Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 April 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 April 2008

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the

hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Catering Specialist; American College of Cardiology; Washington, DC

2. General/HR Manager; International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.

(InterGem); Rockville, MD

3. ACCOUNT MANAGER; WYNDHAM JADE, LLC; PLANO, TX

4. Senior Account Executive; Victoria Conference Centre; Victoria, BC,

Canada

5. Manager – Sales; Victoria Conference Centre; Victoria, BC, Canada

6. Executive Sales Manager; Gaylord National Resort and Convention

Center; National Harbor, MD

7. Conference Manager; International Association of Fire Chiefs;

Fairfax, VA

8. Temporary Convention Assistant; United Food and Commercial Workers

International Union; Washington, DC

9. Associate Director of Communications & Marketing; Georgia World

Congress Authority; Atlanta, GA

10. Meeting Planner; American College of Healthcare Executives; Chicago,

IL

11. Meeting Planner; Executive Administration, Inc.; Arlington Heights,

IL

12. National Sales Manager; Boston Convention Marketing Center; Boston,

MA

13. Senior Events Manager; The Castle Group, Inc.; Boston , MA

14. Event Producer wanted; InVision Communications; Walnut Creek, CA

15. Event Producer wanted; InVision Communications; New York City, NY

16. Global Account Manager – NY; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide;

New York, NY

17. Senior Director of Sales – Omaha; Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Worldwide; Omaha; NE

18. Global Account Manager – Omaha; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide;

Omaha; NE

19. Sourcing Manager; Experient; Chicago, IL

20. Convention & Tradeshow Senior Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

21. Meeting/Congress Planner; Universal CIT; Stamford, CT

22. Meeting Planner; Genentech; South San Francisco, CA

23. Meeting Planner; University of Rochester; Rochester, NY

24. Project Assistant; Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Ottawa,

ON, Canada

25. Events Manager; Gerson Lehrman Group; Austin, TX

26. Exhibits Manager; National Defense Industrial Association;

Arlington, VA

27. Education Coordinator; National Telecommunications Cooperative

Assoc.; Arlington, VA

28. Conference Program Associate; American Wind Energy Association

(AWEA); Washington, DC

29. Director of Conferences and Travel; Healthcare Financial Management

Association (HFMA); Westchester, IL

30. Associate Director – Marketing/Education; American Association for

Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP); Washington, DC

31. Meetings Manager; Association of Government Accountants; Alexandria,

VA

32. Manager, Revenue Management; Norwegian Cruise Line; Miami, FL

33. Senior Manager Website Marketing; Hilton; Memphis, TN

34. Account Manager; DT International, Inc.; Tampa, FL

35. Marketing Seasonal Event Intern; Comcast; Pittsburgh, PA

36. Account Manager; Kennedy Creative Event & Destination Management;

Austin/Bastrop, TX

37. Marketing Event Manager; Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Alpharetta, GA

38. Conference Producer-Business; MECLABS; Warren, RI

39. Conference Producer-Business; MECLABS; Jacksonville, FL

40. 4 Star Events/Banquet Manager; Global Recruiters of Utica; North

Carolina

41. eSolutions Specialist; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

42. Database Operations Analyst; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

43. General Manager; Center Stage Catering; Athens, GA

44. Sales Executive; Expoships; Naples, FL

45. Director Of Sales And Marketing; Hilton Dulles; Herndon, VA

46. Program Coordinator, Transplant Marketing/Special Events; University

of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

47. Team Assistant, Education and Training; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

48. Evening Manager; The Washington Suites Alexandria Hotel; Alexandria,

VA

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

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. Catering Specialist; American College of Cardiology; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4360114

2. General/HR Manager; International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.

(InterGem); Rockville, MD

The International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc. (InterGem), located in

Rockville, MD, is a trade show organizer seeking a full-time General/HR

Manager. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and a

minimum of 5 years management experience. Strong verbal, written, and

computer skills necessary, as well as, excellent interpersonal,

leadership, and organizational skills. The major functional areas for

this job include work performed in sales and marketing management,

customer management, technical management, general management and

financial management.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

· Assist with production of trade shows supporting business growth

objectives and customer satisfaction.

· Prepares annual expenditure budget.

· Reviews & approves expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted

budget.

· Monitors procedures and recommends policies to protect assets of

organization.

· Responsible for negotiating financial contracts.

· Responsible for interviewing, training, and discipline of staff.

· Establish job descriptions and performance standards.

· Responsible for supervising and monitoring the daily activities

of staff as well as provide direction and support.

· Analyzes workload distribution and determines staffing needs and

assignments.

· Reviews and approves staff requests for time off and ensures that

proper leave records are maintained.

· Enforces HR policies and procedures.

InterGem offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Please send

resume and salary requirements via email to tasbor@aol.com or fax to the

International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville,

MD 20850 at 301.294.0034.

3. ACCOUNT MANAGER; WYNDHAM JADE, LLC; PLANO, TX

This position is a member of the Account Management Team within the

Convention Division. It ensures that all tasks and client requirements

are implemented according to established guidelines. The primary role is

management of hotel contracts and inventory needs for all conferences.

This position provides operational support to the sales team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following. Other

duties may be assigned.

* Reviews hotel contracts and contract notes as distributed by the

Attrition Management department, to become knowledgeable on contract

items for conference operation

* Creates block breakdowns as identified in the contract and per

client's request

* Sets up housing portion of show in OneSystem – the company's

proprietary software.

* Establishes incremental and cut-off dates, advises Call Center,

Accounting & IT (for web closings)

* Daily management of hotel inventory to determine availability,

communicate with AM Team, Call Center and Sales on inventory challenges

and change in inventory requirements

* Daily management of hotel blocks

* Establishs oversell percentage for each conference and hotel based

on history and contract language

* Creates & updates oversell reports with required data as the

oversell occurs

* Building of sub-blocks

* Communicates with On Site Manager regarding unwashed oversell,

prior to onsite

* Management and communication of oversell to sales and client, if

necessary. Updates oversell reports.

* Manages inventory daily to ensure availability at all times.

Secures additional inventory at hotels blocked and updates OneSystem to

sell the additional rooms.

* Ensures all inventory needs are communicated and confirmed in

writing with hotels. Ensures sell opportunity exists in all blocks.

* Process inventory requests and advises Call Center of denied and

approved Inventory Requests

* Establishes cut off procedures, based on contract language, for

each hotel and communicates WJ's expectation of rooming list processing

and return date

* Send deposit checks to hotels at cut off along with instructional

sheet on how to process

* Performs hotel cut offs, sends lists to hotels for data entry.

Follows up to ensure lists are received, in tandem with the Account

Executive

* Works with onsite coordinators and manager for the

pre-reconciliation of hotel rooming list, then provides discrepancies

back to hotel prior to final cut off in tandem with Account Executive

* Works with Account Executive on show start-ups

* Assists with post show reporting

* Attends client meetings/conference calls where appropriate

* Communicates with clients on requests and event status

* Sends weekly reporting to client where needed.

* Updates pace reports weekly.

* When required travel onsite.

Contact: KERRY WAGES

KWAGES@WYNDHAMJADE.COM

4. Senior Account Executive; Victoria Conference Centre; Victoria, BC,

Canada

Victoria is a remarkable city, located on the southern tip of Vancouver

Island. Home to over 74,000 residents and serving as the metropolitan

core for over 325,000 people, Victoria radiates old world charm, natural

beauty and cultural vitality in a unique urban environment.

The City's Conference Centre is seeking a dynamic, independent

individual to fill the position of Senior Account Executive. The

successful candidate will be responsible for seeking new markets and

developing existing markets by selling the City of Victoria as a

conference destination and the Victoria Conference Centre as the meeting

venue for the City.

Success in this position requires extensive sales and customer relations

experience with a proven track record in the meetings industry.

Qualifications include: a bachelors degree in Business Administration

or a related discipline and at least 5 years experience in conference

sales. Membership in industry organizations and certification of CMP is

preferred. Experience with EBMS software an asset.

The salary range for this position is $2,479.68 to $2,734.55 bi-weekly,

with a competitive benefits package. For a complete job description,

visit the City of Victoria's website at http://www.victoria.ca/. This

position is excluded from union membership.

Submit your application or resume quoting competition #64/08 by 4:30pm,

Friday, April 25, 2008 to the City of Victoria, Human Resources

Department, 627 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C., V8W 1N8 or FAX to (250)

361-0238 or email: hr@victoria.ca

Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted

5. Manager – Sales; Victoria Conference Centre; Victoria, BC, Canada

Victoria is a remarkable city, located on the southern tip of Vancouver

Island. Home to over 74,000 residents and serving as the metropolitan

core for over 325,000 people, Victoria radiates old world charm, natural

beauty and cultural vitality in a unique urban environment.

The City's Conference Centre is seeking a dynamic, independent

individual to fill the position of Manager – Sales. The successful

candidate will be responsible oversight of all sales activities

including leading a sales team, to secure business for the Victoria

Conference Centre.

Success in this position requires extensive sales and customer relations

experience with a proven track record in a sales environment.

Qualifications include: a bachelors degree in Business Administration

or a related discipline and at least 5 years experience in conference

sales. A minimum of 3 years of experience managing, training and

supervising a sales team is desired.

The salary range for this position is $2,970.17 to $3,274.74 bi-weekly,

with a competitive benefits package. For a complete job description,

visit the City of Victoria's website at http://www.victoria.ca/. This

position is excluded from union membership.

Submit your application or resume quoting competition #63/08 by 4:30pm,

Friday, April 25, 2008 to the City of Victoria, Human Resources

Department, 627 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C., V8W 1N8 or FAX to (250)

361-0238 or email: hr@victoria.ca

Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted

6. Executive Sales Manager; Gaylord National Resort and Convention

Center; National Harbor, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4351225

7. Conference Manager; International Association of Fire Chiefs;

Fairfax, VA

Join an exciting new leadership team at the International Association of

Fire Chiefs. IAFC is a 134 year old association that represents the

fire chiefs and chief officers of over 1.2 million firefighters. We

seek a proven team player and a results oriented conference manager.

Responsible for the management of up to ten conferences. The

association's largest conference is one of the Top 100 tradeshows in the

U.S. with over 17,000 attendees. Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years

of conference management experience required; must also be proficient in

contract negotiation, budget development and management. Must possess

excellent communications and computer skills and be able to manage

multiple activities of varying priority on a timely basis. Must have

experience working with volunteer committees and supervising on-site,

remote, and contract employees. Moderate travel required. CMP is

desirable. IAFC provides excellent benefits and supports work/life

balance. For consideration, please send cover letter and resume with

salary requirements to Personnel Dept., IAFC, 4025 Fair Ridge Drive,

Fairfax, VA 22033; fax: 703-273-9363 or e-mail: jobs@iafc.org. We are

an EOE employer.

8. Temporary Convention Assistant; United Food and Commercial Workers

International Union; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4349568

9. Associate Director of Communications & Marketing; Georgia World

Congress Authority; Atlanta, GA

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has an exciting opportunity

available for an Associate Director of Communications and Marketing.

This position is responsible for the management and successful

performance of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority's

Marketing/PR Department to include, but not be limited to: recommend,

develop, and implement short and long range marketing goals to achieve

measurable success in increasing revenue; develop research initiatives

to support these goals; design a survey system that measures our success

with show managers, exhibitors and attendees and oversee the branding

strategies and public relations initiatives of the Authority. Bachelor's

degree and 6 years experience required. For further information on this

available position, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at

www.gwccajobs.com

10. Meeting Planner; American College of Healthcare Executives; Chicago,

IL

Description: This position is responsible for planning and coordinating

the logistics of ACHE's educational programs within budget constraints.

The Meeting Planner provides onsite support for education programs and

post-event analysis. This position will function as the liaison between

Education and Membership for registration activities which includes

compiling annual calendar of events, identifying potential hotel/meeting

sites, preparing request for proposal (RFP), evaluating RFP's, and

making site recommendations, preparing contracts for signatures after

obtaining approval. This position manages the on-site registration and

staffing assignments for Congress on Healthcare Leadership, including

registration staff training, on-site supervision, materials

distribution, and event reconciliation.

Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in hotel management, business

administration, or related field. Minimum of two years experience in

meeting planning or hotel/restaurant management which includes prior

contract negotiation experience and experience or knowledge of

hotel/food/beverage operations. This position requires the ability to

memorize a wide variety and type of information, to respond quickly to

situations influencing decision making, and to travel.

hr-recruitment-so@ache.org

11. Meeting Planner; Executive Administration, Inc.; Arlington Heights,

IL

An Arlington Heights-based medical association management firm seeks an

experienced and motivated convention manager and meeting planner.

Reporting to the Director of Meetings and Conventions, the successful

candidate will assist with planning all aspects of several 3,000-person

conventions and smaller leadership meetings.

Responsibilities include assignment of space, preparation of meeting

specs, development of food and beverage, a/v, housing, and

transportation requirements, etc. Candidates must have a thorough

knowledge of meeting and convention management, the ability to work on

multiple projects simultaneously, and excellent administrative and

organizational skills. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's

degree and at least 3 years of association convention management

experience, with medical society experience preferred. This is a growth

opportunity, with advancement potential for the selected candidate.

This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates. Competitive salary

and benefits. Submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Tuft & Associates

ATTN: Kathleen Kuntzman

1209 N. Astor Street, Chicago,

Illinois 60610

Phone: (773) 478- 2264

Email: cmarg@tuftassoc.com

12. National Sales Manager; Boston Convention Marketing Center; Boston,

MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&exclude=1829588&jb=4347398

13. Senior Events Manager; The Castle Group, Inc.; Boston , MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6973

14. Event Producer wanted; InVision Communications; Walnut Creek, CA

Leading Bay Area Communications Company specializing in Global Event and

Media Production is seeking a strong, energetic leader to join our

production team in our Walnut Creek Office. This person will be

responsible for managing the event production process which includes

overseeing the production of all video, media and any other elements

which are part of the project. This person will also be responsible for

participating in the selection of and management of all production

resources and creating and managing project budgets. Primary

responsibilities include ensuring, the client's communication objectives

and overall expectations are met, upholding the timeframe for delivery

of each project and meeting company's project financial goals.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

* Extensive experience in producing corporate events and media

* Understanding of current event production technologies

* A track record of developing long term client relationships and

growing revenue within accounts

* The ability to present to Senior Management within major

corporations

* Strong written and oral communication skills

* Ability to work well under pressure

* Ability to multi-task and prioritize as well as supervise staff on

site

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

* Self-motivated, and the ability to work independently as well as

in a team

The Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience in event

marketing or related field, a track record of developing long term

client relationships and growing revenue within account, Heavy travel is

required.

If the above is a description of you send your resume and pertinent

information to: InVision Communications, Human Resources, 1280 Civic

Drive, 3rd floor, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 or HR@iv.com

15. Event Producer wanted; InVision Communications; New York City, NY

Leading San Francisco based Communications Company specializing in

Global Meetings, Events and Media Production is seeking a strong,

energetic producer to join our team in the growing New York City Office.

This person will be responsible for managing production resources in

the supervision and execution of production projects for our New York

and occasionally our San Francisco offices. This person will also be

responsible for creating and managing project budgets. Primary

responsibilities include ensuring, the client's communication objectives

and overall expectations are met, upholding the timeframe for delivery

of each project and meeting company's project financial goals.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

* Extensive experience in producing corporate meetings/events and

media which includes negotiating and developing and adhering to budgets

* A track record of developing long-term client relationships and

growing revenue within accounts

* The ability to present to Senior Management within major

corporations

* Strong written and oral communication skills

* Ability to work well under pressure and maintain poise and a sense

of humor

* Ability to multi-task and prioritize as well as supervise staff on

site

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

* Self-motivated, and the ability to work independently as well as

in a team

The Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience in

meetings/event marketing or a related field, a track record of

developing long-term client relationships and growing revenue within

accounts. Travel is required.

If the above is a description of you, please send your resume and

pertinent information to: InVision Communications, Human Resources, 1280

Civic Drive, 3rd floor, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 or HR@iv.com

16. Global Account Manager – NY; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide;

New York, NY

POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for the solicitation and total penetration of accounts to

generate group business for all brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

*Solicit new accounts through prospecting, research and qualifying

sales leads

* Generate definite revenue from targeted accounts utilizing

deployment reports.

* Develop strong internal/external customer relationships with the

focus on lifetime value of accounts.

* Negotiate and book business through property sales executives at

Starwood properties.

* Develop action plans against targeted accounts as required to

achieve sales goals.

* Manage account activity as outlined in sales operating manual.

* Participate in trade shows and conferences as required.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

High school or equivalent education required. College degree preferred.

Experience

Sales experience required, hotel experience preferred.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred.

* Ability to track and maintain all pertinent account activity

utilizing existing sales program.

* Possess strong sales and negotiation skills.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Strong organizational and follow-through skills.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60057467at www.starwood.jobs

17. Senior Director of Sales – Omaha; Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Worldwide; Omaha; NE

POSITION PURPOSE

Direct the sales effort of group and catering business for Starwood

Hotels & Resorts. Manage team of Global Account Managers (Inside Sales

Professionals) who are responsible for account management, prospecting

and account acquisition at Starwood. As a leader and spokesperson of

Starwood, must have integrity, knowledge of Starwood properties and a

drive to succeed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Recruit, direct, lead, train and counsel global sales staff

(Associate Director of Sales, 16 Global Account Managers and 6 Sales

Coordinators)

* Prepare, implement and compile data for the strategic sales plan,

annual goals, budget, forecasts and other reports as directed/required.

* Lead a team of account managers that are highly transactional and

ensure that the sales process is effective and efficient.

* Direct sales effort: Actively participate in sales calls, site

visits with client when appropriate, participation in trade shows, and

increase awareness of Starwood destinations, new properties and

renovations.

* Oversee the proper maintenance of lead status through sales

system. Computer knowledge and use of technology meeting with the

standards set forth by the Global Sales Office.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

Bachelor's degree required.

Experience

Five years of hotel or global sales experience required. Sales

leadership experience preferred.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Proven track record of hotel sales successes.

* Hotel property experience and complete understanding of hotel

structure (sales, rooms and conference planning).

* Experience in budgeting, forecasting and reporting process.

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred and any past hotel

software (Delphi, Miracle) helpful.

* Experience and understanding of working with key national

accounts.

* Knowledge of destinations/hotels and use of collateral available

to assist in helping clients choose Starwood properties for their

programs.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60047051at www.starwood.jobs

18. Global Account Manager – Omaha; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide;

Omaha; NE

POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for the solicitation and total penetration of accounts to

generate group business for all brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

*

Solicit new accounts through prospecting, research and qualifying

sales leads

* Generate definite revenue from targeted accounts utilizing

deployment reports.

* Develop strong internal/external customer relationships with the

focus on lifetime value of accounts.

* Negotiate and book business through property sales executives at

Starwood properties.

* Develop action plans against targeted accounts as required to

achieve sales goals.

* Manage account activity as outlined in sales operating manual.

* Participate in trade shows and conferences as required.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

High school or equivalent education required. College degree preferred.

Experience

Sales experience required, hotel experience preferred.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred.

* Ability to track and maintain all pertinent account activity

utilizing existing sales program.

* Possess strong sales and negotiation skills.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Strong organizational and follow-through skills.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60049077 at www.starwood.jobs

19. Sourcing Manager; Experient; Chicago, IL

Experient is the source for integrated meeting and event services. Last

year we provided our world-class services to more than 3,000 events of

all types, ranging in size from 25 to over 100,000 people. Experient

clients have immediate access to the premiere solution for integrated

registration, meeting management, housing, and exhibitor services.

Experient is currently seeking a Sourcing Manager to support our team in

the Chicago office.

Responsibilities include: Acting as primary liaison between meeting

hosts and hotel/supplier during meeting research; Preparing preliminary

budgets; Maintaining vendor and supplier relationships; Strategic

location blocking, Contract negotiation and site inspection

coordination.

Requirements include: 3-5 years of Meeting Planning or hotel industry

sales experience. Experience in establishing and maintaining client and

supplier relationships; Effective negotiating skills; superior

interpersonal and communications skills including ability to collaborate

with and support project teams; proficiency with MS Office suite

required. Experience with or background working with StarCite

preferred.

This position requires the ability to travel 20%.

Experient offers competitive pay along with a comprehensive benefits

package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flex Spending,

Short Term and Long Term Disability, 401K, generous Paid Time Off

policy, Tuition Assistance, and much more.

Experient is EEO and Affirmative Action employer.

Experient, we are perfecting the event experience.

Please apply at: www.experient-inc.com/careers/

20. Convention & Tradeshow Senior Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6959

21. Meeting/Congress Planner; Universal CIT; Stamford, CT

Universal Conference and Incentive Travel- For more than 30 years,

Universal's dedicated planners have provided our clients with

extraordinary quality. Universal is proud of the strong, strategic

business relationships that have been built primarily with our

prestigious Pharmaceutical clients.

Who are we seeking: A passionate, high-energy Project Manager with a

solid background in planning corporate meetings and congresses. We need

a TEAM PLAYER with an eye for detail, the ability to problem-solve, with

a great sense of humor, who is willing to work hard, but in a fun

environment with a team of people who are inspired to deliver

exceptional service in an exceptional way -the “Universal Way”

What do we need you to do: Deliver exceptional, successful, profitable

events. Your ability to translate your clients' brief into accurate and

inspiring solutions will help take this company into continued areas of

growth.

The skills we need you to have:

* Minimum of 2-4 years meeting/conference/congress planning

experience

* Excellent organizational skills

* Management of onsite teams and associate planners

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Produce accurate budgets and manage client expenditure

* Ability to work on multiple events simultaneously whilst retaining

your sense of humor, level of accuracy and team spirit

* Creative effective and long term relationships with clients and

suppliers alike

* Willingness to go that 'extra mile' to ensure we are continuing to

work towards our vision of being the 1st choice partner in providing

inspirational face to face events and communication solutions

* Some knowledge of Audio Visual requirements, to allow you work

effectively with our Audio Visual and Production partners

* MS Office (Word, Excel) proficiency

* Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time, including some

weekends (note: a valid passport is required)

We offer an extraordinary workplace with an excellent benefits package,

a strong performance development process, and a fun work environment.

Join us at an exciting time in our growth!

If you believe that you can meet our needs and provide the skills and

personality we require, please email jennifer.cirillo@universalcit.com

or visit http://www.universalcit.com/ for a view into our world!

Send resume to Human Resources Manager at:

jennifer.cirillo@universalcit.com

22. Meeting Planner; Genentech; South San Francisco, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6958

23. Meeting Planner; University of Rochester; Rochester, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6952

24. Project Assistant; Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Ottawa,

ON, Canada

The Project Assistant position is an integral part of our small and fast

paced National Office team. The Project Assistant works with, and under

the direction of the Project Coordinator organizing and implementing

various duties associated with the Annual Conference and many Committee

conferences and projects throughout the year.

Tasks include conference registration, production of program, liaison

with speakers, sponsorship, communications, logistics of events and

various administrative duties. The Project Assistant also assists with

receptionist duties and other tasks as required.

Qualifications include excellent computer skills with MS word, Excel,

database; able to implement a clearly defined project plan; able to work

independently as well as to accept specific direction; strong attention

to detail and organization; able to prioritize projects effectively and

meet deadlines; must communicate effectively in writing and in person;

team player and independent problem-solving skills to handle multiple

tasks.

Attention: Magda Mitilineos

email: magda@cacp.ca

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

582 Somerset Street West

Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K2

25. Events Manager; Gerson Lehrman Group; Austin, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6954

26. Exhibits Manager; National Defense Industrial Association;

Arlington, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2866014

27. Education Coordinator; National Telecommunications Cooperative

Assoc.; Arlington, VA

National telecom association seeks individual to provide support to

Education Dept. Successful candidate will have a background in meeting

coordination. Duties include conference logistics, registration,

materials assembly, correspondence, file management, and shipping

activities.

Requirements

Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, proofreading skills and

project management skills. Must be capable of handling multiple tasks

simultaneously and work independently. Knowledge of database systems and

Advanced MS Office preferred.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits in friendly office environment

near Ballston Metro. Send resume and salary requirements to:

NTCA

HR Dept. -EC

4121 Wilson Blvd., 10th Floor

Arlington, VA 22203

Fax (703)351-2001

E-mail: hr@ntca.org

28. Conference Program Associate; American Wind Energy Association

(AWEA); Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2865303

29. Director of Conferences and Travel; Healthcare Financial Management

Association (HFMA); Westchester, IL

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's

leading personal membership organization for over 34,000 financial

management professionals employed by hospitals, health systems, other

providers, payers and those serving the industry. Membership in HFMA

helps members meet challenges by providing professional development,

networking opportunities, information, and critical technical data.

HFMA's Director of Conferences and Travel is responsible for managing

the meeting planning function by providing meeting planning and

consultation in areas related to the annual conference, educational

offerings and other seminars. The Director of Conferences and Travel

supervises all other program delivery activities conducted by the

Meeting Coordinators. The director provides expertise in meeting

planning, audio visual production, site selection, volunteer activities,

negotiation of vendor and hotel contracts, budgeting and financial

management of meetings and provides on-site coordination for the annual

conference, educational offerings and other seminars throughout the

year. Additionally, the director will oversee travel management for the

association. It is very important for the qualified candidate to

initiate and support concepts for new activities and stay abreast of

industry trends by attending industry related continuing education.

Requirements

The qualified candidate will have five to ten years of major conference

and meeting planning experience. Bachelor's degree required. Excellent

written and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a

team with all levels of staff and various external publics required.

Strong spreadsheet skills required. Analytical skills with high degree

of detail orientation required. Masters preferred. Association

experience preferred. Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation a

plus.

Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@hfma.org

30. Associate Director – Marketing/Education; American Association for

Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP); Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2862645

31. Meetings Manager; Association of Government Accountants; Alexandria,

VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2861271

32. Manager, Revenue Management; Norwegian Cruise Line; Miami, FL

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2864033

33. Senior Manager Website Marketing; Hilton; Memphis, TN

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2863694

34. Account Manager; DT International, Inc.; Tampa, FL

http://careers.site-intl.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=554&jb=4356450

35. Marketing Seasonal Event Intern; Comcast; Pittsburgh, PA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4357114

36. Account Manager; Kennedy Creative Event & Destination Management;

Austin/Bastrop, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4356424

37. Marketing Event Manager; Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Alpharetta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4349853

38. Conference Producer-Business; MECLABS; Warren, RI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4352124

39. Conference Producer-Business; MECLABS; Jacksonville, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4352123

40. 4 Star Events/Banquet Manager; Global Recruiters of Utica; North

Carolina

Established Four Diamond Boutique Hotel in North Carolina is looking for

a talented Events Manager who wants to take a positive step in their

career. Must have hands on experience in a four star/four diamond hotel

environment. Minimum 3 years management experience as a banquet manager

with a verifiable progression of advancement and no more than 2 jobs in

the last 4 years. An intimate knowledge of room setups, culinary

expertise, and experience with various styles of service is a must. The

candidate for this position will have experience in budget

responsibilities and forecasting, training and developing a team and

knowledge of industry trends. Tremendous opportunity for growth, very

competitive salary and great benefits including 401k.

If you're looking for a change for the better, send your resume today.

If you meet the criteria for this company we'll contact you within 48

hours.

We also have clients with great opportunities throughout the country in

all sectors of the hospitality industry so if you're open to relocating

for the right opportunity, please let me know in your email.

Contact: Bob Kidwell

Phone: 315-853-3903 Ext. 105

Fax: 315-266-1224

bkidwell@grnutica.com

http://www.grnutica.com

41. eSolutions Specialist; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4351254

42. Database Operations Analyst; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

Overview of Responsibilities: The Database Operations Analyst is

responsible for the timely management, processing and quality checking

of the primary data inputs and outputs for Reed's databases. Success in

this role is based on a tireless attention to detail, strong technical

skills, ability to train and support database users, manage an

aggressive data conversion schedule, and communicate changes and issues

accurately and in a timely manner to vendors and internal process

stakeholders. They convert post-show data files from Registration

vendors into PRISM attendee database, execute internal merge/purge

process, utilizing Group 1 software and related applications, and

maintain database production schedule. They supervise all customer

Privacy requests and data transfers across applications and databases.

The Database Operations Analyst acts as a Point of Contact for Corporate

data cleaning projects and interfaces with the IT department on

technical database issues. They work cooperatively with the Director on

database-related strategic initiatives and software sourcing.

Qualifications:

BA/BS in related field required. Previous work experience with

merge-purge and address cleaning vendors or software preferred. Two-plus

years of relevant database maintenance or analysis experience required.

Query-building knowledge of Microsoft SQL, and prior use of MS Project

as a resource management tool is preferred. Must have advanced knowledge

of MS Access, PowerPoint and Excel. Must have strong project management,

communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to handle

multiple projects, prioritize and work independently.

We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including tuition

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

vibrant working environment!

Please send resume with salary requirements in confidence to Human

Resources, Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Avenue , Norwalk , CT 06851 or

e-mail: hr@reedexpo.com (in Microsoft Word). No calls or agencies

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

43. General Manager; Center Stage Catering; Athens, GA

Center Stage Catering (centerstagecatering.com), in-house catering

service for The Classic Center, Athens, Ga. and a division of Lee Epting

Catering, is currently seeking a General Manger with at least 3-5 years

of professional Management experience.

We are growing and want a seasoned veteran looking for a long-term,

growth oriented, and prosperous relationship! We're looking for the

best! A 25 year old family-run catering company generating a seamless

blend of our sense of family, genuine passion and unique mindset; we

continue to set ourselves from our competitors, and create an amazing

home for all our hardworking, fun-spirited team members.

The General Manger has overall responsibility for all aspects of the

catering business, including Sales, Event Management, Accounting,

On-site inspections, Human Resources and Training.

Our ideal candidate has experience in a high volume catering

environment, knowledge and skill in operating food service and catering

operations; excellent interpersonal, supervisory, and customer service

skills; and the ability of lead and motivate staff.

Knowledge of liquor/food/labor cost controls; menu planning; process of

Payroll. Microsoft skills required. Caterease software knowledge

preferred.

Please email your resume and salary requests to:

jeremy@centerstagecatering.com

We look forward to meeting with you!

Jeremy Catland

General Manager

Center Stage Catering

Phone: 706.357.4421

Fax: 706.369.1414

jeremy@centerstagecatering.com

44. Sales Executive; Expoships; Naples, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4351304

45. Director Of Sales And Marketing; Hilton Dulles; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25751701&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

46. Program Coordinator, Transplant Marketing/Special Events; University

of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4350666

47. Team Assistant, Education and Training; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25605901&jobSummaryIndex=94&agentID=

48. Evening Manager; The Washington Suites Alexandria Hotel; Alexandria,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25750686&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

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