The first thing to know is that you need to understand why you are hosting the event. Ask as many questions as you can to yourself and answer yourself truthfully. Do note that purpose of the event is vital part as it is the foundation of your success.
Next thing to do is to create an event plan, which must contain every small details. Be very realistic in understanding the cost of the event. Try to get quotations from more than one service providers so that you can gauge correctly how much fund should be allocated.
It is very important to make a list of the invitees. You should know ahead how many guest will be attending your event and of course the number should adhere to the capacity of the venue as well as the budget to allocate on them.
Venue is am important part of any event as it sets mood. Don’t cram people into a small space. Even don’t rent an oversized space as it will be wastage of money. In both the cases the attendees will feel uncomfortable.
The whole reason of any event is the program. Always plan out properly what you are expecting to happen at the event. Try to break up the sessions into smaller parts so that you can give breaks and people can focus more on the next session.
Never forget to market your event properly so that you can get enough participants.