Some time ago the best event ever has happened in my life – I have become a mom. In a year or so I was slowly getting back to reading work-related articles and event management blogs. And like you probably, too, I’ve seen a lot of headings like ‘5/10/8/etc Qualities of Successful Events Manager’ discussing the primary qualities required for the profession. Having come across it again, it just stroke me that event agencies should be head-hunting moms for their business – as they would not find better event managers. Think it over: there are so many common traits between a mom and an event manager! If you doubt it, below are top six qualities of the successful event manager according to industry community. Let’s compare.
Risk Management in Events is a special matter, due to a number of factors, first of all due to its nature of dealing with a lot of people-to-people interaction. This involves all sorts of risks you can imagine.
When I studied Events Management, we talked a lot about various risks, and this topic was definitely emphasized every time we discussed one stage of event planning after another. The risks in events planning occur on preparation, actual operation and post-event stage, so it is really essential not just being aware of some common risks but take them seriously each time. I am sure the experienced professionals will agree on this and give plenty of examples when something went wrong even if it should not have been so for 99%!
Spectacular venue, great agenda, promising list of participants, organic coffee break…
But how does it help? Can we evaluate? Beforehand? To go or not to go?