The UK’s first dedicated event for people seeking to work in or improve their careers in the exhibition industry launches in January 2020.
Event Careers Live , 24 January at Banking Hall, London, has assembled an armada of leading companies that will be recruiting at the event including; Clarion Events, Cvent, drp Group, Easyfairs, GES, Nineteen Events and Hyve Group.
The event is designed to help young and hungry eventprofs to learn more about the industry and plan out their career journey, covering; marketing, sales, operations, and creative roles with insight in to how to pursue each route. The event consists of a combination of panel and campfire sessions and one-to-one mentoring with experts sharing their experience and advice.
Key speakers include James Rees the President of ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association and Executive Director of ExCeL), and with Tim Collett Head of Live of WRG Live, one of the global leading event agencies delivering memorable content and experiences. The duo, joined by many other leading recruitment experts, will guide candidates through the many opportunities the industry has to offer in a series of ‘campfire’ sessions, creating a much more informal and relaxed approach to recruitment.
Panel sessions will be covering topics such as ‘Switching career paths in the event industry’ providing practical advice on switching roles with Simon Mills, Executive Director, ExCel London and Pauline Fischer, Manager, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe.
Another session highlight is ‘What is takes to organise and deliver big events’ and in this session our panel will discuss what skills are needed to deliver big festivals, exhibitions and corporate events such as Taste of London; Top Gear Live and Fast and Furious Live. Matt Franks, Director of Events at drp Group, will also talk about the changing face of internal corporate events and the new skills required as they become more like festivals.
The UK has some of the biggest event businesses headquartered here and is at the heart of major global events. The UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion and provides 570,000 full time jobs. Event Careers Live is designed to not only help nurture professionals that are currently working in events, but also to attract graduates into our industry.
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