Skills Conference And Meeting Planner in the London Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "conference and meeting planner" was moved from the group Conference and event planners (NOC 1226) to the group Conference and event planners (NOC 12103).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a conference and meeting planner in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Conference and event planners (NOC 12103).


  • Develop risk management plans
  • Promote conference and meeting services or special events
  • Develop and monitor emergency security plans
  • Inspect and select sites
  • Develop marketing and communication plans
  • Develop media strategies and public relations activities
  • Recruit, hire and supervise staff and/or volunteers
  • Prepare, present and manage budgets
  • Develop financial procedures
  • Develop sponsorship, partnership or fundraising programs
  • Solicit event donors
  • Review bids and negotiate costs
  • Determine requirements for hospitality services, signage, multi-media equipment, printing and other technical services, and arrange for and manage contracts for these services
  • Administer revenues and expenditures and assist in preparing financial reports
  • Arrange for production or purchase of promotional products
  • Arrange for shipping, receiving and storage
  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Assist in site selection and attend to related details
  • Co-ordinate and monitor conference and meeting activities and attend to related details
  • Co-ordinate media services
  • Co-ordinate set-ups, staging, seating, parking, communication systems and other details for special events
  • Confirm and co-ordinate speakers
  • Implement registration systems
  • Implement social programs, food and beverage, transportation, and other services
  • Set up and monitor, or arrange for the setting up and monitoring of multi-media equipment
  • Plan and arrange for accommodation and transportation services
  • Plan and arrange for trade shows and exhibits
  • Plan schedules, goals and objectives
  • Develop registration systems and information materials
  • Plan for required documentation and for pre- and post-distribution of documentation (itineraries, evaluations etc.)
  • Research and design special events programs
  • Plan for VIP arrangements
  • Plan for translation and interpretation services
  • Plan for on-site offices
  • Plan for traffic and crowd control and security
  • Plan for social events and guest programs
  • Develop policies and procedures and attend to other management responsibilities
  • Prepare final financial and other reports
  • Manage Event Logistics
  • Plan and oversee Webinars
  • Identify human resources requirements
  • Develop and implement business plans

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Planning
    • Analyzing Information
  • Management Help -
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Writing


  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Administration
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Communications and Transportation Help -
    • Communications and Media
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