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

Event Manager, STEAM Carnival ,

Two Bit Circus

I'm affectionately called "King Carny" and am in charge of managing and building all of our games and events. My typical day is very stressful and I deal with a variety of tasks throughout the day. Right now, I am focused on helping our team build our Two Bit Circus micro-amusement park in Downtown Los Angeles, which means way more games and events than I've ever had to produce.

Area Programs Manager ,

USO Okinawa

A great day is a day where I have to remind myself to stop and stay hydrated! It's a day where I call my husband and tell him to eat dinner on his own because I don't know when I'll be home. It means that we (my team and I), are running at full throttle planning for, or executing an event or program. It means that I'm ensuring our mission of keeping service members connected to family, home and country, is accomplished. It means putting smiles on the face of someone far from home.


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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