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Why should you start a career in events management?

From large scale international events like the Olympics Games and Formula One races to international exhibitions, music festivals, concerts, conventions, corporate incentive travels to smaller events such as weddings and private functions, there is now an unprecedented need for relevant professional and qualified people for this booming sector.

Events management is an exciting and dynamic field of study that includes business, marketing, and hospitality. A fast-paced and fun career in this field will provide you with a plethora of emotional and physical experiences involved.

Exciting job Opportunities

The events industry across the world is flourishing. There are major events happening every month, every week. 25% of marketing is now event-oriented, making event professionals more imperative than ever – live conferences and large scale trade shows are now a basic core of commerce, tourism, and innovation.

Besides conventions, there are an ever-growing number of festivals for the millennials, culture vultures, artists, adrenalin junkies, food enthusiasts and many more. Such events require creative and capable people with relevant skills and knowledge to help create, plan, and implement.

Transferable skills

In your involvement in event planning and creation, you will acquire skills from the need to maintain working relationships with venues and vendors, negotiate contracts, and handle day‐of‐event management, and more.

Organisation skills such as multi-tasking, goal setting, meeting deadlines, and time management are important skills to have. If you ever decide to switch your field, this set of skills will still be useful and advantageous. These abilities will stay with you through various points of employment settings, aiding you in different projects and responsibilities.

A challenging and fun work environment

The whole process of deriving concept, events planning, implementation to execution is an intensively exciting journey with dynamic challenges and learning points. As an event expert, you will need to be very hands-on and know how to deal with practical problems that have to be overcome to get that event running smoothly.

If you love stimulating fast-paced work environment that requires you to think on your feet and be creative with your execution, then events management will be the right fit for you.

Boost your people skills

Developing “People Skills” or “Soft Skills” are the most important factor in gaining influence and achieving success. Sharpening your people skills can help you maintain relationships and further your career. In events management, you will have to meet and work with different people from a myriad of backgrounds.

You will also need to take on the role of a leader to execute projects and make decisions. Demonstrating interpersonal skills; the ability to manage and control your emotions, communication skills, leadership, adaptability, and problem solving are critical to boost your confidence and communication with your team.

SDH’s Diploma in Events Management

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, UK, this Diploma aims to equip students with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills required for this dynamic industry. Besides event industry-specific modules, students will also experience coursework that focuses on general business topics.

This will provide them with a full complement of the skills needed in the business of events management. Students also have the 6 months industrial attachment where they can gain valuable practical experience.

We are now accepting applications for our July intake. Click here to find out more.

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