Texas-based company with 18 years of experience oversees all aspects of event showcasing, including location securing, insurance obtainment, permits and more.
SMD Events Management Inc., a Texas-based event management company boasting 18 years of experience in car shows and other markets, has carved a name for itself in the events arena by exuding a plethora of professionalism and an excellence in creativity. In providing its services nationwide, SMD manages events for some of the biggest names in the automotive sector including Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet and GMC, while overseeing all aspects of an event – from securing a location and obtaining insurance to permits, load-in/load-out, wireless communications, electrical, security and staffing medical/police personnel.
“We’ve come a long way with our clients since our inaugural days, but we remain focused on what we feel are the most important deliverables,” says William S. Dean, President of SMD Events. “These include offering premium auto show marketing that creates exceptional experiences, managing road shows and dealer events that generate immediate and long-term buzz and assisting with automotive marketing services that deliver measureable results.
“It’s all part of the SMD promise – we handle every step of the management process, and we’re quite proud of that.”
SMD Events provides a myriad of services to clients which include parade laps and driver introductions for motorsports events plus display services, install/dismantle tasks, design, fabrication/refurbishment, VIP hospitality events, vehicle logistics and detailing, DIP/group transportation, warehousing/shipping, graphics and printing, lead generation, catering, A/V equipment and executive handling.
Among the events that demand critical planning and preparation, say SMD representatives like Dean, is a sports car show, as this kind of event is not only based on finding an ideal venue or hiring a reliable sports car event manager, it revolves around mostly high-end cars that are not seen on an everyday basis on the streets. “These types of vehicles are usually customized and decked-out, such as those seen in films like The Fast and the Furious or Need for Speed,” adds Dean.
The preparation for sports car shows can last for months before the owners, car enthusiasts and promoters can show them to the public, according to industry experts such as Dean who insists that the key to hosting a successful sports car event lies in what a seasoned planner can bring to the table.
As a highly-qualified event managing organization, SMD Events suggests early pre-registration for car shows so that event leaders can already have an estimated number of participants that will require enough space to showcase their vehicles. Further, SMD representatives ensure the display venue is at least big enough to accommodate all participants together with their cars, those sexy models and avid fans.
“Proper event planning is vital for any successful event,” concludes Dean. “Virtually all the key stakeholders have raised concerns – police, councilors, environmental health officers and more; when clients hire SMD, they are getting a company that follows all the steps, such as creative conceptualization, venue selection, event production and error-free execution, and assists them from start to finish while remaining completely reliable.”
SMD Events is located at 600 East Dallas Road #150 in Grapevine and can be reached by calling (817) 251-8937.