Expertise

IMD provides strategic advice and operational services. We have expertise in the following areas:

Feasibility Studies

We will produce a business model to include identification of all revenue streams and income, fixed and variable costs and anticipated return.

We will identify market trends globally and locally. A staffing structure and preopening budget will be produced

Business and Financial Planning

Strategic thinking combined with industry knowledge enables us to advise on creating realistic and in depth business plans.  Our financial planning takes into account all areas of revenue creation, cost forecasting, programming and cash flow forecasts. 

Venue Design, Development and Preopening Services

We know what works and what doesn’t work, we know how to design a venue in order to maximize revenues and minimize operating costs. A well designed venue also caters for the needs of shows/teams/productions and the ever more discerning public. We are experienced at working with architects and project managers to achieve the best result.

Preopening services include establishing all policies, procedures, and contractual relationships, Identifying revenue streams, programming and negotiating with third parties.

Venue Management

We provide advice and assistance to both new venues or existing venues that need help identifying new opportunities, reviewing processes, systems and controls, maximizing revenue opportunities and minimizing costs without compromising customer service.

Organisational Development

Whether a client needs advice re improving the strategy, structure, management and operations of their company or requires recommendations for the best team structure for a new venue, we provide objective advice and expertise.  Our aim is to improve the performance culture within the organisation thus maximizing growth and improving business performance.

Grants and Funding for Events

The key to successful applications is a working understanding of all areas: realistic forecasting of revenues and costs; appropriate sponsor packages and marketing plans; managing risk and experience in working with government departments and funding bodies.  We have been successful in applying for and receiving funding for major events.

Event Promotion and Management

Our extensive experience in event promotion and management includes:

  • Realistic budgeting and revenue projecting.
  • Ticketing and pricing strategy
  • Marketing plans,
  • Sponsorship negotiation
  • Food and beverage
  • Merchandise
  • Broadcasting rights
  • Production
  • Risk
  • Health and safety
Operator Selection

Choosing an Operator is an important decision, we will advise on the following: 

  • Tender process and documents.
  • Assessing bids.
  • Interviewing
  • Heads of terms

We can be involved as much or little as required and will tailor our activity to meet your objectives.

Tendering Processes

We can oversee/advise on the tendering process and contract negotiation for the following:

  • Operator selection
  • Ticketing
  • Food and beverage
  • Operational contracts
  • Merchandise concessionaire

Projects

IMD provides strategic advice and operational services. Find out more about our projects