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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 2,230

Projected Annual Job Openings: 110

Typical Hourly Wage: $24.84 - $37.79

Typical Annual Salary: $51,700 - $78,600

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
  • Inspect event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Organize registration of event participants.
  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • 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.
  • Review event bills for accuracy, and approve payment.
  • Evaluate and select providers of services according to customer requirements.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Two way radios

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software

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