Professionals with certificates or executive diplomas in Conference Management & Event Planning conceptualize, plan, organize and execute meetings and special events. These may be corporate meetings, weddings, concerts, banquets, tradeshows or conventions. While this segment of the industry presents many career opportunities, it is underserved by educational institutions in providing qualified graduates.
In a recent MPI/GPJ survey of 200 marketing executives representing large corporations across multiple industries, 82% indicated that events are an integral part of their marketing strategies.
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner is ranked as the #1 best career in US News & World Report's listing on Best Careers in 2012.
Meeting & Event Planner is ranked as the #4 fastest growing job in America by Salary.com based on data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for projections through 2020.