Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
On the Job
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners coordinate make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions. They also coordinate the work of other staff.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Authorize financial actions.
- Confer with others about financial matters.
- Confer with personnel to coordinate business operations.
- Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
- Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers.
- Conduct surveys in organizations.
- Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
- Verify accuracy of records.
- Create marketing materials.
- Develop financial or business plans.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- High levels of competition.
- Repeating the same motions many times.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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