Profession

Events Coordinator/Planner


Description

An event planner (also known as a meeting and/or convention planner) is someone who coordinates all aspects of professional meetings and events. They often choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details. What does an Event Planner do?An event planner will typically do the following:Meet with clients to understand the purpose of the meeting or eventPlan the scope of the event, including time, location, program, and costSolicit bids from places and service providers (for example, florists or photographers)Work with the client to choose where to hold the event and whom to contract for servicesInspect places to ensure they meet the client's requirementsCoordinate event services such as rooms, transportation, and food serviceConfer with on-site staff to coordinate detailsMonitor event activities to ensure the client and event attendees are satisfiedReview event bills and approve payment

Job Prospect

High

Work Environment

Meeting, convention, and event planners spend time in their offices and onsite at hotels or convention centers. They often travel to attend events and visit prospective meeting sites. During meetings or conventions, planners may work many more hours than usual

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Diploma

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Organisational skills, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Negotiation skills, Project Management, Event Academy, Udemy Event , Coursera, Alison, Shawacedemy

Associated Disciplines

Hospitality management, marketing, public relations, communications, or business