Plans and produces well-executed conventions, meetings, seminars, expositions, social functions and theme parties. May be responsible for program development, marketing, promotion, budgeting, site selection, negotiation, travel arrangements, entertainment and food arrangements, guest speakers, audio-visual equipment, public relations and program evaluation. In smaller companies, work ranges from planning large community events to planning local weddings. May be responsible for all phases or may be assigned one specific aspect of event depending on size and type of company. May work for professional associations, large corporations, and visitor and convention bureaus. Some operate independent consulting businesses.