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Events Masterclass Series: Supplier Sourcing & Management

Supplier Sourcing
By Guest Contributor


This session is a 2 hour training video on supplier sourcing and management in the Asia and Middle East region.

Engaging the right suppliers is like choosing the right ingredients for your dinner. Some ingredients are harder to find or work with than others, but if you are organised and clear about your expectations then you will have happy dinner guests.

When searching for the best supplier for your project you need to balance quality, availability and cost. This can be especially tough when you are looking for custom items that will set your event apart.

From selection to production to delivery, engaging your suppliers as partners and how you communicate that, can make a huge difference to the success of your event.

Dawn Dennis

Originally from Las Vegas, Dawn has nearly 30 years of experience in the events and entertainment industry, with the last 12 years spent working throughout China, SE Asia, the Middle East and the UK. In roles from project management to event producing, Dawn’s skills span account management, VIP management, show and entertainment logistics and technical and production management.

Whether as a producer or technician on countless concerts, exhibitions and corporate shows, Dawn has worked across the major venues of Las Vegas and in many Asian cities. Dawn has worked on the Olympics, with one of the top sponsors, on casino openings in Macau, citywide lighting festivals, production launches, conferences and many more.

​​​​As the region and industry develops, and now responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dawn is now splitting her focus between event production, event education and future work strategies. She is building programs to improve event management skills as well as helping broaden minds to think about the psychology of event management, and also working to improve event sustainability and risk assessment by event organisers.

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