Learn to conceptualize, plan, organize, and execute meetings and special events. These include corporate meetings, weddings, concerts, banquets, trade shows or conventions. Planners evaluate, select and negotiate for all aspects of a meeting or event including location, transportation, food & beverage, vendors, entertainment, programming, design, tradeshows and all other details.
In this exciting and broad field, planners can work for private, public or nonprofit employers who plan meetings and events in person all over the world or online. They can also work on the supply side which include venues and vendors. Venues include hotels, resorts, restaurants and clubs. Vendors include décor companies, rental, florist, transportation, invitation, entertainment, and much more. A number of other sectors also employ planners, from university settings to convention & visitor bureaus.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the outlook for meeting, convention and event planners through 2020 is projected to grow 33%, much faster than the average for all occupations.
TISOH offers a number of programs in conferences and events. For those new to the industry or those seeking credentials for advancement, individual certificate programs are available that provide specific knowledge. For those desiring individualized attention to their career growth, diploma programs that provide a broad range of knowledge and career development skills, that are vocational in nature, are available.