A few words about your job
“My role is to manage major events for Royal Canin and to set up a global events strategy which conveys a consistent image of the brand at a global level.”
Sophie Pomaret, Professor of Events Management, Vatel Nîmes
Working with cultural specificities on a daily basis
“Cultural shock isn’t a myth, especially for far-away countries with strong contrasts such as India, China, Russia or Japan. Travelers are always impacted by odors, noises, crowds, pollution, different rhythms in living, and strong or unusual images.”
In the hospitality industry, you have to be at ease with the cultures your guests have, as well as those that your colleagues have. Guests believe that each country has its own singularities: “We often highlight how modern Asian hotels are, how gigantic rooms in the United States are, or the quality of French meals, etc.” Guests also have different expectations, depending on their origins: the hospitality sector must consequently adapt itself to them.
The development of events in hospitality: increasing offers, adaptation and innovation
Communication tools, team building events, conventions and seminars are just a few of the events organized in hotels and they often last for several days. To address these changes, large groups propose, for instance, packages including the venue, accommodations, meals and the event itself.
This rise in the number of seminars also requires technological tools: special events sites, online registrations, electronic dashboards, etc.
The challenge faced by hospitality professionals is thus to propose more and more while being cost-effective, in this very competitive field.
Events manager: a job that is constantly changing
As special events in hotel are enjoying a larger and larger market share, the special events manager’s job has also changed. The person doing this can consequently do the same work as an agency; he or she has to manage everything: the search for activities, restaurants, evenings, etc.
Discover the Vateliens who are currently events managers!
Just 20 years old and Emma has already lived in France, in Germany, in Belgium and in England. She’ll tell us about her international experience with the Marco Polo exchange program from Paris to Brussels.Read more
Emma Lacour, who loves travelling and showing her photos on gastronomy and the French art of hospitality on Instagram, tells us why she decided to study in this field.Read more
Mathilde Corbin, who has taught at Vatel Nimes for the past five years, is an expert in events management and a coach for MBA students in this Specialization.Read more
A green Vatel logo, students waiting on tables, at the cash register and advising clients: it’s evident, we’re at a Vatel Cafe!Read more
To thank them for a year of working together, the Lyon Metropolis in an Awards Ceremony, pays homage to what Vatel Lyon students have accomplished.
Currently, in her 2nd undergraduate year, Océane Pilot has already and repeatedly experienced the power of the alumni network of Vatel Bordeaux. Testimonial.Read more
What do Vatel students do when they are not training or in class? Some, like Maxime Culosse, decide to beef up their resumes.Read more
While the international outreach and mixture of theory and practical application convinced Milo’s parents, it was employability and quick promotions in the hospitality industry that seduced Edouard’s...Read more
Red alert! We found Tokyo, Berlin, Rio, Denver and even "El Professor" in the South of France: they were hidden among the Vatel Nîmes first year students during their orientation weekend in Fréjus! #moneyheistRead more
From Montenegro, Tunisia and India, more than 60 students came to Nimes to do their international internship at the Vatel Hotel.Read more
Food and beverage manager and sommelier at Les Tables Vatel in Bordeaux, Julien Borreil likes to learn and discover.Read more
Accepted at Vatel Nantes, Lou Nguyen ends her admission interview by trying on clothing. By the way though, why wear a uniform and what do students think about this?Read more
Hired even before they received their degrees, the Vatel Lyon class of 2018 has great jobs again this year!Read more
How can students appreciate and retain a theoretical course? With a professor who has worked in this industry and has lots of stories to tell!Read more
You could say that Irene Melero, who speaks Spanish, Italian and French, is an expert in how to learn foreign languages! Let’s have a look at her background and educational philosophy.Read more
Vatel Nimes 4th year students came in second place in the nationwide “Challenges for Youth and Companies” competition. What did they decide to promote? A hotel of course!Read more
Vatel students: your 4th year mission, should you choose to accept it, is the following: drawing up a development strategy to increase Chinese tourism in your city, working closely with the Lyon Metropolis.Read more
A 2010 alumnus, Francois Perraud is now a Financial Controller at the Nantes Radisson Blu. Coming September, he’ll also be a Vatel Nantes faculty member!Read more
Vatel Bordeaux Academic Director Ludovic Glorieux presents his missions and a complete overview of the strengths and challenges for the Vatel Group entity in Gironde.Read more
Who is Isabelle Cassini, a Vatel Nantes professor?Read more
The next Worldwide Hospitality Awards will be held in one month: support the Marco Polo program candidacy by voting here right now!Read more
We wish you all a great academic year and a special welcome to the first class of Vatel Nantes.