Conference or exhibition manager/organiser

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Job holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.

Current Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award or equivalent qualifications. Professional qualifications are available and may be required by some employers. Off- and-on-the-job training is available.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Discusses conference and exhibition requirements with clients and advises on facilities.
  • Develops proposal for the event, and presents proposal to client.
  • Allocates exhibition space to exhibitors.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks, and co-ordinates the activities of designers, crafts persons, technical staff, caterers and other events staff.
  • Liaises closely with venue staff to ensure smooth running of the event.
  • Ensures that Health and Safety and other statutory regulations are met.

Desired Skills

Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Reading Comprehension
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