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Event Planners


The meeting management profession was recognized as a career in the early 1990s. As corporations have specialized and expanded their companies to include facilities and employees worldwide, the logistics of company meetings and events have become more complex. Planning a meeting that brings together employees and directors from around the world requires advanced planning to acquire a site, make travel and hotel arrangements, book speakers and entertainment, and arrange for catering.

Similarly, the growth of the convention and trade show industry has resulted in the need for persons with skills specific to the planning, marketing, and execution of a successful show. Conventions, trade shows, meetings, and corporate travel have become a big business in recent years. 

The scope of meetings has changed as well. Technological advances now allow meetings to be conducted via the Internet, through videoconferencing or closed circuit television, or by setting up conference calls.

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