Career outlook for event coordinator
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would plan and organise conferences and events for different organisations where people do not have the time or expertise to do it themselves.
You’d run trade shows, exhibitions and conferences. You’d work closely with people from the organisation to ensure that you understand what they want at the event. You’d make sure everything is organised on time and on budget.
There are three main areas of work: marketing, operations and sales. You might specialise in one area or work in all three.
In marketing, you would:
- research the level of interest in an event
- find suitable venues and dates
- publicise events
- organise design and printing for tickets, posters and promotional items
In operations you’d be responsible for making sure that everything runs smoothly on the day. You would:
- plan timetables
- book venues
- supervise and pay contractors and suppliers, such as exhibition designers and caterers
- work closely with venue staff during events
- handle enquiries from exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and visitors
- supervise health and safety issues, and ensure that venues are cleared safely
If you work in sales you would contact potential exhibitors and persuade them to buy space for a stand in the exhibition where they can advertise their products or services. You’d also arrange sponsorship for events.
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