The City as Told : The city of events

【明報專訊】If I had a child, I'd tell him to stay away from event management as a career. Perhaps you'll never be out of a job if you find yourself in the industry. But to persevere is harder than you can imagine. People see the glamour, the buzz and the visitors any great event generates. But few realise the hard work involved. How many stages do we need and where should we place them? How do we check in the thousand of guests? How do we place the logos of two disagreeing event sponsors on the same promotional material? These all involve tedious negotiations and preparations. Most of the time, we only get the information or materials we require at the last minute. We make do with what we have and ensure the event pulls off as planned.