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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners - 13-1121.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Catering Manager
  • Conference Manager
  • Conference Planner
  • Conference Planning Manager
  • Conference Services Manager
  • Convention Services Manager (CSM)
  • Director of Conference Services
  • Director of Events
  • Event Manager
  • Events Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1120 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
13-1121.00 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Related Occupations


  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.
  • Conduct post-event evaluations to determine how future events could be improved.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Design and implement efforts to publicize events and promote sponsorships.
  • Develop event topics and choose featured speakers.
  • 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.
  • Hire, train, and supervise volunteers and support staff required for events.
  • Inspect event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements.
  • Maintain records of event aspects, including financial details.
  • 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.
  • Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
  • Negotiate contracts with such service providers and suppliers as hotels, convention centers, and speakers.
  • Obtain permits from fire and health departments to erect displays and exhibits and serve food at events.
  • Organize registration of event participants.
  • Plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements.
  • Promote conference, convention and trades show services by performing tasks such as meeting with professional and trade associations, and producing brochures and other publications.
  • Read trade publications, attend seminars, and consult with other meeting professionals to keep abreast of meeting management standards and trends.
  • Review event bills for accuracy, and approve payment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Authorize financial actions.
  • Conduct eligibility or selection interviews.
  • Conduct surveys in organizations.
  • Confer with others about financial matters.
  • Confer with personnel to coordinate business operations.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Create marketing materials.
  • Develop financial or business plans.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
  • Market products, services, or events.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
  • Organize special events.
  • Oversee business processes.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.
  • Update professional knowledge.
  • Verify accuracy of records.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Chaplain Assistant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communicator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Manager, Convention
  • Meeting Planner