Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ·  Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

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Occupational Tasks ·  Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
· Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
· Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
· Review event bills for accuracy, and approve payment.
· Plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements.
· 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.
· Inspect event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements.
· Maintain records of event aspects, including financial details.
· Conduct post-event evaluations to determine how future events could be improved.
· Negotiate contracts with such service providers and suppliers as hotels, convention centers, and speakers.
· Meet with sponsors and organizing committees to plan scope and format of events, to establish and monitor budgets, or to review administrative procedures and event progress.
· Direct administrative details such as financial operations, dissemination of promotional materials, and responses to inquiries.
· Evaluate and select providers of services according to customer requirements.
· Read trade publications, attend seminars, and consult with other meeting professionals to keep abreast of meeting management standards and trends.

Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's degree

Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Active Listening 91%
·  Reading Comprehension 84%
·  Social Perceptiveness 81%
·  Service Orientation 80%
·  Time Management 78%
·  Speaking 77%
·  Critical Thinking 75%
·  Coordination 73%
·  Writing 71%
·  Active Learning 70%