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Tourism - Services Management - Meetings, Conventions & Events Specialization

Available: Currently Suspended

Program Description

Meetings, conventions and conferences planning is a type of tourism in which planners bring large groups together for a particular purpose or function. The industry is trending towards the term "event planners" to describe the vast scope of opportunities within the meeting and event profession. It's all about learning how to plan and create exceptional experiences for both the clients and participants attending events and meetings.

As a student in the Tourism - Services Management - Meetings, Conventions & Events Specialization program you are eligible to apply to study abroad in your fourth semester at one of the following international institutions:

International Travel/Study Abroad

As a student in the Tourism - Services Management - Meetings, Conventions & Events Specialization program you are eligible to apply to study abroad in your fourth semester at one of the following international institutions:

  • Fernwood Business School – Aspire Group in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Zulu Nyala Game Lodge – South Africa.
  • Swiss Hotel Management School – Montreaux, Switzerland

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Starting in May 2020, this program will be located at Newnham Campus.



4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

Canada leads the way in organizational planning and execution of events, making Canada an attractive location for internationally recognized organizations to plan meetings, conventions and conferences.

Meeting, convention and conference planners see the "big picture" when it comes to planning and organizing events. Whether it’s an executive conference or a dream wedding, this program will provide you the tools to deliver flawless events. From negotiating with vendors to designing the perfect marketing plan, you will gain the skills to run the show. Your career can begin as an event planner, conference and conventional planner, meeting planner, wedding planner, program planner for incentive travel, trade show planner, corporate marketing events specialist, cultural event planner, festivals planner, special events planner or sports events planner.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.


  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
  • Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)
  • Endorsed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), for Level I and Level II
  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO)
  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
  • Tourism Toronto

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Catherine Griffith-Mills 416.491.5050 ext. 77405

Program Chair

Angela Zigras 416.491.5050 ext. 77531

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network