I thought that it would be interesting from time to time to show from un-biased sources descriptions of what an event production company or event producer does and why having one is important to the success of a meeting or event.
From the Gathering Guide (http://www.gatheringguide.com/event_categories/event_production.html):
are throwing a large party, wedding, or corporate event, hiring an event
production company will ensure that your event is a success!
Event Production companies and Event Producers are
specialized to produce corporate and sales meetings, corporate concerts,
business meetings, franchisee meetings, and other corporate events that include
product launches, brand building events, grand opening events and parties,
theme parties, training programs and conferences, event marketing programs,
awards / recognition events, incentive programs and corporate galas, trade show
presentations and more.
Event Producers are trained to handle and integrate the
creative as well as technical production elements of your large event.
When choosing an Event Production Company and Event
Producer for your large wedding, party or company event, look for one that is
knowledgeable and experienced at producing your desired event. Ask them lots
questions and look at portfolios from their past projects. When planning with
your Event Producer, put yourself in the audience's shoes: will the event be
impressive, exciting and inspiring? If the answer is "yes", then
you’re on your way to having a successful event!