There are two types of planners. The first type gets an assignment and decides on a series of logistical options to make the meeting happen. These planners fill an important function, and their work will always be needed. Every live meeting or event needs a venue, a room, a layout, a design and appropriate food, beverages, and accessories. This is an extremely valuable role as it executes and implements plans.
The second type of planner has a very different job.