Wales’ events industry is back

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The events industry in Wales is back after an extremely difficult period for the sector over the past two years. Finally, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel!

This month also sees the relaunch of the monthly networking event for this sector – The Event Organizers Wales Network – which will celebrate the industry crossing over and looking to the future.

These events bring together people from across South Wales who help organize meetings and events, as well as organizations that support the industry. Participants hear speakers and take part in a panel discussion, as well as networking around snacks.

An important topic for the sector at the moment is recruitment. During the pandemic, many experienced event professionals left the industry to find work as the event industry had to shut down. Now, with the return of the industry, organizations are struggling to attract people to event jobs. Kate O’Neill, an experienced training consultant, will be one of the speakers at this month’s event (March 31, 2 p.m.). She will discuss how to be inventive in recruiting for the events industry, thinking about where the ‘target market’ is and how to attract talented staff.

The event will also see Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Business at the University of South Wales, discuss how he recently extended his ‘Wales Start Up Awards project’ to a program of national events across the UK. He will talk about some of his best running moments, as well as some of the pitfalls he had to overcome, while being an active member of the events industry in Wales.

Hosted by TV and radio presenter MariClare Carey-Jones and organized by Katrina Cinus, Head of Conferences and Events at the University of South Wales, these events are an informal opportunity for key industry representatives to gather, interact and share their knowledge. All new participants are welcome.

To secure your place, register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/296720889167

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