The preparation and behind the scenes of a successful conference is the culmination of a lot of planning hard work. A conference producers’ daily to-do list will include any (and frequently all) of the five following aspects:
Whether you’ve just completed school studies, a university degree or you’re moving into events from another career path, you’ll be surprised how many transferrable skills you already have to offer. Studying Conference Event Management with Event Academy will also help you build fledgling skills into professional strengths.
Find out more about the varied tasks event managers face on a daily basis with our alumni Day in the Life video! Look out for Masha and Nadisha, whose experiences include the wide scope of conference management!
As with all events careers, gaining experience is vital. Our Foundation and Diploma Courses offer access to plenty of experience through volunteering, whilst our Postgraduate and Degree-Alternative courses offer a 3-month work placement. You will not only gain experience in your own practice, you can also gain a foot in the door, as some of our alumni explain:
You can of course access our online courses from wherever you are, however, as London is the #1 location for conferences, you can also gain a real advantage by studying with us here.
Because the role of a conference event manager requires significant skills in marketing, our CIM accredited qualifications help demonstrate to potential employers and agencies that you understand what’s behind successful conferences for clients and attendees, something that also makes your CV stand out.
There are over 1.3 million business events held annually in the UK – including conferences and seminars (Eventbrite). From working freelance to being employed by an agency, a local company, national brand or global corporation, it’s no surprise that conference management can offer a wealth of roles.
The are considerable sector and brand opportunities for successful professionals. For instance, as a Conference Director, you could work for:
At Event Academy, we’re all about learning through experience. All our lecturers are event industry experts, delivering live events as well as lecturing for us … so you can learn through their experiences too.
Rupert FitzMaurice – our very active Director here at Event Academy, Rupert FitzMaurice, offers his career experience in his lectures which include event management in the corporate, conference and seminar worlds. His inimitable focus on engaging people rather than processes has made him not only sought-after in conference event planning but also in leading lectures and seminars which empower as well as educate, here at Event Academy,
Rosie Ham – Event Producer Rosie’s events experience working across the vast sectors of finance and media means she offers real insight into team-leadership, corporate project management and creating engagement through the planning and delivery of world-class conferences and seminars. Rosie’s success in this sector of events has led to her emergence as a career role model for many of our alumni, including Victoria Smart.
Maarten De Ruyck found the lectures were perfectly pitched to help support learning, understanding, and experience of not just what it is to manage events, but what’s really behind being a successful event manager:
“The lecturers are really professional and engaged, and bring a real positive energy to their lectures and to the students.”
Our lecturers don’t just stand up and tell you all about it, they involve you with on-site visits to in-progress events they’re working on. This immersion with the work of professional event managers will have a real impact on both your learning and your professional experiences.