Life of the Party

Pulling It Off

Event planners are responsible for the entire event, from inception to cleanup. Think you're up to the challenge? Here's a partial list of their duties:

  • Selecting sites
  • Planning budgets
  • Coordinating reservations
  • Negotiating for group room rates and transportation
  • Negotiating for complimentary services and products, including rooms, cars and upgrades
  • Scheduling speakers and entertainers
  • Coordinating food and beverages
  • Creating agendas
  • Producing promotional and printed materials
  • Arranging for audiovisual support
  • Printing name badges
  • Setting up rooms
  • Organizing guest programs
  • Shipping

Source: Meeting Professionals International

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