Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 25 February 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 25 February 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Director of Operations; Experient, Inc.; San Jose, CA

2. Destination Account Manager; Map Network, a NAVTEQ Company;

Washington, DC

3. Exhibit Manager; FASEB; Bethesda, MD

4. Convention & Meetings Manager; National Communication Association;

Washington, DC

5. Meetings Assistant; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville, MD

6. Meetings Technology Specialist; National Association of Community

Health Centers; Bethesda, MD

7. Director, Convention Services; National Automobile Dealers

Association; McLean, VA

8. Events Manager; Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC);

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

9. Associate Executive Director-Continuing Educations, Meetings &

Exhibitions; American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

(AAOMS); Rosemont, IL

10. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient, Inc.; Atlanta, GA

11. Meeting Planner/Program Manager Groups (4987); BCD Travel; Akron, OH

12. Director of Sales; Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley; East Palo

Alto, CA

13. Group Sales Manager; Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley; East Palo

Alto, CA

14. Ad Sales & Marketing: Tourism; Confidential; Chicago, IL

15. Food Service and Facility Rental Director; Ravinia; Chicago, IL

16. Business Development, Meetings & Events; Impact Unlimited, Inc.;

Dayton, NJ

17. Special Events Coordinator; Tyler Arboretum; Media, PA

18. Events Specialist/Senior Events Specialist; Roche Molecular

Diagnostics; Pleasanton, CA

19. Meeting Planner; Worldwide Business Research; New York, NY

20. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Minneapolis, MN

21. Events Manager; Human Capital Institute; Virtual or Tucson, AZ

22. Manager of Community Development; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

23. Operations Manager – Generalists; PRIME Strategies Inc.; Vancouver,

BC, Canada

24. Operations Manager – Project Coordination; PRIME Strategies Inc.;

Vancouver, BC, Canada

25. Operations Manager – Project Management; PRIME Strategies Inc.;

Vancouver, BC, Canada

26. Corporate Events Manager; Infor; Alpharetta, GA

27. Meeting Planner; Synergy Enterprises, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD

28. Sales Representative; Sodexho USA; Atlanta, GA

29. Business Development Manager / Account Executive Consultant; Meeting

Sites Pro, Inc.; Anywhere, CA

30. Director of Meetings Management; The Michigan Association of CPAs;

Troy, MI

31. Training Assistant Coordinator; Heery International; Washington, DC

32. Meetings Manager; Financial Planning Association; Denver, CO

33. Account Sales Manager; National Association of Home Builders;

Washington, DC

34. Meeting Facilitator / Program Manager; National Association of Home

Builders; Washington, DC

35. Meetings and Convention Director; General Federation of Women's

Clubs; Washington, DC

36. Board & Exec. Operations Coordinator; Construction Specifications

Institute; Alexandria, VA

37. Director, Education; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

38. Associate Director, Events and Education; National Association of

Federal Credit Unions; Arlington, VA

39. Video and Event Production Sales Executive; Leading Authorities,

Inc.; Washington, DC

40. Senior Manager of Shows, Meetings & Conferences; NKBA; Hackettstown,

NJ

41. Convention & Tradeshow Department; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

42. Convention Sales Manager; Rogers Akansas CVB; Rogers, AR

43. Sports Business Development Manager; Greater Oklahoma City Chamber;

Oklahoma City, OK

44. Group Sales Manager; Marketing Telluride Inc.; Telluride, CO

45. Senior Director, Travel Industry Marketing; LA INC. The Convention

and Visitors Bureau; Los Angeles, CA

46. Sales Director, Meetings & Conventions; Annapolis and Anne Arundel

County CVB; Annapolis, MD

47. Sales Manager; High Hotels Ltd.; Lancaster, PA

48. Regional Director of Sales; Newport Hospitality Group, Inc.;

Williamsburg, VA

49. Director of University Events; Northeastern Illinois University;

Chicago, IL

50. National Account Manager; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

51. Event Planner; Child Abuse Prevention Center; Orange, CA

52. Marketing Events Administrator; Cisco; San Bruno, CA

53. President & CEO; California Hotel & Lodging Association; Sacramento,

CA

54. Coordinator, Conference Services; American Society of Civil

Engineers; Washington, DC

55. Junior Meeting Planner; Walton-Thomas International; Silver Spring,

MD

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

I believe that my years of experience and education will add value to

your event planning organization.

· You will benefit from my expertise in coordinating meetings, training

sessions, graduations, large events and conferences. I have coordinated

events requiring audio visual, logistics, presenters, security, and much

more.

· Moreover, my experiences have prepared me to perform comfortably in a

fast-paced, deadline oriented environment. I believe my experience can

make an impact for you.

Camille Robinson

camillerobinson@yahoo.com

770-490-8234

*****************

The HEPN offers a special feature: the Short Self-Pitch (SSP). If you

are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a

brief paragraph to

sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each week.

************* Upcoming Conferences *************

Do you know of an upcoming conference that the HEPN readers should be

aware of? Send the details to sonjahepn@comcast.net for inclusion in the

next newsletter!

****************

1. Director of Operations; Experient; San Jose, CA

Experient is currently seeking Director of Operations to be located in

San Jose, CA. As a Director of Operations, you will have direct

responsibility for ensuring Experient delivers the highest quality

product efficiently in accordance with account measures by developing,

implementing and monitoring department process and standards in San Jose

and Raleigh, NC. This position will have overall management of Account

staff to include hiring, managing, and resource coordinating while

providing strategic level leadership in the areas of goal development,

consultation, training and professional development. Requirements

include: 5 -7 years of prior management experience leading a department

toward higher achievement, deep understanding of total event logistics

ranging from sales, registration, housing and logistics planning,

ability to travel 30%, exceptional interpersonal skills, proven

experience with making decisions and process management. To be

considered for this position at Experient, please submit your resume on

our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

2. Destination Account Manager; Map Network, a NAVTEQ Company;

Washington, DC

The Map Network (TMN), (www.mapnetwork.com), a subsidiary of NAVTEQ, the

world's leader in premium quality digital mapping, is a fast-growing

media company focused on the development of rich local content and

location based search. TMN is the official online/print mapping solution

for over 145 cities and over 200 events and venues, including the Super

Bowl, Motorsports Venues, and world renowned museums. The company is

seeking a Destination Account Manager. This position is responsible for

selling our products to Destination's, CVB's, Venue's and Event's.

Job Responsibilities:

* Develop sales relationships with new and existing Destination,

CVB, Venue and Event clients.

* Manage client accounts and generate general sales and ad sales

revenue opportunities in the Destination, CVB, Venue and Event markets.

* Develop and implement community relationship initiatives in target

markets.

* Attend conferences/tradeshows and represent TMN to increase our

presence in our markets and industry.

* Work with various internal departments to build the best

proposal's to offer to new and existing clients

Qualifications:

* 5-10 years industry experience in Destination and Tourism sales or

equivalent.

* Previous CVB experience a plus.

* Track record of consistently meeting sales goals.

* Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

* Ability to work within a dynamic multitasking environment,

establish priorities and meet deadlines

* Four year college degree

evin.frye@navteq.com

http://www.navteq.com

www.mapnetwork.com

3. Exhibit Manager; FASEB; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4219961

4. Convention & Meetings Manager; National Communication Association;

Washington, DC

A 7500 member academic association located in DuPont Circle area seeks

an experienced Convention & Meetings Manager to take responsibility for

all planning and execution for one large (5500-6000 attendee) annual

convention held in various U.S. cities and several small board meetings

typically held in DC area.

Responsibilities will include

* Lead office convention team in all planning, preparation, and

execution of on-site support and logistics for the annual convention

(typically held 2nd or 3rd week of November).

* Supervise one direct report who is responsible for the scheduling

of member-created program content and assisting the Convention &

Meetings Manager in other duties, as assigned.

* Create, monitor, and reconcile the annual budget for the

convention in coordination with CFO.

* Work closely with the Association's 1st Vice-President who is

responsible for overall theme and special event cultivation. This

elected volunteer position rotates annually.

* Provide oversight and direction for local arrangement volunteers

in host city.

* Track and coordinate efforts to expand exhibitors, advertisers &

sponsorships for the annual convention.

* Liaison with vendors who provide support to the convention.

* Make logistical arrangements for one annual board retreat (35

persons) and 2-4 smaller meetings (15 persons) held in the DC metro

region annually.

Limited travel involved (under 10%). The association currently

outsources hotel negotiations to a third-party.

The successful applicant will have:

Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in a

non-profit, academic association's meetings and convention department

with duties requiring skills in vendor coordination, event planning,

marketing and writing.

Experience working with high-profile volunteers in a large,

academic-based association.

Experience working in a team-oriented small office.

Evidence of very high-level organizational skills, creativity,

flexibility, problem solving and self starter.

Knowledge of standard practices for large event planning and with

standard convention planning software.

Bachelor's degree required. CMP certification, preferred. Salary

highly competitive.

Founded in 1914, NCA is a non-profit organization of researchers,

educators, students, and practitioners, whose academic interests span

all forms of human communication. NCA is the oldest and largest national

organization serving the academic discipline of Communication. Through

its services, scholarly publications, resources, conferences and

conventions, NCA works with its members to strengthen the profession and

contribute to the greater good of the educational enterprise and

society.

Application Materials

Please submit cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three

professional references to resume@natcom.org. Please include “Convention

& Meetings Manager” in the subject line. Review of applications will

begin March 7, 2008.

5. Meetings Assistant; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville, MD

Management Solutions Plus, Inc. is a full service association management

company located in Rockville, MD. MSP offers services including: board

governance, membership promotion, financial management, marketing,

meeting and exposition management, program development, publications

production, public relations, and government affairs.

MSP is proud to be one of a handful of association management companies

to earn accreditation from both the American Society of Association

Executives (ASAE) and the AMCi (Association Management Companies

Institute).

Meetings Assistant

Management Solutions Plus, Inc. is looking for a bright, enthusiastic

individual who would like to learn about meeting planning and

association management. The Meetings Assistant will work closely with

the Vice President of Meetings and assist two other planners in all

logistical operations from site selection, meeting set-ups, food and

beverage, registration, exhibits and sponsorships for small meetings

ranging from 10 to 1,500 attendees.

Qualified candidate must have excellent organizational, oral and written

communication and project management skills. Candidate must be able to

juggle multiple tasks, prioritize and work independently. Some travel.

Mac, Filemaker (database), and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

Powerpoint) experience a plus. Hospitality industry-related degree and

at least one year job experience preferred.

Excellent benefits. Please email resume with salary requirements to

Grace L. Jan, CMP, Vice President, Meetings, at gjan@mgmtsol.com.

Contact: Grace L. Jan, CMP

Phone: 240.404.6479

Fax: 301.990.9771

gjan@mgmtsol.com

http://www.mgmtsol.com

6. Meetings Technology Specialist; National Association of Community

Health Centers; Bethesda, MD

National health care association is seeking an experienced person to

ensure that the organization's electronic meeting and marketing efforts

effectively support the organization's objectives. Position is

responsible for all aspects of the electronically submitted education

abstracts, certification and CEU program. Individual is also responsible

for the content of the meeting web sites, tracking web and email

marketing efforts, and providing assistance to team members in the

development of electronic marketing collateral. Successful candidate

will also be responsible for the speaker ready room, managing all

conference materials, continuing education questions and monitoring the

workshops while onsite. Requirements include BA/BS degree or equivalent

related experience in meetings, communications or electronic marketing.

Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the internet

(experience with iMIS a plus) as well as with proof-reading and editing

a must. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong planning and

organizational skills, exemplary customer service, the ability to manage

multiple projects, work independently and as part of a team, ability to

troubleshoot technology issues and come up with creative, efficient

solutions, and proficiency in Web graphics creation/production also

required. Familiarity with the association environment and knowledge of

health care industry preferred. Send resume, cover letter, salary

history and brief writing sample to employment@nachc.com. No phone calls

please.

7. Director, Convention Services; National Automobile Dealers

Association; McLean, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4217731

8. Events Manager; Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC);

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4217628

9. Associate Executive Director-Continuing Educations, Meetings &

Exhibitions; American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

(AAOMS); Rosemont, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4217542

10. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient, Inc.; Atlanta, GA

Experient is currently seeking a Meeting and Event Manager for our

Atlanta office in the Buckhead area. As a Meeting and Event Manager, you

will have direct responsibility for organizing and managing meeting

details with clients. Duties include consulting with our clients to

improve their meeting experience, recommend and managing supplier

products and services, and provide on-site meeting leadership and

support. Requirements include ability to travel, exceptional

interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills, decision-making

abilities, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and prior

related experience. Prior experience in meeting planning or hotels

required. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package,

along with a superior work environment. To apply for this and other

positions at Experient, please visit

http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

11. Meeting Planner/Program Manager Groups (4987); BCD Travel; Akron, OH

BCD Travel is a fast growing, corporate travel management company

looking for qualified individuals. The following full time opportunity

is available in Akron, OH:

MEETING PLANNER/PROGRAM MANAGER GROUPS

This position is responsible for the development, planning and overall

operational execution of meetings, conferences, and/or special events

for customers. The Program Manager works on a variety of programs

simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day planning contact for each

respective client.

Qualified candidates must have prior meeting planning experience

including on-site trip directing; at least 2 years of experience in

coordinating and/or planning incentives, conventions, conferences and/or

special events preferred. Familiarity with managing outside vendors,

sourcing and negotiating contract services required. This position will

be located at a client on-site in Akron, Ohio; however, must be able to

travel up to 20%.

Only those who meet the qualifications will be considered. Qualified

candidates may email resumes (including salary requirements) to:

angela.hemming@bcdtravel.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

12. Director of Sales; Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley; East Palo

Alto, CA

This is a senior management position reporting to the Director of

Marketing. Individual would be responsible for managing a team of group

and corporate sales managers, in addition to carrying a group sales

goal. This position also includes various management duties including

hiring staff, conducting performance reviews, preparing payroll and

managing the sales department operation.

Sales responsibilities include: negotiating sales contracts, prospecting

for new business and responding to leads generated though our Worldwide

Sales Office and other sources. This individual would also work closely

with Conference Services and other departments to ensure successful

program operation, as well as implementing procedures to increase

productivity and improve service operations.

This individual's responsibilities include: management of the sales team

to provide leadership and direction to ensure that the team is meeting

monthly sales goals, forecasting group production, analyzing business

opportunities to ensure hotel¿s overall financial objectives are

achieved, providing direction on complex contractual issues, assist with

developing key account relationships, prospecting and soliciting new and

repeat business, planning sales trips to assigned territory (3-5 per

year), conducting local sales calls, achieving established sales goal,

assisting with the execution of hosted client events, development and

performance reviews of managers and administrative support team.

Required Qualification

College degree. Track record of successful sales performance. Experience

in the hotel industry. Previous sales management experience or a minimum

of 5 years of sales experience.

Email your resume to Kelly Nelson, Director of Marketing. Or if you have

questions, you may reach Kelly at 650-470-2871. The email address is

kelly.nelson@fourseasons.com

13. Group Sales Manager; Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley; East Palo

Alto, CA

This is a management level position reporting to the Director of Sales.

Individual would be responsible for managing and developing a sales

territory in order to achieve monthly sales goals. The manager would

negotiate sales contracts, prospect for new business and respond to

leads generated though our Worldwide Sales Office and other sources.

This individual would also work closely with Conference Services to

ensure that there is a successful program operation.

Responsibilities

Prospecting and soliciting new and repeat business, contract

negotiation, sales trips to assigned territory (3-5 per year), local

sales calls, proposal writing, client presentations, site inspections

and entertainment, achieving established sales goal

Required Qualification

College degree, previous hospitality or meeting planning experience.

Prior sales experience preferred. Strong communication skills.

Email your resume to Kelly Nelson, Director of Marketing. Or if you have

questions, you may reach Kelly at 650-470-2871. The email address is

kelly.nelson@fourseasons.com

14. Ad Sales & Marketing: Tourism; Confidential; Chicago, IL

Position Description

Excellent sales & marketing opportunity with well known, innovative

tourism publications. This is a home-based position requiring daily

travel calling on new & established accounts throughout Chicagoland.

Required Qualification

Requires 2+ years experience in sales of print & online advertising.

Sale of meeting planning products highly desirable. You must be

disciplined and self-motivated to achieve sales quotas and

high-potential income. Please be proficient in lead generation and

relationship sales, have a laptop and good computer skills incl CRM.

Email resume and earnings history to: cbwrecruit@earthlink.net

(reference MPI in subject line)

15. Food Service and Facility Rental Director; Ravinia; Chicago, IL

Ravinia Festival (www.ravinia.org) is known worldwide for presenting

concerts, but the dining experience is equal to the music. This

year-round position full-time director of Food Service and Facility

Rental will manage and drive sales of facility rentals and oversee and

work closely with the foodservice operators at Ravinia. The position

will be charged with growing the catering and private-event rental

market, increasing customer satisfaction with existing food services

from fine dining to take-away carts, matching customers to the proper

experience, implementing marketing plans that will increase sales, and

following up with customers feedback. For more information and

qualifications that Ravinia is looking for please go to

http://www.ravinia.org/RavFamily/Empfulltime.aspx#corp.

Mail, fax or email your resume and salary history on or before March 28,

2008 to Ravinia's consultant (no telephone calls please):

Manask & Associates

209 West Alameda Avenue, Suite 103

Burbank, CA 91502

Fax: 818.563-3552

Email: artm@manask.com and angela@manask.com

16. Business Development, Meetings & Events; Impact Unlimited, Inc.;

Dayton, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6804

17. Special Events Coordinator; Tyler Arboretum; Media, PA

Tyler Arboretum seeks a FT Special Events Coordinator. 37.5 hours/week.

Benefits.

Responsibilities

Develop and coordinate special events, manage site rentals.

Required Qualification

Special event/rental management experience; organizational, team

interpersonal, and computer skills.

Education

Degree preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter to Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter

Road, Media, PA 19063; FAX to (610) 891-1490; E-Mail to:

abrundage@tylerarboretum.org

18. Events Specialist/Senior Events Specialist; Roche Molecular

Diagnostics; Pleasanton, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6801

19. Meeting Planner; Worldwide Business Research; New York, NY

WHO WE ARE:

Worldwide Business Research (WBR) is the leading producer of annual

large-scale, executive level business-to-business conferences. Our

portfolio of events is focused in the areas of Retail, Supply Chain,

Defense, Life Sciences, Finance, Technology and Manufacturing. Due to

our market-leading success, we are looking to expand our operations.

WHO YOU ARE:

You have direct event planning experience and are looking for an

exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

In this role, you will be managing a portfolio of diverse events;

responsible for planning and logistics from start to finish.

Responsibilities Include:

– Maintain accurate forecast of costs and maintain WBR's standards of

excellence in keeping with budget

– Client Management: Work with all sponsors/exhibitors in the run-up to

the event ensuring they receive top notch customer service and that all

contractual obligations are met

– Work with hotel to establish menus, audio visual, rooming lists and

room set ups as well as monitor room pick up

– Responsible for onsite execution of the event, including managing the

onsite staff, overseeing registration, monitoring food & beverage

functions, session rooms, the exhibit hall from set up to breakdown, and

evening affairs such as receptions and dinners

– Exhibit management, including floor plans, booth selection, and

coordination with the exposition company

– Key liaison with all speakers ensuring their presentations are

submitted on time and all travel and audio visual needs are met

– Work with external vendors on the creation and timely delivery of

conference materials such as conference documentation, signage and

giveaways such as bags, lanyards, etc.

– Book staff flights and hotel stays

– Responsible for timely delivery of all conference supplies onsite

– Prepare all onsite documents and registration reports

– Database maintenance of speaker and sponsor records

– Reconcile billing at close of event

Requirements:

– Minimum 1 + years direct event management/meeting planning experience

– Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

– Willingness and desire to travel (Majority of travel is in the U.S.)

– Highly organized with attention to detail

– BA/BS

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter, including your salary

requirements to:

Jacqueline Auld

Director of Meeting Planning

WBR

jauld@wbresearch.com

Please note that resumes without cover letter or salary requirements

will not be considered.

20. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Minneapolis, MN

When you represent a name like American Express, you have an immediate

professional advantage … respect.

Working virtually in Minneapolis, you will coordinate all logistical

details, including travel, incentives, exhibits and conventions.

Meetings range in size from 10 to 3,000 participants.

Required Qualification

* 5+ years meeting planning experience

* Thoroughly familiar with travel and hospitality industries

* Excellent verbal/written communication skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

* CMP certification desired

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

medical/dental/vision plans, 401(k) and much more!

To join our winning team, please visit www.americanexpress.com/jobs and

enter req # 99449BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

21. Events Manager; Human Capital Institute; Virtual or Tucson, AZ

The Human Capital Institute is responsible for aiding and promoting

strategic human capital management. Strategic human capital management

is the most powerful lever for innovation and growth in today's

knowledge economy. HCI is a membership organization, think tank and

educational resource for the professionals and executives in management,

HR/OD and recruiting, who are at the forefront of this new movement.

The candidate for this position is required to possess excellent

organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills,

attention to detail and ability to work on multiple events under

deadline pressure. This person must have experience running large client

events as well as managing smaller regional events, program management,

registration and budgets.

The candidate will need to work independently bur participate in team

meetings and updates.

Responsibilities

– Plan, manage, and execute all operational and logistical functions

related to events including: Innovation Tours, Sponsorship Programs,

breakfasts, and Regional Talent Management events.

– Responsible for developing objectives and strategy for events that

align with overall company strategy and objectives.

– Work closely with the marketing team and program manager for events to

help promote and drive attendance to the events.

– Work with sponsors and marketing to develop event agendas and manage

participation of all speakers.

– Align resources to support events including speakers, equipment,

presentations, printed collateral material, promotional items,

registration packets, food and beverage orders, rooming lists, web

registration, etc.

– Communicate effectively with all appropriate groups regarding events

such as: conference overview, timeline, requirements, pre/post event

meetings, etc.

– Research and recommend events by providing costs estimates, resource

analyses, potential ROI, competitors, partners, etc.

– Develop post-event reports and analysis to determine effectiveness of

each event as well as recommendations for similar events.

– Work with participating groups to create as much value as possible

from an event including: analysis and distribution of attendee lists,

facilitating meetings and/or onsite meeting space at event; development,

distribution and analysis of event surveys for executive review.

– Provide budget development and analyses on all events.

– Attend most events to insure registration and program are well

executed.

– Manage sponsors relationships to insure agenda and topic are on target

for audience and program.

Required Qualification

5 Years Experience in event management and program management

Computer knowledge to include Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft

Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

Some college

Please send resume to lware@humancapitalinstitute.org

22. Manager of Community Development; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6795

23. Operations Manager – Generalists; PRIME Strategies Inc.; Vancouver,

BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6794

24. Operations Manager – Project Coordination; PRIME Strategies Inc.;

Vancouver, BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6793

25. Operations Manager – Project Management; PRIME Strategies Inc.;

Vancouver, BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6792

26. Corporate Events Manager; Infor; Alpharetta, GA

Infor, a dynamic and growing enterprise software company is looking for

an experienced meeting manager to join our corporate event team. Our

team plans and manages a variety of events in the US and abroad each

year, including small executive meetings; large incentive trips; and an

even larger customer user conference each year. Our events range in size

from 30 – 6000 attendees. We are looking for someone with good business

meeting experience to join our team of meeting planners.

Our meeting managers manage the entire scope of some meetings in

conjunction with several components of our larger meetings. Therefore,

they would be responsible for all aspects of meeting management for

their assigned events including site selection, budget preparation &

management, contract negotiation, project management of overall event,

staff management (both pre-event and on-site), vendor selection &

management, Food & Beverage, Hotel management, production/AV management,

and ability to be onsite at meetings to facilitate the event.

Education

College degree with emphasis in business, marketing, hospitality and/or

communications is preferred.

Send resume to angie.graves@infor.com

27. Meeting Planner; Synergy Enterprises, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD

Position is responsible for planning and coordination of conferences,

peer reviews, and other administrative meetings including site

selection, vendor selection, contract negotiations, database

management/manipulation, lodging and travel. Selected candidate will

also supervise meeting functions onsite and act as the primary liaison

between SEI staff and hotel.

The salary range is in the low to mid 40s.

Responsibilities

Perform hotel searches for meeting space and/or sleeping rooms;

Negotiate hotel contracts;

Generate and update rooming lists;

Work with hotel to prepare room set-up, food & beverage, and other hotel

arrangements;

Set-up audiovisual arrangements as needed;

Contact all applicable vendors as needed;

Prepare logistical and confirmation letters for clients, attendees,

speakers/VIPs, and vendors;

Work with clients to develop meeting materials as necessary;

Prepare reports as required by client ;

Provide onsite support;

Manage the entry of data into conference database, generate reports, and

perform mail merges using MS Access;

Correspond with clients and attendees via phone, email, fax, Federal

Express, and U.S. Mail;

Arrange, facilitate, and otherwise support conference calls;

Supervise the processing and mailing of grant applications;

Oversee travel arrangements for sponsored attendees and speakers/VIPs;

Track budget as needed (ODCs only);

Manage supply inventory and order as needed;

Work with IT staff to develop conference websites for logistical

information and/or online registration.

Required Qualification

Minimum of 2 years meeting planning experience (preferably with a

government contractor), proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

(especially MS Access), attention to detail and excellent organization

skills (oral, written, and electronic), a high customer service

orientation, and able to remain calm under pressure. Position requires

travel and extended hours including weekends.

Education

Bachelor's degree preferred

When applying, please email to HR at fedler@sei2003.com and indicate the

following code on the subject line:

MP-MPI 021908

28. Sales Representative; Sodexho USA; Atlanta, GA

As a member of the marketing and sales division, the Sales

Representative participates in the planning, organization and

performance of special events and catering at Zoo Atlanta.

Coordinates inside and outside sales, networking and marketing efforts.

ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Answering Phone Calls / emails

Filling Inquiry Forms

Sending venue rental and catering information

Conducting site visits

Helping clients w/ any requests

Sending event proposals, invoices, BEOs

Event Notices, Surveys, Follow-up w/ client

Planning Event (including entertainment, arrival, departure) and hand

over to Event Coordinator

Work Events (acts as an Event Coordinator) on occasion

Required Qualification

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience.

Familiar w/ Windows Office

Education

Bachelors Degree in related field.

Please send resume to Anthony Smith, General Manager

Fax # 404.627.2809 or email anthony.smith@sodexhousa.com

29. Business Development Manager / Account Executive Consultant; Meeting

Sites Pro, Inc.; Anywhere, CA

Meeting Sites Pro is a full service worldwide meeting and event planning

company located in San Diego. We are a small woman owned business and

are seeking a Business Development / Account Executive Consultant. The

ideal candidate will be self motivated, driven, confident and persistent

with a successful sales track record and existing relationships. You

must be knowledgeable, professional, skilled in our industry and in

communicating on the phone, in emails, and in person. This position is

very flexible allowing you to manage your work/life balance from

anywhere around the USA. We will also provide support and resources for

a home-based operation if desired.

Responsibilities

– Make sales calls to prospective clients via phone and in person

– Attend networking meetings

– Develop new business opportunities

– Maintain client database

– Prepare various account communications, mailers, letters, etc.

– Perform site selection and contract negotiation process

– Integrate existing business contracts to MSP

Required Qualification

– Entrepreneurial spirit, drive and work ethic

– Current industry relationships

– Knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and internet-based

applications

– In depth knowledge of the hospitality and/or third party planning

industries

– Professional appearance and demeanor

If you have industry experience and want to control your schedule,

workload, and earning potential, this is the perfect job for you. For

consideration, please email your confidential resume with salary

requirements to jobs@meetingsitespro.com. Thank you.

30. Director of Meetings Management; The Michigan Association of CPAs;

Troy, MI

Nonprofit professional Association, selected by Crain's Detroit Business

in 2007 as a Cool Place to Work, is seeking an experienced meeting

planning professional for an open management position. Primary

responsibilities include the management of logistics for Association

continuing professional education programs, trade shows, and special

events.

Responsibilities

– Day-to-day supervision of one direct report

– Research, negotiate, and contract meeting space for Association

meetings, training programs, trade shows, set design, and audio visual

needs

– Manage the facility budget for all events

– Organize required catering services, communications/audio visual

set-ups, security; oversee overnight accommodation arrangements

– Oversee facility requirements for VIP and Board of Director events

– Review/approve facility invoices for conferences, trade shows, special

events, and VIP/Board of Director events

– Develop and maintain strong relationships with facilities and third

party vendors

– Serve as liaison between meeting facilities and Association staff

regarding arrangements for meetings and education sessions

– Ensure the production of accurate reports and schedules

Required Qualification

– Bachelor's Degree; Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) preferred

– Seven to ten years progressive meetings management experience

– Five to seven years hands-on management/supervision experience

– Exceptional event/hotel negotiation skills and contract/invoice review

experience

– Ability to work directly with high-level management

– Ability to work with minimal supervision

– Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and database

software

– Excellent communication and organizational skills

– Some overnight travel

Send, fax, or e-mail resume and salary requirements:

MACPA/Meeting Professional

PO Box 5068

Troy, MI 48007-5068

Fax: (248) 267-3785

E-mail: sporter@michcpa.org

31. Training Assistant Coordinator; Heery International; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6786

32. Meetings Manager; Financial Planning Association; Denver, CO

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2819015&keywords=&ref=1

33. Account Sales Manager; National Association of Home Builders;

Washington, DC

Great opportunity to be a part of one of the nation's largest tradeshow

while earning a base salary plus commission! Seeking telemarketer or

other related experience with 2 to 4 years of demonstrated sales

success. This is your chance to be part of a dynamic sales team in an

association representing the home building industry. Excellent benefits

package also available. Requires an aggressive, outgoing sales

professional, to sell sponsorship and promotions for the largest

residential and light commercial building industry trade show in the

U.S. Tradeshow experience preferred but not required. Must be

comfortable with making cold calls. This is a full-time position with a

base salary and aggressive incentive compensation package.

Must apply online at http://www.nahb.org/jobs.

34. Meeting Facilitator / Program Manager; National Association of Home

Builders; Washington, DC

Large trade association is seeking a mid-level association management

professional with 3 to 6 years experience. Successful candidate must

have demonstrated strong management skills in a member/volunteer

environment. Applicant must have prior experience managing volunteer

committees, task forces, or board of directors. Extensive travel up to

25 meetings per year is required. Knowledge of association governance,

board/staff partnerships, and the building industry is preferred. Must

have at least 3 years of meeting management/facilitation experience and

demonstrated ability to act as the lead contact for the various

meetings. Must have strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel).

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Must apply online at http://www.nahb.org/jobs.

35. Meetings and Convention Director; General Federation of Women's

Clubs; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2817409&keywords=&ref=1

36. Board & Exec. Operations Coordinator; Construction Specifications

Institute; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2817791&keywords=&ref=1

37. Director, Education; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is a dynamic national trade

association, representing the supermarket industry. We are seeking an

Director, Education to develop, market, plan, implement and evaluate

specialized educational programs and conferences in response to member

needs. Specific duties include: determining industry trends through

steering committee meetings, and conducting surveys, creating marketing

strategies, recruiting speakers, and creating project budgets.

Additional responsibilities include: , conducting post-program

evaluation, and implementing revisions and enhancements. Candidate must

be able to travel to conferences.

The ideal candidate will have three years program development and

meeting planning experience. Candidate will have strong computer skills

with an ability to use database software, and in-depth knowledge of

budgeting process. Strong time management and excellent public speaking

skills are a must.

We offer an outstanding benefits package including: health, dental (with

low monthly premiums), 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, yearly

professional development and training opportunities, 12 paid holidays

and much more! We are conveniently located in Crystal City, Virginia

just a few blocks from the Metro. If you want to work in a flexible

environment that encourages personal and professional growth, and work

with a fun team, please apply.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

ssimpson@fmi.org or via fax at 202-220-0881. Feel free to also visit

our website at www.fmi.org/careers/ to apply.

FMI is an equal opportunity employer

38. Associate Director, Events and Education; National Association of

Federal Credit Unions; Arlington, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2814959&keywords=&ref=1

39. Video and Event Production Sales Executive; Leading Authorities,

Inc.; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2815018&keywords=&ref=1

40. Senior Manager of Shows, Meetings & Conferences; NKBA; Hackettstown,

NJ

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2815430&keywords=&ref=1

41. Convention & Tradeshow Department; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2814346&keywords=&ref=1

42. Convention Sales Manager; Rogers Akansas CVB; Rogers, AR

Primary responsibility will be focused on multi-hotel and convention

center business. Capable of researching and developing prospect and lead

information from a variety of sources that creates business

opportunities. Strong connections with SMERF markets a major plus.

Qualifications:

Should have 3-5 years of CVB, hotel, convention center or related

hospitality industry sales experience with proven ability to achieve

goals. E-mail resumes only to: tgalyon@rogerslowell.com

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience. Incentive plan and benefits

package

Contact:

Tom Galyon

Rogers Arkansas CVB

317 W. Walnut

Rogers, AR 72756

tgalyon@rogerslowell.com

http://www.visitrogersarkansas.com

43. Sports Business Development Manager; Greater Oklahoma City Chamber;

Oklahoma City, OK

Sports Business Development Manager will identify prospective sporting

events and prepare / present bid proposals required to solicit and book

sports and athletic events for Oklahoma City.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, business or meeting

destination management.

– Minimum 4 years experience in sports related marketing. -Previous CVB

experience preferred.

– Knowledge of amateur sports market.

– Strong written/verbal skills.

– Self-starter will ability to set/achieve sales goals.

– Must be willing to travel as required.

Compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. Please email

resume to kspringer@okcchamber.com by February 29, 2009.

Contact:

Karen Springer

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

123 Park Avenue

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

4052978900 (phone)

4052978962 (alt. phone)

4052978986 (fax)

kspringer@okcchamber.com

http://www.okcchamber.com

44. Group Sales Manager; Marketing Telluride Inc.; Telluride, CO

Responsibilities:

Produce solid lodging bookings for the towns of Mountain Village and

Telluride, Knowledge of Industry, Create and produce sales presentations

to clients, Fulfillment, Produce accurate reports, Other Duties as

assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Marketing, Hospitality and

Tourism, or related fiel,2-5 years sales experience in a Convention &

Visitors Bureau, Hotel, Convention Center or a combination of education,

experience, and training.

Compensation:

$40,000 DOE

Contact:

Lisa Platt

Marketing Telluride Inc.

PO Box 1009

Telluride, CO 81435

970-728-3041 (phone)

lisa@visittelluride.com

http://www.visittelluride.com

45. Senior Director, Travel Industry Marketing; LA INC. The Convention

and Visitors Bureau; Los Angeles, CA

Position is responsible for setting strategic direction of

sales/marketing to the travel professional. Establish & implement sales

program targeting tour operators, retail travel agents and receptive

operators. Oversee international marketing support programs, including

LA Travel Academy, fam visits, sales missions. Key liaison to community

and domestic industry organizations.

Qualifications:

Experience & in-depth knowledge of travel system channels. Management

skills to motivate team performance, plus set strategic department

direction. Must have strong communication and presentation abilities.

College degree.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent, full benefit package,

including 401k.

Contact:

Diane Krueger

LA INC.

333 S. Hope St., 18th Flr.

Los Angeles, CA 90071

213/236-2303 (phone)

213/624-7300 (alt. phone)

213/452-1403 (fax)

dkrueger@lainc.us

http://www.discoverlosangeles.com

46. Sales Director, Meetings & Conventions; Annapolis and Anne Arundel

County CVB; Annapolis, MD

Candidate will market and sell Annapolis and Anne Arundel County,

Maryland as a premiere meeting, conference, and sports destination.

Responsible for developing new business for AAC, maintaining high

visibility in the meeting planning community, executing aggressive sales

and marketing plan to generate hotel room nights to meet or exceed

annual booking goals. Identify and implement sales revenue

opportunities.

Qualifications:

Four-year degree and a minimum 3 years sales experience with a hotel,

CVB, or related hospitality business. Travel required. Proven record of

consistently meeting sales goals. Excellent interpersonal, communication

and presentation skills

Compensation:

Compensation: $41,000 plus commissions

Contact:

Penni O'Hearn

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County CVB

26 West Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

410.280.0445 (phone)

pohearn@visitannapolis.org

http://www.visitannapolis.org/

47. Sales Manager; High Hotels Ltd.; Lancaster, PA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2818689&keywords=&ref=1

48. Regional Director of Sales; Newport Hospitality Group, Inc.;

Williamsburg, VA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2815598&keywords=&ref=1

49. Director of University Events; Northeastern Illinois University;

Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4217625

50. National Account Manager; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading international event management

organizer is looking to hire the “best of the best”. We are currently

recruiting for a National Account Manager for our Publishing event.

This position will be based in our CT office.

Responsibilities for this position include building relationships with

exhibitors, generating new business and cultivating new prospects.

Developing relationships with publishers, industry events and phone

contact to increase their loyalty as attendees of our event. Qualified

candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in business or a related field.

Must have between 3 – 6+ years in business to business sales or

tradeshow sales experience. Experience in the Publishing industry is a

plus. Must have working knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Role

involves both telesales & face-to-face sales. Approximately 30% travel.

We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including tuition

reimbursement, 401(k) and pension plan, convenient location and a

vibrant working environment. Please email resume with salary

requirements in confidence to Human Resources, Reed Exhibitions:

hr@reedexpo.com (in Microsoft Word). No calls or agencies please. Web

Site: www.reedexpo.com E/M/F/D/V.

Phone: 203-840-4800

hr@reedexpo.com

51. Event Planner; Child Abuse Prevention Center; Orange, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4217795

52. Marketing Events Administrator; Cisco; San Bruno, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4213448

53. President & CEO; California Hotel & Lodging Association; Sacramento,

CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4212653

54. Coordinator, Conference Services; American Society of Civil

Engineers; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25460446&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

55. Junior Meeting Planner; Walton-Thomas International; Silver Spring,

MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25436076&jobSummaryIndex=7&agentID=

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