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Conferences, Conventions, and Special Events Management

HRTM - 212

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course is a study of how to plan, design, produce and evaluate conferences, teleconferences, conventions, special events, seminars and symposia events. The course examines practical advice on every aspect of organizing and managing special events, such as choosing the best venue; preparing and managing the budget; scheduling; coordinating food and beverages; selecting decor, themes, and entertainment; media; and staffing. Emphasis is on the interaction between the staff, the customer, guests, contractors, and others necessary to implement and manage a successful event. Additional focus on catering through hotels, restaurants or private companies, as well as examining the costs involved in building and sustaining a successful business.