Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 30 November 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

30 November 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Association Sales Manager for Fairmont Bermuda; Fairmont Hotels and

Resorts; Washington, DC

2. Promotional Events Manager; Breyer Animal Creations; Pequannock, NJ

3. Regional Director of Sales – DC Region; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB;

Alexandria, VA

4. Meeting Planner – Temporary; American Wind Energy Association;

Washington, DC

5. Senior Project Assistant; American Dental Association; Chicago, IL

6. Senior Manager, Special Events; Toronto International Film Festival;

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7. Director of Sales & Marketing; SAT Meetings & Conventions; Los

Angeles, CA

8. Manager, Global Accounts; HelmsBriscoe; San Antonio, TX

9. Manager, Tradeshows & Sponsorships; Manheim; Atlanta, GA

10. Registration Coordinator; Northern Virginia Technology Council;

Herndon, VA

11. Conference & Events Specialist; ICF International; Fairfax, VA

12. Senior Conference Planner; BAE Systems Information Technology;

Herndon, 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.

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1. Association Sales Manager for Fairmont Bermuda; Fairmont Hotels and

Resorts; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6252403

*** From Gina Kazimir via Ned Lundquist ***

2. Promotional Events Manager; Breyer Animal Creations; Pequannock, NJ

This one is perfect for horse lovers! — Gina Kazimir

Breyer Animal Creations (Pequannock, NJ), 60-year-old marketer of

equestrian-themed toys and collectibles, seeks an experienced

Promotional Events Manager to manage and grow its experiential events

for consumers, collectors and retailers. Working in a fast-paced

environment, the Promotional Events Manager will be responsible for

developing and producing brand-building festivals, events and marketing

promotions at various locations throughout the country, resulting in

high attendance, strong product sales and brand affinity.

The promotional events manager will concept and implement innovative

plans to create consumer awareness of the model horse hobby and increase

participation in hobby activities. In addition, the promotional events

manager will provide retailers with the marketing tools and information

to host successful retail events that build their Breyer business and

increase sales.

The right candidate will have experience coordinating and running

festivals, fairs or horse shows rather than meetings or corporate

functions.

Key responsibilities will include:

§ Produce and manage company's annual collector festival. Responsible

for development and management of event program, bottom line/P&L,

vendors and rentals, and ticket and product sales to achieve maximum

attendance, publicity and profit goals.

§ Create successful formats for retailers that will enable them to host

successful in-store Breyer events.

§ Create and manage up to 5-10 regional events to involve retailers and

consumers in a experience to enhance brand awareness and promote sales.

§ Concept, develop, manage and implement additional promotional events,

such as grass roots consumer events, that will grow brand recognition

and affinity; increase customer loyalty; grow the model horse hobby;

create excitement for the brand; increase sales; promote goodwill.

We are looking for an experienced event manager with strong marketing

and/or promotions background. Equestrian background a plus, but not

required. Position requires 3-5 years of progressively responsible event

management experience – preferably in consumer festivals, fairs and/or

promotional events. Strong organizational skills, excellent computer

skills, communications skills, attention to detail and ability to meet

deadlines critical. Must be able to handle multiple priorities and P&L

responsibilities. 20% travel required for this position.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to

jobs@reevesintl.com.

— Gina Kazimir * PR Right Now Public Relations * Strategic

Communications * Mediation 125 Williams Street * Bel Air, MD 21014-3629

410-420-8679 * gkazimir@prrightnow.com * www.prrightnow.com

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3. Regional Director of Sales – DC Region; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6144798

4. Meeting Planner – Temporary; American Wind Energy Association;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6249038

5. Senior Project Assistant; American Dental Association; Chicago, IL

The American Dental Association is dedicated to promoting the public's

health through its initiatives in research, education, advocacy, public

awareness and the development of standards. We have an exciting

opportunity for a Senior Project Assistant.

This position's main responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

the key customer service contact for Annual Session and handling

inquiries from potential attendees via the telephone and electronically;

providing administrative and project support to the Meetings Marketing

Manager and Logistics Manager; management and coordination of the

Committee on Local Arrangement (CLS) volunteers for the Annual Session

working with the committee chairs and an online management system;

position travels onsite to Annual Session to provide support in Council

and CLA offices; position might travel to site visits when appropriate

for CLA training and meetings.

Job Requirements

The ADA is an Affirmative Action employer and has minimum requirements

for all of its positions. This position has the following minimum

requirements: Bachelor's degree or in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 5

years administrative/clerical experience; organizational skills with

attention to detail; ability to multi-task; excellent written and

oral/telephone communications, proofreading, filing, customer service

and team problem solving/conflict resolution skills; intermediate level

Word and Excel; previous experience conducting internet based searches;

experience drafting correspondence, reports and forms; ability to excel

in a fast paced environment; must have a professional demeanor in

handling high volume calls with members, vendors, customers, etc. Travel

to Annual Session (10) days required and possible travel to site visits.

Desirable skills include: A minimum of one year of experience within a

professional membership association is preferred; some meeting-related

experience including meeting administration; previous experience working

with volunteers; experience with database/meeting management software;

basic level Access and previous knowledge of web-based systems.

Response Information: Please send resume and salary requirements, to:

The American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Job code: BA #

6210, Chicago, IL 60611. E-mail: jobs@ada.org

www.ada.org/goto/jobs

6. Senior Manager, Special Events; Toronto International Film Festival;

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6256115

7. Director of Sales & Marketing; SAT Meetings & Conventions; Los

Angeles, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6253125

8. Manager, Global Accounts; HelmsBriscoe; San Antonio, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6239816

9. Manager, Tradeshows & Sponsorships; Manheim; Atlanta, GA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6240895

10. Registration Coordinator; Northern Virginia Technology Council;

Herndon, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3238701

11. Conference & Events Specialist; ICF International; Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28736792&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

12. Senior Conference Planner; BAE Systems Information Technology;

Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28732537&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

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