Step 6: The follow-up

  • After the event is over, your work is far from finished: The follow-up © KölnTourismus GmbH, Volker Voigt
    After the event is over, your work is far from finished: The follow-up © KölnTourismus GmbH, Volker Voigt

Culinary Cologne: The kitchen party 

You’ve spent so much time preparing, chopping, stirring and cooking. But after all the long preparations, the event itself was over in a flash. There’s really no absolute measure of time. It’s all relative: the moments of happiness, the intense enjoyment of different flavours, the lightness of being! We enjoyed every second. The kitchen and the dining hall are now the stage of a follow-up event. The washing-up is waiting, but the hard-core crew is still here, ready to celebrate a relaxed kitchen party! 


Event planning: The event is over, but your work is far from finished — following up an event

A good follow-up phase is just as important as the preparation phase of an event, but the importance of the follow-up is often underestimated. This includes a coordinated clean-up and dismantling session with renewed vigour, the reassessment of your goals, paying the bills, sending thank-you messages to all of your partners, and follow-up activities including photos, films or even a logbook. All of these activities put the final point on your event and ensure that it will have a lasting effect! 

Following up an event in times of Coronavirus

In times of Coronavirus there are a few more aspects that have to be considered in the follow-up phase of an event. What has to be done in the event that you receive notification of an infection? For how long should you keep the recorded visitor data? Here we would like to provide you with the best possible support in terms of event planning in times of Coronavirus.

 

Checklist 6a. The follow-up - Planning a meeting
Checklist 6b. The follow-up - Planning an evening event