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Job holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.


  • Discusses conference and exhibition requirements with clients and advises on facilities
  • Develops proposal for the event, and presents proposal to client
  • Allocates exhibition space to exhibitors
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks, and co-ordinates the activities of designers, crafts persons, technical staff, caterers and other events staff
  • Liaises closely with venue staff to ensure smooth running of the event
  • Ensures that Health and Safety and other statutory regulations are met.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award or equivalent qualifications. Professional qualifications are available and may be required by some employers. Off- and-on-the-job training is available.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £26,000 per annum and can progress up to £32,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 6,350 employed Conference & Exhibition Managers & Organisers in the region.