Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 July 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 July 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Exhibits Manager; American Association of Neurological Surgeons;

Rolling Meadows, IL

2. Meeting Planner; Association for Institutional Research; Tallahasee,

FL

3. Manager, Meetings & Expositions; American Logistics Association;

Washington, DC

4. Meetings & Publications Manager; Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of

California; Sacramento, CA

5. Event Supervisor; Pasadena Convention Center; Pasadena, CA

6. Assistant Director of Conferencing and Special Events; University of

South Florida; Tampa, FL

7. Event/Exhibit Manager; TAPPI; Norcross, GA

8. Meetings Coordinator; Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration;

Littleton, CO

9. Director of Meetings; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.;

Arlington, VA

10. Convention Sales Coordinator; Anaheim/Orange County Visitor &

Convention Bureau; Anaheim, CA

11. Conference Assistant Manager; International Baccalaureate; New York,

NY

12. Coordinator/Administrative Assistant – Client Business

Development/Event Planning; Fogarty Knapp & Associates; Westport, CT

13. Chapter Business and Community Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

14. Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

15. Conference Project Manager; Colloquium Group; Brussels, Belgium

16. General Manager; One World Partners; Sausalito, CA

17. Conference and Initiatives Coordinator; Richard Ivey School of

Business; London, Ontario, Canada

18. Director of Events; International Downtown Association; Washington,

DC

19. Executive Director; Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Spartanburg, SC

20. Web Master; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau; Newport

Beach, CA

21. Convention Center Director; Town of Ocean City; Ocean City, MD

22. Special Events Coordinator; Yeshiva University; New York, NY

23. Interior Architectural Designer for Hospitality and Entertainment

Projects; Hnedak Bobo Group; Memphis, TN

24. Regional Advertising Sales Manager; Northstar Travel Media LLC;

Secaucus, NJ

25. Special Events Coordinator; The Children's Museum; West Hartford, CT

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

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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.

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1. Exhibits Manager; American Association of Neurological Surgeons;

Rolling Meadows, IL

Located in the Northwest suburbs, the American Association of

Neurological Surgeons is seeking an experienced individual to fill the

position of Exhibits Manager to market the association's exhibits for

its Annual Meeting and Section Meetings as well as sponsorship

opportunities. The successful candidate must have an outgoing, friendly

and persuasive personality and be a self-starter.

Reporting to the Director of Meetings, the primary responsibilities will

include:

* Developing and distributing the exhibitor prospectus, preparing

all communication related to exhibit sales. Soliciting commercial

support for association meetings.

* Developing and implementing marketing strategies for industry

participation at association's meetings through commercial support and

exhibits.

* Managing on-site exhibit hall set-up, serving as the staff contact

for general contractor services, photography, florist, first-aid and

security.

* Managing on-line floor management software for effective

communication with exhibitors as well as providing an on-line tool for

meeting attendees.

* Maintaining exhibitor and commercial support records.

* Liaison with the Exhibit Advisory Council.

* Developing and monitoring designated budgets.

* Supervising one staff member.

Job Requirements

The qualified candidate will possess good organizational and problem

solving skills, independent decision-making, good financial planning

skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and professional

presence. Must have five or more years exhibit management and

supervisory experience in a nonprofit, healthcare environment. Some

travel required. CMP or CEM designation preferred.

Please submit your resume along with salary history via email to

hr@aans.org with the subject line Exhibits Manager. Resumes without

salary history will not be considered. No phone calls please.

2. Meeting Planner; Association for Institutional Research; Tallahasee,

FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5734396

3. Manager, Meetings & Expositions; American Logistics Association;

Washington, DC

Small trade association has an immediate opening for a Manager, Meetings

& Expositions. This position is an excellent opportunity for a

self-starter seeking upward mobility. Incumbent will report to and work

closely with the Director of Meetings & Expositions to manage planning,

operations, and financial execution of annual convention and regional

meetings. Responsibilities include: manage total registration process,

from online registration to on-site registration; manage sponsorship

program; coordinate speaker arrangements; manage hotel arrangements for

government attendees; create and produce printed materials, including

attendee directories, badges, and event signage; coordinate shipping of

materials; assist in development of program schedules; assist in

negotiating contracts with various vendors; and assist in the

development and monitoring of meeting budgets.

Job Requirements

Two – three years meeting planning experience in non-profit membership

organization required. Must have the ability to maintain a collected and

professional demeanor while under pressure. Outstanding communication

skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to multi-task

and pay close attention to detail are necessary. Travel is required.

Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is required. NOAH database,

Adobe InDesign, Quark, and/or Photoshop experience a plus.

Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

tracey@ala-national.org. No phone calls. Principals only.

4. Meetings & Publications Manager; Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of

California; Sacramento, CA

Job Description

Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all aspects of

medical education meetings, events, functions and publications.

Meetings include two conferences per year (3-5 days), monthly regional

meetings, periodic education programs, Legislative Day and Board

meetings. Publications include medical journal printed 3 times per year

and monthly broadcast e-mail. Also responsible for monthly conference

calls and general office duties. Some travel and evening conference

calls required. Position is subject to change, and other duties may be

required.

Job Requirements

Candidate must possess strong organizational skills and sales ability,

be detail oriented, have excellent follow-through, and interact well

with members, staff members, hotel staff, exhibitors and others. Must

present a professional demeanor and have outstanding writing and

communication skills. Must have the ability to type and use a computer

(Microsoft Office) and other office equipment. Candidate must have

knowledge of the meetings industry and be able to effectively conduct

site selection and contract negotiations, manage revenues and expenses

from a budget, and submit detailed grant applications. Must be ethical,

trustworthy and reliable.

Contact: Kathleen Creason

Phone: (916) 561-0724

Fax: (916) 561-0728

kathleen@opsc.org

5. Event Supervisor; Pasadena Convention Center; Pasadena, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5727076

6. Assistant Director of Conferencing and Special Events; University of

South Florida; Tampa, FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5726307

7. Event/Exhibit Manager; TAPPI; Norcross, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5722488

8. Meetings Coordinator; Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration;

Littleton, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5719466

9. Director of Meetings; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.;

Arlington, VA

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a national trade

association representing more than 25,000 member firms in 79 chapters,

is seeking a Director of Meetings for our National office located in

Arlington, Virginia (next to Ballston Metro).

The qualified candidate would manage the daily activities of two staff

members to ensure the successful implementation, execution and

completion of a number of programs throughout the year including the

association's annual convention, education conference, webinars,

board/committee meetings and other annual conferences (ranging in size

from 50 – 2000 attendees). This position reports to the COO.

Responsibilities include developing and managing the meetings with a

cumulative budget in excess of $1.8M (which entails making site

selections, issuing RFP's, negotiating contracts and all aspects of

meeting planning and trade show production), creating and developing new

programs, and overseeing the team's activities: meeting websites,

registration, speakers, hotel logistics, AV, registration database, and

the marketing of the meetings. Individual and group travel is required.

Expected start date is mid-August.

Requirements include CMP designation, minimum of 10 years experience in

meeting management, with three years direct supervisory experience;

excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with

great attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to multi-task and work

under strict deadlines while remaining calm and flexible.

ABC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package

including health, dental, and 401k. Please fax, email or send cover

letter and resume with salary requirements to:

Attn: HR

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

4250 North Fairfax Drive, 9th Floor

Arlington, VA 22203

Fax (703) 812-9194

Email: jobs@abc.org.

ABC is an equal opportunity employer.

10. Convention Sales Coordinator; Anaheim/Orange County Visitor &

Convention Bureau; Anaheim, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5720437

11. Conference Assistant Manager; International Baccalaureate; New York,

NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5713432

12. Coordinator/Administrative Assistant – Client Business

Development/Event Planning; Fogarty Knapp & Associates; Westport, CT

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5708603

13. Chapter Business and Community Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

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

14. Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5734379

15. Conference Project Manager; Colloquium Group; Brussels, Belgium

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5734402

16. General Manager; One World Partners; Sausalito, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5726915

17. Conference and Initiatives Coordinator; Richard Ivey School of

Business; London, Ontario, Canada

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5722600

18. Director of Events; International Downtown Association; Washington,

DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3153053

19. Executive Director; Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Spartanburg, SC

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and

experience: .Leadership of a comprehensive visitor or tourism related

organization .Successful experience in marketing and sales in the

visitor economy .Ability to develop harmonious and productive

relationships with the CVB Advisory Board, government, community and

business leaders, the Chamber, and attract supporters to the goals of

the CVB. .Proven ability to lead and manage staff .Ability to develop

vision, goals and strategies, and to inspire their implementation

Compensation: Compensation in accordance with experience.

Contact: David Cordeau

Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 1636

Spartanburg, SC 29304

dcordeau@spartanburgchamber.com

20. Web Master; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau; Newport

Beach, CA

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the web site including user

interface, site architechture & content. Researches, evaluates &

implements appropriate promotional programs to drive more users to the

site. Up to date on latest technologies and trends including scripting,

security issues, e-commerce, authoring and graphic design tools.

Qualifications: Creativity! Mktg experience (in hosp/travel industry a

plus) Experience in UI design, website architecture, content mgmt

systems,SEO & PPC, Google analytics, smarter stats & open source

technology to integrate social media content throughout website design.

Compensation: 50-60K w/ full benefits package(inc. matched 401K)

8:00-5:30 hours w/ every other Fri off.

Contact: Kim Severini

Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

1200 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-719-6100 (phone)

800-942-6278 (alt. phone)

949-719-6101 (fax)

kim@visitnewportbeach.com

http://visitnewportbeach.com

21. Convention Center Director; Town of Ocean City; Ocean City, MD

Responsibilities: Ocean City, MD Roland E. Powell Convention Center is

seeking an experienced Convention Center Director to lead the Town's

modern 250,000 square foot facility. Work is performed with

independence, initiative, and wide latitude of judgment under the

administrative review of the City Manager. Visit our web site for job

description and details. Submit Town's application with resume by

7/31/09.

Qualifications: 6 years of highly responsible management experience in

directing and managing the operation, marketing, sales and maintenance

of a convention center, or a similar public assembly facility, and a

bachelor's degree in public or business administration, or related

field.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Roger Weseman

Town of Ocean City

301 Baltimore Ave

P.O. Box 158

Ocean City, MD 21843, Maryland 21843

410-289-8776 (fax)

http://www.town.ocean-city.md.us

22. Special Events Coordinator; Yeshiva University; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5730558

23. Interior Architectural Designer for Hospitality and Entertainment

Projects; Hnedak Bobo Group; Memphis, TN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5616012

24. Regional Advertising Sales Manager; Northstar Travel Media LLC;

Secaucus, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5729812

25. Special Events Coordinator; The Children's Museum; West Hartford, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5719545

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