Why the events industry is facing a huge talent and skills crisis

Two experts in events careers coaching and recruitment - who ran a ‘talent clinic’ activation at the long-awaited C&IT Recovery Forum – are among agency chiefs who have seen a significant shift in skills to virtual and hybrid, with a perception of a skills gap.

But Emma Castle, who is the co-founder of events recruitment agency CastleBell and Zoe Tuffs, who is a career coach and founder of Times Ten, argue that a skills gap could more helpfully be viewed through the lens of training, recruitment and retention.

Before setting up their own businesses Emma and Zoe notched up more than 30 years of experience, organising events across B2B and B2C sectors.

So they understand, first hand, the challenges of navigating a successful career in events.

They also offer masterclasses for anyone within the industry that has been furloughed, made redundant or is simply facing up to an extremely tough job search market.