Films and serial production houses, hotel industry, tourism, the corporate sector, BPOs, newspaper houses and the fashion industry are some of the sectors where an event manager can work.

Careers in Event Management

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
A 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
One 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
The 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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