Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 April 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 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. Global Account Manager New York; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; New York,

NY

2. Global Account Manager – Omaha; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Omaha, NE

3. REGISTRATION COORDINATOR; The Northern Virginia Technology Council;

Herndon, VA

4. Associate Director / Director of Education; Association Management

Group, Inc.; Tysons Corner, VA

5. Manager, Sales Recognition Programs; Cisco Systems; San Jose, CA

6. Director of Participant Operations; CauseForce, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA

7. EVENTS MANAGER – MidAtlantic; FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS; Owings

Mills, IL

8. Operations Manager, Trade Shows & Conferences; 1105 Media; Falls

Church, VA

9. Group Trade Show Director; Confidential; Washington, DC

10. Director of Meetings; Association for Advanced Life Underwriting

(AALU); Falls Church, VA

11. Events Manager; Parature Inc.; Vienna, VA

12. Event Consultant; BearingPoint; McLean, VA

13. Project Coordinator; meeting planning company; Northern Suburb of

Chicago, IL

14. Meeting Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Ballantyne, NC

15. Account Executive; The Performance Group; Emeryville, CA

16. Sourcing Specialist; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Virtual-Any State

17. Events Manager; MorEvenrs; Denver, CO

18. Recruiter; Hunt Consolidated; Dallas, TX

19. Associate, Events and Meeting Services; KPMG LLP; Washington, DC

20. Events Manager; Transamerica Capital; Denver, CO

21. Director of Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

22. Director of Account Management; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Atlanta,

GA

23. Meeting/Event Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

24. Program Coordinator; American Apparel & Footwear Association;

Arlington, VA

25. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

26. Event Planner; Project Management Institute; Newtown Square, PA

27. Meetings Manager; School Nutrition Association; Alexandria, VA

28. Sales Manager – Shenandoah National Park; ARAMARK Harrison Lodging;

Luray, VA

29. Travel Coordinator; Landmark Personnel Inc.; Purchase, NY

30. Conferences Logistics Support; AMEX International, Inc.; Washington,

DC

31. Senior Sales & Catering Manager; Levy Restaurants; Washington, DC

32. Director of DMC; AlliedTPro; New York, NY

33. Events Intern; Palo Alto Chamber of Commerc; Palo Alto, CA

34. Director of Conferences; confidential; Raleigh/Durham, NC

35. Global Learning Director; Entrepreneurs' Organization; Alexandria,

VA

36. Conference Program Director; League of California Cities;

Sacramento, CA

37. Admin. Asst.; Event Design Group; Boulder, CO

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

39. Advertising and Events Associate; Atlantic Media Company;

Washington, DC

40. Conferences Logistics Support; AMEX International, Inc.; Washington,

DC

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

Hi Sonja,

I am looking for job opportunities and would like to add a note to your

newsletter. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Christin Wolff

I am seasoned professional with an extensive background in hospitality

and tourism. I have over 12 years of experience with small and large

companies in client services, conference services, meeting and events

planning, and operations. I am looking for a Project

Coordinator/Assistant position with potential for growth in and around

Denver, CO. I am also available for contract assignments with events and

meeting planning.

I have experience with planning and execution of corporate conferences,

events, and projects. I have worked with conference registration for up

to 2000 people and managed rooming lists, arrival and departure

manifests, data entry, special reporting, collateral and mailers, as

well as proofreading.

You can reach me at: christinwolff@gmail.com or 917.915.2318.

Christin Wolff

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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. Global Account Manager New York; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; 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 60057467 at http://www.starwood.jobs/

2. Global Account Manager – Omaha; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; 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 60059033 at www.starwood.jobs

3. REGISTRATION COORDINATOR; The Northern Virginia Technology Council;

Herndon, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2872478

4. Associate Director / Director of Education; Association Management

Group, Inc.; Tysons Corner, VA

Association Management Group, Inc. at Tysons Corner is seeking an

Associate Director / Director of Education for its client, the World

Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) a dynamic international trade

association representing airlines, equipment manufacturers and content

providers of in-flight entertainment and communications. The selected

candidate will be tasked with working with volunteers and industry

leaders to develop, market, implement and evaluate educational programs

and conferences tailored in response to member needs. Content delivery

will include traditional and e-learning, plus emerging technology such

as podcasting. The position will also coordinate the development of

technical industry standards through volunteer working groups. With the

appropriate experience and expertise, the selected candidate could also

carry the title of WEAE Associate Director with responsibility for

managing the administrative operations of the association within the AMG

infrastructure. Minimum of bachelor's degree is required and a Graduate

degree is preferred. Demonstrated work experience in adult learning, and

e-learning or a background in education at a professional society and/or

trade association preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please

submit cover letter with resume to employment@amg-inc.com.

5. Manager, Sales Recognition Programs; Cisco Systems; San Jose, CA

http://careers.site-intl.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=554&jb=4379356

6. Director of Participant Operations; CauseForce, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4380610

7. EVENTS MANAGER – MidAtlantic; FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS; Owings

Mills, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4380588

8. Operations Manager, Trade Shows & Conferences; 1105 Media; Falls

Church, VA

1105 Media is looking for an experienced tradeshow/conference manager to

successfully manage event logistics associated with 1105 Media's

portfolio of events, conferences and tradeshows. Responsibilities will

include creation and execution of logistics and operations budgets,

venue inspections and selection, facility agreements, room sets, BEO's,

hiring and management of vendor partners such as: audio/visual,

catering, décor and signage, registration, and housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Sponsorship fulfillment events and tradeshows;

* Requests for proposals (“RFP's”) from operations and logistics

vendors;

* Vendor and facility/site research;

* Operations binders, including compiling historical data;

* Vendor invoice reconciliation and level-1 approval;

* On-site registration at events, including registering attendees

and supervising registration vendor, staff and equipment;

* Outbound and return show management freight shipping;

* Maintain inventory of company-owned meeting supplies;

* On-site show office for larger events and tradeshows, including

supervision of temporary staff;

* Dissemination of logistical information to business unit staff

responsible for exhibitor, sponsor and attendee inquiries;

* Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

* Five years experience working in an event planning position (B2B

events, conferences or tradeshows)

* Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the

ability to successfully coordinate several events and projects

simultaneously.

* Excellent communication and superior customer service skills.

* Maintain a positive attitude while working in a fast paced

environment.

* Availability to work extended hours as necessary.

* Ability to travel 50 days per year; including out-of-town and

overnight travel.

* Completion of, or hours toward, status of Certified Meeting

Planner (“CMP”).

* Proficient with:

o MS Office software package, including Microsoft Word, Excel,

PowerPoint and Outlook applications.

* Knowledge of:

o Expocad suite of trade show and conference software

applications;

o Industry's best attendee registration and show management

systems, such as those offered from a2z, ARI, Inc., CompuSystems and

similar companies.

* Undergraduate college degree.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which

includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability

insurance, 401(k) plan and a generous paid time off/holiday plan.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@1105media.com or fax to

703-876-5089.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

9. Group Trade Show Director; Confidential; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4362632

10. Director of Meetings; Association for Advanced Life Underwriting

(AALU); Falls Church, VA

Elite professional association in Northern Virginia suburbs,

representing the nation's top one-percent of advanced market life

insurance planners, seeks seasoned meeting planning executive who is at

the top of his/her game. Essential job functions include budgeting,

negotiating hotel and vendor contracts, event logistics, liaison to

program planning committee, and general management and execution of the

association's annual meeting, board meetings and other events.

Must be highly organized, an excellent communicator and have the drive

to exceed expectations. Supervises the meetings department and manages a

staff of two.

Duties and Responsibilities

Annual Meeting:

1. Responsible for all planning details related to annual

meeting including, but not limited to,

budget, logistics, and housing

2. Negotiate contracts with hotel and other facilities used

for the annual meeting

3. Oversee the coordination of convention logistics,

equipment and other services for meeting

4. Oversee the registration process ensuring registrations

are processed, confirmations are

sent on a timely basis and goals are met

5. Assist with marketing and promotion of meeting

6. Liaison to Program Planning Committee and various Annual

Meeting committees including

selection of committees, all correspondence, scheduling

of meetings and conference calls

and meeting minutes

7. Manage programming and selection of speakers including

contracting of headline speakers

and all logistics related to workshop speakers

8. Handle all VIP arrangements for meal functions, gifts,

transportation and special events

9. Coordinate counsel attendance and participation during

meeting

10. Plan Board and Past Presidents dinners, including

invitations, catering, and seating

arrangements

11. Coordinate continuing education process

12. Manage staff onsite during meeting including coordination of

coverage throughout meeting in

all areas

13. Develop, implement and manage the annual meeting planning

process of all activities and

deadlines

14. Prepare and distribute hotel resume, banquet event orders and

meeting specifications

15. Manage and coordinate all onsite logistics as main contact

with hotel

16. Prepare and distribute financial reports for annual meeting

activities

Other Association Meetings:

17. Oversee all aspects of other meetings of the association

including hotel site selection and

contract negotiations

18. Manage logistics for the meetings including room setups and

menu selections

19. Manage off-site meal function arrangements and transportation

20. Prepare and distribute hotel resume, banquet event orders and

meeting specifications

21. Handle all on-site arrangements

Minimum Position Requirements

Education

· College degree, or equivalent skills and experience

· Continued education, as appropriate

Skills and Experience

· 5-7 years association experience, CMP preferred

· 2-3 years supervisory experience

· Excellent organizational, planning and multi-tasking skills

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

· Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and

desktop publishing

Contact: John Phillips

Fax: 703-641-9885

phillips@aalu.org

11. Events Manager; Parature Inc.; Vienna, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4381628

12. Event Consultant; BearingPoint; McLean, VA

BearingPoint is one of the world's leading management and technology

consulting companies. From strategy through execution, we work with

clients to create innovative, yet practical, management and technology

solutions that deliver sustainable results. We provide strategic

consulting, technology solutions, applications services and managed

services to Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, and

government organizations in 60 countries. For nearly 100 years,

BearingPoint professionals have built a reputation for knowing what it

takes to help clients achieve their goals, and working closely with them

to get the job done.

If you're willing to listen to and collaborate with clients, have a

driving passion for innovative solutions and can deliver practical,

sustainable results, we're interested in you. In return, we offer you

the opportunity to learn about and apply leading-edge management

principles and state-of-the-art technology to the most pressing problems

of industry and government, gain a depth and breadth of experience that

can grow your career as we grow our business and share in the rewards of

success through a competitive, comprehensive compensation and benefits

package.

This position, within our Marketing Communications Group, will assume

responsibility for executing the event strategy for Public Services

including contract and sponsorship management, budget preparation,

collateral and graphics oversight, booth property selection/ordering and

other related functions of Event Management. Candidate must have

excellent organizational skills, be detailed-oriented and have the

ability to effectively communicate, with a proven track record managing

diverse corporate events including trade shows. This position will

support multiple internal clients including the Public Services field

marketing team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Manage and update annual event calendar

* Oversee event contracts and sponsorships including show forms

completion and booth property orders

* Build and manage event budgets including reconciliation

* Manage and order event graphics and collateral

* Order giveaways and traffic drivers

* Develop event handbooks

* Develop and manage client invitation process/RSVP

* Create event staffing plan

* Identify opportunities to streamline the event activation process

* Ensure that necessary budgeting, financial and reporting processes

and controls are in place

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelors Degree, Advanced Degree a plus

* 3-5 years of relevant Event Management and Execution experience

* 3 plus years of trade show experience

* 3-5 years of demonstrated analytical, communication and

organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

* Former top tier consulting industry experience

* Familiarity with B-to-B event marketing

* Any understanding of government organizations and/or government

event planning experience a major plus

* Experience measuring Event ROI and lead generation

* Familiar with new trends in Event Marketing including virtual

events

* Location: McLean, VA

* Travel: 25 Percent

BearingPoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate

on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual

orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any

other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on

qualifications and business need.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY

ON-LINE:

http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/track.html?pid=402881bd192793a80119719b9bd72f0c&source=mpiweb

13. Project Coordinator; meeting planning company; Northern Suburb of

Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7003

14. Meeting Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Ballantyne, NC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7004

15. Account Executive; The Performance Group; Emeryville, CA

The Performance Group is currently seeking a full-time Account Executive

based out of our Emeryville, CA headquarters. This is a new business

development / sales role and requires heavy prospecting, proposal

development, closing of new business opportunities and growing exisiting

business.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years business development

experience. Key attributes…

* An existing professional network to leverage would be a plus.

* General business knowledge with the ability to work with Meeting

Planners as well as Senior Executives.

* Excellent communication skills to work collaboratively to lead a

team as well as work independently.

* Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment.

Please contact lfleming@tpgnc.com

16. Sourcing Specialist; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Virtual-Any State

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7005

17. Events Manager; MorEvenrs; Denver, CO

Position:

Event Manager – Action and Implementation Manager – Native Spanish

Speaker/ Bilingual

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree 2- 5 years of experience in event management or

related

Responsible for the planning and implementing the logistics involved

with all client events to ensure goals are met, positive client feedback

is achieved, and all staff and vendors are effectively coordinated.

Events may include meetings, fundraising events, festivals, conferences,

sporting events, trade shows. Clients will include corporate,

non-profit and government.

II. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

* Designs and sets up client website registration.

* Conducts analyses and identifies cost-saving opportunities for all

meetings.

* Responsible for all administrative documentation required for

meeting planning

* Prepares recommendations for meeting site selection.

* Assists with logistics including site selection, catering, program

development

* Provides on-site coordination, which includes problem-solving,

decision-making, and interaction with vendors.

* Negotiate and oversee relevant event contracts ensuring favorable

terms and cost efficiencies.

* In conjunction with client, develop and manage cost-effective

budgets for each event, and process all vendor invoices promptly.

* Prepares and provides post-activity evaluation data, as

appropriate to the objectives of the position; prepares scheduled and

special reports as required.

* May participate in conference or event marketing by working with

designers on invitations, mailings, welcome kits and all signage.

* Travel and site inspections required. International and Domestic

USA

* Works on database and helps develop materials for on-line

registration system.

* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, including

data management and correspondence.

* Provide general support to all activities within MorEvents.

* Responsible for client relationships to include sales of repeat or

new events with the existing client

* Assist with proposal and sales opportunities.

Please email send resume to betsy@morevents.com

Must be bilingual Spanish/English. Native Language Speakers Only —

Must be able to speak and write spanish. Please no others apply.

18. Recruiter; Hunt Consolidated; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7000

19. Associate, Events and Meeting Services; KPMG LLP; Washington, DC

At KPMG LLP, you can count yourself among some of the best and the

brightest. We're proud of our talented people. And proud, too, of how we

nurture that talent along the way. We are currently seeking an

Associate, Events and Meeting Services to join us in our Washington D.C.

office.

Responsibilities:

*Support the development and execution of area meetings, events

conferences, tradeshows and seminars that support firm and industry

objectives

*Build and maintain client relationships and work collaboratively to

plan and execute meetings and events

*Oversee registration and/or housing process associated with firm

meetings and events

*Work independetly or as part of a project team following guidelines

and processes in accordance with firm and departmental policies,

procedures, and regulations

*Collaborate with clients and colleagues to create and maintain

budgets, displaying fiscal responsibility, and obtain approvals as

appropriate

*Provide on-site support during execution of meetings, events or

tradeshows

*Track and report on metrics involved with meetings or events, and

provide timely post-event reporting

Qualifications:

*Three years of event and meeting planning experience in a large

corporate setting

*Bachelors degree from an accrecited college/universoty and

Certified Meeting Professional Certification (CMP)

*Able to multi-task in a heavy volume, high paced environment with

outstanding attention to detail and great organizational skills

*Previous experience working with management and staff within a

corporate or professional services environment

*Able to travel periodically

KPMG offers and support flexible work arrangements as well as part-time

schedules. We also offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits

package.

Interested? We strongly encourage you to apply online at

www.kpmgcareers.com and search for requisition 18216.

KPMG. A great place to build your career.

No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. KPMG

maintains a drub free workplaces.

2008 KPMG LLP, a U.S. limted liability partnership and a member firm of

the KPMG netowkr of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG

International, a Swiss cooperative.

All rights reserved.

20. Events Manager; Transamerica Capital; Denver, CO

Position Summary

Supports the efforts of the Events Department by managing and overseeing

internal and external event functions, including those that are TCM,

broker/dealer, bank and subadvisor hosted. This individual will work

closely with the Director of Events and will maintain a high level of

customer service to enhance TCM's sales efforts.

Primary Duties/Accountabilities

* Responsible for all aspects of planning a meeting or special

event; including site search, budget reconciliation, process management.

* Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within

the field.

* Assist in the general overall planning of the Events planning

process.

* Coordinate the selection of programming and speaker selection.

* Participate in the development and implementation of the

departmental processes.

* Must have a certain degree of creativity and latitude.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Bachelors degree preferred and a minimum of 4 years related experience

or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2-3 years in a

supervisory role. CMP or CMP preferred. Proficient computer skills

including e-mail, routine database activity, word processing, Excel,

Powerpoint, etc.

Normal office environment. Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by

land and/or air. Ability to lift and/or carry 25-30 pounds of

audio/visual equipment or other meeting materials.

Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures,

instructions and all safety rules. Strong interpersonal skills Ability

to work with diverse personalities in a tactful and flexible manner.

Good reasoning skills and sound judgment required. Flexibility and the

ability to handle variety of tasks.

Please apply online at http://aegonins.com. Select the Careers link and

reference job number 6745.

21. Director of Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6991

22. Director of Account Management; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Atlanta,

GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6992

23. Meeting/Event Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6993

24. Program Coordinator; American Apparel & Footwear Association;

Arlington, VA

Program Coordinator for Industry Relations Dept. of international trade

association with experience in meeting and event planning, designing

brochures and promotional flyers, scheduling and correspondence, travel

arrangements, updating data files, registrations and invoicing, expense

reports and other assigned duties. Must be self-starter, accurate and

able to work multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong computer skills,

meeting planning and PowerPoint exp necessary. Knowledge of iMIS and web

content management a plus. Excellent salary and benefits + parking or

metro allowance. Rosslyn Metro location. To apply, please submit cover

letter with salary requirements and resume to HR-AAFA by fax at

703-522-6741 or by email to mrust@apparelandfootwear.org.

25. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

SmithBucklin is the world's largest association management and

professional services company providing flexible, tailored full-service

management and function/project-specific services to more than 225 trade

associations, professional societies, technology user groups, government

institutes/agencies and corporations. SmithBucklin's mission is to drive

growth and build sustained competitiveness for client organizations.

Our Washington, D.C. office has an opportunity available for a

Convention and Tradeshow Coordinator responsible for achieving excellent

customer service and satisfaction by implementing all Client convention

needs, coordinating the work of self and others in a fast paced

environment and demonstrating the ability to manage projects and people

resources to meet strategic objectives.

Demonstrated Experience:

. Coordinating all aspects of annual conferences and seminars

(pre-planning, on-site execution, and post event wrap up, research and

recommendations for future sites, and conference promotions).

. Financial management including budget creation, monitoring

revenue/expense performance, fee collection, and staff time and fees

. Allocating time according to budget while ensuring that work meets

specifications and deadlines.

. Adapting to crisis situations, changing procedures, methods or

processes.

. Developing and maintaining solid relationships with

exhibitors/sponsors.

. Contributing effective ideas to client strategic planning and analysis

processes.

. Travel and work overtime as needed to attend events and client

meetings

. Assuming lead meeting planning responsibilities for multiple accounts.

. Contributing to overall team success by identifying problems and

proactively seeking out methods to improve self-performance and/or

efficiency of an operation or task.

Qualifications:

. Bachelors degree required

. Minimum of 3-4 years experience in convention/tradeshow industry or

event/meeting planning

. PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (Microsoft Office, and/or exhibit software)

. Excellent knowledge of meeting industry terminology and comprehensive

knowledge of meeting planning processes

. Ability to self start as well as work as part of a team

. High level of professionalism

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Strong time management and ability to manage concurrent tasks

efficiently

. High level of detail orientation

. Strong customer service skills

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits which include but,

are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance. To learn more about

SmithBucklin Corporation, visit www.smithbucklin.com.

Please note! To be considered for this opening:

. Salary requirements must be included

. Attach resume as either a MS Word doc or pdf

. Submit resumes either via recruiting website or e-mail

We are an EOE M/F/D/V affirmative action employer.

HR Recruiter

SmithBucklin Corporation

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26. Event Planner; Project Management Institute; Newtown Square, PA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2875432

27. Meetings Manager; School Nutrition Association; Alexandria, VA

Nat'l assoc. in Alexandria, VA seeks Meetings Manager to plan and

execute logistics for 5 meetings and an annual convention ranging in

size from 80-8,000 attendees. Manages logistics, speakers, food and

beverage, transportation, signage, volunteers and AV support. Assists

with technology initiatives and budget development and tracking.

Requirements

BA and three years plus experience in meeting planning for medium size

meetings and conferences required. Experience working with vendors,

hotel staff, contractors and sponsors. Association experience preferred.

Strong logistics planning, verbal communications, writing, teamwork,

problem solving skills required. Salary $55,000+, depending on skills

and experience. Send resume and cover letter to Cheryl Thompson,

cthompson@schoolnutrition.org. EEO

28. Sales Manager – Shenandoah National Park; ARAMARK Harrison Lodging;

Luray, VA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2875238

29. Travel Coordinator; Landmark Personnel Inc.; Purchase, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4372148

30. Conferences Logistics Support; AMEX International, Inc.; Washington,

DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25803891&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

31. Senior Sales & Catering Manager; Levy Restaurants; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25803561&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

32. Director of DMC; AlliedTPro; New York, NY

AlliedTPro is the market leader for inbound services into the United

States. Created in the 2002 merger of two well-known receptive

operators, Allied Tours and TPro, ATP has over 75 collective years of

professional handling of leisure and incentive travel to the US. As a

member of the global Kuoni Destination Management network, AlliedTPro is

a dynamic and innovative company arranging and operating land-based

services in America.

We are looking to fill the position of Director of DMC. The Director

of DMC – East will be located in our corporate headquarters (NYC). This

position calls for an individual who have proven Meetings, Incentives,

Conventions and Events (MICE) experience.

The Director of DMC will manage, direct and grow the company's DMC

network into an efficient, profitable service-oriented structure for

Leisure Groups, MICE and high-end FIT services (VIPConcierge).

The responsibilities of the Director of DMC are:

* Focus on improving quality standard of services provided to

clients, including but not limited to quick response time, competitive

offerings and creative proposals.

* Ensure a smooth, reliable and efficient operational workflow,

supporting all business segments (Leisure, Leisure/Incentive Groups,

MICE business, VIP Services) and markets.

* Evaluate group procedures and propose/take necessary measures for

successful destination development. Review structure and consider “key

account” approach for Latin America, Italy/Spain, India & Far East to

better serve specific market needs.

* Support local DMC Managers in all offices and provide positive

directives, assignments, adequate staffing while maintaining on-going

communications including regular office visits.

* Establish realistic targets and financial goals/budgets with DMC

Heads, in line with the overall direction and aim of the company as well

as support of “KDM” guidelines.

* Create “profit center driven” units, with aim to cover local costs

and regain profit

* Successfully support and expand activities to a true DMC network,

focusing on international and domestic MICE Business, while selectively

maintaining profitable leisure accounts.

* Directly responsible for day to day administrative

responsibilities as required by HQ (Finance, HR, etc).

* Liaise with DMC Development Director and participate and support

successful DMC conversion if/when required.

* Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting from DMC Heads to

ATP Finance Department.

* Meet with suppliers and act as company liaison during trade shows

and social events Support DMC Offices with supplier negotiations and

intervene when necessary.

* Ensure all offices properly licensed, in accordance with local

regulations to operate business (in cooperation with Finance in New

York)

* Represent local DMC issues to AlliedTPro HQ New York and vice

versa to the staff

* Ensure positive collaborative approach to other ATP departments,

specifically Sales in order to maximize company's sales opportunities.

* Establish and ensure timely weekly reporting of DMC quotes &

sales, allowing Controlling to perform weekly, monthly, quarterly and

yearly reports and assessments.

General Guidelines:

* § Provides guidance and communication to entire DMC staff. Acts as

mediator for small and large issues either within DMC network, within

ATP or externally with suppliers / contractors / clients.

* § Maintains/creates a congenial and productive work environment

were everyone is treated equally and with respect

* § Ensures that the Manager provides clear and concise

communications as to performance and profitability of represented region

to the DMC Director.

* § Represents the company in the best possible light to all

regional business contacts

* § Ongoing optimisation of procedures for efficiency and

productivity of regional offices.

The above describes the general nature and level of work expected and is

not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties

to be performed.

To apply, please contact:

Patricia Drivanos

Director of Human Resources and Administration

AlliedTPro Inc.

Administration Department

500 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10018

Phone: +1 (212) 596-1000 Ext. 1600

Phone: +1 (212) 596-1068

Fax: +1 (212) 764-6714

patricia.drivanos@alliedtpro.com

www.alliedtpro.com

33. Events Intern; Palo Alto Chamber of Commerc; Palo Alto, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7008

34. Director of Conferences; confidential; Raleigh/Durham, NC

Relocation Assistance possible for the right candidate

$ Commensurate with Experience + Benefits

Professional Association is seeking a strong active leader with

strategic thinking, business development and organizational agility to

manage the conference development teams.

This is an exceptional role for the right candidate to positively

influence memberships's service to its members and other financial

professionals. The Director will report directly to the Vice President

of Revenue Products. The Director will be empowered to make business

commitments for this line of business and grow these business lines.

Specific responsibilities include–

* Develop the short and long-range content and revenue strategies

for conference programs in line with the overall strategic plan.

* Oversee development of all teams strategic operating plans; create

and measure individual team's progress against measurable

accountabilities.

* Manage the conference development and meetings management teams,

in order to provide a comprehensive program of timely, high-quality,

relevant, practical and cost-effective conference programs throughout

the year.

* Manage the P & L for a $21M revenue and $11M gross margin line of

business to meet or exceed revenue and gross margin goals. In

particular, manage meeting venue-related meeting costs to maximize net

contribution for each conference.

* Identify new opportunities for conferences and conference related

products while working closely with the member facing teams to

coordinate related programs to support their strategic and educational

priorities.

* Recruit, retain, develop and motivate staff, developing

performance goals for each area of responsibility and assure delivery of

those goals.

* Work collaboratively with colleagues in the various technical,

section, center, finance and other areas to provide members with

effective programs that support the needs of members' individual

practice specialties.

* Travel 3-5 days a month as part of managing the conference

business.

Requirements

* 10+ years of management experience providing successful strategic

direction in the conference creation area.

* Minimum of a BA or BS degree.

* Fully up to date on conference-related technologies and systems,

including those involved in creating post-conference products.

* An accomplished senior manager with notable experience working in

a fast-paced, dynamic business environment.

* Successful experience managing revenue-driven marketing and

product management functions to optimize bottom line business

performance.

* Experience working with a non-profit committee structure a plus.

* Ability to work successfully in a highly-matrixed environment,

achieving his or her goals through influence as much as authority.

* Strong process and project management skills

* Demonstrated skills in complex decision making, problem-solving

and planning.

* Commitment to results rather than process.

* Proven leadership skills

* Excellent management of people through coaching and delegation.

* Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills.

Candidates being considered for this position will be contacted within 7

business days.

Interested and qualified candidates email your resume and cover letter

to Dawn Penfold at meetingjobs. In your cover note, please highlight

your experience as it relates to this position as well as include your

current salary and salary expectations. Send this information in

confidence to dawn@meetingjobs.com.

35. Global Learning Director; Entrepreneurs' Organization; Alexandria,

VA

Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), a 501(c)3 educational non-profit, was

founded in 1987 in the United States as the Young Entrepreneurs

Organization. Early members included Michael Dell (founder of Dell

Computer), Mark Cuban (founder of Broadcast.com and current owner of the

Dallas Mavericks), and Ted Leonsis (a founder of AOL). Now the

Entrepreneurs Organization has 6,800 members around the world.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to fill the position of

Global Learning Director. This position is responsible for working with

a member-led committee to create the educational content for

international conferences, manage the relationship with the speakers and

assist with the execution of the learning program on-site. The essential

duties and responsibilities of are:

*Act as the Learning Lead in the development and execution of

assigned EO Universities (international conferences)

* Work with with EO staff team comprised of an Event Lead,

Registration Lead and Sponsorship Lead in the development and execution

of assigned EO Universities

* Collaborate with a member-led committee to create the learning

objective and theme for assigned events

* Develope the learning tracks to create the event learning schedule

* Work with the member committee to identify speakers and send the

official invitation and/or negotiated agreements

* Research new speakers and learning formats

* Obtain speaker information which includes: speakers profiles

(biography, photo and abstract) audio-visual requirements, travel

information, and handouts.

* Work with the Communications department to provide learning

content for the event website and marketing materials to be distributed

to members

* Create and manage the learning budget in collaboration with the

Event Director

* Manage relationships with outside vendors to enhance the members

experience (ex. audio-visual companies to make available the learning

content after the event; booksellers)

* Oversee the management of the on-site learning program at events

including setting up the learning office, arranging signage,

coordinating speakers arrival, preparing and distributing the evaluation

forms and speaker materials, working with the audio-visual staff to

coordinate set-up, among other duties.

* Contribute to the continual improvement of process and procedures

so that the team is as effective as possible

* Other duties as assigned

Experience needed:

* Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University (Masters'

preferred)

* At least 2 years experience of curriculum development and program

and event execution

* Without the education requirement, then 7 years of curriculum

development and program execution experience required.

* Strong written and verbal communications skills, with the ability

to communicate effectively with staff and membership from all around the

world

* Experience coordinating events

* Negotiation skills

* Excellent organizational and time management skills

* Experience working at a non-profit membership-led organization

preferred

* International experience a plus

To apply please send a resume and a letter stating how your experience

specifically relates to working with an international non-profit

membership organization of entrepreneurs. No phone calls please. The

review process will begin immediately and the position will remain open

until the appropriate candidate is identified.

Please send resume and letter to mvelasco@eonetwork.org. Applications

without a cover letter explaining how knowledge and skills relate to

this position will not be reviewed.

36. Conference Program Director; League of California Cities;

Sacramento, CA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2877812

37. Admin. Asst.; Event Design Group; Boulder, CO

Administrative support and office management for small event planning

company based in Boulder County, Colorado. Sales support for three

principals includes errands, copy writing, proposal research, vendor &

client database management.

Event coordination support includes RSVP websites design ,vendors

contracting, & opportunity for small event management. Event operations

support to includes small warehouse management, on-site assistance,

errands, event media PR, registration systems management.

Expectations include 8:30am-5:00p M-F, 15-20 weekends days a year. Must

have a professional appearance, be an independent worker who is

organized and punctual. Must have computer and phone skills and a fun

personality. Must be able to meet deadlines under pressure and be

willing to stay late when necessary. Needs to be physical with lifting

and moving for events. Must be willing to attend industry functions and

get industry certifications.

Position Details

1. $23-28K Base Salary

2. Health Insurance (Minus Dental And Eye)

3. 3 Month Trial Period with 2 Year Contract after Trial Period.

4. Company Will Pay For Industry Certifications

5. Ski Pass Or Health Club Membership

6. 2 Weeks Vacation Plus Comp Time For Event Days

7. Company Cell Phone

Contact: Lindsay Rauch

Phone: 303.938.9237 Ext. 11

Fax: 303.444.7162

lindsay@eventdesignusa.com

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25820536&jobSummaryIndex=44&agentID=

39. Advertising and Events Associate; Atlantic Media Company;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25819946&jobSummaryIndex=51&agentID=

40. Conferences Logistics Support; AMEX International, Inc.; Washington,

DC

AMEX International, Inc., a Washington, DC-based consulting firm, is

seeking several candidates to provide conferences logistics support for

US Government funded projects focused on Africa. Candidates must be able

to travel overseas several times yearly and be able to effectively

converse professionally in French and/or Portuguese.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

. Coordinating logistics and administrative support services for

seminars, workshops, symposia and other events, conducted primarily in

Africa but also in the U.S., occasionally working on simultaneous

events.

. Prior to an event, researching and traveling to the proposed

location(s) to assess availability and suitability of hotels, conference

facilities, and local equipment and service providers.

. Negotiating favorable rates and conditions with selected vendors.

. Preparing draft contracts for vendor services, ensuring compliance

with all event requirements and contractual obligations.

. Coordinating event-related requirements such as interpreters;

copyright clearance, translation and printing of materials; shipping of

equipment and supplies to/from the event site; and local transportation

and communication assets.

. Working with host nation government, US Embassy and/or local

employment agencies to identify candidates to serve as adjunct staff

such as note takers, photographers, protocol assistants, translators,

administrative assistants, etc.

. During an event, serving as the primary liaison with convention and

banqueting staff at the hotel(s) and/or conference center, as well as

with most other vendors.

Required Qualifications:

. BA and at least 5 years of relevant experience in planning,

coordinating, and executing complex and multifaceted programs.

. Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with diverse

cultures and in team-based work environment.

. Strong working knowledge of various Microsoft computer application

programs.

. Desirable experience: prior work in Africa; knowledge of contracting

and/or budgeting operations.

If you meet the qualifications and are available, please email a resume

and cover letter to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line GSR

Logistics. Please include degree, area of expertise, language

capabilities, number of years of relevant work experience, and

availability.

Only candidates under consideration for immediate assignments will be

contacted for further information; however, all resumes will be

maintained in our database for possible future opportunities. To learn

more about AMEX please visit www.amexdc.com

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