People will often think of Events Managers as merely concert or exhibition planners, but being one requires much more. Most of the time, guests may not recognize the good works of an event manager at a well-coordinated event, but they will certainly notice the lack of planning at a chaotic one.
Let’s look at a typical job description of an Events Manager :
- Specializes in event management work with critical problem solving capability, budgets management, timeline, coordination and managing human relation to create the best possible events for their clients.
- Ability to use business management and organizational skills to visualize, plan and execute an event.
- Equipping him/herself with the most up to date information about the industry and providing his/her client with the most cost effective yet value adding solution to their events.
“Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” ~ Hazrat Inavat Khan
A good Events Manager will turn your event into a beautiful place and making you feel like a guest at your own event. That is my personal goal at every event I organize.
Planning and Managing Events
“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” ~ Albert Einstein
An Events Manager will meet the client to collect and consolidate information about the client’s expectations of the event. He/she will then develop an event budget and brainstorm on the concept or theme for the event. Once the budget gets approved, the Events Manager will finalize the event concept and put together a project timeline, engagement of various service vendors and proceed to apply for any necessary permits or insurance required by the government agencies.
During the pipeline of the project, the Events Manager will ensure his/her team meets the timeline or is ahead of schedule and ensuring no details are left out. Event management teams often work closely with public relations teams and with hospitality professionals at event locations. Some event management professionals travel frequently to handle clients at various locations, while others focus on managing events at one geographic area.
On the day of the event, the event management team will be on-site to run the event and solve issues that may arise. Following the event, the team will wrap up any remaining details and gather feedback from the client.
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Ang Feng Yao, Events Manager