An Event Assistant works within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation. The role provides support to a number of event planners or project managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event; searching for the right locations and venues for events, working with design teams on the look and feel, organising logistics like transportation and catering.
Events cover a broad range of activities as well as sizes, from small numbers of attendees through to thousands. Around 75% of events are conferences, meetings, trade shows and exhibitions. Other events include outdoor, cultural, sporting and music events.
As well as holding events in the UK, events agencies and events departments organise events in different countries around the world.