WITH conferences, celebrity bashes, fashion shows and corporate events being the order of the day, event management is almost a sunrise industry.
Training for the job: You do not need any special qualifications; the only prerequisite is to have excellent inter-personal skills. A post graduate diploma in event management is certainly an added advantage.
Course curriculum: Diploma in Event Management covers event branding, writing an event brief, production and technical, celebrity and artist management, types of media, creativity in events, event sponsorship, PR with context to events, in-film marketing and promotions, wedding planning, award ceremonies, entrepreneurship etc.
Career options: An event manager is expected to conceptualize for the occasion keeping in mind the requirements and objectives of the client, planning, coordinating with different agencies, seeking permission from various government authorities, visualizing stage design, arranging performers and media promoters for the event, as well as.
One can start out by working as a manager in an event management company. Those experienced can also work as a consultant in corporations overseeing the entire operation. Those who have an entrepreneurial bent could also set up their own event management firm.
Pay package: High performers are paid handsomely. While a fresher may have to start with a lower stipend initially, the opportunities for growth are tremendous and within a couple of years one can start earning high income.