Events Manager – Events

Also known as: Venue Manager, Conference Services Manager, Catering Manager, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Conference Planner, Conference Manager, Conference Planning Manager, Catering and Convention Services Manager, Bar & Events Manager

As an event manager you will have the responsibility of planning, co-ordinating and promoting an event on behalf of a client or your own organisation.  You will liaise with suppliers, exhibitors, guests and clients to ensure the event is just as planned, and manage a team of event co-ordinators. 

Your day-to-day duties may involve:

• liaising with your clients
• maintaining a record of expenses and adhering to the budget as requested by the client
• finding and securing venues
• initiating the promotion of the event, via social media, the press, phone calls
• implementing health and safety procedures

As an event manager you may specialise in one area, or plan an array of events – from weddings to music concerts. You will manage every aspect of co-ordinating an event from sales to marketing.  You will plan the distribution of posters and promotional items to advertise the event and support the event co-ordinators as they sell stand space to exhibitors before and during an exhibition.

As the event manager you will co-ordinate the operational aspect of the event. This involves planning timetables and liaising with caterers, contractors, and equipment hire companies to supply the venue with food and any additional services such as electrical appliances.  You will ensure the event co-ordinators are working effectively and dealing with enquiries from exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and visitors. It is essential that you organise insurance and security for the event, and ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to.

In addition to organising the event it is vital that the event manager maintains a record of expenses, and keeps to the client’s budget.