The answer depends on your appetite for Risk, because it is a question of Risk vs Reward? With all that you’re pouring in – is it really worth having the person(s) who pull the entire event together on the day “winging it”
Producing an extraordinary conference or event is a huge undertaking. Most conferences will cost in excess of $150,000 to run in addition to a significant amount of both people power and time to ensure a successful outcome.
With such a huge investment the stakes are HUGE and it is vital that your event runs smoothly. You want your host to be professional, eloquent and articulate whilst at the same time generating energy and enthusiasm throughout your event.
An amazing MC will always make the MC role look easier than it really is and whether your event is delivered in person, virtually or hybrid – the pitfalls, risks and issues tend to be similar. This is where the Professional MC comes into the picture.
The use of a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) is vital to ensure that the event is smooth, planned well and the logistics are managed, BUT coordinating the actual running of the event when showtime arrives needs an experienced Master of Ceremonies.