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Events and Conventions Management Diploma

 

Earn an Events and Conventions Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University

You’ll study the concept of event design, the strategic event planning process, and technical logistics—gaining the management skills needed to successfully execute any special event, anywhere.

Event management is one of the fastest growing and dynamic segments of the Canadian tourism industry. Our graduates work in a diverse range of roles including with Shambhala Music Festival, Live Nation Concerts, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Sun Peaks Resort.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 2 years
Intake: September
Tuition Fee:
  • C$6,900/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,400/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$500 (fall/winter) C$575 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Careers

Our program is aligned with local, regional, national and international event management organizations and opportunities. Discover a wide range of pathways to success in the event management industry:

  • Festival and event production
  • Wedding and special event planning
  • Conference management
  • Starting your own event planning company
  • Corporate incentive travel planning
  • Fundraising, sponsorship and marketing for special events
  • Volunteer management

Events and Conventions Management is offered at Thompson Rivers University.

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

Courses included

  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • The World of Events
  • Finite Math with Applications 
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourism
  • Financial Accounting
  • Catering and Service Management
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Customer Service