Maintaining a working relationship with vendors and venues.
Understanding the retails needs of different events, and diverse clients.
Planning event aspects, such as venue, seating, dining, and guest list.
Ability to delegate event planning tasks to other staff members where necessary.
Strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings while taking clients on tours of venue possibilities.
Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers.
Attentive to the value of staying under budget while planning event specifications.
Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports.
Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organizing vendors, and managing take-down.
Communicating with marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event.
Anticipating and planning for possible different scenarios.
Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events.
Strong communication skills, and the ability to present event ideas and plans to client and vendors.