Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 August 2010

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 August 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. Sr. Planner, Corporate Events; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Plano, TX 2. Event Services Coordinator; Keppler Speakers; Arlington, VA 3. Meeting Planners (3 positions); Palladian Partners, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD 4. CONFERENCE MANAGER; CONFIDENTIAL; Washington, DC 5. Logistics & Exhibits Manager; American Society for Microbiology; Washington, DC 6. Tradeshows & Operations Manager; U.S. Green Building Council; Washington, DC 7. Events Marketing Manager; TM Forum; Morristown, NJ 8. Global Event Manager; Genworth Financial; Richmond, VA 9. Global Director of Sales, NY; Omni Hotels; New York, NY 10. Meeting Manager; The Henry M Jackson Foundation; Rockville, MD 11. Director of Meetings American Optometric Association; St. Louis, MO 12. Director of Sales; Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group; Chicago, IL 13. Special Event Manager; Catholic Charities; Washington, DC 14. Show Manager; Penton Media; Sheung Wan, China 15. Global Sales Assistant, Atlanta; Omni Hotels; Atlanta, GA 16. Programs Manager; The US-China Business Council; Washington, DC 17. Meeting & Event Coordinator; Smart Meetings Magazine; Sausalito, CA 18. Program Assistant II (UCP 4), Univ Events; Univ of Connecticut; Storrs, CT 19. Senior Associate, Events and Meeting Services; KPMG; Minneapolis, MN 20. Manager, Corporate Events; Scotia Capital (a division of Scotiabank); Toronto, Ontario, Canada 21. Convention Services Manager; Anaheim Marriott Suites; Anaheim, CA 22. Catering Sales Manager; Denver Athletic Club; Denver, CO 23. Conference Center Assistant; Marymount University; Arlington, VA 24. Conference Intern; Joint Council on International Children's Services; Arlington, VA 25. Conference Intern; NCSE – National Council for Science and the Environment; Arlington, VA 26. Conference & Meetings Intern; Sister Cities International; Arlington, 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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*** from Ned Lundquist ***

1. Sr. Planner, Corporate Events; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Plano, TX

https://dpsg.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=32071

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*** from Ned Lundquist ***

2. Event Services Coordinator; Keppler Speakers; Arlington, VA

Hi Ned-

Thanks for posting this for me. If anyone had a great intern, knows of a recent college graduate or someone who wants to get back into the work force-please have them apply for this job!

Best-

Ellen

Just in case the attachment does not open here is the job description:

Event Services Coordinator

Announcement Date: August 5, 2010

Job Description:

Keppler Speakers, one of the world's leading speakers’ bureaus, has two openings for Event Coordinators. These are full time positions in our Arlington, VA headquarters. We are conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro station.

The role is of the Event Coordinator is to support our four client service managers and the Director of the Event Services department to maximize their efficiency and enhance their ability to provide excellent customer service in the planning and production of speaker engagements.

You must have the ability to pay attention to detail, be well organized, enjoy internet research, multi-task and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision, excellent written and oral communication skills are a plus. The Event Coordinator may also be given the opportunity to directly manage accounts once they are fully trained and exhibit professional excellence.

As the Event Service Managers’ partner, the Event Coordinator’s duties

include:

• Typing and proof-reading speaker itineraries; • Corresponding with hotels to guarantee room reservations and solicitation of hotel invoices at the completion of the engagement; • Ordering books for speakers’ book signing engagements and tracking book delivery to ensure the customer has received them in a timely fashion; • Assisting Event Services Managers in the customer billing process; • Internet research on organizations to provide speakers with the most up-to-date information about the audiences they are addressing; • Supporting Event Services Representatives in determining all possible modes of travel to events and researching ground transportation drive times; • Tracking receipts of outstanding book sales monies and reporting results to Service Managers.

• Ordering ground transportation for speaking engagements and making changes and cancellations when necessary.

• Maintaining a high level of quality control in all duties.

This is an entry level position which could lead to promotion as an Event Services Manager or a career in the Event Planning field.

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@kepplerspeakers.com and put the job title EVENT COORDINATOR in the subject line. We look forward to working with you.

Keppler Speakers is an Equal Opportunity Employer Compensation will be B.O.E.

Position is full time

Entry Level

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*** from Maria A. Young, via Ned Lundquist *** 3. Meeting Planners (3 positions); Palladian Partners, Inc.; Silver Spring, MD

Hello!

My company is hiring a handful of new meeting planners. I was wondering if I could get the attached posted on the website?

Thanks!

Maria

Maria A. Young, CMP

Project Director

Palladian Partners, Inc.

8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 200

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301.650.8660 ext., 264

myoung@palladianpartners.com

Palladian Partners, Inc. has openings for client-oriented team players with top-notch skills for meetings with 25-1,500 attendees.

Senior Meeting Planner positions require a B.A. degree and 5 years of experience in all phases of meeting management, budget and timeline development, site negotiations, travel arrangements, logistics, and staff supervision. Experience managing exhibit programs and previous work on DOJ, NIH, or SAMHSA contracts strongly preferred. Professional certification a plus.

Meeting Planner positions require 3 years of increasingly responsible meeting/conference planning experience; experience with Federal Government contracts, exhibits and college degree strongly preferred.

Assistant Meeting Planner positions require 1-2 years of experience providing logistical and administrative support for multiple national or regional meetings. Perfect for recent college grads with administrative experience.

All candidates must excel at customer service and have strong skills in MSWord, and Excel. Senior meeting planner and meeting planner positions require experience with conference database programs, preferably Cvent.

Competitive salary and benefits, excellent advancement potential, and flexible, fun work environment. Convenient Metro location in downtown Silver Spring. Send resume, cover letter, & salary history to CSHR@palladianpartners.com.

Thank you for your interest in Palladian Partners, Inc. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No agency or applicant phone calls, please.

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4. CONFERENCE MANAGER; CONFIDENTIAL; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7005593

5. Logistics & Exhibits Manager; American Society for Microbiology; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7093543

6. Tradeshows & Operations Manager; U.S. Green Building Council; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7089494

7. Events Marketing Manager; TM Forum; Morristown, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7086362

8. Global Event Manager; Genworth Financial; Richmond, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7083368

9. Global Director of Sales, NY; Omni Hotels; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7083754

10. Meeting Manager; The Henry M Jackson Foundation; Rockville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=6889345

11. Director of Meetings American Optometric Association; St. Louis, MO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7080842

12. Director of Sales; Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group; Chicago, IL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7093631

13. Special Event Manager; Catholic Charities; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7093190

14. Show Manager; Penton Media; Sheung Wan, China

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7091605

15. Global Sales Assistant, Atlanta; Omni Hotels; Atlanta, GA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7091365

16. Programs Manager; The US-China Business Council; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7089644

17. Meeting & Event Coordinator; Smart Meetings Magazine; Sausalito, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7086283

18. Program Assistant II (UCP 4), Univ Events; Univ of Connecticut; Storrs, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7089499

19. Senior Associate, Events and Meeting Services; KPMG; Minneapolis, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7080682

20. Manager, Corporate Events; Scotia Capital (a division of Scotiabank); Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7080365

21. Convention Services Manager; Anaheim Marriott Suites; Anaheim, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7080456

22. Catering Sales Manager; Denver Athletic Club; Denver, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7080570

23. Conference Center Assistant; Marymount University; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29505842&jobSummaryIndex=14&agentID=

24. Conference Intern; Joint Council on International Children's Services; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29491747&jobSummaryIndex=28&agentID=

25. Conference Intern; NCSE – National Council for Science and the Environment; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29489327&jobSummaryIndex=37&agentID=

26. Conference & Meetings Intern; Sister Cities International; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29489312&jobSummaryIndex=38&agentID=

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