Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 February 2010


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 February 2010

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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 Conferences1. Trade Show and Conference Program

Coordinator; Datatel, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

2. Conference Planner; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

3. Director, Client Services; LA INC; Los Angeles, CA

4. Exhibits Specialist; American Veterinary Medical Association;

Schaumburg, IL

5. Centennial Hall Facility Manager; City & Borough of Juneau; Juneau,

AK

6. Coordinator, Events & Conferences; CompTIA; Oakbrook Terrace, IL

7. Manager, Sales, Marketing, & Events; American College of Surgeons;

Washington, DC

8. Communications Specialist; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

9. Director Chapter Business Services; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

10. Chapter Knowledge Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

11. Group Leader Conference Planner; Lawrence Berkeley National

Laboratory; Berkeley, CA

12. Corporate Sales Manager; Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens Hotel &

Executive Meeting Center; Palm Beach Gardens, FL

13. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; National Recreation and Park

Association; Ashburn, VA

14. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

15. Director of Meetings and Conferences; JDG Associates, Ltd.;

Washington, DC

16. MANAGER – SPECIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISING; American Diabetes

Association; Washington, DC

17. Meetings Planner; Advisory Board Company; Washington, DC

************* 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. Trade Show and Conference Program Coordinator; Datatel, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6443422

2. Conference Planner; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6496145

3. Director, Client Services; LA INC; Los Angeles, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6488548

4. Exhibits Specialist; American Veterinary Medical Association;

Schaumburg, IL

The American Veterinary Medical Association, a national not-for-profit

association established in 1863 and representing over 80,000

veterinarians, is seeking an Exhibits Specialist for our Convention and

Meeting Planning Division located in our Schaumburg, IL office.

This key position is responsible for the sales and management of booth

space in the AVMA exhibit hall and related activities at AVMA's premier

event – the AVMA Annual Convention with total attendance of 10,000. The

Exhibits Specialist is the primary liaison with our exhibitors and

responsibilities include developing an integrative sales and marketing

plan for marketing to potential exhibitors; management of exhibit hall

onsite; implementing sponsorship activities; and tracking and data

analysis of convention attendance.

Job Requirements

The qualified candidate will have a BS/BA degree or equivalent work

experience; with 5+ years of experience in exhibit sales, logistics

management and coordination, association experience preferred. Excellent

written & verbal communication skills are required; superior customer

service and strong organizational and project management skills with

exceptional attention to detail are a must. Must have strong computer

skills, including data tracking and management. Minimal travel is

required.

Deadline for application is March 12, 2010. Submit cover letter and

your resume with salary requirements to: apply@avma.org. Visit our web

site at www.avma.org.

5. Centennial Hall Facility Manager; City & Borough of Juneau; Juneau,

AK

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6487773

6. Coordinator, Events & Conferences; CompTIA; Oakbrook Terrace, IL

CompTIA is currently recruiting a talented individual for our

Coordinator, Events & Conferences position. The selected individual

will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of CompTIA

events & conferences.

Job Duties Include:

. Manage conference program activities to include: Keeping event agendas

current for online and print publishing; Keeping speaker information

current in the database; And preparing and distributing speaker

correspondence (confirmation materials and follow-up)

. Responsible for signature process on all E&C vendor/facility contracts

. Manage department filing of signed contracts and completing process

with Legal

. Manage budget files for each E&C budget activity – track expenses,

compare department records with Finance records, and address

discrepancies

. Serve as the point person for the Events section of CompTIA.org and

coordinate with marketing and the web team to ensure that the calendar

is current, event-specific information is current and links are working

. Liaison with staging vendor for CompTIA stage set shipping and up-keep

. Coordinate and execute department shipments to events to include

packing materials, making arrangements with the shipment company and

scheduling the pick-up(s), tracking the shipments and managing the

shipment manifests

. Provide event planning and management support to the staff committee

responsible for CompTIA staff events and activities

. Provide onsite event support as assigned

. Perform other duties as required by business needs

Qualifications Include:

. BA/BS in business, marketing, communications or related area required

. Internships and extracurricular activities involving live events

preferred

. Strong communication skills (oral and written) required

. Strong customer service and team orientation required

. Detail oriented and able to handle a variety of duties while meeting

deadlines

. Experience with Microsoft Office software and database management

required

. Entry level position

. Salary mid 30's

We offer an exceptional benefits package including 25 PTO days, 401(k)

program with 6% match, excellent medical and dental insurance, business

casual environment and many other great benefits.

To apply please submit resume to hr@comptia.org EOE

7. Manager, Sales, Marketing, & Events; American College of Surgeons;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6478761

8. Communications Specialist; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6423994

9. Director Chapter Business Services; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6424019

10. Chapter Knowledge Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6424026

11. Group Leader Conference Planner; Lawrence Berkeley National

Laboratory; Berkeley, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6496085

12. Corporate Sales Manager; Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens Hotel &

Executive Meeting Center; Palm Beach Gardens, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6496130

13. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; National Recreation and Park

Association; Ashburn, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3300206

14. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3299387

15. Director of Meetings and Conferences; JDG Associates, Ltd.;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28934992&jobSummaryIndex=23&agentID=

16. MANAGER – SPECIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISING; American Diabetes

Association; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28933087&jobSummaryIndex=31&agentID=

17. Meetings Planner; Advisory Board Company; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28898822&jobSummaryIndex=70&agentID=

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