Conference or Exhibition Manager/Organiser

Job holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.


  • Ensures that Health and Safety and other statutory regulations are met.
  • Liaises closely with venue staff to ensure smooth running of the event.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks, and co-ordinates the activities of designers, crafts persons, technical staff, caterers and other events staff.
  • Allocates exhibition space to exhibitors.
  • Develops proposal for the event, and presents proposal to client.
  • Discusses conference and exhibition requirements with clients and advises on facilities.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 4% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for conference or exhibition manager/organiser is £25,772

1,807 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,807. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for conference or exhibition manager/organiser roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,772 per year. That is about £2,148 per month or £13.22 per hour. New workers generally start on £9,101, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,055

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,807 people are employed in the region.

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