Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 19 May 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 19 May 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. Planner-Meetings & Groups; Amex Canada Inc.; Markham, ON, Canada

2. National Sales Director; Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Long Beach, CA

3. Event Manager; Mobile Air Conditioning Society; Lansdale, PA

4. Database Analyst; Professional Convention Management Association;

Chicago, IL

5. Senior Meeting Coordinator ; BroadWater; Wheaton, IL

6. Senior Marketing Manager / Marketing Manager; Professional Convention

Management Association; Chicago, IL

7. Senior Meeting Planner; American College of Surgeons; Chicago, IL

8. Director of Client Services; Keppler Speakers; Arlington, VA

9. Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Meetings Manager; International

Association for Dental Research; Alexandria, VA

10. Sr. Manager, Event Registration & Strategic Attendee Tracking;

Consumer Electronics Association; Arlington, VA

11. Convention Services Manager; NYC & Company; New York, NY

12. Medical Conference Director; American Physician Institute; Oak

Brook, IL

13. Director, Convention and Events; International Association of

Exhibitions and Events; Dallas, TX

14. Corporate Events Coordinator; SVB Financial Group; Santa Clara, CA

15. Manager, Events; Sybase, Inc.; Dublin, CA

16. Sales Manager – Corporate; MAC Meetings & Events; St. Louis, MO

17. Meeting and Event Planner; Wells Fargo Bank; San Francisco, CA

18. Account Manager/Major Accounts; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

19. Event Registration Supervisor; Align Technology, Inc.; Santa Clara,

CA

20. Conference Director; Technology Vision Group; Santa Cruz, CA

21. Exhibits And Operations; AIAA; Herndon, VA

22. Supervisor, Global Conventions Planning; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.;

Fort Worth, TX

23. Convention Manager; Marguerite Casey Foundation; LA, Chicago &

Birmingham

24. Meetings Planner; AAAS; Washington, DC

25. Event Marketing Manager; Comcast; Houston, TX

26. Coordinator, Conference Center; Chevron; Covington, LA

27. Fall 2008 Intern; Millennium Challenge Corporation; Washington, DC

28. Catering Assistant Manager I; ISU Dining; Ames, IA

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

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1. Planner-Meetings & Groups; Amex Canada Inc.; Markham, ON, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7051

2. National Sales Director; Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Long Beach, CA

The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (LBCVB) has an opening for a

National Sales Director in our rapidly expanding Washington D.C. market.

The LBCVB is searching for a seasoned sales professional looking to work

with a premier, award-winning Sales and Services team. In 2007, the

LBCVB won five major industry awards-the most awards won in Bureau's

history, and is looking for a highly motivated candidate to identify,

solicit, sell, promote, strategize, manage and close meetings,

conventions and events that produce room nights for Long Beach hotels.

This is a satellite office position and the appointed candidate will

work from their home-based office. This Sales Director will be expected

to regularly attend all industry events and tradeshows in the territory,

representing Long Beach as a destination and heightening our profile

among meeting planners. Long Beach is the West Coast's rising star in

the destination marketplace. During the last decade alone, more than $1

billion has been invested in its downtown waterfront, creating a mix of

urban sophistication with the atmosphere of a beach resort. Conveniently

located in between Los Angeles and John Wayne/Orange County airports,

Long Beach offers big city amenities alongside the friendly charm of a

small town where visitors will find first-class accommodations,

shopping, dining (more than 100 restaurants within an 8-block radius),

attractions, seaside sightseeing along picturesque bays and 5 ½ miles of

sandy beachfront. http://www.visitlongbeach.com/.

For additional information or to apply, contact:

Andrea Parsons

Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

One World Trade Center, 3rd Floor

Long Beach, California 90831-0300

Tel: (562) 495-8329

Fax: (562) 436-8606

andreap@longbeachcvb.org

3. Event Manager; Mobile Air Conditioning Society; Lansdale, PA

International Trade Association in Lansdale has immediate opening for

fulltime Events Manager. Meeting planning, trade show experience a must,

strong phone/computer & interpersonal comm. skills necessary. College

degree preferred. Fax resume to Marion@ 215/631-7017 or email to

marion@macsw.org.

4. Database Analyst; Professional Convention Management Association;

Chicago, IL

Responsibilities include: IT Department's design, development,

implementation and maintenance of PCMA databases and database-related

systems. The Database Analyst serves as contact person for PCMA

database-related systems. The Database Analyst is also responsible for

translating business requirements into technical requirements for

completing implementation as well as the creation and management of data

stores in Aptify – PCMA's primary Association Management System (AMS),

along with creating custom reports in Aptify and other systems to

analyze PCMA's data.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering

or business

Two (2) or more years managing and / or installing a data environment

(Aptify preferred, not required) including: user and group

provisioning, creating views, customizing screens, data models

Five (5) or more years in an enterprise computing environment

Proficient in: SQL, Crystal Reports, ASPX, HTML

Schedule flexibility a must

Only local candidates will be considered.

Must include salary history.

Email or fax your resume, cover letter, and salary history to:

resumes@pcma.org

Fax: 312-423-7294

5. Senior Meeting Coordinator ; BroadWater; Wheaton, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&max=25&t731=&site_id=518&t736=&t730=&jb=4446627

6. Senior Marketing Manager / Marketing Manager; Professional Convention

Management Association; Chicago, IL

This position is responsible for developing and implementing marketing

plans primarily for PCMA's face to face events, programs and services as

well as for the Education Foundation. Responsibilities include but are

not limited to: developing and implementing attendance building plans

and communications and revenue generation plans for PCMA events and

products/services and providing promotional support for the Foundation.

Some staff oversight, approvals, budgeting and Committee support will be

required. Some travel required.

The ideal candidate will possess:

· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including editing

and proofreading skills.

· Strong working knowledge of office software systems, Windows

applications (spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail).

· Excellent research and analytical skills.

· Some knowledge of Quark, In Design, PhotoShop and Macintosh operating

system helpful.

· Some knowledge of Web site and email marketing functioning and

operations.

Requirements:

· Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations or

related field.

· Five to ten (5-10) years of related marketing communications

experience showing demonstrated excellence in developing and writing

persuasive marketing materials and progressive growth and learning

and/or training equal to the skill level needed to perform this

position.

· Some speaking experience or experience leading groups highly

desirable.

· Prior experience in an association environment desired.

Must include salary requirements.

Email or fax your resume, cover letter, and salary history to:

resumes@pcma.org

Fax: 312-423-7294

7. Senior Meeting Planner; American College of Surgeons; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&max=25&t731=&site_id=518&t736=&t730=&jb=4446858

8. Director of Client Services; Keppler Speakers; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&max=25&t731=&site_id=518&t736=&t730=&jb=4452022

9. Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Meetings Manager; International

Association for Dental Research; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&max=25&t731=&site_id=518&t736=&t730=&jb=4452216

10. Sr. Manager, Event Registration & Strategic Attendee Tracking;

Consumer Electronics Association; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&max=25&t731=&site_id=518&t736=&t730=&jb=4453747

11. Convention Services Manager; NYC & Company; New York, NY

NYC & Company, New York City's convention and visitors bureau, is

looking for a Convention Services Manager. The Convention Services

Manager will serve as the primary contact for meeting planners following

site selection of New York City. Define customer auxiliary service and

information needs, actively develop service lead referrals to

appropriate member businesses and bring forth all available resources

that can contribute to a successful New York meeting experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

. Execute a comprehensive customer service strategy to insure the best

New York City experience for groups and conventions.

. Service annual trade shows scheduled at the Jacob K. Javits Convention

Center to insure continued repeat business for New York City.

. Act as liaison between 2000 member businesses throughout New York City

and meeting/convention planners.

. Promote and manage visitor offers using in house marketing programs.

. Promote convention housing services, outdoor promotions, media

assistance.

. Act as the liaison to City Services in providing City Proclamations,

Letters from the Mayor, etc.

.Distribute and maintain promotional collateral.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelors degree

· Minimum 2 years experience in the hospitality industry.

· Persuasive and concise verbal and written communicator.

· Able to independently manage projects.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to

hrconventionsales&services@nycvisit.com. EOE.

12. Medical Conference Director; American Physician Institute; Oak

Brook, IL

Seeking a highly trained professional with experience planning, sourcing

& implementing 1000+ attendee conferences. At American Physician

Institute for Advanced Professional Studies LLC, we produce and market

career-focused courses for physicians. Please visit one of our websites:

www.beattheboards.com

Executive level position

7+ years experience in conference management

Experience specifically in medical conferences (preferred)

Planning, design and implementation

Hotel & convention center: site selection, negotiate contracts, cost

center mgmt

Source vendors and speakers

Health Insurance, Profit-based bonuses, Convenient Oak Brook IL

location

Please email your resume to: kristy@americanphysician.com

ALL RESPONSES MUST INCLUDE SALARY REQUIREMENTS

Contact: Kristy Alagna

kristy@americanphysician.com

13. Director, Convention and Events; International Association of

Exhibitions and Events; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7052

14. Corporate Events Coordinator; SVB Financial Group; Santa Clara, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7060

15. Manager, Events; Sybase, Inc.; Dublin, CA

This individual will manage conference events for Sybase's product,

field, and corporate marketing organizations.

The Manager, Events will be responsible for:

. Working with internal clients to develop event objectives and

strategies

. Creation and tracking of event budgets that can exceed $1M.

. Creation of event structure, agenda, theme, and hospitality

. Leading cross-functional teams of product marketers, engineers, sales

representatives, and logistics staff.

. Developing event messaging and positioning strategy appropriate for

the event audience

. Managing all aspects of conferences including audience development

programs, event-specific communications, signage, collateral,

sponsorship sales programs, exhibit hall, registration, and speaker

communications.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

. A service-oriented attitude

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Superior project management skills

. Understanding of finance and budgeting

. Ability to work independently and assume ownership and accountability

for results

Education and Experience:

The position requires BA/BS and 10+ years of marketing communications

and event management experience, preferably in the software industry.

Position requires up to 25% domestic and possibly international travel.

Contact Katie Hill, Senior Director of Marketing, at

katie.hill@sybase.com

16. Sales Manager – Corporate; MAC Meetings & Events; St. Louis, MO

The Sales Manager is responsible for actively calling on companies and

organizations that are a proper fit for the services MAC offers. The

desired objectives of the Sales Manager are to establish and develop

lasting, respectful and profitable relationships with prospective

corporate clients and hoteliers. The Sales Manager reports directly to

The Director of Sales and Marketing.

RESPONSIBILTIES

A solid understanding of MAC and its different services

Understand the competition and how MAC is different

A proven and successful business development process

Ability to know how to research and create a meaningful approach to

prospects

Existing corporate contacts a plus but not necessary

Create profitable business opportunities utilizing the CVC Convention

Book, assigned hoteliers and other identified mining tools

Develop and maintain a quality sales funnel with legitimate

opportunities

Ability to utilize MAC's existing sales database

Work with the operations team to ensure that all contracts are fulfilled

Team with Director of Sales to create overall business plan for

Corporate sales

Overnight travel will be necessary

When on-site at event(s), operational/fulfillment duties may be

necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

BA in Marketing or other related business field.

2-3 years of consultative sales experience

1-2 years sales experience in meeting, event planning and DMC sales

desired but not mandatory

Strong desire to succeed and willingness to work hard to achieve success

Extremely self-motivated with ability to multi-task

High level of customer service and relationship building skills.

Strong presentation skills with the ability to communicate efficiently

through spoken, written and electronic mediums

Excellent time and contact management skills

Attention to detail and creativity in problem-solving

Ability to work on-site programs when necessary

Ability to lift 20 lbs.

Ability to work within a team

Please submit resumes to careers@macmeetings.com

17. Meeting and Event Planner; Wells Fargo Bank; San Francisco, CA

DESCRIPTION

Based in San Francisco, our Event Services Department is a professional,

internal meeting planning resource providing comprehensive conference

and event planning services for a variety of internal groups

company-wide. We collaborate with our business partners to provide

smooth flowing and highly effective programs within budgetary

parameters. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, experienced,

professional meeting planner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Meeting Planner develops and executes a client project from concept

and theme development through on-site management to post-event

follow-up. He/She works directly with the client, managing all aspects

of the meeting/event, managing the project budget, and successfully

executing the overall project for second-to-none client satisfaction.

He/she juggles multiple large and small meetings. The activities of this

position include, but are not limited to, site selection and contract

negotiation, vendor negotiation, liaison with hotels and related

vendors, food and beverage selection, audio visual arrangements, ground

transportation, budget and reconciliation, theme development, collateral

production and invitee communication. Domestic travel is required for

on-site management of events.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of five years of full-time corporate meeting management

experience managing a variety of conferences and special events is

required. The successful candidate will have the ability to handle

multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and possess

strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Must be

creative, detail-oriented, highly dependable, and a team player. A

working knowledge of PageMaker, Excel and Filemaker Pro required

Please apply at www.wellsfargo.com/careers and search for requistion

number 3219192.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer,

M/F/D/V

18. Account Manager/Major Accounts; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7063

19. Event Registration Supervisor; Align Technology, Inc.; Santa Clara,

CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7062

20. Conference Director; Technology Vision Group; Santa Cruz, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7066

21. Exhibits And Operations; AIAA; Herndon, VA

Join fast paced team environment of progressive, technical organization

located in Reston, VA. Requires 3-5 years industry logistics planning

experience, college degree or tradeshow/ conference/event management.

Demonstrated experience in multi-tasking, ability to handle pressure,

and excellent customer service skills required. Familiarity with

exhibits management software a plus. E-mail resume and cover letter with

salary requirements to:

humanresources@aiaa.org.

22. Supervisor, Global Conventions Planning; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.;

Fort Worth, TX

Alcon is the world's leading eye care company with sales of $5.6

billion. The company's nearly 15,000 employees worldwide, work in 75

facilities around the world to research, develop, manufacture and sell

our products in more than 180 countries. As the largest eye care company

in the world, Alcon leads the growing $14.5 billion market for eye care

products. For 60 years, Alcon has delivered strong and stable growth,

and it is positioned to build on this in the years to come. For ten

consecutive years, Fortune magazine has named Alcon “One of the 100 Best

Companies to Work For”. Alcon's U.S. General Offices are located at its

300-acre campus in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information visit

http://www.alcon.com/.

Job Description:

The function of this position is to oversee Alcon's participation in all

home office budgeted conventions and exhibits – from planning to

successful execution. Frequent interactions with external vendors and

customers, as well as internal sales and marketing groups, and

international affiliates are required to ensure successful promotion of

Alcon's key products at a highly visible and global level.

Primary Accountabilities / Essential Functions

1. Supervises and develops team of five (5) Conventions Administrators

and one (1) Conventions Coordinator. Leads members to successfully meet

annual individual and group objectives.

2. Establishes and manages payroll and T&E budgets. Contributes to and

manages events budgets, as established jointly with stakeholders.

Ensures accurate records are maintained and reported in a timely manner,

as established by management.

3. Accountable for Alcon's successful participation in all conventions

and exhibits meetings which are budgeted from FW. This includes global

events, which will require some domestic and international travel.

Ensures all events are presented in the highest and most professional,

ethical, and cost effective manner while adhering to PhRMA code and

AdvaMed guidelines.

4. Facilitates collaboration and communication with and between

staffers, management, internal and external customers, suppliers, as

well as medical associations and societies, etc. to ensure group

objectives are met.

5. Responsible for the development of supplier relationships which

result in the seamless management of programs and which ensures cost

effectiveness for all meeting stakeholders. Reviews and approves

proposals, contracts and invoices within grant of authority.

6. Personally plans and executes any combination of the following types

of conventions and exhibits meetings as established by Manager, Global

Conventions: International, Domestic A-, B-, C-, and D-level conventions

meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in any discipline, with marketing and finance courses,

plus 5 years solid experience in global conventions planning, with at

least 2 years supervisory experience. Good analytical skills; ability

to manage budgets and projects; and knowledge of PhRMA code and AdvaMed

guidelines.

Alcon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whose

success rests upon the efforts and contributions of qualified people

regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,

age, religion, disability, status as a qualified special disabled

veteran, Vietnam era veteran, recently separated veteran, and any other

veteran who served on active duty during a war, campaign or expedition

for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or any other status or

characteristic protected by law.

Submit resume to cliff.peek@alconlabs.com

23. Convention Manager; Marguerite Casey Foundation; LA, Chicago &

Birmingham

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7068

24. Meetings Planner; AAAS; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25938661&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

25. Event Marketing Manager; Comcast; Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4451173

26. Coordinator, Conference Center; Chevron; Covington, LA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4444855

27. Fall 2008 Intern; Millennium Challenge Corporation; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25930891&jobSummaryIndex=54&agentID=

28. Catering Assistant Manager I; ISU Dining; Ames, IA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4446495

29. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Work from Home Office

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4446102

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