Convention Planner Resume

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Career Objective:


A skilled and resourceful Convention Planner with strong background in making arrangement for group meetings and coordinating activities of staff is seeking a senior convention planner position to utilize my skills and experience for the success of events.

Summary of Skills:

  • Ability to understand and listen information and ideas presented through sentences and spoken words

  • Ability to explain ideas and information in a clear and precise manner

  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills

  • Possess logical thinking and analytical skills

  • Ability to understand and meet conventions goals

  • Skilled in maintaining good relationships with different people

  • Ability to estimate number of people that will attend the meeting based on current situation and attendance of previous meeting

  • Familiar with internet and research sites to make air and hotel arrangements and availability for events

  • Basic computer knowledge including spreadsheets and desktop publishing

  • In-depth knowledge of clerical procedures and processes

Work Experience:


Convention Planner

Success Brands, Fresno, CA

October 2015 – Present

  • Developing event topics and choosing prominent speakers

  • Promoting conferences, trade shows and convention services by performing tasks like meetings with trade associations, producing publications and brochures

  • Monitoring activities of events and ensuring compliance with rules and regulations

  • Planning and developing programs, budgets, agendas and services as per customer requirements

  • Negotiating contracts with service suppliers like convention centers and speakers

  • Hiring, training, and supervising volunteers and supporting staff requirement for organizing the event

  • Attending seminars, reading trade publications and discussing with professionals to keep abreast of recent trends and standards

  • Maintaining financial details and arranging availability of transportation and audio-visual equipment

Assistant Convention Planner

Fabulous Resort, Fresno, CA

February 2012 – September 2015

  • Handled the tasks of searching prospective meeting sites

  • Arranged support services, coordinated needs with the facility, prepared site staff meeting, set up different forms of electronic communication required for convention such as e-mail, video, voice mail and online communication

  • Assisted Convention Planner in choosing entertainment, speakers and content

  • Arranged programs to present the information of the organization in the most effective way

  • Ensured that the meeting adhered to the regulations of fire and labor laws

  • Oversaw the proper distribution of food and beverage

  • Registered attendees and issued name badges, arranged transportation facilities and coordinated lodging reservations

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration

    ABC University, Fresno, CA

    2011

Reference:


On request.