Event Organiser

12/11/2014 Career

Event management is fast catching up as a hot career option because of
the element of glitz, glamour, flamboyance and style associated with
important social and corporate events due to the increasing trend in
retail and marketing sector. Event management is all about putting in
order a professional and focused event, for a particular target
audience. It involves visualizing concepts, planning, budgeting,
organizing and executing events.

Event managers organize events like fashion & celebrity shows, film
awards, celebrity promotions, road shows, musical concerts, company
conferences, corporate seminars, workshops, exhibitions, wedding
celebrations, birthday parties theme parties, product launching etc. An
interesting area in Event Management is organizing parties and disco
nights. The Event Manager is responsible for designing the basic
framework, marketing , hunting for sponsors, working on the logistics,
locating the site/destination, hiring performers ,books the artistes,
arranges for transport for different people, and on the D' Day
co-ordinates, plans and finalizes every aspect of the event.

Course Details
candidate opting for a diploma course in event management is required
to pass the Higher Secondary or 10 + 2 course in any discipline.
However, for a post graduate diploma in event management a bachelor's
degree in any stream is a must. Students may also pursue their post
graduate degree from a reputed institute abroad.

The aspirant for event management course should have a genuine passion
for conducting events. He/she should have very good organizing ability
and be flexible to work for long hours. Graduates with excellent public
relations and networking skills can opt for this field. However to
become an event manager in a reputed firm or company, one must have an
MBA degree along with good public relations. Having a degree in public
relations along with your Masters in marketing will be an added
advantages fro this profession.

Career Prospects
can work as an event manager in companies like Wizcraft, television
channels like Zee TV, coordinate fashion shows for companies like Lakme
and organize award ceremonies for magazines like Filmfare. One can also
work as a public relation executive in various media and advertisement
houses and tourism sector. One can work as an event manger and
coordinator in companies like Oglivy and Mather, Percept' D mark, CNBC
TV, DNA Network and Encompass abroad.

Films and serial production houses, hotel industry, tourism, the
corporate sector, BPOs (Business Processing Outsourcing), newspaper
houses and the fashion industry are some of the sectors where an event
manager is required. An able Event Manager can also as a consultant in
corporations or can work independently.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
following institutes offer graduate and post graduate diploma courses
in event management. Amity Institute of Event Management, New Delhi;
Event Management Development Institute, Mumbai; Indian Institute of
Event Management at Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune; International Center for
Event Marketing, New Delhi; International Institute of Event
Management, Mumbai; National Institute of Event Management, Mumbai;
St.Joseph's college of Business Administration, Bangalore; MICA,
Ahmadabad; RS Institute of Event Management, Bangalore; Rai University,
New Delhi and Institute of Tourism & Future Management Trends
(ITFT), Chandigarh.

Remuneration in this
field fluctuates according to the type of the event that is managed. The
sky is the limit for a successful event manager. While after a course
in event management, a fresher can start his/her career with Rs.500-1000
per day, the starting salary for professionals in corporate sector can
be anywhere between Rs.10, 000 and Rs. 15,000. Once an event manger
attains experience in the field, he/she can command fees from Rs.50, 000
to Rs.1 lakh or above per event depending on his/her client

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