What's it like to be an Events Planner?
An Events Planner coordinates, executes and manages conferences, meetings and parties. They can either do this by themselves end-to-end, or in conjunction with an Events Manager or Events Coordinator working on-site on the day of the event.
Tasks and duties
- Meeting with clients to understand the event’s purpose.
- Planning the details of the event, such as the date, location, catering and transportation.
- Arrange the products and services needed, such as flowers, food and photography.
- Communicate progress to the client and obtain buy-in or approval on the details.
- Inspect places to ensure they meet the standards and requirements of the event.
- Review invoices and facilitate payments.
Events Planners are busy people. They must be good at organising, prioritising, coordinating and must have exceptional communication skills.
Events Planners can organise events of all kinds, including weddings, banquets, conferences, meetings, parties and funerals.
What can I earn as an Events Planner?
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How to become an Events Planner
- Consider completing a diploma or degree in event management, hospitality management, public relations or communications.
- If you’re at entry level, try to gain experience through internships or volunteering at event planning organisations or festivals in administration, volunteer coordination, catering and event assistance.
- If you’re changing careers, try to identify your transferable skills such as meeting coordination, function planning or conference administration.
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