DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners
Occupational Description:Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||270||$10.40/hr||N/A|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers||250||$20.54/hr||N/A|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers||60||$12.10/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Meeting and Convention Planners
- Directs and coordinates activities of staff and convention personnel to make arrangements, prepare facilities, and provide services for events.
- Evaluates and selects providers of services, such as meeting facilities, speakers, and transportation, according to customer requirements.
- Inspects rooms and displays for conformance to customer requirements, and conducts post-meeting evaluations to improve future events.
- Obtains permits from fire and health departments to erect displays and exhibits and serve food at events.
- Speaks with attendees and resolves complaints to maintain goodwill.
- Reads trade publications, attends seminars, and consults with other meeting professionals to keep abreast of meeting management standards and trends.
- Maintains records of events.
- Reviews bills for accuracy and approves payment.
- Negotiates contracts with such providers as hotels, convention centers, and speakers.
- Plans and develops programs, budgets, and services, such as lodging, catering, and entertainment, according to customer requirements.
- Consults with customer to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.