Functions and event manager - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Functions and event manager

Functions and event managers plan, organise, promote and run events, conferences and functions.


  • Talk with clients about events and offer suggestions to ensure their requests can be met
  • Negotiate the type and costs of services to be provided, in line with the event budget
  • Organise the venue and ensure that it is appropriately set up, with regard to seating and decor
  • Consult with management to ensure adequate staff members are rostered for duty and with catering staff to plan the menu
  • Coordinate staff, allocate tasks and ensure the program of events occur on time
  • Find solutions to any problems that arise concerning services or programs provided
  • Collaborate with service providers
  • Follow up with clients to arrange payment and after the event, to evaluate the service provided
  • Work with associated event support officers to coordinate marketing and promotional activities
  • Potentially seek sponsorship or in-kind services and products for scheduled events
  • Develop and manage event budget, research costs and ensure services and products associated with event are delivered within budget allocation
  • Collect and analyse data on projects undertaken and report on project outcomes

Future demand

Future demand - strong

How to become a Functions and events manager

  • You don’t need formal qualifications to work as a functions and event manager, but completing Vocational Education Training (VET) studies in event management or a related field can enhance your employability.
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