The UK’s first dedicated event for people seeking to work in or improve their careers in the exhibition industry launches in London in January 2020.
Event Careers Live will take place 24 January at Banking Hall and organisers Mash Media Group (publishers of EW) have 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 on to how to pursue each route. The event will offer a combination of panel and campfire sessions and one-to-one mentoring with experts.
Key speakers lined up include James Rees, President of ICCA (and Executive Director of ExCeL London), and Tim Collett, Head of Live of global events agency WRG Live. The duo will be joined by leading recruitment experts, who 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’ a session with Simon Mills, Executive Director, ExCel London and Pauline Fischer, Manager, Global Accounts at HelmsBriscoe.
Another session highlight is ‘What it takes to organise and deliver big events’ and in this session the 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 world's biggest event businesses headquartered in the country and the UK events industry has been valued at £42.3bn (US$55.8bn). It 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 the industry.
The event will launch on 24 January 2020 – To register FREE, visit www.eventcareerslive.com