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What is 'event management'? Is it a good career option?

Date: 04 Mar 2016    Group: Career Guidance    Category: Other Jobs   

Nowadays we see many advertisements about offering event management services by certain individuals/companies. What are event management services? What qualification is required for offering such services? How is it as a career option? How much initial investment is generally required for starting such services?
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Author: [Anonymous]    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Event management services include a wide range of activities such as below -

1. Managing the product launches of various organizations
2. Managing the conferences
3. Managing small to big exhibitions
4. Managing wedding events
(Above are few examples, while it will be a long list of activities)

Event management services in any of the above areas or more of them includes providing end to end arrangement and execution of above events in the utmost professional way so that the client/customer can focus on the core activity. It's a very good career option for people who are extrovert, outgoing, fun loving, who like meeting different people, are sensitive to others' needs, have a passion for customer service, are customer centric, and last but not the least - highly energetic because event management needs high levels of energy all the time. So it's a great career option but it may not suit every person, so one has to be conscious of his/her personality and inclination and then choose this as career option.

No minimum qualification required for non corporate event management, one just needs good organizational and PR skills. However, for organizing the corporate events a degree or diploma in event management, PR, tourism, hospitality management, or marketing is required. A person with some experience in sales & marketing can also become event planner.

Author: Mahesh    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

There are various types of event management options. Example, you can manage events such workshops, training, corporate launches, parties, personal parties and events, business expo and religious and political events. Each event is different and you have to keep in mind the things that required to handle such events.

It can be a good career option if you are extrovert. If you're driven to meet new people every now and then. In such case the career option can be really good. I suggest you to try this during your educational years before you pursue this full time.

Also it helps if you learn the trade before starting your own event management company. There are many such training places and companies where they handle such things.

There are courses from the open universities and the universities such as mumbai university where you can learn event management. Some courses such as interior designing allow you to do the event management major too. So it is upto you to learn how to do event management.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Event management is a new area having excellent promises for those who are energetic, extrovert, an ability to execute planning in an excellent way in the area of launching a new product or managing a successful conference. These people can manage wedding - ceremony in a grand way and the party interested for the finalisation of the ceremony may approach Event Management People for the final execution of the task.
The job calls for complete dedication towards the job and should have an ability to converse freely in order to achieve the result. Moreover, an excellent energetic level is required for the execution of the job.
A reputed Institute offering MBA in Hospitality - management or Event - management would be helpful to understand many important tools required in this area.

Author: [Anonymous]    06 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Event management, name itself says that a company manage to conduct the event on behalf of its various clients' choice and requirement of the service. The event management or an event could be of Press Release, Public Relation, Product launches, Corporate gathering, Affiliate gathering, Party for the company or Party for the individual family and so on.

They serve various events for its client in a professional manner. The company conduct various program and some fun activity beside gifting to the attendees and on. The client has to furnish the requirement with the Event Management company which in turn they will get whole program detail and show the previous program conducted and its price etc. for further show.

Author: Juana    06 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Event management services help clients organize occasions. There are various events that come under the purview of event managers. Such as –

• Social events
• Business events
• Product launches
• Corporate gatherings
• Cultural events
• Conferences etc

The job entails perfect execution of all responsibilities, so the event is a roaring success. The responsibilities of an event manager can include the following and more –
• Selecting the venue
• Printing and sending out invitations
• Organizing the food and drinks
• Looking after guests and delegates comfort
• Ensuring gifts for guests are arranged for
• Making sure the decorations are suitably done
• Arranging transportation for guests to and from the venue and place of stay
• Picking up guests upon arrival to the city
• Organizing music and other entertainment

An event manager must be a thorough professional and skilled in various aspects to be able to turn any event into a success. Event managers must be excellent at planning and execution of ideas and be highly motivated and dedicated to their job, they must be willing to understand and incorporate client ideas into the event, they are also required to be resourceful so they can easily procure whatever is needed for an event, they must be in touch with the latest trends and be tasteful in their choices. They have to be this and a lot more.

A number of diploma courses are available where students can learn the basics of the job. Event Management is a lucrative business and one can really forge ahead in this business, through just word of mouth.

To set up business you will require an office or a place to work out from. You will also need to advertise so people know you are in business. The budget will depend on how big or small you want to go. I suggest you do some work for free, so you can build your portfolio.

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