If you have high organisation and interpersonal skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment, consider a career as an event manager
· Event managers plan and organise promotional, business and social events. They're responsible for running a range of events, ensuring the target audience is engaged and the message of the event is marketed properly. Events play a huge part in the success of a brand or an organisation.
· As an event manager, you'll organise conferences, seminars and exhibitions, as well as parties and corporate incentive trips.
· You'll manage the whole process from the planning stage, right through to running the event and carrying out the post-event evaluation. The role is primarily hands-on and often involves working as part of a team.
As an event manager, you'll need to:
· Liaise with clients to find out their exact event requirements
· Produce detailed proposals for events (including timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets)
· Research venues, suppliers and contractors, then negotiate prices and hire
· Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics (for example, venue, catering, travel)
· Liaise with sales and marketing teams to publicise and promote the event
· Manage all pre-event planning, organising guest speakers and delegate packs
· Coordinate suppliers, handle client queries and troubleshoot on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly and to budget
· Manage a team of staff, giving full briefings
· Organize facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality and the media
· Make sure that insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are followed
· Oversee the dismantling and removal of the event and clear the venue efficiently
· Produce post-event evaluation to inform future events
· Research opportunities for new clients and events.