CAREER

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$51,560

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Do

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Other Job Titles Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners May Have

Catering Director, Conference Planner, Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Director, Conference Services Manager, Convention Services Director, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Event Coordinator, Events Manager, Special Events Coordinator

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director of Event Technology ,

Markey's

I start my day by checking my emails and answering phone calls. Then I check in with my existing clients. It's my job to plan and create an experience for these clients. They'll come to me with an idea and then I make it happen. For example, a client may tell me they want to create a production for 500 sales people with the goal of motivating them to sell more product. It's then my job to figure out how to do that with video, lighting, and audio.

Self employed ,

Igs associates

A normal day involves working one to two hours per day in marketing mainly on the Internet to fill seats in seminars and webinars also working about 4 months you also work with influencers people who can get other people to come to the event people with a large number of people who are interested in the topic of the event on social media the event itself runs for three days typically the day is split into two parts morning and afternoon sessions


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.

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