Director of Production/Project Director
- 05 Nov 2019 Riyadh
- 15 Dec 2019 Dubai
Attend either or both courses to learn how to implement international best practices to develop and deliver safe, successful events.
Event Safety & Security Management
3 – 4 November 2019 - Riyadh, KSA
18 – 19 December 2019 - Dubai, UAE
The event sector is growing exponentially. Countries in the Gulf region have plans to build large event cities. Areas next to the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf are already being set aside and construction has started.
This course has been designed and developed in response to the massive growth of events as a new economic sector emerges. With this growth comes the professionalisation of events and turning an events industry into a theory-based sector. Are you prepared? Is your department prepared?
Professional development is vital. A professional requires a management system. All the parts fit together and they can be improved with each event. But do you have what it takes to deliver a winning event?
As the events industry grows and becomes more numerous and competitive, this course can be used to train staff and expand their horizons. Our course will prepare you for this journey.
Who Should Attend
Working in events is exciting and ever-changing. You and your team must be up-to-date with the latest technical and creative trends. Knowing the latest techniques and issues surrounding them is critical. A systematic approach is vital when it comes to incorporating new techniques and tried and tested practices.
Events affect every industry sector and they are increasing in importance around the world every year. People who have attended this type of course have come from a range of industries and sectors, including: marketing, government departments, banks, tourism, oil and gas, healthcare, mining, venues, shipping and many more.
This course will teach you the fundamental tools and practices of coping with the pressures in events, while also giving you the 360 approach to the associated elements in the industry, such as social media.
This course is focused on professionals involved in developing and managing an event, including, but not limited to:
- Event Managers
- Venue Managers
- (Major Event) Site Managers
- Production Managers
- Marketing/Promoting personnel
- Operations Managers
- Audience/Crowd Management personnel
- Authorities involved in Event Management
- In-house company Event Planners
- HR staff
- Event Management students and lecturers
- Local government officers
Benefits of Attending
- Fill the gaps in skills and knowledge of event management, by benchmarking against international best practices
- Learn what is happening and the opportunities in the global and regional event sector
- Understand basic risk management and how to conduct an initial risk assessment
- Explore the latest trends in events, including: drones, crowd control, sponsorship, finance, marketing, and logistics
- Learn how to undertake feasibility analysis and cost benefit analysis to ensure event success
- Be able to develop a programme of events to match the objectives of the sponsors and clients
- Understand and implement an effective event planning process for event delivery and on-the-ground management
John Jossifakis MSc, PMP, CSEP
John Jossifakis MSc, PMP, CSEP, has over 20 years of experience in large scale event management, production management, festival and event operations.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Events Management from Leeds Beckett University and a Diploma from the Harvard Business School in the Business of Entertainment, Music and Sports. He is a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) and also acts as an CSEP external examiner. John has been an active member of ILEA Middle East since 2012, previously held the role of VP of Education, and was part of the global CSEP steering committee at ILEA in the USA. He has also been a guest lecturer at Leeds Becket University and Edinburgh Napier University.
His major achievement was his role in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Ceremonies and his consultancy to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Ceremonies. He was the Director of Events at Innovations Unlimited, Regional Production Director and Managing Director at Blink Experience, and is currently Stamina Production’s Director of Production and Project Director for the Formula E Race in Ad Diriyah, KSA.
With over 2,000 events in every continent, excluding Antarctica, John brings a plethora of knowledge and has a simple way of breaking down complex topics for the people that have just joined the industry. An educator at heart, John has mentored hundreds of students and actively lectures in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, KSA.
John is bilingual in English and Greek.
Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.
Earners of the Festival & Event Management badge are able understand and implement an effective event planning process for event delivery and on-the-ground management, and can develop a programme of events to match the objectives of the sponsors and clients. They are able to understand basic risk management and how to conduct an initial risk assessment, and know how to undertake feasibility analysis and cost benefit analysis to ensure event success.
Event strategy, event planning, event management system, programme development, staging and production, benchmarking, risk management and assessment, event technology, crowd control, sponsorship, finance, marketing, logistics, feasibility analysis, cost benefit analysis
- Attend and participate in the training, led by the designated training expert, with less than 2 hours of noted absence.
- Successful completion of the course assessment
Institute of Public Administration (IPA)
Institute of Public Administration (IPA)
The Institute of Public Administration was founded by the instrument of Royal Decree no. 93 of 10.4.1961, as a body-corporate, autonomous government agency. The purpose of its establishment was to increase the efficiency of public employees and educate them, so as to make them capable of shouldering their responsibilities and use their jurisdiction in a manner that would raise the level of administration and support the foundation of national economic development. In addition, the IPA contributes to the administrative organization of government departments, offers consultations on administrative problems referred to it by government ministries and agencies, undertakes administrative research, and enhances cultural ties in the field of public administration.
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable