Event planners are responsible for planning, managing and organizing sensational events in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. They work closely with their customers during the planning process to closely manage all aspects of the event, ensuring that the event runs smoothly and that everyone involved does their job. Event planners must conceptualize thematic ideas, plan budgets, book venues, liaise with suppliers and customers, manage logistics and report after the event. They must also create experiences and bring visions to life, while finding locations, requesting bids, managing supplier relationships and customer communications, creating and negotiating contracts, and managing budgets. Event planners must also provide excellent customer service and host memorable events that meet the expectations of their customers. In addition, they must have strong organizational, budgetary and time management skills.