MEETINGS & EVENTS

ECG: Invested in Your Success

ECG is dedicated to planning meetings and events targeted to the audience experience you expect – and delivering the results you need.

Whether you are an asset manager hosting meetings for broker-dealers and Registered Investment Advisors, or a wire house looking to create a singular client event – we listen carefully to your business objectives and work with you to design and execute initiatives that will inspire, educate and motivate your attendees.

High-Caliber Events Without the Hassle

From conception, content strategy and speaker recruitment through vendor management, attendee registration and onsite logistics, ECG is invested in your event’s success.

As your outsourced, full-service event management partner, you can rely on us to take the hassle of creating a successful business-to-business conference, due diligence meeting, roundtable discussion or webinar off your team’s shoulders. And our broad range of services lets you choose only what you need, whether that means creating a fully produced event or providing support for a single service or project.

With more than a decade of event management experience, our seasoned professionals have extensive knowledge of meeting protocol. We understand and observe all company policies, regulatory and compliance requirements.

And unlike many larger companies, our boutique firm is nimble, responsive and always accessible. Our streamlined approach ensures that not only will your meeting goals be met, but schedules, deadlines and budget guidelines will be strictly adhered to.

Our Services

Strategy & Program Development

ECG will research the competitive set for your event, then work with your team to craft an innovative and informative content program. We will develop and manage the conference agenda, as well as communicate with speakers to ensure they address topics that are focused on your objectives – and position your event to succeed.

Site Selection

At ECG, we do more than simply match the right venue, location and service offering to your unique meeting requirements. We negotiate the best terms, cutoff dates and rates for hotels, equipment and venues. Protect your organization with contract language that mitigates potential exposure. And maximize budgets and minimize unforeseen expenses to help deliver the best ROI on your event.

Conference Branding & Marketing

Our creative team takes a fresh approach to event branding and promotion, with expertise in designing and executing logos, marketing collateral, conference websites, email marketing campaigns and onsite signage.

Attendee Experience

We offer white glove service to your attendees, providing quality service at every touchpoint. Whether it’s fielding questions via phone or email or producing customized itineraries, your clients’ needs are meticulously met.

Event Budgeting & Tracking

Put your mind at ease knowing that the back-end details are taken care of. We will work with you to establish program budgeting and cost tracking mechanisms.

Speaker Management

Our team will help identify relevant and compelling general session keynote speakers from among your industry’s thought leaders and business luminaries.

Vendor Selection & Management

We carefully vet and select only the highest quality vendors and ensure that they provide impeccable services for your meeting or conference.

Website & Registration Management

ECG builds customized event websites, registration, attendee management and reporting through third-party platforms.

Travel Planning & Management

For programs with client-hosted travel, we work in conjunction with our trusted agency to provide an integrated solution for flight, train and ground transfers for your attendees.

Logistics & On-site Management

Our team pays meticulous attention to every detail to ensure a seamless experience for your attendees, including pre-event registration and negotiating hotel rates and onsite logistics such as catering, décor, signage, security and audiovisual requirements.

TESTIMONIALS

"From the moment I engaged with Mary and the ECG team, no request was ever too much. Her professionalism and commitment to delivering a first class event was exceptional. As an international guest, she was incredibly considerate of my requirements and managed the DCIIA Academic Forum with apparent ease, showing enormous experience in this field. The venue, food and facilities were first class.  Please convey my thanks to all concerned."

Professor Michael E. Drew
Professor of Finance, Griffith University & Director, Drew, Walk & Co.

2016-06-28T15:57:10+00:00

Professor Michael E. Drew
Professor of Finance, Griffith University & Director, Drew, Walk & Co.

"From the moment I engaged with Mary and the ECG team, no request was ever too much. Her professionalism and commitment to delivering a first class event was exceptional. As an international guest, she was incredibly considerate of my requirements and managed the DCIIA Academic Forum with apparent ease, showing enormous experience in this field. The venue, food and facilities were first class.  Please convey my thanks to all concerned."

"ECG has truly become an extension of the DCIIA team. At DCIIA events there is really no distinction between the DCIIA staff and ECG staff in the minds of our members. ECG represents DCIIA with professionalism, thinks creatively on our behalf, and supports our mission through its involvement in the DC industry. I endorse ECG for meeting planning and association management services."

Lew Minsky
President & CEO, DCIIA

2016-06-28T16:08:37+00:00

Lew Minsky
President & CEO, DCIIA

"ECG has truly become an extension of the DCIIA team. At DCIIA events there is really no distinction between the DCIIA staff and ECG staff in the minds of our members. ECG represents DCIIA with professionalism, thinks creatively on our behalf, and supports our mission through its involvement in the DC industry. I endorse ECG for meeting planning and association management services."

"Simply put - ECG delivers unparalleled “peace-of-mind” event and marketing support. Mary and her team make a point of knowing the names of all participants, never miss a single detail ranging from room set up to agenda execution, and ECG also plays an important role in keeping us all on point, on time, and on agenda – all critical to delivering the best possible brand message and service."

John Payne
Heitman and Co-Pres DCREC, Executive Comm. At-Large Member DCIIA

2016-06-28T16:10:03+00:00

John Payne
Heitman and Co-Pres DCREC, Executive Comm. At-Large Member DCIIA

"Simply put - ECG delivers unparalleled “peace-of-mind” event and marketing support. Mary and her team make a point of knowing the names of all participants, never miss a single detail ranging from room set up to agenda execution, and ECG also plays an important role in keeping us all on point, on time, and on agenda – all critical to delivering the best possible brand message and service."

"Mary and her team took care of every aspect of the event and assumed the burden of organization and managing long-distance logistics.  The venue was perfect, the food and entertainment was first rate, the timing and logistics were well orchestrated which resulted in a memorable evening.  In short, the event was flawless!  Many thanks to Mary and the ECG staff for taking an idea and turning it into an event. Well done." 

Bradley Scafe
President, Benefit Trust

2016-06-28T16:11:08+00:00

Bradley Scafe
President, Benefit Trust

"Mary and her team took care of every aspect of the event and assumed the burden of organization and managing long-distance logistics.  The venue was perfect, the food and entertainment was first rate, the timing and logistics were well orchestrated which resulted in a memorable evening.  In short, the event was flawless!  Many thanks to Mary and the ECG staff for taking an idea and turning it into an event. Well done." 

Services

ECG’s seasoned professionals service a broad spectrum of meeting formats, including:

  • Event Strategy & Program Development
  • Conference Content Development
  • Keynote Speaker Placement & Speaker Liaison
  • Conference Branding & Marketing
  • Meeting Website & Registration Management
  • Event Budget Planning & Tracking
  • Travel Planning & Management
  • Location Scouting & Venue Selection
  • Vendor Selection & Vendor Management
  • Logistics & On-site Management
  • Attendee Experience Design

ECG is an accredited agent of IATAN
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OUR SERVICES

ECG is a high level, comprehensive meeting planning and association management firm supporting the financial services industry. As an extension of your team, we help produce events and manage organizations worldwide. Clients include asset managers, investment firms, wire houses, associations, broker dealers, RIAs and more.

LOCATION

215 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

CONTACT US

201.445.7007
service[at]eventgrp.com

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