Working in an events company or events department in an organization, helping event planners and project managers to organize and host events.
An Event Assistant is an entry level position, typically working within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organization. The role would usually provide support to a number of Event Planners or Project Managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organize and deliver an event: for example, searching for the right location and venue for the event; working with the design team on the look and feel of the event; or organizing logistics like transportation and catering. The events organized may be for the company where the Event Assistant is working, or could be for a variety of different clients including large corporations, smaller companies and not- for-profit organizations.
Events cover a broad range of activities as well as sizes, from small numbers of attendees through to thousands. Around 75% of events are conferences, meetings, trade shows and exhibitions. Other events include outdoor events, cultural events, sporting and music events. Companies use events to bring together different groups of people: from employees attending a sales conference; to customers or suppliers attending the launch of a new product; to shareholders gathering at a conference designed to attract new investors. These are just a few examples – the breadth and diversity of the events industry is partly what makes it such an exciting place to work.
As well as holding events in the UK, events agencies and events departments organize events in different countries around the world.
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