Final-year event management students Joanna Thomas and Jenny Homer from the UK-based Leeds Beckett University.
dmg events Middle East and Asia, the Dubai-based event organizer responsible for major events such as ADIPEC and The Big 5 has revealed the winners of the recently concluded 2015 Eventice hosted in the UK. The prestigious competition is held in the style of reality show ‘The Apprentice.’ Final-year event management students Joanna Thomas and Jenny Homer from the UK-based Leeds Beckett University beat 13 other short-listed finalists during the grand finale held at the UK’s Olympia London exhibition center to win the much coveted one-year placement in dmg events. Bluehat Group also supporting the event provided placement for a further two graduates.
Held in collaboration with ESP Recruitment, a leading recruitment agency for the international events industry, the competition saw 15 short-listed finalists vying for three days to grab the opportunity to work for dmg events. Winning graduates Joanna and Jenny will take the role of Special Events Executives in which they are expected to gain invaluable experience across multiple disciplines, including event management, operations and marketing.
Simon Mellor, President of Middle East Operations, dmg events, said: “dmg events Middle East and Asia has grown significantly over the last four years, hosting over 30 large-scale events across the world. Paramount to our success is our continuous investment in talent. Part of this drive is recruitment of young and energetic graduates with a desire to succeed in the events business and the passion to achieve results.”
The annual Eventice is designed to identify young event management graduates with the personality and skill set needed to meet the demands and challenges of a career in the events industry. The winners of the competition are offered a job on the spot. To date, Eventice has placed 17 winners in major companies over the past four years.
Joanna said: “I applied for the Eventice 2015 as I wanted to take on a new challenge, network and meet new people within the industry. I started researching companies and job roles and there was something I really loved about dmg. It was not just about the fact that the job role was going to be based in Dubai but also because of the company’s exciting portfolio of events.”