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Occupational Report for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners (13-1121) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

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Employment Outlook for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners There are 4 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Trade Show Events Manager - 2950 10/23/14 Wilsonville
Event Marketing Coordinator 10/7/14 Hillsboro
Events Coordinator 10/3/14 Hillsboro DOE
Attendee Experience Project Manager 10/2/14 Eugene $18.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Job Openings from the Web for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 13 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 13 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Trade Show Events Manager 10/28/14 Wilsonville Mentor Graphics Corporation
Senior Tradeshow & Event Planner 10/24/14 Wilsonville Mentor Graphics
Trade Show Events Manager - 2950 10/22/14 Wilsonville Mentor Graphics
Trade Show Events Manager - 2950 10/21/14 Wilsonville Mentor Graphics
Interim Admissions Event Coordinator 10/17/14 Newberg EXPO
Capitol Events Coordinator 10/17/14 Salem State of Oregon- Oregon Legislature
Capitol Events Coordinator 10/17/14 Salem Oregon State Legislature
Interim Admissions Event Coordinator 10/16/14 Newberg George Fox University
Volunteer: Fundraiser/Event Planner Extraordinaire 10/6/14 Eugene Community Veterinary Center
Event Marketing Coordinator 10/3/14 Hillsboro Kelly Services
Events Coordinator 10/3/14 Hillsboro
Event Marketing Coordinator 10/3/14 Hillsboro Kelly Services
Foundation Event Coordinator 9/15/14 Medford Providence Health & Services
State of Oregon License Information for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $13.11 $16.06 $20.33 $25.04 $29.31 $21.26 $44,211
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 12.08 12.59 13.47 14.35 14.87 13.82 28,760
Multnomah / Washington 13.65 16.82 20.93 25.46 29.04 21.42 44,545
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 12.94 18.65 21.92 26.60 33.49 22.37 46,521
Lane 13.20 15.40 20.06 24.35 28.73 20.78 43,209
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 12.70 15.48 17.90 21.48 25.70 18.62 38,736
Clackamas 15.73 19.00 24.38 28.21 33.08 24.07 50,075
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Regional Employment Projections for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 889 1,211 322 36.2% 32 12 44
Multnomah / Washington 509 657 148 29.1% 15 7 22
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 88 119 31 35.2% 3 1 4
Lane 80 105 25 31.2% 2 1 3
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 65 80 15 23.1% 2 1 3
Clackamas 54 72 18 33.3% 2 1 3
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 43 56 13 30.2% 1 1 2
Jackson / Josephine 32 42 10 31.2% 1 0 1
Morrow / Umatilla 12 14 2 16.7% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 7 9 2 28.6% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 7 9 2 28.6% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 7 9 2 28.6% 0 0 0
Douglas 5 6 1 20.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 889
Total All Industries Private 805
Manufacturing Private 27
Wholesale Trade Private 26
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 23
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 22
Information Private 35
Publishing Industries (except Internet) Private 15
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers Private 12
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services Private 18
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Private 18
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 42
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 30
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 18
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 123
Administrative and Support Services Private 123
Business Support Services Private 21
Other Support Services Private 97
Educational Services Private 59
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Private 39
Other Schools and Instruction Private 12
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 65
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 18
Offices of Physicians Private 12
Hospitals Private 11
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 11
Social Assistance Private 34
Individual and Family Services Private 23
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 103
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries Private 59
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events Private 45
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution Private 24
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 20
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 20
Accommodation and Food Services Private 125
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 56
Traveler Accommodation Private 54
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 69
Special Food Services Private 20
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 49
Other Services (except Government) Private 166
Personal and Laundry Services Private 13
Other Personal Services Private 13
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 153
Religious Organizations Private 25
Grantmaking and Giving Services Private 17
Social Advocacy Organizations Private 15
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations Private 87
Total All Industries State 35
Educational Services State 34
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools State 34
Total All Industries Local 37
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Local 10
Real Estate Local 10
Lessors of Real Estate Local 10
Educational Services Local 11
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 14
Educational Requirements for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners The typical entry level education for this occupation is a Bachelor's degree.
Skills for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Apply Mathematical Principles To Accounting, Bookkeeping Or Budgeting
  • Apply Technical Sales Techniques
  • Arrange Teleconference Calls
  • Collect Payments
  • Communicate Using Telephone
  • Conduct Customer Surveys
  • Coordinate Banquets, Meetings And Related Events
  • Coordinate Group Activities
  • Evaluate Hotels, Resorts And Tours For Quality
  • Interpret And Apply Knowledge Of Relevant Laws
  • Investigate And Resolve Customer Problems
  • Make Presentations
  • Meet Deadlines
  • Negotiate Business Contracts
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Plan Meetings Or Conferences
  • Practice Effective Time Management Techniques
  • Prepare Contracts
  • Prepare Cost Estimates For Management Information
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Prepare Travel Vouchers
  • Process Invoices
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Provide Meeting Materials And Audio-Video Equipment
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Schedule Or Reserve Meeting Facilities
  • Supervise Employees
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Database Software
  • Use Email Software
  • Use Image Editing Software
  • Use Marketing Techniques
  • Use Presentation Software And Technology
  • Use Spreadsheet Software
  • Use Word Processing Software
  • Write Hypertext Markup Language, Html
  • Write Request For Proposals Or Bids
Schools and Training Providers for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Chemeketa Community College
Lane Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
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