Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMGT 250 - Meeting, Conference, and Event Planning

The growing field of meeting and event planning is discussed in detail. Starting with an overview of the nature of meetings and why people meet, the course will look at a variety of topics, including site selection, contract negotiating, program planning, budgeting and financial management, food and beverage arrangements, and contracted services. A review of the meeting and event planner’s job description is also provided. PREREQUISITE(S): HMGT 240  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly HM 250.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the varied job duties of a meeting and event planner and outline the qualifications for the job.
  • Summarize why meetings and events are held and explain what makes a successful meeting or event.
  • Explain how funding is secured for meetings and events and describe how to develop a budget for a meeting or event.
  • Summarize the factors that go into site selection and explain the differences between hotel conference space and ancillary conference centers.
  • Describe the role of speakers in making a meeting or conference a success.
  • Explain how and where to recruit speakers and how they are compensated for their time.
  • Describe the methods used to market a meeting, conference, or event.
  • Explain the different types of food functions and the different styles of food service available to a planner.
  • Identify the reasons for insurance coverage for any type of function.
  • Describe the planner’s job during a conference or event and how the post conference evaluation form is used as a tool in planning and improving next year’s event.

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