Work Nature

  • An event manager plans special events for organizations, such as corporations, nonprofits, and academic institutions.
  • They may rent space for parties and seminars, hire and supervise event staff, purchase and rent equipment, and negotiate contracts with caterers, entertainers, and speakers.
  • They often interact with top management and various departments of an organization during event planning stages, and may also conduct follow-up interviews to determine whether or not the event accomplished its goals.
  • producing detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets).
  • agreeing to, and managing a budget.
  • securing and booking a suitable venue or location.
  • ensuring insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are adhered to.
  • coordinating venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors and equipment hire.
  • organising facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality and the media.
  • identifying and securing speakers or special guests.
  • planning room layouts and the entertainment programme, scheduling workshops and demonstrations.
  • coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings.
  • selling sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential exhibitors/partners.
  • preparing delegate packs and papers.
  • liaising with marketing and PR colleagues to promote the event.
  • liaising with clients and designers to create a brand for the event and organising the production of tickets, posters, catalogues and sales brochures, plus social media coverage.
  • coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly.
  • overseeing the dismantling and removal of the event and clearing the venue efficiently.
  • post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).

Key Skills

  • Operations Management
  • Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Client Interaction

Occupations

  • Event Assistant Event Director
  • Event Designer
  • Event Manager
  • Exhibitions Coordinator
  • Gaming Manager
  • Manager
  • Public Relationship Officer
  • Public Relationship Officer
  • Wedding Planner

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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