HRIM111 Conference and Business Meeting Planning

Department of Business Studies: Hospitality and Tourism Management

I. Course Number and Title
HRIM111 Conference and Business Meeting Planning
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is designed to develop skills necessary to plan and organize traditional and technological conferences, meetings, conventions, trade shows and expositions. The student will learn to systemize and assemble reservations for lodging, air and ground transportation, food and beverages, site selection, room design, and conference and meeting materials.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    The student will:

    • acquire skills to plan and organize traditional and technological meetings.
    • develop skills to selecting appropriate sites for a client's meeting or conference.
    • understand the collateral materials necessary for a successful meeting.
    • acquire competency to manage the reservations and registration of meeting and conferences.
    • achieve a competency in using the technological tools necessary for successful meetings and conferences.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Purposes and types of meeting, conferences, conventions, trade shows and expositions.
    2. Planning the Meeting/Conference Program
    3. Selecting the appropriate site
    4. Marketing the meeting/conference
    5. Meeting/Conference materials
    6. Reservations, Registrations, and Participants Services
    7. Food and Beverage Services
    8. Transportation Services and Free Time Activities
    9. Evaluations and Follow Up
    10. Legal Issues
    11. Meeting Technology
    12. Careers and Resource Information
    13. Convention sand Visitors Bureaus
    14. Exhibitors and Attendees
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    The learning materials used by students will be selected in accordance with the learning objectives. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Students will participate in open discussions, prepare conference and meeting planning schedules, travel itineraries, and make appropriate arrangements for reservations, registrations and participant services at various corporate and local conference and meeting sites. Students will participate in planning a conference or meeting either on campus or with a local center within Bucks County.

Quizzes and tests at appropriate subject intervals, along with weekly and term projects, will add to serve as a basis for learning and grading.

Review/Approval Date - 11/03