Event managers are responsible for the design, configuration and execution of events that bring people together. From small networking meetings to large-scale conferences, event managers are in charge of planning and organizing promotional, business and social events. They must coordinate meetings with customers, determine the details of events, search and compare vendors, hire staff, distribute post-event surveys and manage the budget. Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of festivals, events and conferences. An event manager must have vision, energy and commitment in a position of responsibility and authority. They must also be experts in the creative, technical and logistical elements that help make an event successful. In addition to planning and executing the event, they may also be involved in branding, marketing and communication strategy. The main tasks of an event manager include creating a theme for the event, keeping track of all costs, ensuring that the right staff are present for the event and proposing a final budget. They must also assess water quality and quantity for outdoor events or temporary event venues. Coordination is key as they will have to work with many different vendors to plan amazing events. During the risk assessment meeting, they must identify all potential health or safety hazards associated with the goods, services and personnel that will be used to produce the events. After the event is over, they must meet with customers to discuss their satisfaction with the results of the event and survey results. Event managers can grow in their roles from marketing manager to senior event manager. They must be able to handle multiple events at any given time while managing part-time and full-time employees across operations, logistics and events. To attract the best Event Managers for your needs, it is important to write a clear and accurate description of the position.