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Event organiser: Training

Training opportunities vary depending on the size of the organisation you work for. Training is typically offered via short courses, run either in-house or externally. Sessions covered typically include:

  • conference and event planning;
  • sales and sponsorship;
  • project management;
  • event marketing;
  • customer care;
  • finance;
  • health and safety;
  • IT.

New event organisers will also develop their skills and knowledge by working alongside experienced colleagues.

External training providers also offer a range of training courses. The following organisations offer a range of courses relevant to the events industry:

Courses offered include how to plan effective marketing events, sponsorship selling techniques, health and safety, and risk assessment. Some of the organisations listed above also provide student membership and run seminars relevant to people working within the events industry. Check individual websites for further details.

Written by AGCAS editors
October 2012

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