All great events, grand concerts, and once-in-a-lifetime shows have one thing in common: their vision is brought to life for others to experience by talented organizers and Event Managers.
NAIT's Event Management Program will prepare you to apply a multitude of project management skills within a variety of dynamic environments such as trade shows, conferences, meetings, milestone events, award ceremonies, new product launches, social and corporate events, and non-profit events.
In this foundational program, you will develop versatile event management skills including event planning, administration, marketing, and communications, risk management, and how to maintain healthy relationships with industry partners. You will develop the talent to apply these skills to lead, strategize, collaborate and facilitate stakeholder-defined outcome targets!
About the events industry
Event Managers, Planners and Coordinators are in high demand in the corporate, social, live events, and non-profit sectors. Organizations hire a range of educated and trained industry professionals, from entry-level to seasoned, to organize a variety of events such as trade shows, conferences, meetings, milestone events, and awards ceremonies to name a few. This industry reflects a $19.3 billion direct contribution to Canada’s GDP, sustains 229,000 direct jobs providing great employment opportunities and career growth, and generates about $33 billion per year in direct spending across the nation.
Edmonton is positioned as a destination of choice for major events, conferences, festivals, and entertainment. Check out Explore Edmonton to learn more.
For more information on industry salaries, check out the wages and salaries report from Alis. For more resources and insight about the business events community in Canada, visit Meetings Mean Business Canada.