Budget Preparation

We encourage you to meet with CES as early in the process as possible. We can assist you with budget preparation for your program so that you know what to expect when invoicing time comes. Even if your event will not require any billing from CES, we can advise you on things to be prepared for so there are no unpleasant monetary surprises.  

Suggested expenses to consider for on-site events:

  • Alcohol permits
  • Wine and/or Beer
  • Hourly alcohol server
  • Hors d’oeurve or light snacks (must be served whenever there is alcohol at an event)
  • Banquet tickets for VIP guests
  • Stipends for presenters
  • Travel costs for presenters (airfare, hotel, shuttle or limo service)
  • Registration materials

Suggested expenses to consider for off-site events:

  • Alcohol permits
  • Wine and/or Beer
  • Hourly alcohol server
  • Hors d’oeurve or light snacks (must be served whenever there is alcohol at an event)
  • Banquet tickets for VIP guests