- Décor, Entertainment, Catering
- Tours And Activities
- Accompanying Persons
- Shuttles And Transfers
- Hospitality / Information Desk
- Event Registration
- Housing Bureau
- Exhibit Management
- Technical Tours
- Site Selection
- Convention Centre Liason
- Critical Path Management
- Financial Reconciliation
...thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our 2002 President's Club Event in St. John's, NL.
Tim Faithfull, President and CEO
Shell Canada Limited
As Newfoundland's premier Destination Management Company since 1982, McCarthy's Party Ltd. is a full- service destination management company catering to the growing convention, market for St. John's.
We take care of all the details of a conference from the housing bureau, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, boat tours, historic tours, whale watching, tourist literature, banquets, bands, strolling minstrels, lobster suppers, dances, Screech Ins, Newfoundland Scavenger Hunt's, Murder Mystery with a Newfoundland flavour, full scale musicals with a Newfoundland story line, to concerts featuring Newfoundland entertainers, etc.
We offer complete social programs for conventions offering pre-post convention packages, organizing spouse/partner programs, which include everything from a fish preparation demonstration to a fashion show incorporating Newfoundland crafts.
Décor, Entertainment, Catering
Whatever your needs, your budget or your special preferences, McCarthy's Party Ltd. promises you a memorable event with the ideal decor, entertainment and caterer for your group.Using lighting effects, unusual accessories, or floral centrepieces, we can create a decor of minimalist or extravagant design. Entertainment can be offered with local humour, music, mystery, or a trip down the infamous George Street. The caterer can fulfill all your different requirements including theme meals and special culinary requests. Let us know what you have in mind...and we will put something spectacular together.
Tours And Activities
The tours and activities we offer to participants give them a chance to discover Newfoundland at its best. Created with imagination and efficiency in mind, the McCarthy's Party Ltd. tours incite interest to maximize participation. With the help of our local on-site professional guides and our experienced staff, all delegates, accompanying persons, children, and invited guests are in good hands.
McCarthy's Party Ltd. can handle all your needs for accompanying persons, including: social activities (tours, luncheons, etc.), registration, personalized badges, hospitality suites and entertainment. We will design programs for all ages and groups, such as children, spouses, guests, VIPs and more. Our wide variety of social activities and tours will have something to offer to all guests.
Shuttles And Transfers
McCarthy's Party Ltd. shuttles are designed to transport a large number of people between the airport and hotels, to the Convention Centre or other destinations for special events. A reliable transport service is guaranteed and our experienced staff assures that the vehicles are clean, modern, well-maintained and driven by professional drivers.Often, service is needed simply for the transfer of a group or individual, whether by limousine, sedan, minibus, or motor coach. McCarthy's Party Ltd. is there to deliver your transportation needs, quality guaranteed.
Hospitality / Information Desk
When holding an event in a hotel, a McCarthy's Party Ltd. hospitality desk can be extremely useful. Easily identifiable for participants, this desk is staffed by certified bilingual guides who can give information about the city, different activities, shows and exhibitions in town, restaurants and much more. Brochures and maps of the city can also be distributed for those in need of information.
If desired, the hospitality desk staff can be in charge of distributing tickets for different tours or activities to confirmed participants, or also sell tickets on site, make and confirm reservations, act as a message centre, etc.
McCarthy's Party Ltd. can coordinate a comprehensive registration system, from the publication of forms and brochures, the creation of custom databases, the processing of pre-registrations, payments, confirmations, accommodations, participation and registration reports, on-site registrations, set-up of on-site registration area including bilingual staff, signage and more.
To the eyes and ears of all participants, the audiovisual presentations of your event will reflect greatly on the quality of the event. It is not only a function of establishing required equipment to be used, but also the technical methods of operating and servicing this equipment. From the most basic equipment such as microphones, screens and laser pointers to the most complex ones, namely simultaneous translation equipment, special laser effects and magnetic vote cards, McCarthy's Party Ltd. can take care of all your audiovisual needs smoothly and efficiently.
Its extensive experience with all major hotel chains, allows McCarthy's Party Ltd. to assist you with your hotel accommodations, meetings, conferences and special events. McCarthy's Party Ltd. can set-up a housing office to manage all room reservations, individual or group for an event, be it for one hotel or several locations. This housing service involves the taking and recording of reservations by date, processing of deposits to guarantee rooms, and follow-up reports for verification and control.
Exhibitions offer companies and organizations working with conferences an opportunity to show their products and services to participants, thus strengthening ties between businesses, associations and individuals. McCarthy's Party Ltd. is available to take care of all levels of exhibit organization, including accounting (operating budget, invoicing and processing of payments, sale of exhibit booths), promotion (mailings, brochures, registrations and reports) and essential liaison between exhibitors, the event and the exhibition venue (floorplan, set-up and take-down, decor, contract, exhibitors manual, supplies, information and updates). The exhibition is an important part of an event. Well planned, it can also be a significant source of revenue.
Highlight your event by offering specially chosen gifts to your participants, your speakers or your VIPs. At McCarthy's Party Ltd. we will be involved in suggesting appropriate gifts, price negotiations, purchasing, preparation of an attractive presentation and even delivery. You can have your gift prepared and presented in any sort of wrapping you desire. The gifts can be typical Newfoundland items, a basketful of goodies for a late-night snack, something to amuse during spare time, or a local souvenir to cherish.
Technical tours are designed to explore event themes at off-site venues. This service involves the following elements: pre-registration, payment, reservation of site, host arrangements, and transportation (transfers or shuttles, to and from).
McCarthy's Party Ltd. will handle all technical tours logistics within the context of the general meeting registration system.
For any meeting or activity, a well-chosen site can make all the difference, for both participants and organizers. Whatever the event, the venue must be able to accommodate all requirements, including capacity, access, lighting, audiovisual elements, decor and others. McCarthy's Party Ltd. can find a site for all kinds of events, whether in the city - hotels, museums, convention centre, historical buildings and parks - or out.
Convention Centre Liason
One of McCarthy's Party's first tasks will be to review/ confirm all arrangements at the St. John's Convention Centre, and ensure that the space on hold is appropriate. In addition, McCarthy's Party Ltd. will handle: allocation of meeting space for all sessions, meals, exhibit, private meetings and social events, as well as information and special services to allow for the smoothest flow of traffic on the convention floor; schedule meetings to allow for most efficient and economical use of space.
Critical Path Management
McCarthy's Party Ltd. will work with the organizing committee to establish a mutually acceptable critical path that will be the working model for all conference planning and execution. This includes: preparation of a detailed critical path showing specific tasks and deadlines for completion; identification of responsibilities of both McCarthy's Party Ltd. and organizing committee to allow for best use of combined resources; regular updates of critical path reflecting progress and modified priorities.
At the end of your event, McCarthy's Party Ltd. will provide you with detailed financial reports outlining payments received, unpaid balances and refunds to be made.
The method of payment (credit card, cheque, wire transfer) will be indicated on the financial reports issued by McCarthy's Party Ltd. to account for all administration and banking charges incurred. Combined with the previous budget update, these reports will summarize revenues.