Events Industry Snapshot

The UK Events Industry is worth over £42.3 billion to the UK economy every year (and growing) with more than half a million people in full-time employment in the sector, 10,000 venues to choose from, and over 1.3 million business events taking place every year!

And, across the pond, the US Events industry directly contributes $115 billion annually to the U.S. economy and provides over 5.9 million jobs.

In fact, the exhibition industry is responsible for an economic output of $198 billion in total global GDP.

Now that‘s a big industry!

These videos capture the experience of working in the industry at all levels from Marketing Executives to Managing Directors, from Sales Exec to Chief Exec.

Getting started in the Events Industry

Although the Events industry is booming, it’s also experiencing a shortage of professionals and executives. We think the best approach to countering the skills shortage is to give career changers a chance to break into the Events industry using transferable skills. Previous experience within the industry is always a plus, but it is not an absolute must.  We can help with advising on career progression and the companies that will provide the right development for you at the right time.

Thinking about a career change?

One of the biggest opportunities for connecting incredible talent with our global clients is the career pivot, and we’re experts at figuring out pathways to pull in mid-career or senior level professionals that want a change of pace.  People that have distinguished themselves in other sectors, but want to harness their energies into delivering something that creates a tangible effect and a positive experience. We believe tapping into this powerful energy can create a new lifeblood for the industry and generate the change that is needed if our industry is to continue to grow and thrive.

Are you ready for the next step in your Events career?

tfconnect is the events industry recognised global recruiter and senior executive search and selection consultancy. With decades of events industry and recruitment experience, our valued consultants have both the expertise and key connections to join the dots in the right way for both our candidates and clients. For us, it’s about chemistry and culture and we aim to provide a strategic fit that delivers sustainable success for all.

Contact our Events Talent Experts for an informal chat.