Conference and Event Organiser

Conference and Event Organisers coordinate a variety of services for functions, conferences, special events, important banquets as well as instructional seminars. They deal with many people from clients to specialised service providers and venues to caterers. Conference and Event Organisers are the epitome of planners and can make an event a thing for all to remember or cause it to be disastrous.

Duties and tasks

  • Coordinate and arrange for appropriate services for each event
  • Handle questions regarding services, caterers, equipment, banquet room costs, etc.
  • Meet with clients and see to their organisational needs
  • Negotiate the expenses for services and work within the clients budgets
  • Oversee contractors to ensure the event will be perfect for the client
  • Promote events, conferences, specialised trade shows and seminars to potential attendees
  • Register event attendees

Skills required

  • Ability to manage numerous venders for an event
  • Ability to stay within a budget
  • Capable of mediating disputes
  • Desire to work with people
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Friendly and helpful nature
  • Good communication skills
  • Impeccable negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of venders in the local community
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills

Working conditions

Conference and Event Organisers must be able to tolerate a fast paced, high stress workplace. It is a very busy job and the organisers are consistently dealing with clients, hiring and handling vendors and ensuring that everything will be picture perfect for the events. The venues are always climate controlled, which makes the work a bit easier for Conference and Event Organisers.

Professional associations / Industry information

Meetings & Events Australia
Service Skills Australia
Tourism Training Australia

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