What course do I need to do to become an Event Manager?
Event Managers are responsible for overseeing the organisation and execution of all types of functions; from office parties, conventions and conferences to concerts, food festivals and sporting events. From start to finish, the Event Manager is involved in almost every aspect of planning and running an event. They meet with clients to discuss budgets and expectations, define the desired style and determine the objectives of the event.
Once objectives have been set, the Event Manager liaises with vendors, caterers, venue coordinators and other specialists to develop a plan of attack. They book locations and catering, interview staff and contractors and organise ticket sales and equipment hire; all while monitoring and working within the constraints of the client’s budget.
An Event Manager is also typically on-site during the event to monitor staff, resolve issues and guarantee that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the event comply with local regulations and health and safety standards.