Meeting/Event Manager manages and oversees the planning of meetings and special events for an organization or for external clients. Defines event strategy and vision. Being a Meeting/Event Manager researches, recommends, and may approve event venues. Selects vendors and negotiates contracts for catering and other event support services. Additionally, Meeting/Event Manager manages attendee invitations, registration, and post-event evaluations. Monitors and controls event budgets and prepares periodic management reports. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a senior manager. The Meeting/Event Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Meeting/Event Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.