Whats it all about?

The Operations Foundation Course is a unique practical four day programme designed to give you the essential training you need to boost your career in event operations management. Brought to you by the team behind The Ops Nest, this course will give you knowledge across a broad range of specialisms. You'll learn from experts in each field, guiding you through all technical aspects, showing you where mistakes can be made and how to avoid them. This course is perfect for those who have some operational experience, preferably at an assistant or executive level in the exhibitions industry looking to develop their skills and competencies within the field of operations.

What to expect...

During the four days, you will learn the principals of operational management spending two days in the classroom and two days on the show floor getting to grips with the technical aspects of stand build, graphics, rigging, electrics, furniture, logistics and AV. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! We believe in "learning by doing" and have incorporated hands-on elements such as setting out features, building shell and working through AV components, as well as how to handle pressure in a crisis. There will be an assessment at the end of the course.

By attending you will be able to...

Accelerate your operations knowledge, gaining years worth of learning and experience over just four days. Experience working as an operations team, creative-thinking and problem-solving real event scenarios within a business environment with expert advice to guide you. Build your network and have like-minded event professionals and experts on speed dial.

Booking price includes...

4 days training, lunch and refreshments, networking event and VAT


James Campion, Head of Exhibition Sales, ExCeL

“We are delighted and proud to be supporting The Ops Foundation with the launch of this unique training programme led by well-respected members of our industry. Initiatives such as this, are essential to build resilience and professionalism across the spectrum of the operations team, and for mentoring emerging talent. It has never been more necessary to establish a bedrock of practical and technical skills for the exhibitions’ industry,”

Do you want to know more?

If you want to know more about the course? Or maybe chat about payment plans and special offers for those out of work or affected by the pandemic? Just let me know, I'll give you a call! lou@opsshaper.uk