Events Manager

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Events managers are responsible for the coordination and execution of events such as festivals, exhibitions, conferences and other functions. They are skilled at designing the look and atmosphere of an event, integrating elements such as branding, target market characteristics, logistics and budget. Events managers have excellent organisational skills and are skilled communicators, as part of their work is understanding their clients' needs and articulating their ideas. Some educational institutions offer specialist courses in events management, though university studies in areas such as marketing and tourism also prepare graduates well for this type of work. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of sectors including hospitality, tourism, business and government.