This course will cover the numerous tasks and details involved in coordinating events hosted by hotels, resorts and conference centers. Focus will be primarily on the business, corporate, government customer, and will also include large private events. Students will examine the practical and creative aspects of coordinating major events, including conventions, political rallies, expos, corporate training and seminars, as well as large private receptions and parties. Events hosted by hotels and conference centers require sound business practices including establishing a customer profile, strong financial planning and management, vendor relations, management of multiple contracts, and accurate attention to details. Protocol and process in choosing entertainment, decor, travel arrangements, catering, registration and other staging considerations are covered.