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What is the difference between project management and event management?

Before telling me that project management has nothing to do with event management and I shouldn't have asked this question in the first place, let me tell you something. What is the definition of a project?

A project is an endeavor with a known start and a known end.

Now what is the definition of an event? Isn't it also an endeavor (which can be a party, a celebration), with a specific start and a specific end?

So, in my opinion, an event is also a project. So, since they're both the same, what is the difference between event management and project management?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

1 Answer

Certainly an event is a project, but that doesn't necessarily mean that a project is an event. You could consider event management to be project management, but most project management has little to do with events (at least in terms of parties, celebrations, etc.).

The phrase "event management" tends to specifically refer to the handling of logisitics pertaining to preparing and hosting an event. The phrase "project management" tends to refer to the general principles of time, resource and schedule management.
answered 8 years ago by anonymous

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