Become a leader who puts together successful festival and conferences

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Become a leader who puts together successful festival and conferences

  1. 1. Become a Leader Who Puts Together Successful Festival and Conferences Festival, event and conference management is a rapidly expanding segment of the hospitality and tourism industry that brings together many older and more traditional sectors such as catering, equipment rentals and party supply sales in a new field of endeavour. As such, event planning can be a stressful field. There is much to consider and many details to which one must pay attention. Event planners have a wide range of responsibilities and must be fully prepared to iron out any kinks that they may encounter. Among the duties with which they may be tasked are:  helping clients choose when and where to host events;  securing the venue rental for the agreed-upon date and time;  working with vendors to provide catering and other services;  helping to organize menus, invitations and seating charts;  developing timelines for events;  supervising to ensure that the event follows the correct sequence of events;  developing and implement financial initiatives based on event objectives through methods such as sponsorship programs and fundraising initiatives;  applying the principles of marketing to festivals, events and conferences;  applying business administration skills to the operation of events;  applying the principles of professionalism and ethics to event management; At Centennial College’s event management college program in Canada — Event Management – Festival and Conference — applicants who already possess a college diploma or university degree in hospitality, tourism or a related discipline; a diploma or degree in an unrelated discipline who have related work experience; and those with partial post secondary education and relevant work experience in hospitality can obtain a Graduate Certificate and enter the field in two semesters. This program focuses on offering students leadership skills to withstand the pressures and stresses of the industry. As such, courses include: Volunteer and Team Building Coordination, Sponsorship Development, Event Budgeting, Networking and Industry Relations, Risk and Security Management, Communications and Media Planning and many others. Students also complete a Festival, Event and Conference Production Practicum, during which they gain practical experience in the coordination of a festival, event or conference from preparing the needs analysis to the execution and evaluation of the final production. Among the program’s industry partners that take on field placement students are: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, AVIVA Canada, Toronto Board of Trade, Toronto Community News, Marriott Hotels, Toronto International Film Festival, Delta Hotels, Fairmont Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Graduates of this program may find employment in: hotels, convention and conference centres, corporations, tourism and non-profit organizations, sports and recreational organizations, festivals, arts and cultural organizations, and event marketing management. Some entrepreneurial graduates may open their own event management companies.
  2. 2. For More Inforamtion Visit http://www1.centennialcollege.ca/

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