Conference and Event Planner (1226)

Conference and event planners plan, organize and co-ordinate conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars, exhibitions, trade shows, festivals and other events. They are employed by tourism associations, trade and professional associations, convention and conference centres, governments and by conference and event planning companies, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)

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Education

Conference and Event Planners come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. A university degree or college diploma in business, tourism or hospitality administration is usually required. Several years of experience in hospitality or tourism administration or in public relations are usually required and may substitute for formal education requirements. Certification relating to special events, meetings or conference management may be required. (National Occupational Classification).

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Date modified: May 4, 2018

Holland Code:
E
nterprising
Conventional
Social / Artistic


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