In this section, we'll look at the pros and cons of meeting/corporate event planning careers—as described by a professional; Sharyn Scott, former Global Head of Events for international law firm Linklaters.
With experience of working both in-house, at an agency, and even as an independent contractor throughout her corporate event planning career, Sharyn has a fairly good overview of the what it’s like to work in the meetings and corporate events sector of the industry.
Sharyn Scott is the former Global Head of Events for the law firm Linklaters, which has 28 offices throughout the United States and Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Sharyn’s role encompassed the full spectrum of corporate events from corporate hospitality, dinners, and staff holiday parties, to conferences, global partners’ meetings, and client receptions throughout USA, Europe, and the Middle East.
Prior to working at Linklaters, Sharyn organized events world-wide for Citibank, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and the travel company Going Places, a division of Thomas Cook.