Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 8 June 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 8 June 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. President & CEO; San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Diego,

CA

2. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

3. Meeting Coordinator/Manager; Conference & Logistics Consultants,

Inc.; Annapolis, MD

4. Account Executive- Exhibits, Sponsorships & Conference Journal Ads;

BICSI; Tampa, FL

5. Strategic Sourcing Manager; Scarritt Group; Tucson, AZ

6. Foundation Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

7. Convention Center Sales Director; MMPI -Cleveland Medical Mart;

Cleveland, OH

8. Event and Media Production Specialist; Tupperware Brands Corporation;

Orlando, FL

9. Catering Operations Manager; The Biltmore Company; Asheville, NC

10. Food & Beverage Director; The Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

11. Manager, Hotel Tools and Resources, Doubletre; Hilton Hotels

Corporation; McLean, VA

12. Director, Business-to-Business Partnerships; Hilton Hotels

Corporation; McLean, VA

13. Director, Brand Sales, Embassy Suites; Hilton Hotels Corporation;

McLean, VA

14. Director, eCommerce Services; Hilton Hotels Corporation; McLean, VA

15. Director, Advertising; Hilton Hotels Corporation; McLean, VA

16. Director of Meetings; New York State Society of Anesthesiologists,

Inc.; New York, NY

17. Industry Relations and Exhibits Manager; Ass.of Women's Health,

Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses; Washington, DC

18. Bilingual Conference Specialist; Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.;

Silver Spring, MD

19. Special Events Service Coordinator Internship; University of

Minnesota Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN

20. Meetings Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists;

Arlington, VA

21. Meetings Assistant; Society of General Internal Medicine;

Washington, DC

22. Meeting Coordinator/Manager; Conference & Logistics Consultants,

Inc.; Annapolis, MD

23. Marketing Specialist; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

24. Chapter Business and Community Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

25. Manager of Web Experience; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

26. Conference Planning and Project Assistant INTERN; International AIDS

Society-USA; San Francisco, CA

27. President & CEO; San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Diego,

CA

28. Internship- Public Policy and Meeting Plannin; National Human

Services Assembly; Washington, DC

29. Events Manager; National Conference Services, Inc.; Crystal City, VA

30. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

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

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

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

brief paragraph to sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each

week.

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

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

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

next newsletter.

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

1. President & CEO; San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Diego,

CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5583125

2. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc., a fast-paced convention company located in

Fairfax, VA, has an opening for a Housing Account Manager to handle

housing management, venue search, and contract negotiations for multiple

clients. Must be able to plan, coordinate and manage all aspects of

housing for expos/conferences with 200 – 25,000 attendees.

Requirements:

* BS degree in related field or 5+ yrs trade show/meeting planning/hotel

sales/convention experience

* Excellent communication skills

* Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and Access

* 25 % travel

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please fax resume

with salary requirement and history to Attn: HR – fax: 703-818-9177 or

email: jsajobs@jspargo.com. Please visit our website at www.jspargo.com

for more information and job opportunities.

3. Meeting Coordinator/Manager; Conference & Logistics Consultants,

Inc.; Annapolis, MD

Conference & Logistics Consultants, Inc. is currently accepting resumes

for a mid-level Meeting Coordinator/Manager position with our firm. We

would like to receive communication from interested individuals along

with their resumes and salary history in order to review individual

qualifications, skills and experience.

This is a dynamic and fast-paced opportunity to join a close-knit team

of meeting professionals. The position is a full time, in-office

position at our Annapolis, MD location. Our firm offers flexible leave

policies, health benefits, and a corporate-contribution retirement

program.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the following

professional skills:

. High levels of customer service and an overall “can-do” attitude

. Flexibility and ability to adapt to various client and project

requirements

. Exemplary project management and organization skills

. Cheerful attitude and willingness to learn

. Ability to manage time and priorities with minimal oversight

. Experience with site selection, contract negotiation and execution

. Budget development and management experience

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (mostly within the US,

occasionally overseas)

The professionals that we are most interested in must have, at a

minimum, work experience and / or proven professional skills sets in one

or more of the following areas:

. Association management experience (intermediate level)

. Association meeting and / or membership experience

. Corporate meeting management experience

. Independent Consultant management experience

. Hotel or other Convention Services management experience

Resumes will be accepted until June 30, 2009; interviews will begin in

July.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume, along with a cover

letter explaining your interest, by email to our office

(hr@gomeeting.com). Resumes without cover letters and salary

requirement information will not be reviewed. NO PHONE CALLS, please.

For more information on our firm, please visit our website at

www.gomeeting.com.

4. Account Executive- Exhibits, Sponsorships & Conference Journal Ads;

BICSI; Tampa, FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5562732

5. Strategic Sourcing Manager; Scarritt Group; Tucson, AZ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5583296

6. Foundation Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5578775

7. Convention Center Sales Director; MMPI -Cleveland Medical Mart;

Cleveland, OH

This individual is responsible for securing conventions and tradeshows

at the Cleveland Medical Mart. Other responsibilities include

initiating, developing and maintaining positive relationships with

industry tenants, prospects, and industry associations.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the Convention Center Sales

Director will possess a Bachelor's Degree with at least 7 years of prior

sales experience in a similar role. Candidates with a history of leading

a city visitor's bureau or managing a trade show association or

association management firm are ideal. EOE/AA

Compensation: Based on experience

Contact: Erin Campbell

MMPI

222 W. Mart Plaza

Suite 470

Chicago, IL 60654

www.merchandisemart.com/careers

8. Event and Media Production Specialist; Tupperware Brands Corporation;

Orlando, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5562028

9. Catering Operations Manager; The Biltmore Company; Asheville, NC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5566159

10. Food & Beverage Director; The Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28223546&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

11. Manager, Hotel Tools and Resources, Doubletre; Hilton Hotels

Corporation; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28217176&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

12. Director, Business-to-Business Partnerships; Hilton Hotels

Corporation; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28217196&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

13. Director, Brand Sales, Embassy Suites; Hilton Hotels Corporation;

McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28217191&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

14. Director, eCommerce Services; Hilton Hotels Corporation; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28217181&jobSummaryIndex=6&agentID=

15. Director, Advertising; Hilton Hotels Corporation; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28217156&jobSummaryIndex=7&agentID=

16. Director of Meetings; New York State Society of Anesthesiologists,

Inc.; New York, NY

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3130287

17. Industry Relations and Exhibits Manager; Ass.of Women's Health,

Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses; Washington, DC

Description

Innovative, dynamic professional nursing membership association is

seeking experienced individual to market the association's sponsorship

opportunities and exhibits for major meetings and annual convention to

healthcare companies (pharmaceutical, manufacturing and equipment),

government agencies and healthcare associations/organizations to

generate revenue for association. The successful candidate must have an

outgoing, friendly and persuasive personality and be a self-starter.

Incumbent primary responsibilities will be:

. Develops, implements and evaluates marketing strategies for industry

participation at our annual convention and leadership conference and

other meeting forums through exhibits, sponsorships and advertisements.

Coordinates tradeshow marketing activities for external conferences.

. Develops and distributes exhibitor prospectus and prepares all

communication related to exhibitors and prospective exhibitors. Solicits

advertising and sales for preliminary and final convention programs.

. Maintains exhibitor, sponsor and advertising records.

. Manages on-site exhibit hall set-up and activities and serves as staff

contact for drayage/general contractor for all decorating and logistical

needs.

. Manages on-line floor management utility for effective communication

with exhibitors as well as providing an easy connection between

exhibitors and attendees.

. Maintains the AWHONN main web pages along with the Convention micro

site with current information on sponsorship, exhibits, advertising, and

list rental.

. Develops and monitors designated budgets.

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

Additional Salary Information: Please list salary requirements in cover

letter.

Requirements

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree with five years or more of

progressive experience in trade exhibit, sponsorship and advertising

sales. Must have excellent planning and organizational skills.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbal and in

writing. Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, compromise, manage

multiple priorities and stay highly organized; influence others; work

well under pressure; meet deadlines and priorities and coordinate

workflow of others a must. Advance computer skills to include advance

proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel); knowledge of

iMIS is a plus. Great benefits package. Ability to lift boxes up to 25

lbs. Some travel required. Please submit resume indicating SALARY

REQURIEMENTS to: Director, Human Resources, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite

740, Washington, DC 20036 or fax to (202) 728-1864 or email

recruitment@awhonn.org.

18. Bilingual Conference Specialist; Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.;

Silver Spring, MD

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5586452

19. Special Events Service Coordinator Internship; University of

Minnesota Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5581953

20. Meetings Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists;

Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5592189

21. Meetings Assistant; Society of General Internal Medicine;

Washington, DC

National medical society representing 3,000 educators, researchers and

clinicians in academic general internal medicine seeks meetings

assistant to help operationalize its annual, regional and board

meetings. The meetings assistant will work with the Director of

Education in the preparation for the society's annual scientific

meeting, committee and board retreats, and with the Chief Operating

Officer in preparation for 7 regional meetings.

MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES

*Manage meeting function sheets and Banquet Event Orders

*Manage meeting mentoring program

*Manage travel arrangements for invited speakers and council members

as needed

*Serve as meeting exhibits manager: maintain prospect list and

communication, exhibitor prospectus, exhibitor registration and onsite

meet and greet.

*Serve as meetings registrar

*Support production and management of meeting materials, includes

registration materials, Calls for submission, and handouts

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED

*Undergraduate degree in business or hospitality preferred. Thorough

knowledge of MS-Office suite software required: Word, Excel and

PowerPoint required. Knowledge of database management software

preferred.

*Good organizational skills, including paying attention to details

and accuracy

*Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff,

members/non-members, meeting attendees and vendors

*Ability to efficiently manage time, meet schedules/deadlines and

handle multiple assignments simultaneously

*Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

*Computer proficient and adept at learning new software, including

society data management system

*Ability to work under pressure and conduct oneself in a

professional manner at all times

*Flexibility with schedule and willing to work overtime during the

heavy conference season in order to meet deadlines.

Contact: Kay Ovington

Phone: 202-887-5150

Fax: 202-481-9681

ovingtonk@sgim.org

22. Meeting Coordinator/Manager; Conference & Logistics Consultants,

Inc.; Annapolis, MD

Conference & Logistics Consultants, Inc. is currently accepting resumes

for a mid-level Meeting Coordinator/Manager position with our firm. We

would like to receive communication from interested individuals along

with their resumes and salary history in order to review individual

qualifications, skills and experience.

This is a dynamic and fast-paced opportunity to join a close-knit team

of meeting professionals. The position is a full time, in-office

position at our Annapolis, MD location. Our firm offers flexible leave

policies, health benefits, and a corporate-contribution retirement

program.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the following

professional skills:

. High levels of customer service and an overall “can-do” attitude

. Flexibility and ability to adapt to various client and project

requirements

. Exemplary project management and organization skills

. Cheerful attitude and willingness to learn

. Ability to manage time and priorities with minimal oversight

. Experience with site selection, contract negotiation and execution

. Budget development and management experience

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (mostly within the US,

occasionally overseas)

The professionals that we are most interested in must have, at a

minimum, work experience and / or proven professional skills sets in one

or more of the following areas:

. Association management experience (intermediate level)

. Association meeting and / or membership experience

. Corporate meeting management experience

. Independent Consultant management experience

. Hotel or other Convention Services management experience

Resumes will be accepted until June 30, 2009; interviews will begin in

July.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume, along with a cover

letter explaining your interest, by email to our office

(hr@gomeeting.com). Resumes without cover letters and salary

requirement information will not be reviewed. NO PHONE CALLS, please.

For more information on our firm, please visit our website at

www.gomeeting.com.

23. Marketing Specialist; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event

industry's largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members

thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas,

relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more

than 24,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for developing key

storylines and promoting the company's global events and knowledge

business units. This person will develop strong marketing materials to

drive successful event attendance, create powerful result campaigns both

visually and written to elevate MPIs content, and generate new ideas to

enhance business unit offerings.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

* Works closely and collaboratively daily across the global

organization and with external clients to identify marketing programs.

* Implements marketing plans into a full production schedule and

works closely with teams to develop compelling marketing campaigns for

national and international event marketing.

* Manages daily creation of marketing programs. Takes ownership from

inception to completion of event marketing programs. This includes, but

is not limited to, creating brochures, eblasts, ad campaigns, magazine

and newsletter inserts, direct mail, and web. Ensures projects are kept

on track and troubleshoots project work as necessary.

* Responds to internal and external client requests.

* Maintains event social networking sites, LinkedIn, Facebook,

Twitter, GroupSpace.

* Makes regular updates to conference website.

* Collects and analyzes campaign data and provides weekly summary

reports.

* Gathers and reports on competitive intelligence, market trends and

event results as they relate to area of business.

* Ensures projects encompass consistent messaging and meet brand

standards.

Required Education and Experience:

* Ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree (Marketing,

Business Administration or related field)

* Minimum of two years of relevant field marketing experience

* In-depth understanding of marketing disciplines and processes

* Must have excellent project management skills with the ability to

multi-task, track projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced

environment

* Problem solver

* Must have proven experience in developing and managing marketing

projects

* Agency and International experience highly preferred.

* Foreign language a strong plus

* Tradeshow and/or event planning experience a plus

* Experience using Photoshop a plus

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

employment@mpiweb.org with “Marketing Specialist” as the subject. If

your qualifications match our current needs, we will contact you. Thank

you for your interest in Meeting Professionals International.

You can learn more about us by visiting www.mpiweb.org.

24. Chapter Business and Community Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5491248

25. Manager of Web Experience; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5453539

26. Conference Planning and Project Assistant INTERN; International AIDS

Society-USA; San Francisco, CA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3132549

27. President & CEO; San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Diego,

CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5583125

28. Internship- Public Policy and Meeting Plannin; National Human

Services Assembly; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28239821&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

29. Events Manager; National Conference Services, Inc.; Crystal City, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28238841&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

30. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28239621&jobSummaryIndex=65&agentID=

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