Meeting & Event Managers ensure that a meeting or event is a success. They do this by bringing people together for a common purpose to achieve a specific goal. They are organized individuals who are creative, detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task and have excellent communication skills.
Meeting & Event Managers work for corporations, associations, hotels, professional organizations, government, non-profit, religious organizations and are self employed as independent planners. On a daily basis, the Meeting & Event Manager may interact with various companies including: hotels, airlines, transportation, attractions, restaurants, decorators, general contractors, entertainment, audio-visual, convention centers, sports facilities and more.
Over the years the responsibility of the Meeting & Event Manager has increased. Today Meeting & Event Managers are expected to understand basic financial management, marketing and must be proficient in excel, word processing, power point and other software programs.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, this industry is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations over 2004 - 2014. This growth is due to increased globalization. Salary ranges $24,660 - $65,060. According to Professional Conference Managers, the average salary for a US Planner is $54.613.
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