Reflective paper on event management

Essay by inkopyUniversity, Bachelor'sA, January 2013

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As per the course requirement, we have undergone the process of planning an international music event. While the whole process was a simulation, we could still realize the challenges and excitements that an event manager faces in his/her career.

At the first phase of the project, groups were formed following Belbin's Theory (West, 2004). Belbin proposed a model that specifies the aspects of an individual's personality, i.e. strength and weakness that he/she shows in workplace. According to the model, there are nine roles an individual can play within a group. These roles are: Plant, Resource investigator, Coordinator, Shaper, Monitor evaluator, Team worker, Implementer, Completer finisher, and Specialist. I was chosen to play the role of Team worker within my group. My core responsibilities were to carry out the instructions given by the team leader and cooperate with others on every stage of the event simulation planning.

As we have experienced, the planning of an event, especially an international music gig is a complex process.

There are a number of factors that need to be considered along the way and the event itself has multifaceted impact on the society, environment, and culture. However, this experience was immensely valuable considering my event management as my future career choice as it has given me a better understanding about the procedure and the real life drill of an event really helped me to realize how to work in a team and synergize all the tasks with others that are needed to execute a musical event successfully. However, as the course instructor promised us at the beginning of the course, I also came to realize that event management is pure fun.

Planning an international musical event involves different aspects of the even including the financial planning, rules and regulations, possible impact on the local...