Ley, who is also managing director at agency RLC, which manages EBA, revealed the summer school has relocated to the capital to increase capacity and accessibility for both local and international event professionals.
"So many of our students are international, so moving to London gives us a stronger hub and better capacity to deal with that," Ley said. "The decision to move was mainly for increasing our capacity and accessibility for both local and international students. We are working with a number of venues at the moment."
She added EBA currently takes on between 20 and 30 delegates for each course, but this year the academy has seen a significant uplift with plans to increase the capacity to 40.
EBA is also looking to extend its courses into the autumn, providing a late summer school. "We’ve had a lot of interest in running classes in September and October," Ley said.
EBA will be running two one-week courses called ‘event essentials’ on 14-18 July, as well as ‘event essentials plus’, running from 21-25 July. They will be aimed at junior staff and event management graduates.
The organisation is also hosting a series of masterclasses, which will start on 12 May with a one-day session called ‘creating the perfect event manager’s toolkit’.
Other sessions include ‘budgeting for beginners’ (13 May), ‘effective messaging, strap-lines and themes’ (6 June) and ‘adding a wow - creating effective event add-ons’ (9 June).
Delegates at EBA are taught by tutors from UK academic centres for event management, including the University of Westminster.
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