Course instructors: Anna Junnila and Chryssa Skodra
Course material: 56 video lessons, 3 hours of video material, 81 hours of workload, valuable academic bibliography, research articles and 1 ebook, 2 assignments, 1 final quiz, plus additional academic material and podcasts.
Course level: Beginner
Targeted to: This course is suitable both for aspiring students of higher education in the field of Business or Tourism management as well as practitioners in the event management field.
This course is designed to equip you with a 360° view of organizing meetings and events. Throughout this course, you will discover event management theory and tools with an abundance of supporting resources to help you understand the multidisciplinary nature of the MICE industry. You will be given the knowledge and tools to plan, produce and tailor-make events to local, national and international audiences.
In recent years, there has been an explosion of digital solutions for in-person, hybrid and virtual events across the world and you will find new ways to scale up events in a more ethical and sustainable way.
Understand the complex and multidisciplinary nature of the Meetings and Events industry
Learn key elements of sustainable event planning, marketing, finance, negotiating with suppliers and venues, contracting, and onsite event management
Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enjoy a successful career in the MICE industry
This course equips the students with the knowledge required by the event industry standards and helps them shape the skills that will allow them to progress in the industry with the necessary know-how and practical tools.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
Understand the structure of the diverse and multidisciplinary events industry
Respond to the various needs of event stakeholders and communicate efficiently
Understand how to plan and organise events using the Event Canvas
Understand the basic framework of planning an in-person, hybrid, or virtual event
Create an event budget and pricing strategy
Create a seamless user experience for all event attendees
Carry out risk assessments and contingency planning
Demonstrate ability to contract and successfully negotiate with venues
Create a ‘wow-effect’ on digital venues
Reach desired the right target audiences with the right marketing communication
Understand health and safety as well as data security in events
Evaluate events for effectiveness and success based on unique goals
Understand how to design sustainable, diverse and inclusive events
Understand industry trends and how to continuously stay educated and connected
This course consists of ten modules and under each module, there is a number of valuable and insightful video lessons. In short, the modules are the following:
Module 1. An overview of the event industry
Module 2. Event Planning
Module 3. Event Customer Experience
Module 4. Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion
Module 5. The Event Operations and Venue Contracting
Module 6. Marketing for Events: Theory and Practice
Module 7. Pricing and Sales Strategy
Module 8. Safety and Data Security in Events
Module 9. Event Industry Current and Future Trends
Module 10. Case study: Clarion Hotel Helsinki
At the end of all the modules, there are two Assignments and one Final Quiz.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Course Certificate issued by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences that can be instantly downloaded from the HH Online platform.
Why start studying now?
Whether you are in your first steps in becoming an event professional or striving to start a career in the Meetings and Events industry, you will gain from the expert tips and valuable academic material by two experienced and international event professionals Anna Junnila and Chryssa Skodra.
The course will open doors to new responsibilities and facilitate your journey as a professional event planner. Welcome to the course and start your new career in Event Management today!
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Meet your course instructors
Anna is an industry leader as the Associate Regional Vice President for Scandinavia, The Baltics, and Russia in HelmsBriscoe, the largest meetings procurement company in the world. She is also an international trendsetter having co-designed and launched the first-ever augmented remote site visit tool in 2020 with Virtuprove and Visualizer. She has 17 years of professional experience in the MICE industry. Her career spans from opening Booking.com’s office in their second-largest market in the UK in 2010, to cofounding Color Obstacle Rush which has expanded to 16 countries, and Helsinki Fashion Week. She has experience from managing event portfolios from 200 000 attendees R &V festival in New Zealand to organizing C-level congresses in ASEAN and EMEA and operating as the Deputy Venue Manager London 2012 Olympic Games. She holds a Master´s degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management, and a Diploma in Strategic Marketing from London Marketing Institute.
Chryssa is an event success manager, journalist and educator. Having graduated with a Master’s degree in Arts Management from the prestigious Sibelius Academy, she has been employed e.g. as Event Management lecturer in higher education. Also, she is an Accredited Lecturer in Intercultural Communication from the Hofstede Centre and a certified Event Success Manager by Lyyti. She has worked for mega-events such as the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.