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Job Title – Hotel Events Manager


A Hotel Events Manager may work on a wide range of events, from government meetings to conventions to weddings, they set up and organises events such as conferences/exhibitions for firms, institutions and professional organisations.

Typical Job Activities

Producing an outline of the event's needs
Prepares meeting spaces, lodging for guests, food and drink accommodations, telecommunications, audio-visual needs and transportation
For example, a conference may require microphones, photocopying-, video- and computer facilities. You may also have to arrange speakers, media coverage and transport
Draws up a contract for the client to sign, spelling out all of the details agreed upon
May be responsible for measuring the success of the event, especially in the case of commercial or marketing events
Have attendees fill out surveys as they leave

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Related Occupations

Event Coordinator
Event Manager
Marketing manager
Events Planner

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Educational Requirements

Senior Certificate with matric exemption for a for a degree course in hotel management or hospitality management
Senior Certificate for a diploma course in hospitality, marketing management, advertising or business management

Compulsory subjects: None
Recommended subjects: Mathematics, Economics and Accounting

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Be a good organiser
Be able to communicate well
Be able to plan and manage
Be able to give attention to detail
Be good at working to schedule
Be able to work within a budget
Work well with all kinds of people
Enjoy working as part of a team
Have supervisory ability

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Market Competitiveness


Income Potential


Self-Employment Opportunities


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Possible Employers


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Relevant Contact Details

Institute for Marketing Management

SA Institute of Management

Career Progress and Path

Experience in specific field
Work performance

Possible Career Paths

Specialist career in the specific field
Own business

Employment Stability

Very stable

Reasons to consider this career

The need is determined by government
The need is determined by private companies
I can be of service to people
I can determine my own income
I can apply my special skills
I can communicate and interact with people