Event management is the process of using business management and organizational skills to envision, plan and execute social and business events. People who specialize in event management work with budgets, schedules, and vendors to create the best possible events for their clients.
Many companies use event management firms to coordinate their most important meetings and other events.
Event planners go by many different job titles, but the core function of their work all falls within the realm of event management. When you work in event management, you’ll be involved in planning, executing and evaluating corporate, association, nonprofit, government, and social events.
Event management requires strong organizational, budgeting and creative skills.
Planning and Managing Events
An event manager will start planning an event by meeting with the client and collecting information about the client’s vision of the event.The client will develop a event budget, and discuss the overall concept or theme.
Once the budget is in place, the event manager will finalize the concept for the event, work to line up a location and vendors, and obtain any necessary permissions, permits, and insurance.
If speakers are required for the event, the event management team will coordinate with the client to engage them. If other extras, such as parking and transportation, are needed, the team also will arrange for those.