Custom events

At CDM Media, we specialize in delivering what you need – and sometimes what you need is unique to you.  For this situation, we provide custom events to meet your exacting requirements and marketing goals.

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Our custom events are designed by you, with a number of flexible formats which can integrate perfectly into your marketing plan and objectives.  Each format is fully customized, and supported by the first class Client Services and Event Management team at CDM Media.

Our team will work collaboratively with you on direction, theme and attendee profile – and from there they will take the lead, providing a premier level of service.  All project management, logistical planning, venue sourcing, delegate acquisition, marketing collateral, etc. will be spearheaded by us – creating a truly turn-key event with your objectives at its heart.

Whether you're looking for lead generation, relationship building, brand awareness, or market research, our custom events give you tools and information you need to impact your target audience and ultimately your organization's bottom line.

Our Custom Events Portfolio Includes:

Think Tanks

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  • Custom half-day roundtable event where the location, city and audience is chosen by you.
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Private Dinners

  • A luxurious private dinner with 8 C-Suite Executives of your choosing, in an upscale restaurant where informal interaction leads to lasting relationships.
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CIO Dinners

Corporate Hospitality

  • Corporate Entertainment at the world's most impressive and renowned events. Our calendar covers everything from Basketball to Horse Racing to Golf.
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1 Day Exclusive

  • You name it, we'll do it.  An event 100% customized to your requirements, leveraging our industry best Client Services and Event Management team.
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Think Tanks

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We have a very comprehensive Summit Calendar, but we realize there are often scenarios when you need an event which is as unique as you are. For this situation, we have Think Tanks. Our Think Tanks are custom half-day roundtable events, where you pick the city, date and audience – then sit back and let us do the rest!

Our dedicated Think Tank team will book the venue, arrange transportation, manage accommodation, create marketing materials, build an online event presence, and most importantly secure attendance from the C-Suite attendees that you want to get in front of.

The audience is completely designed by you, and we will bring together 12 C-Suite decision making executives based on the industry, company size, job title and location of your choosing.

We will work with you to develop a perfectly balanced agenda– which incorporates interaction, education on your product or service, and the key topics and trends impacting their industry and organizations.

Think Tanks deliver industry leading levels of interaction which is customized by you! Couple this with face-to-face time with the prospects that matter, and you have a formula for success.

Sample Morning Think Tank Agenda:

9:00am – 9:45am

Breakfast + Opening Remarks

A Senior Executive welcomes all attendees, outlining key topics that will be discussed throughout the day and goals of the Think Tank.

9:45am – 10:30am

Keynote Speech Presentation

A leader from your organization kicks off the proceedings with a keynote designed by you. This can touch on key challenges companies are facing and some of the innovative work your organization is doing to address these pain points.

10:30am – 11:30pm

Client Presentation/Case Study

An opportunity for a customer to take center stage, and illustrate how they have solved a business problem or challenges they were experiencing, and the outcomes which resulted.

11:30am – 11:45am

Networking Break

11:45pm – 12:45pm

Executive Roundtable Discussion

Led by a member of your team, analyst or customer, this is a session for you to engage the attendees in an intimate, open forum about their own challenges and pain points.

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Networking Lunch

A member of your team will wrap up the day and return to the common challenges mentioned earlier during the roundtable session, and explain how your services can help companies address those pain points.

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Closing Remarks

A final thank you from your team to the day’s attendees, highlight of the core topics discussed during the Think Tank and any specific follow up actions.

Sample Afternoon/Evening Think Tank Agenda:

3:30pm – 4:00pm


4:00pm – 4:10pm

Welcoming Address and Opening Remarks

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices.

5:15pm – 5:30pm

Networking Break

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Executive Roundtable Discussion

Led by a member of your team, analyst or customer, this is a session for you to engage the attendees in an intimate, open forum about their own challenges and pain points.

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Private Dinner

Unwind and network in a private setting, discussing the day's topics.

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Private Dinners

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Private Dinner in an 800 year old Monastery in Portugal.

When it’s all about developing real relationships with your key prospects, sometimes you need to get away from the summit ‘show floor’ to get down to the brass tacks.  Our Custom Private Dinners are the perfect opportunity for you to interact with your core targets in an informal yet luxurious, intimate environment.

The perfect addition to your summit sponsorship, or a stand-alone event, Private Dinners facilitate a level of interaction which is informative yet informal, and where all attendees feel comfortable enough to share insights and develop meaningful relationships with the sponsor and their peers.

CDM Media will work collaboratively with you to identify, confirm and ultimately bring together eight Senior C-Suite Executives in a top class location hosted by two senior executives from your organization, with the high quality menu and enhanced wine list you will come to expect from CDM Media Summits.

Private dinners are exclusive to one sponsor, and the ideal investment to create memorable experiences, and build the foundations which a true business relationship can be built on.

Want to learn more? Contact us.

Corporate Hospitality

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Are you looking for a unique, fun way to network and engage with your customers? Our Corporate Hospitality provides just that while enjoying some of the world’s premier sporting events. You pick the event and root for your favorite player or team while the CDM Media staff takes care of the rest. From attendee acquisition and coordination of logistics to providing on-site staff and support, CDM Media’s Corporate Hospitality events allow for engagement with your clients and prospects in an enjoyable, informal setting outside the traditional business environment.

Examples of Corporate Hospitality events include:

  • NBA Executive Suite
  • America’s Cup
  • Dubai World Cup
  • ERC Heineken Cup
  • FIFA World Cup
  • Grand Prix of Monaco
  • Masters Golf Tournament
  • NCAA March Madness & Final Four
  • Polo at Palermo
  • Ryder Cup
  • Super Bowl
  • The 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • The Ashes
  • The Grand National
  • The Melbourne Cup
  • The Olympic Games
  • UEFA Champion’s League
  • US Open
  • Wimbledon
  • World Cup Soccer
  • World Series

CDM Media Corporate Hospitality Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Ticket & Hospitality Suite Acquisition
  • Attendee Acquisition
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Affiliate Marketing & PR
  • Social Media Development & Promotion
  • Custom Merchandise Options
  • On-site Staff
  • Additional Vendor Outsourcing

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1 Day Exclusive

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1 Day Exclusive events are just that, an event which is so specific to you and your organization that it breaks the standard event mold.  At CDM Media, we relish these types of events and can give you exclusive access to our talented Client Services and Event Management Team, who will work with you to deliver exactly what you need, when you need it.

1 Day Exclusive Event Example:

ITSO Summits

Cancer Informatics Summit

The Challenge:

Bring together IT Leaders in various regions across North America and Europe to discuss and learn about IT Service Optimization challenges, issues and trends. Partnered by TeamQuest.

The Requirements:

  • Sourcing a series of luxurious venues across major cities in the USA and Europe
  • Development of an Online Web Presence, including balanced agenda which covers the burning issues facing IT Service Optimization today
  • Acquiring relevant partner organizations to promote and attend the event
  • Securing C-Level attendance in North America and Europe.
  • Assistance with transportation, both air & ground, for entire delegation
  • Creation and Deployment of Pre-Summit Survey to gather intel on attending delegates
  • On-site Event Management, including registration, Audio Visual, Session Room Management, Food & Beverage, Set Up & Take Down.
  • Post-Summit Follow-Up

The Outcome:

Four successful one-day events in New York, London, Frankfurt and San Francisco respectively, brought together over 50 people to discuss ITSO in a productive series of forums. A full day agenda enabled attendees to take part in interactive sessions where they could share experiences and also gather opinions on how others have solved problems similar to theirs.

Want to learn more? Contact us.