Introduction To Events Managements:
Events management is the creation/ development of large events such as formal parties, festivals, conferences, ceremonies and concerts. Social media is a huge part of the job for an events manager – Social media’s main two components that draw people to events and make them successful are networking opportunities and educational content. Most people are using social media sites today such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Most attendees will probably be talking about the event in advance, during the event and after the event on these social sites, whether you as an events manager knows it or not. The rise of people using social media is rapidly increasing, social media is not only 10x easier it also allows you to organise/ plan the event professionally, and reach a wider audience, therefore making your event more popular.
I looked at two major companies within the events management industry, one of them was ‘Event management company London’ which is a company that tell the story of your business/ brand through events. They run all sorts of events such as summer parties, product launches, exhibitions, Christmas parties and press events. The company is a small event management team based in London. The team work with their clients to have an idea of what they are wanting, they then provide an ‘unexpected, creative and individual event solution’. Their goal is to surprise their clients with their passion for the business, their enthusiasm for their events and excitement to work with them. The second company I looked at was ‘Pretty clever events’ which is an events management company ‘with a difference’. Pretty clever events is a ten year old award – winning creative event management company. The agency covers the UK, Europe and North America. Operating globally, the company organises conferences/ themed parties, and also offer an international free venue search service. The company explain that their main focus is communication towards their clients.
Description of the job role:
An events manager is responsible for organising and running all kind of events such as summer/ Christmas parties, festivals, weddings and conferences. They have to control the whole project from planning at the start to running the event in the day.The skills needed for an events manager include planning, organising, good people skills, problem solving and determination.
Event managers are needed in almost any kind of business – entertainment, finance, government, retail, fashion, sport, music… and so their day to day job can be filled with a range of challenges and unique situations.
Main responsibilities/ skills include:
- Development/ production and delivery of projects from the proposal to the delivery of the project.
- Delivering events on time within budget, that meet expectations.
- Communicating and developing client relationships – also supplier relationships.
- Leadership, motivation and supporting your team.
- Travelling to on site inspections and project management events.
- Being responsible for all project budgets from start to finish.
- Ensuring excellent customer service and quality delivery.
The event industry is all about exceeding the expectations of all parties involved in the events, and design is one of the key ways to impress. Event managers need to be real outside-the-box thinkers who have a dynamic approach to problem-solving.
“VERMILION & CINNABAR is famous for its luxury design and enchanting eastern atmosphere.
In December 2016, Vermilion will be launching its eagerly awaited Wedding and Banqueting Hall which will be a breath taking facility, housing 2 different function rooms.
This is an exciting time for Vermilion and we are now looking to recruit an experienced Events Manager.
The successful candidate, ideally qualified, will be operationally focused and will have the ability to deliver exceptional service to guests and offer a professional events experience to both customers and clients.
We are looking for someone who has ‘hand on’ experience of managing wedding bookings, parties and corporate events.
You must be well organised and preferably Manchester based. You must also have an excellent attention to detail and be able to demonstrate that you have the required experience at the ‘high end’ of events management”.
Job Type: Full-time Job Location: Manchester
Required experience: Managing corporate events: 3 years
My personal action plan:
- Career choice: Events management.
- Target grade for the UAL course: Merit/ Distinction.