Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 2 May 2010


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 2 May 2010

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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Exhibit and Registration Manager; Executive Administration Inc.;

Arlington Heights, IL

2. Exhibits Assistant; American Society of Anesthesiologists; Park

Ridge, IL

3. Program and Events Coordinator; Global Impact; Washington. DC

4. Strategic Sales Executive; Experient; Flexible, United States

5. Meeting Planner; American Animal Hospital Assn.; Lakewood, CO

6. Convention Coordinator – Internship; NAIFA; Falls Church, VA

7. Meetings Coordinator; The New York Academy of Sciences; New York, NY

8. Events Manager; The Washington Post; Washington, DC

9. Conference Coordinator; ESRI; Redlands, CA

10. Manager, Conference Operations; Independent Film & Television

Alliance; Los Angeles, CA

11. Meetings & Exhibits Manager; Society of American Military Engineers;

Alexandria, VA

12. Conference and Meetings Intern; Sister Cities International;

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. Exhibit and Registration Manager; Executive Administration Inc.;

Arlington Heights, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6753413

2. Exhibits Assistant; American Society of Anesthesiologists; Park

Ridge, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6762316

3. Program and Events Coordinator; Global Impact; Washington. DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6762723

4. Strategic Sales Executive; Experient; Flexible, United States

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6094587

5. Meeting Planner; American Animal Hospital Assn.; Lakewood, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6753714

6. Convention Coordinator – Internship; NAIFA; Falls Church, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6749039

7. Meetings Coordinator; The New York Academy of Sciences; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&t735=&t737=&t730=&t731=&max=25&jb=6767264

*** From Ned Lundquist ****

8. Events Manager; The Washington Post; Washington, DC

As one of the world's most respected & well known newspapers, The

Washington Post is dedicated to a long-term approach in hiring. We

promote a strong

team environment, a collaborative attitude and a clear sense of mission

everyone knows the critical nature of their responsibilities and takes

their

work seriously – but we have fun, too! We try to make sure our employees

have

sound working hours so that in addition to a rewarding career, they can

have

a rewarding personal life.

Washington Post Media is looking for an Events Manager to help organize

and

manage events for our conferencing division. He/she will focus on

developing relationships, working with clients and vendors to schedule

and maintain

events on behalf of the newly created conferences and events business.

Requirements include:

– Planning and Organizing – skilled at planning, organizing, and

managing

small to large events; proven ability in accomplishing goals and

ensuring

work is completed efficiently; strong problem solving skills, including

the

ability to recognize and analyze problems and implement solutions; a

strong

orientation to detail and accuracy; the ability to multitask and

prioritize

activities; dedication to using time effectively and preventing

irrelevant

issues or distractions from interfering with work completion.

– Developing Collaborative Relationships – proven experience in

establishing rapport; skilled at effectively communicating internally,

externally, and

at all levels; ability to work with teams on projects and strategic

initiatives.

– Customer Focus – skilled at evaluating how actions and plans will

affect

clients; seeks information to understand expectations, problems, and

needs;

responds quickly to meet client needs and resolve problems; implements

effective ways to monitor and evaluate client concerns, issues, and

satisfaction;

– Excellent time management and organizational skills;

– Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;

– Excellent computer skills required, including proficiency with

PowerPoint

and Excel;

– Minimum 3 years of meeting or events planning experience, preferably

in

the media industry or within a conference business.

Responsibilities include:

– Coordinating conference and event activities to ensure goals and

business

objectives are met;

– Conferring with vendors, clients, and guest to coordinate all of the

materials and details that may impact the conferences and events;

– Researching, recommending, and critically inspecting event facilities

to

ensure they meet the needs of the client, align with the objectives of

the

event, and meet a high standard of quality;

– Creating and maintaining detailed databases and list of all items that

impact conferences and events, such as attendees, guest, registrations,

etc.;

– Creating and maintaining the PL

– Building and maintaining relationships with clients, internal and

external resources;

– Coordinating all services for events, such as transportation,

accommodations, speakers, materials, catering, name tags, communication,

agendas, etc.;

– Collaborating internally and externally to assess client needs and

requirements in order to determine the best logistical course of action;

– Meeting with service providers to discuss the logistics and progress

of

events.

NOTE: All of the essential functions of this position are not

necessarily

described in this posting.

The Washington Post strives to be an employer of choice and a leader in

hiring and promoting diversity. We operate on the basis of mutual

respect for

all employees and insist on the highest ethical and professional

conduct. We

benefit from having several types of business operations which, in turn,

offer a variety of growth opportunities. If you are interested in a new

and

exciting opportunity?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28951992

*******

9. Conference Coordinator; ESRI; Redlands, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&t735=&t737=&t730=&t731=&max=25&jb=6670054

10. Manager, Conference Operations; Independent Film & Television

Alliance; Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&t735=&t737=&t730=&t731=&max=25&jb=6750684

11. Meetings & Exhibits Manager; Society of American Military Engineers;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3358681

12. Conference and Meetings Intern; Sister Cities International;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29139632&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

13. Sales Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29166542&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

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