Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 12 May 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 12 May 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Conference Manager; Hanley Wood Exhibitions; Irving, TX

2. Tradeshow Operations Manager; Nielsen; New York

3. Director of Education & Meetings; The Counselors of Real Estate;

Chicago, IL

4. Group Sales Director; Town of Snowmass Village; Snowmass Village, CO

5. Event Marketing Officer; Sunnybrook Foundation; Toronto, Ontario,

Canada

6. Meeting Incentive Convention Exhibition Representative; Singapore

Exhibition & Convention Bureau; Houston, TX

7. Mice Manager; Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau; Los Angeles,

CA

8. Meeting Incentive Convention Exhibition (MICE) Representative;

Singapore Tourism Board; Seattle, WA

9. Director, Meetings & Special Events; Community Anti-Drug Coalitions

of America; Alexandria, VA

10. Manager, Meetings & Exhibits; American Association for Cancer

Research; Philadelphia, PA

11. Coordinator, Meetings & Exhibit Services; HIMSS – Healthcare

Information & Management Systems Society; Chicago, IL

12. Travel/Conference Coordinator; Commission on Accreditation for Law

Enforcement Agencies, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

13. Full Time Meeting & Event Planner; S&D Productions, Inc.; USA

14. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express Travel; Latrobe, PA

15. Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing; The George Washington

University; Washington, DC

16. Deputy Director, Global Events; The Institute of International

Finance; Washington, DC

17. Program Manager; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Productions; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

18. Marketing Events Coordinator; Bentley Prince Street; City of

Industry, CA

19. Proposal Writer; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Productions; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

20. Special Events Manager; Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Nashville,

TN

21. Event Coordinator; The Aerospace Corporation; El Segundo, CA

22. Director of Conferences; International Association of Fire Chiefs;

Fairfax, VA

23. Meeting Planner/Conference Coordinator; American Association of

Colleges of Nursing; Washington, DC

24. Meetings Assistant; The American Society of Hematology; Washington,

DC

25. Associate Director, Meetings & Programs; American Association of

Physics Teachers; College Park, MD

26. Event Sales; Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa; Sacramento, CA

27. Director of Public Relations; Canyon Ranch; Tucson, AZ

28. Manager – MICE & Groups; Yasi Tours LLC; Dubai, UAE

29. Events Coordinator, Georgetown University Medical Center – Office of

Advancement; Georgetown University; Washington, DC

30. Exhibits Coordinator; National Rifle Association; Fairfax, VA

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

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

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1. Conference Manager; Hanley Wood Exhibitions; Irving, TX

Hanley Wood, Exhibitions Division is a premier exhibitions company. As

a leader in the exhibitions industry, we bring leading industry

professionals face-to-face with cutting-edge product manufacturers. We

offer many benefits that exceed industry standards, including

competitive salaries with bonus opportunities and generous PTO.

Hanley Wood Exhibitions is currently seeking experienced Conference

Managers to develop successful educational conference programs through

the creation and implementation of industry focused programs. Reporting

to the Show Director or Show Manager, the responsibilities for this

positions are:

Work with Show Director to create strategic plans to achieve revenue

goals by generating new program ideas, formats and issues.

Develop conference schedule that is comprehensive, balanced and offers

attendees maximum opportunity to participate.

Work closely with outside advisory councils to determine topic relevance

and projected success.

Determine and confirm all speakers, topics, titles, content, bios and

presentation needs.

Write marketing copy that effectively communicates conference program

highlights.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with relevant associations.

Manage all on-site conference activities.

Track industry trends and issues to identify current, new, and

alternative growth areas that can be captured for educational

programming.

Ideal candidates would meet the following requirements:

1 – 3 years experience working with conferences, meetings or other event

related areas.

Ability to develop and manage budgets and multiple project timelines.

High level of proficiency in the use of standard computer software

including Word and Excel spreadsheets.

Project oriented with superior attention to detail and outstanding

organizational and prioritizing skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong team player who interacts well with external clients, vendors and

internal teams.

Ability to travel, as needed.

For immediate consideration, e-mail your resume along with salary

requirements to kanderson@hanleywood.com.

Contact: Kelley Anderson

kanderson@hanleywood.com

2. Tradeshow Operations Manager; Nielsen; New York

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4421950

3. Director of Education & Meetings; The Counselors of Real Estate;

Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7031

4. Group Sales Director; Town of Snowmass Village; Snowmass Village, CO

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7033

5. Event Marketing Officer; Sunnybrook Foundation; Toronto, Ontario,

Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4421149

6. Meeting Incentive Convention Exhibition Representative; Singapore

Exhibition & Convention Bureau; Houston, TX

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) is a group of the

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) that aims to establish Singapore as a

dynamic business events destination where people, technology and ideas

converge to create great value for customers.

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) seeks interested

applicants for the position of:

MEETING INCENTIVE CONVENTION EXHIBITION (MICE) REPRESENTATIVE

Job Description

The suitable candidate should be independent, possess a strong sales

background and is result-oriented. He/she will be responsible for the

following:

1.) Business Development Responsibilities

. Research on key industries and companies to secure MICE business for

Singapore

. Solicit for new business through various marketing initiatives such as

sales calls, tradeshows and roadshows to build a pipeline of business

leads and accounts.

. Qualify leads generated, and input into centralized database

. Use ACT system to manage accounts/execute follow-ups

. Develop comprehensive proposal, working together with SECB, Singapore

HQ & industry partners in Singapore

. Pitch proposal to client and present on Singapore

. Co-ordinate with SECB and its Singapore HQ and other relevant parties

to ensure client event is successfully handled

. Develop new & existing channels (e.g. intermediaries, hoteliers,

airlines, etc.) to aid development and securing of business events

. Customer relationship management: regular accounts servicing.

2.) Strategic Responsibilities

. Be part of the team to contribute to short-term and long-term market

development efforts to increase MICE business to Singapore from USA

. Collaborate in possible strategic partnerships with key channels such

as airlines, travel agents, media, government, hoteliers, event

organizers, etc., for initiatives in promoting and marketing Singapore

as a business exchange hub

. Keep abreast of market research and identify emerging customer needs

and preferences, and develop new business strategies

Requirements

The candidate should possess:

. At least 5 years relevant experience in the meetings & conference

industry, preferably in developing and securing the business

. USA work visa

. College /University Degree

. Good presentation skills

. Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint

Other Information

. Successful candidate will be offered a fixed monthly retainer fee with

a bonus if target is met at year end.

. Candidate should not be representing another destination with

conflicting interest (i.e. any destination in Asia Pacific)

. The contract is for one year with an option for another year renewal

subjected to performance.

For more information on the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau:

www.visitsingapore.com/businessevents

Send cover letter and resume to: jean_salvador@stb.gov.sg

7. Mice Manager; Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau; Los Angeles,

CA

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) is a group of the

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) that aims to establish Singapore as a

dynamic business events destination where people, technology and ideas

converge to create great value for customers.

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) seeks interested

applicants for the position of:

MEETING INCENTIVE CONVENTION EXHIBITION (MICE) MANAGER

Job Description

The suitable candidate should be independent, possess a strong sales

background and is result-oriented. He/she will be responsible for the

following:

1.) Business Development Responsibilities

. Research on key industries and companies to secure MICE

business for Singapore

. Solicit for new business through various marketing initiatives

such as sales calls, tradeshows and roadshows to build a pipeline of

business leads and accounts.

. Qualify leads generated, and input into centralized database

. Use ACT system to manage accounts/execute follow-ups

. Develop comprehensive proposal, working together with SECB,

Singapore HQ & industry partners in Singapore

. Pitch proposal to client and present on Singapore

. Co-ordinate with SECB and its Singapore HQ and other relevant

parties to ensure client event is successfully handled

. Develop new & existing channels (e.g. intermediaries,

hoteliers, airlines, etc.) to aid development and securing of business

events

. Customer relationship management: regular accounts servicing.

2.) Strategic Responsibilities

. Be part of the team to contribute to short-term and long-term

market development efforts to increase MICE business to Singapore from

USA

. Collaborate in possible strategic partnerships with key

channels such as airlines, travel agents, media, government, hoteliers,

event organizers, etc., for initiatives in promoting and marketing

Singapore as a business exchange hub

. Keep abreast of market research and identify emerging customer

needs and preferences, and develop new business strategies

Requirements

The candidate should possess:

. At least 5 years relevant experience in the meetings &

conference industry, preferably in developing and securing the business

. USA work visa

. College /University Degree

. Good presentation skills

. Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint

For more information on the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau:

www.visitsingapore.com/businessevents

Send cover letter and resume to: jean_salvador@stb.gov.sg

8. Meeting Incentive Convention Exhibition (MICE) Representative;

Singapore Tourism Board; Seattle, WA

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) is a group of the

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) that aims to establish Singapore as a

dynamic business events destination where people, technology and ideas

converge to create great value for customers.

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) seeks interested

applicants for the position of:

MEETING INCENTIVE CONVENTION EXHIBITION (MICE) REPRESENTATIVE

Job Description

The suitable candidate should be independent, possess a strong sales

background and is result-oriented. He/she will be responsible for the

following:

1.) Business Development Responsibilities

. Research on key industries and companies to secure MICE business for

Singapore

. Solicit for new business through various marketing initiatives such as

sales calls, tradeshows and roadshows to build a pipeline of business

leads and accounts

. Qualify leads generated, and input into centralized database

. Use ACT system to manage accounts/execute follow-ups

. Develop comprehensive proposal, working together with SECB, Singapore

HQ & industry partners in Singapore

. Pitch proposal to client and present on Singapore

. Co-ordinate with SECB and its Singapore HQ and other relevant parties

to ensure client event is successfully handled

. Develop new & existing channels (e.g. intermediaries, hoteliers,

airlines, etc.) to aid development and securing of business events

. Customer relationship management: regular accounts servicing.

2.) Strategic Responsibilities

. Be part of the team to contribute to short-term and long-term market

development efforts to increase MICE business to Singapore from USA

. Collaborate in possible strategic partnerships with key channels such

as airlines, travel agents, media, government, hoteliers, event

organizers, etc., for initiatives in promoting and marketing Singapore

as a business exchange hub

. Keep abreast of market research and identify emerging customer needs

and preferences, and develop new business strategies

Requirements

The candidate should possess:

. At least 5 years relevant experience in the meetings & conference

industry, preferably in developing and securing the business . USA work

visa . College /University Degree

. Good presentation skills

. Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint

Other Information

. Successful candidate will be offered a fixed monthly retainer fee with

a bonus if target is met at year end

. Candidate should not be representing another destination with

conflicting interest (i.e. any destination in Asia Pacific)

. The contract is for one year with an option for another year renewal

subjected to performance.

For more information on the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau:

www.visitsingapore.com/businessevents

Send cover letter and resume to: jean_salvador@stb.gov.sg

9. Director, Meetings & Special Events; Community Anti-Drug Coalitions

of America; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t731=&t733=&max=25&site_id=518&t730=&t735=&jb=4430414

10. Manager, Meetings & Exhibits; American Association for Cancer

Research; Philadelphia, PA

Position Description and Responsibilities

* Manages meetings and exhibits logistics as they relate to requests

for proposals, site recommendations and visits, contract pricing and

negotiations, and budget management.

* Communicates in a timely manner with attendees, VIPs, staff and

multiple vendors on logistics, registration, housing and audiovisual

requirements.

* Creates written reports on each meeting managed, regarding

hotel/convention center service, vendor performance, and other relevant

aspects.

* Contracts with and manages vendors including decorator,

audiovisual services, exhibits management, catering services and

entertainment.

* Negotiates volume pricing with hotels, ground transportation, and

third parties. Reviews all hotel contracts.

* Acts as staff liaison to relevant committees and works cross

functionally with various departments within the AACR.

* Travels to meetings in order to manage on-site events, working

extended hours including standing and walking for long periods of time,

to support events that are scheduled on weekends and during evening

hours.

* Conducts bill reconciliations and post-meetings follow-up and

assessment.

* Supports the Director of Meetings and Exhibits with work related

to the AACR Annual Meeting

* Works in a team environment and collaborates with other

departmental managers and support staff.

* Performs the essential functions of the position and other tasks

as required.

Position Requirements

* BA or BS degree or higher, CMP a plus

* Minimum 7 years experience in meeting planning, 5 of which are as

manager. Scientific/medical Association experience a plus.

* Highly skilled in negotiation and logistics management

* Superior ability to prioritize and manage time.

* 30% travel required, within the US and worldwide.

* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse

groups

* Ability to manage multiple projects as well as people;

multi-tasking skills.

* Customer-driven with the ability to make good decisions

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Advanced computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

Access, Adobe and Photo Shop; iMIS knowledge a plus.

* Strong project management attributes that involve intricate

planning, good detail and follow up.

* Strong sense of professional business ethics, appearance and

etiquette.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history)

to:

Human Resources

P.O. Box 40138

Philadelphia, PA 19106

E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org

Fax: (215) 440-1045

Equal Opportunity Employer

11. Coordinator, Meetings & Exhibit Services; HIMSS – Healthcare

Information & Management Systems Society; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t731=&t733=&max=25&site_id=518&t730=&t735=&jb=4429971

12. Travel/Conference Coordinator; Commission on Accreditation for Law

Enforcement Agencies, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

(CALEA®), an international, not-for-profit, credentialing organization

for public safety agencies located in Fairfax, Virginia, is seeking

candidates for the full-time position of Travel/Conference Coordinator.

This FLSA exempt position is primarily responsible for the planning and

coordination of three conferences a year and other meetings, including,

but not limited to, site selection, negotiate hotel and/or convention

center contracts, providing for all meeting and function room

requirements, making all lodging and travel arrangements for CALEA

Commissioners, staff and special guests attending conferences, any

necessary audiovisual needs, signage and food and beverage needs, as

well as provide onsite conference support. In addition, throughout the

year, the Travel/Conference Coordinator will make all travel and hotel

arrangements for persons conducting the business of the Commission.

The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years conference management

experience, an undergraduate degree in a related field and a Certified

Meeting Professional (CMP) credential or equivalent.

The salary for the position is commensurate with experience and includes

an excellent benefits package. The closing date for applications is

May 30, 2008.

Contact: James Brown

Phone: (703) 352-4225 Ext. 26

Fax: (703) 591-2206

jbrown@calea.org

13. Full Time Meeting & Event Planner; S&D Productions, Inc.; USA

Position Description:

Want to work in an exciting industry for a fast growing company?

Corporate Meeting and Event planning company is seeking a highly

organized self starter with excellent communication skills to support

senior planners. We offer competitive compensation and growth

opportunities.

Formed in 1998, S&D Productions, Inc. is your full service event and

meeting planning company. Our talented staff prides itself on developing

successful and memorable events for our clients. We are dedicated to

providing exemplary customer service which is accomplished through the

efforts of a hard working team.

Responsibilities:

Qualified applicants must be able to manage deadlines, work

independently, travel frequently, support the planners in the execution

of meetings up to 150 people, and demonstrate excellent written and

verbal communications skills.

Required Qualifications:

Remote office capability. Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office

applications. A Bachelors degree or CMP accreditation is preferred.

Compensation:

Based on experience.

Email resume and salary history to Careers@sndproductions.com

No phone calls please. Salary history must be included to be

considered.

14. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express Travel; Latrobe, PA

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this key role, you will coordinate all logistical details, including

travel, site selection, contract negotiations for various meetings,

exhibits and conventions. Meetings range in size from 10 to 3,000 or

more.

Qualifications:

* Minimum of 5 years in the meeting planning skills required, CMP

certification desired, but not mandatory.

* Must be proficient in Microsoft software and literate with other

computer applications.

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects simultaneously.

* Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

are essential.

* Detailed oriented and able to work under pressure.

* Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

* Estimated travel – approximately 20%.

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

To join our winning team, please visit

www.americanexpress.com/traveljobs and enter req # 103355BR in the

keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

To join our winning team, please visit

www.americanexpress.com/traveljobs

Jobs and enter req # 103355BR

15. Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing; The George Washington

University; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7047

16. Deputy Director, Global Events; The Institute of International

Finance; Washington, DC

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is the global association

of financial institutions. It is a 501c(6) organization whose more than

380 members comprise commercial banks, investment banks, asset managers,

insurance companies, export credit agencies, and other firms active in

emerging capital markets. The Institute provides its members with

analyses of economic and financial developments, policies, and prospects

in more than 40 key emerging market economies, analyses of global

capital market and economic developments, and also acts as a forum for

its members on international banking and financial policy issues.

The IIF seeks an outstanding professional to help develop and implement

its global events which focus on key issues in international banking and

finance. Applicants should have extensive experience developing and

implementing programs in international banking and finance for financial

executives. Must have an advanced degree, be computer literate,

excellent English skills, and able to travel extensively.

Responsibilities of the position will include: developing program ideas

and content, along with speaker identification; overseeing logistical

preparations, materials development, and marketing plans.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements in Word to

personnel@iif.com. For more information on the IIF please refer to our

website at www.iif.com.

17. Program Manager; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Productions; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

Description:

.Manage and execute all aspects of client program in the areas of tours,

transportation, vendors, production, dine-arounds, entertainment, decor,

hotel research, and meeting planning.

.Prepare proposals, costings, and contracts.

.Co-ordinate, manage and negotiate contract with vendors on behalf of

client and MDDP.

.Maintain existing vendor base and develop new vendor relationships.

.Manage payment/accounting needs for all programs.

.Reconcile final billing on program.

.Perform research for programs.

.Staff and train personnel for programs as necessary.

.Organize travel accomadations.

.Travel on a program basis as required.

Knowledge in transportation programs a plus! Ability to plan, create

proposal estimates and costings, source and negotiate ground vendors,

manage & coordinate client manifests, vehicles, staff, etc. for airport

meet & greet ground services and other related transportation services

throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

Requirements:

Position Qualifications:

.Minimum of 3 years of event management experience

.Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task under tight

deadlines.

.Ability to communicate with client and management, effectively and

professionally.

.Ability to solve problems with minimum supervision.

.Ability to perform well, individually and as part of a team.

.Computer literate and well versed in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, etc.

Please email resume to dcorrao@meetingdynamics.net

18. Marketing Events Coordinator; Bentley Prince Street; City of

Industry, CA

Bentley Prince Street is searching for a Marketing Events Coordinator in

City of Industry, California.

The Marketing Events Coordinator is responsible for collaborating and

planning with the Marketing Manager details pertaining to tradeshows,

meetings and events to include: hotel block reservations, registrations,

convention or show information and shipping of pertinent support

material and any other tasks that pertain to event planning. Reporting

and tracking event budget and event details with Marketing Manager (i.e

trade show brief, event timelines, budget worksheets) Gathering and

retrieving various event information including pricing quotes, pricing

information, contract information, transportation information and any

other information needed for event planning. Plan, arrange and execute

mill tours and mil events/meetings for internal and external customers

including travel arrangements, transportation arrangements, arranging

meals, restaurant reservations, distribution of agendas and all

communications pertaining to mill tours. Act as an Ambassador and host

for visiting customers. Create customer surveys and maintain marketing

databases using gathered information such as compiling data through

Microsoft Access. Distribute collateral and giveaways as requested by

management or sales representatives. Completion of any other

responsibilities that is required for a smooth operation of the

marketing department.

Candidates will preferably have:

* A Bachelors Degree is required, and a minimum of 3 years of work

related experience in related environment that includes interaction with

clients

* Previous experience must include responsibility for project

completion with limited guidance.

* Requires in depth experience in all Microsoft Office programs, and

must be proficient in other computer software applications including

Lotus Notes and AS400

* Requires experience in creating an maintaining databases such as

Microsoft Access

* Excellent verbal and written communication required

* Working experience in arranging travel (domestic and

international) for customers and sales representatives, including air

travel, ground transportation and hotel accommodations.

* Air and other travel will be required.

* Must be willing to work varied hours and weekends when necessary.

The successful candidate will be responsible for complying with safety

rules, environmental regulations and all other Company Policies and

Procedures.

This position reports to the Marketing Manager at Bentley Prince Street.

Posting # B-1036-08

EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

If you would like to be considered for this position please forward your

resume to Liz Perez at Liz.Perez@bentleyprincestreet.com, or fax it to

626.336.8143

19. Proposal Writer; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Productions; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7038

20. Special Events Manager; Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Nashville,

TN

Qualifications: B.A./B.S. Degree or higher, or equivalent

professional/leadership training in the related field preferred with 2-3

years event management and catering experience.

Responsibilities: Manages all phases of event production to ensure

quality customer service and support to revenue goals. Oversees and

participates in all aspects of the event execution including space

planning, booking vendors, load in/out, setup and teardown, cleaning

personnel, posting event infomation and updates, billing of internal and

external special event functions. Maintains event updates to Vista and

EventMaster bookings; Manages vendor relations (i.e. rental companies,

security, technical personnel/audio visual, music groups, decor

services). Coordinates work schedules with outside labor services to

support event production. Acts as primary on-site contact for events.

Works with event and food service personnel to plan, organize and

execute all events using in-house catering services. Maintains internal

contact with departments ensuring that event needs are met and

department updates are provided in a timely manner. Assists with

proposal bids and other department duties that may be necessary to

supprt the mission and goals of the department and the Frist Center.

Skills/Abilities: Excellent communication and customer service skills;

Highly skilled problem solver. Practices and promotes teamwork. Ability

to perform well under pressure with short deadlines, while handling high

demand events. Highly organized with strong aptitude for multi-tasking

events and projects. Detail and process planning oriented; Strong

knowledge of special events and catering services; Highly skilled in

computer applications (Word, Excel, Vista, EventMaster).

Position will require evening and weekend hours.

Please send resume, references and salary requirements to:

kgwaltney@fristcenter.org or fax to (615) 744-3260. No phone calls,

please.

Background investigation required for employment.

21. Event Coordinator; The Aerospace Corporation; El Segundo, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7036

22. Director of Conferences; International Association of Fire Chiefs;

Fairfax, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2888179

23. Meeting Planner/Conference Coordinator; American Association of

Colleges of Nursing; Washington, DC

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing seeks an experienced

meeting planner to provide management and support of conference

logistical activities. Responsibilities include onsite meeting

management, abstract/speaker coordination, exhibits management,

conference communications and overseeing meeting registration process.

Bachelors degree and three years previous experience in conference

coordination required. Salary low 40's. Send resume to Deputy

Executive Director, AACN, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC

20036; or email to mokoniew@aacn.nche.edu.

24. Meetings Assistant; The American Society of Hematology; Washington,

DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2886808

25. Associate Director, Meetings & Programs; American Association of

Physics Teachers; College Park, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2886213

26. Event Sales; Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa; Sacramento, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4432974

27. Director of Public Relations; Canyon Ranch; Tucson, AZ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4429984

28. Manager – MICE & Groups; Yasi Tours LLC; Dubai, UAE

The Manager – MICE & Groups heads the department and reports directly to

the General Manager or the Assistant General Manager. The main

responsibility is the promotion of the DMC services of Yasi Tours on

different overseas source markets and the creation of imaginative and

competitive programs for MICE in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

The right candidate should have experience in a major international MICE

destination, be very well connected in the industry and have a good

operational track record.

Convincing selling skills and excellent communication skills are

essential for success in this position, as well as the ability to work

in a cosmopolitan and multicultural surroundings.

Business language is English, one other major European language (French,

German, Spanish, Italian) is a must.

The candidate should be willing to live permanantly in Dubai. Business

travel to international exhibitions and overseas events will be

extensive.

Contact: Werner Brosse

Phone: +971-50-7747672

werner.brosse@yasitours.com

29. Events Coordinator, Georgetown University Medical Center – Office of

Advancement; Georgetown University; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25887736&jobSummaryIndex=50&agentID=

30. Exhibits Coordinator; National Rifle Association; Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=21263231&jobSummaryIndex=66&agentID=

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