Successful event planners attend event planning conferences to establish another way to gain recognition in their field. Though experience, creative thinking and a plethora of contacts are key attributes of a skilled event planner, knowledge is essential to success. Whether a refresher on the “basics” or a window into the latest trends, you can learn from professionals and tap the wealth of knowledge at conferences for event planners.
Event planning conferences offer:
1. General information that is utilized day in, day out, to event plan for clients.
2. Specialty information via specialized workshops and seminars often segmented by type of event planning function. If you have a particular interest in corporate meetings, rather than weddings, you can become knowledgeable in a specific area at event planner conferences.
3. Opportunities to interact with and to learn from professionals in the business that could possibly serve as mentors, or future colleagues, on all types of event planning events.
Contact an event planners association and other learning organizationsFind an event planning conference to help you work smarter.
Attend event planner conferences on a regular basisKeep your knowledge current and stay in contact with peers as much as possible.
Make the most of the event planning conventions that you attendAttending an educational conference, convention or trade show gives you the opportunity to learn as well as network with professionals in the business.
- When a phone number is offered as a method of contact for an event planning conference, use it. You may learn how to get the most out of your conference or trade show attendance, such as a workshop that shouldn't be missed or an opening night function that boasts high attendance. Also, if through the call you learn that this conference is not quite right for you, you may be able to find out about other conferences and workshops geared specifically to your industry or located more closely to where you work or do business.
- Listing recent conferences and seminars on your resume or bio tells clients that you are serious about learning as much as you can about the industry. The more you know, the more likely that you can better serve your existing clients as well as new ones.
- Events are important components of a company's marketing plan, vital to a nonprofit's fundraising and can memorialize some of the most important times of our lives, through weddings and birthdays. A successful events planner needs to know how to deliver exactly what the client envisions. Attending event planning conferences can help you do just that by offering opportunities to learn the latest information from the best in the business.