Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 25 July 2010


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 25 July 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 Conferences

1. Meeting Manager; Resource Center for Associations; Denver, CO 2. Meeting Manager; Fernley & Fernley, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA 3. Convention Development Director; Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau; Syracuse, NY 4. Meetings and Exhibitor Services Administrator; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA 5. Conference and Events Coordinator – Bilingual Spanish; International Baccalaureate; Bethesda, MD 6. Director Exhibit Services; National Association of Broadcasters; Washington, DC 7. Director of Meetings; International & American Assns for Dental Research; Alexandria, VA 8. Exhibits Associate; American Association for Cancer Research; Philadelphia, PA 9. Catering Sales Manager; The Bolger Center; Bethesda, MD 10. Meeting Planner; Kaiser Permanente; Burbank, CA 11. Senior Event Coordinator; TradeStation Securities, Inc.; Ft Lauderdale, FL 12. Meeting Planning Assistant; Washington Hospital Center; Washington, DC 13. Conference Intern; Joint Council on International Children's Services; Alexandria, VA 14. Events Producer; DELTEK Systems; 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. Meeting Manager; Resource Center for Associations; Denver, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=7030642

2. Meeting Manager; Fernley & Fernley, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=7027431

3. Convention Development Director; Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau; Syracuse, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=7026834

4. Meetings and Exhibitor Services Administrator; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=7026524

5. Conference and Events Coordinator – Bilingual Spanish; International Baccalaureate; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=7027076

6. Director Exhibit Services; National Association of Broadcasters; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=7022738

7. Director of Meetings; International & American Assns for Dental Research; Alexandria, VA

The International and American Associations for Dental Research, two

501(c)3 individual membership-based associations based in Alexandria, VA, seeks a highly accomplished and collaborative meetings professional to be Director of Meetings. The IADR has an annual General Session (~5,000 delegates) held outside the United States every other year. When the IADR is outside the US, there is an AADR annual meeting (~3,500

delegates) in the same year. In addition there are smaller meetings to

manage: an international prevention congress (~500 delegates every 4 years), an AADR Fall Symposium (~100 delegates annually). Finally our Regions and Division around the world require limited technical assistance in hosting their own meetings.

The director is responsible for the logistics of the scientific program, ancillary meetings, the exhibits and official social events. The director supervises the work of two full-time employees; the Program Manager and the Awards, Grants and Exhibits Manager and is also responsible for engaging and supervising any third-party vendors used to provide services to and for the meetings (decorators, AV, etc.). The person in this position should be knowledgeable and able to advise about

future meeting formats, including, but not limited to Webcasts, hybrid meetings, e-posters, electronic capture of meetings for simultaneous broadcast, and archiving meetings for future access.

The full job description including duties and responsibilities can be found at:

http://www.iadr.org/files/public/Director_of_Meetings_Description.pdf

Requirements

* Four year Bachelor’s Degree or higher; CMP preferred.

* The position requires at least five (5) years of domestic and international association meeting planning and exhibition experience, strong demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, collaborative skills, detail-oriented, and strong organizational and supervisory skills.

* Contracting knowledge and experience.

* Extensive travel is required, both domestic and international (valid passport required at time of interview).

Send cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to positions@iadr.org

8. Exhibits Associate; American Association for Cancer Research; Philadelphia, PA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=7027258

9. Catering Sales Manager; The Bolger Center; Bethesda, MD

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=7027358

10. Meeting Planner; Kaiser Permanente; Burbank, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=7023989

11. Senior Event Coordinator; TradeStation Securities, Inc.; Ft Lauderdale, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=7022750

12. Meeting Planning Assistant; Washington Hospital Center; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29409222&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

13. Conference Intern; Joint Council on International Children's Services; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29326877&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

14. Events Producer; DELTEK Systems; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29371737&jobSummaryIndex=83&agentID=

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