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Meeting Planners

Meeting Planners

Meeting Planners

Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions

Overview: Meeting planners are a type of planner that plan large meetings for professional organizations. They arrange all the aspects of these meetings including the location, transportation, food, and other details. Most planners meet with clients, plan the scope of the event, inspect venues, coordinate services, monitor event activities, and review bills. Meeting planners may specialize based on a type of field, like healthcare or business. Healthcare meeting planners specialize in meetings and conferences for healthcare professionals. Corporate planners organize internal and external business meetings. They may set up meetings in person or in person in corporate spaces or convention centers depending on the number of people. 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 Meeting 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