Events & Trade Shows

Dear event managers, dispatchers, stage technicians, concept developers, exhibition builders, project organizers, conference managers, service personnel, hostesses, ticket-collectors, project coordinators and lighting technicians. With 1,500 events daily, Berlin has made a name for itself as the event capital and is also a main hub for conferences, conventions, meetings and inventions.

In the last few years, around 11 million visitors came to more than 131,000 events in Berlin. One of the capital’s many features is its reputation as a successful location for scientific and medical events – for example, some 2,000 nutritionists came together at the last European conference on nutrition, the "Federation of European Nutrition Societies" to discuss relevant topics. Other examples of successful congresses and trade shows are the Green Week, the IFA and the Berlinale.

Jobs can be found in the areas of organization, location, restaurant and catering, design and decoration, technical services, limousine and chauffeur services, bus transfer, boat trips, translation and interpretation services, event photography as well as personnel and hostess services, among many others. In this industry there are many small and large companies such as Messe Berlin, the Estrel Congress- & Messe Center, Andel's Congress Hotel, CityCube Berlin and BCC (Berlin Congress Center) as well as event agencies such as Berlin Event, EAST END, Spreefreunde Events or DIE EVENTAGENTEN, as well as Professional Congress Organizers (PCOs) such as INTERPLAN, EVENTPARADISE or CTW Congress Organisation Thomas Wiese – all potential employers.

Salaries are always based on your experience and the respective companies. Event technicians earn a minimum of 30,000 euros gross as the average starting salary. It is also worth mentioning that there are many freelancers working within the events & trade show industry in Berlin. If you want to work as a freelancer, you can expect a day rate starting from 250 euros net upwards. You are however responsible for covering your own health insurance and taxes. The exact salary depends on your negotiating skills. Start your job search! It’s worth it.

OUR TIP: With our company showcase, you can easily learn about Berlin companies offering exciting jobs in the field of events & trade shows. Just click on a company logo, take a look at a short profile, and if you are interested, contact the company.

Berlin-based companies in Events & Trade Shows

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