Conference and exhibition managers and organisers


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Job holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award or equivalent qualifications. Professional qualifications are available and may be required by some employers. Off- and-on-the-job training is available.

Typical tasks

  • discusses conference and exhibition requirements with clients and advises on facilities;
  • develops proposal for the event, and presents proposal to client;
  • allocates exhibition space to exhibitors;
  • plans work schedules, assigns tasks, and co-ordinates the activities of designers, crafts persons, technical staff, caterers and other events staff;
  • liaises closely with venue staff to ensure smooth running of the event;
  • ensures that Health and Safety and other statutory regulations are met.

Common job titles

Organiser, catering
Manager, production (conference organisers)
Officer, exhibition
Consultant, exhibitions
Coordinator, banqueting
Organiser, entertainment
Coordinator, seminars
Manager (conference organisers)
Organiser, conference
Organiser, festival
Manager, exhibition
Manager, production (exhibition contracting)
Coordinator, wedding
Manager (corporate hospitality)
Organiser, events
Representative, conference
Coordinator, events
Organiser, entertainments
Manager, conference
Organiser, exhibitions
Assistant, events
Organiser, conference and exhibition
Supervisor, banqueting
Planner, wedding
Coordinator, conference
Manager, events
Producer, conference
Manager, centre, conference
Organiser, event
Organiser, exhibition
Consultant, exhibition
Coordinator, function
Manager, banqueting
Manager, seminar
Manager, hospitality
Manager, event
Consultant, conference
Planner, events
Officer, conference
Coordinator, call, conference
Planner, event
Officer, events
Coordinator, exhibition
Owner (exhibition contracting)
Manager, production (corporate hospitality)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.