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How To Become A Meeting And Convention Planner

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Meetings and conventions are a major contribution to the success of a variety of businesses and organizations because they bring many different people together for a common purpose. Meeting and convention planners make sure the purpose is achieved and coordinate details of meetings and conventions. Meeting and convention planners have many educational backgrounds such as marketing, communications, public relations, hospitality management, and business. Most employers prefer applicants that have a bachelor degree and many colleges and universities offer bachelor and master degree programs in meetings management. Employment of meeting and convention planners is projected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 20% from 2006 to 2016. Job growth will be driven by businesses and organizations increasingly becoming international.

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