Event Project Manager
The events project manager supervises from A to Z all the stages of the implementation of events projects (conventions, annual meetings, conferences, inaugurations, etc.). He/she manages the relationship with the external service provider, if applicable, and with various internal players, from the definition of the project to the management on the ground, including the monitoring of resources.
What does the events project manager do?
- Produces a brief (who, what, where, when, how etc.)
- Finds service providers, venues and financing.
- Develops the communication strategy for the event.
- Establishes and manages the budget.
- Liaises with various service providers to coordinate the project.
- Manages the teams on site and ensures the smooth running of the event.
- Analyzes the results of the event and draws up an assessment of the project.
What is his/her main know-how?
- Project management
- Ability to establish a budget
- Ability to negotiate with external service providers
- Knowledge of how to respond to calls for tenders
- Mastery of the currently used office software
- Knowledge of one or more foreign languages when the client is international
What are his/her main soft skills?
Above all, an event project manager knows how to manage a project from A to Z, liaising between different contacts and service providers. It is therefore necessary to keep a perfectly updated schedule so that everything is ready on the day of the event.
During an event, the event project manager must expect to face many unforeseen events (delays, unfavorable weather conditions, technical problems, etc.). He/she must therefore know how to manage stress and find an alternative solution in real time.
The event project manager does not count his/her hours. He/she goes from one meeting to another, from telephone conversations to travel. Since the deadline for setting up the event is generally very short, he/she may sometimes need to work evenings or weekends. On the day of the event, he is also present on site to make sure that everything goes as planned and to make the final adjustments.
The event project manager is usually looking to make an impression. It is therefore important to show great creativity and to think outside the box in order to provide participants with an unforgettable experience.
- Gross annual remuneration between 28 and 48 K€ for a first job depending on the sector and type of company.
- Attached to the communication department, the event project manager works either in a company, within the communication department, or for an event communication agency where he/she is attached to the director.
- Examples of career paths: communications manager in a company, client manager in an agency.
What training course to become an event project manager?
ISIT offers students interested in becoming an event project manager the opportunity to study for our master’s degree in intercultural communication and translation. This program provides a dual qualification. It is also possible for students wishing to train for this profession to take the master’s degree in intercultural management.