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Convention Planner

Convention Planner

Convention Planner

Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Region

Overview: Convention planner are a type of planner that organize conventions and conferences for organizations. These planners go between the facilities and other planners who work for businesses, governments, or other groups. Most planners meet with clients, plan the scope of the event, inspect venues, coordinate services, monitor event activities, and review bills. Convention planners coordinate special requests, food services, or hotel services for conventions. They may specialize in annual conferences or trade shows. Convention planners may work specifically for hotels or convention centers that host events. Geographers can work well as planners, especially with an understanding of an area’s local geography. This field is expected to grow as demand increases for professional organized meetings and events.

Geographers at work: Human geographers, Business geographers

Recommended College Courses: Introduction to Cultural Geography, Research Methods in Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Community and Regional Planning, Political Geography, World Population, American Ethnic Geography, Transportation systems

Skills: Local geography, Human resource management, Qualitative methods, Location analysis, Field methods

Occupation Group: Business and Financial

Learn more about Convention Planners from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm#tab-2

Written by Alisa Hartsell