In the past, people would have laughed at you for thinking that you could build a successful career running events for companies, brands and individuals. Fast forward to today and event planning has become a respected and prosperous career choice for those who are organised, sociable and creative. Who’s laughing now? This has made the uptake of courses on event management more popular at tertiary institutions across the globe. If you don’t know the names of some of the most recognised events people in S.A? You’re about to…
From birthdays to weddings and even corporate bashes, Colin Cowie is known across the globe for his outstanding event planning. His approach to planning events can be described as experimental, encouraging his guests to smell, touch, taste, feel and hear their overall experiences. Clients of his include Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Oprah!
As much as he is known for his stunning designer wedding gowns, he’s also known for event co-ordination. Through his company, Gavin Rajah Concepts, Gavin has worked with a host of big brands like BMW, ghd, De Beers Diamonds and Nike, to name just a few. He also specialises in bespoke wedding planning for one-of-a-kind celebrations.
This Cape Town agency specialises in weddings and events and the team of three dynamic planners was even awarded “Destination Wedding Specialist of the Year for Cape Town, South Africa” by Luxury Travel Guide in 2016.
As another fantastic events agency, Event Affairs does it all, plus cutting-edge experiential events. They’ve worked with big brands like Qatar Airways and Cartier to create memorable functions. Owner, Megan Buchanan, is a force to be reckoned with in the corporate events world and has garnered much respect over her years in the industry.
The IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management qualification could put you on the path to eventing fame! For more information on this qualification, please visit, www.varsitycollege.co.za.
*SLP: Short Learning Programme