Event Planning Research Paper

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EVENT PLANNING COMPANIES
Event Planning Firms
You can find local event planning company listings in the phone directory, your chamber of commerce or through the internet. One website that lists website that lists some companies is: http://www.ises.com.

Public Relations Firms
Not all PR firms handle event planning so ask is event planning is part of their service. A website to find PR firms: http://www.prsa.org.

Advertising Agencies
Similar to PR firms, not all advertising agencies handle event planning. Some agencies that are full service will do some event planning. Look at these websites for a limited list of advertising agencies: http://www.aaaa.org or http://www.aaf.org.

Destination Management Companies (DMC)
DMC’s provide local event
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
The hospitality industry offers many job opportunities in the event industry. Jobs in the hospitality industry usually provide services to event planners. There are a variety of jobs in this industry and may include a combination of services.

Hotels and Resorts
Hotels and resorts host numerous events from banquets to business meetings to weddings. Sales and caterings, sales and marketing, or sales manager positions will offer experience in event planning. Whether it’s booking rooms or helping to select menus for a party, there is valuable experience in hotels and resorts. All major hotel chains have
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Vendors
Vendors and supplies offer a variety of job opportunities. These positions will give you the chance to assist clients in planning events. Some of these include: caterers, party rental companies, etc.

Attractions
Any place that attracts tourists will offer event planning opportunities. Many hold events to promote themselves or rent out their facility for events. Some attractions are: amusement parks, aquariums, casinos, family fun centers, factory tours, ghost towns, historic sites, monuments, museums, national and state parks, performing arts, professional sports teams, raceways, scenic trains, theme parks, visitor centers, wineries, zoos, etc.

THE CORPORATE MARKET
The corporate market includes corporations, associations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, governmental offices, hospitals, etc. You can work for one of these businesses as a meeting planner, in administration, in corporate communications, human resources, marketing, member relations, or public relations.
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