As the UAE prepares for a slew of business, sports and entertainment activities lined up all throughout the year, its event management industry is witnessing its busiest season ever.
Demand for skilled and semi-skilled outsourced staff that can independently manage and support the events have peaked to an all-time high, says Dulsco, a regional provider of human resources solutions.
Dulsco has reported a 52 per cent increase in demand for event managers, promoters, helpers and other support staff, as event organisers seek trained workers who can manage these events at short notice.
Kicking off the events calendar post-summer were the region’s popular technology exhibitions, Gitex Technology Week and Gitex Shopper, where Dulsco supported several exhibitors by providing skilled staff.
“Specialist and high-footfall events such as these require trained manpower that can be deployed at short notice,” said Balakumar, director of Dulsco HR Solutions. “The events segment forms a significant part of our business and we invest a great deal in training the team members in all aspects of event management so that our clients can focus on their core business.”
At the two Gitex shows, Dulsco deployed a total of 350 outsourced staff — a 52 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year — to handle various activities such as product sales, ticketing, managing visitors, and handymen jobs. Dulsco’s clients at the shows included the Dubai World Trade Centre, E-Max, Fujitsu, LG Electronics and Samsung.
Balakumar added that events such as Gitex were aimed at providing exhibitors with high return on investments through direct business opportunities and closer interaction with customers.
From : Khalij