Event management involves the planning, execution and hosting of festivals, press conferences, gala dinners, trade-shows and exhibitions. These occasions are regularly used as marketing tools in order to encourage interest from media outlets.
Those looking for senior roles via an event management recruitment agency will have a far better chance if they are in possession of a degree or HND in event management, media-related subjects, marketing or audio/visual production. Many people enter the industry through graduate trainee schemes; however, it is also common for people to find employment after demonstrating related skills in other areas. All applicants for roles in this profession need to have exceptional planning, communication and presentational skills.
Events of this nature are being increasingly utilised as a way of reaching out to media outlets, and that has meant a recent increase in the number of opportunities for events management staff. There are some UK firms that specialise in organising large media events for companies of all descriptions. However, large, multinational firms are now likely to employ their own staff as part of larger marketing teams. Public relations industries, media organisations and charities are all significant employers of events management staff in the UK.
Event management recruitment agencies typically quote salaries in this sector as being between £18,000 and £40,000 per year.