Event planning requires balancing competing roles as well as strong project management skills. A well-planned event achieves your stated objectives, engages your target audience, stays within budget, and unfolds with logistical success.
We look at some of the key issues to keep in mind when planning an event… (more…)
As Martin College Event Students we had the opportunity to volunteer for the Global leadership forum presented by the Growth Faculty at the Sydney Convention Centre. This event consisted of a powerful one-day seminar featuring six leaders of global business, Martha Stewart, Russell Simmons, George Clooney, Muhammad Yunus, Jeff Taylor and Michael Fertik. (more…)
Every year we all get invited to events of different sorts. Some events are worth all the trouble when they turn out to be fun while other events are just too boring that they make you wonder why you even bothered to come. Either you’ve been to so many events that you can distinguish which ones are bad and which ones are good just by the invitations or you’ve finally lost all interest in parties because they all turn out to be disappointing. Are you craving for one of a kind, extravagant and news-worthy events? Why don’t you become the event coordinator yourself.
What does an Event Coordinator do?
The event coordinator is the backbone to every affair. They either make or break an event. They are the ones who plan everything to the last detail to make sure everything goes smoothly. Whether it is annual meetings, fund-raising dinners, black-tie events, weddings or any kind of event, for it to be a success it needs to have an event coordinator. This means that as long as there are parties, coordinators will always be in demand. (more…)
If you hate the idea of being stuck working in a cubicle and enjoy being at events, then your best bet at starting a career in events is by working as an On-site Manager. This is a great job option if you would like to experience the ins and outs of events planning first-hand. On-site event managers assist the event planner by taking responsibility over a particular area of responsibility – often referred to as on-site coordinators, they are outgoing by nature and are good team players. (more…)
Curious about a career in Events? Read on to find out what kind of jobs are out there for Events Coordinators, and what kind of qualifications you need to get ahead in this industry:
The great thing about a career in Events is that you can work in a wide range of industries. In any kind of business, there will always be demand for someone who can organise and manage events. There are especially many job openings for Events Coordinators in the hospitality and tourism industries, as well as within not-for-profit organisations and government agencies.
“Event planning is a huge, lucrative market, ripe with opportunity, and it just continues to expand.” – Linda Kevich, founder and director of the International Institute of Weddings
If you’ve been considering a career in Events, there’s never been a better time to get started. While other industries are still recovering from the GFC, job listings for Events Organisers are increasing – with strong growth forecasted for 2011/12.
Events can also be a financially rewarding career for graduates, with an average annual salary of around $59,000 (MyCareer, Dec 2009).