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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HRM 240 - Meeting and Conference Planning

3 credit hours - 45 hours of lecture.
Study conferences, conventions, expositions and meetings and their impact on tourism. Emphasizes discussion of host venues, on-site activities and legal concerns of meeting planning.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the terminology associated with meeting and conference planning
  • Explain the history, purpose and organizational structure of convention and visitor bureaus
  • List the different types of associations, expositions and trade shows.
  • Discuss the role of tour operators and their role in the industry
  • Define the process of meeting planning
  • Explain the function of host venues
  • Define the purpose and benefit of trade shows
  • Discuss the impact of the legal and ethical issues in the meetings, conventions and expositions industry
  • Describe the negotiating process
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking