for various event types.

Their services include:

  • entertainment solutions
  • food and beverage management
  • destination management
  • event design
  • ticketing
  • guest transfer logistics
  • technical delivery
  • décor

Clients who have used Verve Creative Events include BBC Worldwide, Case Construction, Genie, South African Tourism, and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.

See more information on Verve Creative Events.

21. Nectar Creative Communications

Ideal for: corporate conferences, exhibitions, government events, association events, and corporate events.

  • event strategy
  • attendee management and registration
  • logistics
  • AV production and broadcast
  • content and program design
  • exhibition management
  • event marketing
  • virtual and hybrid event solutions

Nectar Creative Communications clients include Rio Tinto, Australian Airports Association, Queensland Government, The University of Queensland, and APPMA.

See more information on Nectar Creative Communications.

Event Management Companies in South Africa

22. 360 Degrees

Ideal for: corporate conferences, product launches, online celebrations, online webcast events, awards events, and exhibitions.

360 Degrees creates powerful experiences, whether it be a corporate event or product launch.

Some of their services include:

  • registration management
  • programming
  • content curation
  • event branding
  • entertainment solutions
  • event marketing

360 Degrees clients have included Samsung, Isuzu, RMB, Coca-Cola, British Airways, Mercedes Benz, and Unilever.

See more information on 360 Degrees.

23. Otto De Jager

Ideal for: corporate events, private events, and weddings

Otto De Jager brings elegance and style to event planning. Operating out of Cape Town and Johannesburg, the company offers a host of services, including:

  • event design
  • floral design and artistry
  • décor
  • event entertainment
  • food and beverage management

Otto De Jager’s clients have included FIFA, Sun International, Absolut Vodka, and William Le Grange.

See more information on Otto De Jager.

24. GL events-South Africa

Ideal for: trade fairs, exhibitions, sports competitions, political meetings, and cultural meetings.

GL Events has offices around the world, including Johannesburg, South Africa. Known for executing large, high-profile exhibitions, their services include:

  • event design and production
  • structures and grandstands
  • audiovisual, including lighting, sound systems, stage structures, IT, and network
  • signage
  • reception
  • furniture including seating, tables, and storage

GL Events shows have included Automotive Hungary, Auto Moto Classic, and Omnivore.

See more information on GL events.

25. ALEIT events

Ideal for: corporate conferences, year-end soirées, gala dinners, seminars, corporate celebrations & dinners, award ceremonies, product launches, VIP Events, themed festivals, private events, team building events, virtual events, and digital activations.

ALEIT events crafts events from international client dinners to edgy product launches.

Some of their services include:

  • event design
  • venue management
  • food and beverage management
  • décor
  • vendor management

ALEIT events clients include LabFin, SABC, Standard Bank, absa, and YPO.

See more information on ALEIT events.

Conclusion

Each event management company brings a unique spin to the industry. While some providers have a broad range of services, others prefer to stay boutique and offer a few niche services tailored to specific sectors or event types.

When choosing an event management company, it is essential to weigh two main factors. First, consider industry. For example, if you plan a product launch for a technology company, choose an event management company with extensive technology product launch experience. Secondly, think about the event type. For example, selecting an event management company specializing in extravagant weddings may not be the best option for a trade fair event.

Lastly, location doesn’t always dictate which event management company you choose. Many event management companies are skilled in organizing events outside their city, province, or country.

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FAQ: Event management companies

Here are answers to common questions about event management companies.

What are event management companies?

Event management companies design, organize, and promote events for corporate meetings, galas, fundraisers, client dinners, product launches, weddings, seminars, private events, and conferences.

Why should you hire an event management company?Why should you hire an event management company?

Events, especially large events, can take months, sometimes a year to plan. Event management companies can ease the burden of planning by helping you:

  • decide on a budget
  • pick a venue
  • choose food and beverage services
  • organize entertainment
  • market your event
  • organize the event registration
  • manage the event on the day(s) of the event

Event management companies can also assist with fundraising events, which can be particularly tedious work when planning alone.

What are the best event management companies for corporate events?

Some of the best event management companies for corporate events include Luxe Fête, Belle Laide Events, and Veritas Events.

How do you find a good event management company?

The easiest way to find a good event management company is by researching on the Internet. I recommend throwing in a few keywords pertaining to your event. For example, “event management company fundraising gala” or “event management company product launches.” As mentioned previously, don’t concern yourself with location as larger event management companies will often coordinate events outside their city.

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