Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 26 September 2010


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 26 September 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. Sales & Exhibits Coordinator; Biophysical Society; Rockville, MD 2. National Sales Manager – Washington, DC – Metro; Visit Charlotte; Washington, DC 3. Meeting Manager; Fernley & Fernley, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA 4. Vice President, Association Strategic Account Management; Experient; Chicago, IL 5. Events and Marketing Intern; American Securitization Forum, Inc.; New York, NY 6. Account Director (Chicago); Tourism Toronto; Chicago, IL 7. Account Director (Washington D.C. Area); Tourism Toronto; Washington, DC 8. Director, Events Sponsorship and Leadership Meeting; KPMG; Montvale, NJ 9. Senior Level Event Planner; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; New York, NY 10. Medical Education Meeting Planner; IMER; Miami, FL 11. Function Space Coordinator; American Academy of Ophthalmology; San Francisco, CA 12. Event Coordinator; Harper College; Palatine, IL 13. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Dallas; Dallas, TX 14. Event Manager; Par Fore the Cure; Boston, MA 15. Senior Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 16. Director of Catering; Terranea Resort; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 17. Communications Coordinator; Gaylord Entertainment; Nashville, TN 18. Production Coordinator; Drape Kings; College Park, MD 19. Senior Rental and Event Production Manager; Drape Kings; North Bergen, NJ 20. Director of Community Outreach & Events; Friends of Wednesday's Child; Dallas, TX 21. Manager of Electronic Media and Communications; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; Indianapolis, IN 22. Director, Communications; Wyndham Worldwide; Parsippany, NJ 23. Meeting Planner, Junior; Booz Allen Hamilton; Herndon, VA 24. Meeting and Events Intern; National Alliance to End Homelessness; Arlington, VA 25. Event Planning & Development Intern; Mautner Project: National Lesbian Health Organization; 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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1. Sales & Exhibits Coordinator; Biophysical Society; Rockville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7229187

2. National Sales Manager – Washington, DC – Metro; Visit Charlotte; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7226070

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

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7027431

4. Vice President, Association Strategic Account Management; Experient; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7216912

5. Events and Marketing Intern; American Securitization Forum, Inc.; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7213065

6. Account Director (Chicago); Tourism Toronto; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7212357

7. Account Director (Washington D.C. Area); Tourism Toronto; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7212673

8. Director, Events Sponsorship and Leadership Meeting; KPMG; Montvale, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7226250

9. Senior Level Event Planner; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; New York, NY

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is looking for a senior level event planner contractor to join their team. Position reports to the Director of Corporate Events for Equity Research and is part of the Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs organization. Position is available immediately and may turn into a permanent AVP level position in 1Q 2011.

Responsible for planning, managing & executing large-scale, multi-track conferences for Equity Research which can include up to 100+ corporate presentations and 800+ attendees. Works on the strategic objective and program plan for each conference. Responsible for budget and timeline, choosing a venue, negotiating with suppliers, preparing creative collateral, etc. Oversees all speaker logistics including working with senior research analysts and bankers to create priority lists and speaker packets, agenda development and coordinate webcasting support.

Runs periodic meetings with senior leaders, prepares documentation to share and guidelines to follow. Also manages hotel logistics and rooming lists, corporate security participation and on-site temporary

help. Manages all logistics on-site and is responsible for making

decisions and maintaining order at the conference.

Job Requirements

Minimum of 8 years experience in meeting planning and coordination for a financial institution. Specific experience managing large equity research conferences a plus. Individual must be able to handle a variety of details and simultaneous activities while meeting tight deadlines, as they will be managing at least 3-4 conferences at once.

Must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment with difficult, demanding and challenging event hosts. Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to handle last-minute details and changes.

Individual must have ability to work closely with a variety of people in a professional manner, both in person and on the phone. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as have the ability to speak in front of large groups comfortably. Proficiency in Microsoft applications and a thorough knowledge of event venues, event planning jargon and on-site event experience a must. Position requires individual to learn many internal processes and procedures as well as to

work well as part of a large team. Must be willing to travel up to 20%

of the time. This is a full time position working out of our New York office.

Email Address: gena.schmicker@bankofamerica.com

10. Medical Education Meeting Planner; IMER; Miami, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7225771

11. Function Space Coordinator; American Academy of Ophthalmology; San Francisco, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7225145

12. Event Coordinator; Harper College; Palatine, IL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7225315

13. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Dallas; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7216995

14. Event Manager; Par Fore the Cure; Boston, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7217509

15. Senior Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7217001

16. Director of Catering; Terranea Resort; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7212775

17. Communications Coordinator; Gaylord Entertainment; Nashville, TN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7225012

18. Production Coordinator; Drape Kings; College Park, MD

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7225051

19. Senior Rental and Event Production Manager; Drape Kings; North Bergen, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7225338

20. Director of Community Outreach & Events; Friends of Wednesday's Child; Dallas, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7220049

21. Manager of Electronic Media and Communications; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; Indianapolis, IN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7208936

22. Director, Communications; Wyndham Worldwide; Parsippany, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7212628

23. Meeting Planner, Junior; Booz Allen Hamilton; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29712482&jobSummaryIndex=20&agentID=

24. Meeting and Events Intern; National Alliance to End Homelessness; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29700267&jobSummaryIndex=32&agentID=

25. Event Planning & Development Intern; Mautner Project: National Lesbian Health Organization; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29643967&jobSummaryIndex=70&agentID=

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2 (Remastered)”

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