MEA acknowledges the MCVB as sponsor of the Essentials Program
Essentials for Successful Meetings & Events - 1 Day Course
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at meetings industry personnel, corporate employees, organisation volunteers and/or students with little or no previous experience, (less than 12 months) who are, or want to be involved, in the delivery of meetings and events.
Typical groups of people who will benefit from attending the course include:
Corporate, Association or Government Conference Coordinators/Assistants
Special Events Coordinators
Junior Staff of Professional Conference Organisations, or Conference Service Suppliers
Banquet and Venue Coordinators
Students in related courses
Volunteers responsible for meeting organisation in Charity or Community Organisations
What are the Aims of the Course?
After completing this Course, participants should be able to support the work of a professional meetings manager and understand the processes undertaken to organise a meeting or event.
Specifically they should be able to:
Define the term "meeting" and describe the Meetings Industry in Australia - how it has evolved and who is involved in it
Define "Meeting Objective" and state typical objectives for Association, Corporate and Government Meetings
Identify the requirements of a positive venue environment which will support the meeting's objectives
Establish the benefits of holding an exhibition in conjunction with the meeting
Identify the main components of a Budget as they relate to meetings
Describe sponsorship opportunities which support the meeting's objectives
Select food and beverage appropriate to the needs of the meeting
Describe the audio visual support necessary for professional and cost-effective speaker presentations
Describe the benefits of integrating themed or special events into the social program
List the range of administrative activities required to ensure the effective conduct of a meeting
What are the Course Outcomes?
Setting the Meeting or Event Objectives
The Meetings or Events Manager
Venue Operations and Accommodation
Food and Beverage
Speaker Support and Production
Administration and On-site Management
Note: Some subjects may not be included in some States.
What are the Benefits of Attending?
An opportunity to meet, and share information with, a range of meetings industry professionals
The experience of participating in a highly interactive, reality-based training process
A manual of notes for future reference
A certificate of Attendance issued by Meetings & Events Australia
Ability to earn up to 16 PD points
Please contact your branch to find out when this course is being run in your state.