Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 17 January 2011


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 17 January 2011

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. Product/Market Manager – Conferences; EDUCAUSE; Boulder, CO 2. Intern – Conference Services; PBS; Arlington, VA (work with Sonja, editor of HEPN) 3. Meetings Manager; National Association of Corporate Directors; Washington, DC 4. Sales Executive – Convention Housing and Registration; Wyndham Jade; Chicago, IL/ Washington, DC 5. Training & Conferences Resource Coordinator; National Legal Aid & Defender Association; Washington, DC 6. Director, Resort Sales; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Lake Buena Vista, FL 7. Conference and Meetings Assistant; Investment Company Institute; Washington, DC 8. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; American Sociological Association; Washington, DC 9. Logistics & Exhibits Coordinator; American Society for Microbiology; Washington, DC 10. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; American Public Health Association; Washington, DC 11. Meetings Specialist; AABB; Bethesda, MD 12. Conferences Manager; Nature Publishing Group; Washington, DC/ New York, NY 13. External Sales Manager; Levy Restaurants @ Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA 14. Senior Strategy Event Marketing Manager; Microsoft; Redmond, WA 15. Special Events Facilitator; Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL 16. Conference Planner; Conference & Exhibits Management, Inc.; Washington, DC 17. Director, Greenbuild Sponsorship and Exhibition; U.S. Green Building Council; Washington, DC 18. Facilities and Event Management Intern; Towson University; Towson, MD 19. Regional Director USA / Kanada; GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.; New York, NY 20. Director of Events; The Association of Former Students Texas A&M University; College Station, TX 21. Regional Director of Group Sales, Sol Melia Meetings & Events; The Sol Group Corporation; New York, NY/ Toronto, Canada 22. Area Meeting Planner; Forest Pharmaceuticals; Earth City, MO 23. Sales/Event Coordinator; Univision Atlanta; Atlanta, GA 24. Associate Event Meeting Program; LifeCell Corporation; Branchburg, NJ 25. Administrative and Meeting Coordinator; Chemical Producers and Distributors Association; Washington, DC

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

Hi,

I wanted to submit a paragraph about myself for the Short Self Pitch, so here it is!

I have recently graduated from Endicott College in Beverly, MA, with a

Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism focusing on Event Management.

I have completed three internships in the Hospitality Industry. The

internships were at The Aqua Turf Club, an Event Facility in Connecticut

focusing on Banquets and Weddings, the Chifley Hotel Group in Australia

during a semester abroad, and the Boston Harbor Hotel, interning with

the Sales and Catering Department. I have held several customer service

and clerical positions. I am well versed in the Microsoft Office Suite

and am familiar with the Delphi and Opera Operating systems. I believe

that I would be a great addition to your company. I am a well

organized, hard working individual who is anxious to start my career in

the Event Industry. I think that my combination of customer service and

event planning makes me a perfect candidate to join your team.

Thank you!

Caitlin Krista

cait2378@yahoo.com

*******

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.

**********

1. Product/Market Manager – Conferences; EDUCAUSE; Boulder, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7516116

2. Intern – Conference Services; PBS; Arlington, VA (work with Sonja,

editor of HEPN)

POSITION TITLE: Intern – Conference Services (SPRING)

DEPARTMENT: Station Services

STATUS: Part-time/Temporary

SALARY: Credit

ESSENTIAL DUTIES :

Manage social media marketing and web site revisions of conferences;

Provide analysis of registration trends;

Coordinate service to stations and sponsors for conferences;

Supervise organization of conference materials and presentations;

Track collection of conference presentations;

Assist with projects associated with the 2011 PBS Annual Meeting.

JOB REQUIREMENTS :

Proficient with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;

Familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint; Proficient in online database and

form use;

Familiarity with social media useful.

EDUCATION/MAJOR :

Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and must

be currently enrolled in school (undergraduate or graduate);

Hospitality/Tourism, Business and Liberal Arts majors preferred.

SKILLS THE INTERN MIGHT GAIN :

Increased knowledge of conference management by assisting with

projects related to registration, sponsors and exhibitors, marketing and

social media, logistics, and special events.

http://www.pbs.org/about/careers/job-openings/

3. Meetings Manager; National Association of Corporate Directors;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7496146

4. Sales Executive – Convention Housing and Registration; Wyndham Jade;

Chicago, IL/ Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7469199

5. Training & Conferences Resource Coordinator; National Legal Aid &

Defender Association; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7559128

6. Director, Resort Sales; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7547136

7. Conference and Meetings Assistant; Investment Company Institute;

Washington, DC

Investment Company Institute, the national trade association for mutual

funds and other investment companies, is currently looking for a

Conference and Meetings Assistant to join our Conferences department.

This individual will be responsible for providing internal meeting

management and administrative support to the conference division.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

*Confirm in-house meeting space and maintain ICI conference room

calendar

*Contact catering companies: keep internal clients informed of the

progress related to their specific meetings; process all related

invoices

*Coordinate banquet staff schedules and process timesheets for

banquet staff

* Maintain kitchen equipment and beverage inventory

*Provide on-site support at ICI conferences and events as directed

by the Senior Director of Conferences

*Coordinate packing and shipping for all ICI conferences and events

*Provide telephone and general administrative support as directed by

the Senior Director of Conferences

*Field all general conference inquiries received through the ICI

Conferences email box, telephone, etc.

*Act as back-up to the Senior Registrar as needed

*Support other Conference Division work as directed by the Senior

Director of Conferences

REQUIREMENTS

* Excellent customer service skills

* Ability to work both independently and as a team

* Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously

* Excellent writte and verbal communication skills

* Good organizational skills and attention to detail

* Ability to travel as required

* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Windows environment

* Must be flexible and able to work overtime if required

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree preferred

* Some experience with conference and meeting management preferred

* At least one year prior office experience

ICI offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. We are conveniently

located next to Metro. Please email your resume and cover letter to

employment@ici.org. EOE.

8. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; American Sociological Association;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7543155

9. Logistics & Exhibits Coordinator; American Society for Microbiology;

Washington, DC

Not-for-profit scientific society in downtown Washington, DC, seeks an

individual to support the manager and provide follow through with

logistical planning assignments as it pertains to the society’s

city-wide conferences; serve as primary contact for logistics to the

society’s departments that participate at the conferences; and provide

support for exhibits as requested by Manager. This position will also

provide logistical support for offsite events, workshops and committee

meetings.

Job Requirements

College degree or equivalent experience preferred. 3-5 years experience

in Meeting Planning and Exhibit Sales. Medical meeting background, a

plus. Excellent customer service skills. Willingness to learn and be

challenged. Attention to detail. Strong ability to prioritize and manage

multiple tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere. Ability to communicate

effectively, both orally and in writing. A high degree of integrity and

professionalism. Ability to work autonomously. Demonstrated proficiency

in computer skills and website maintenance (Joomla, InDesign, Word,

Access, Excel). Maintenance of databases and ability to generate

reports, forms, letters and tables required. Travel required. EOE.

Send cover letter and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N St. NW,

Washington, DC 20036 or email to HR@asmusa.org. EOE.

10. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; American Public Health Association;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7529585

11. Meetings Specialist; AABB; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7530282

12. Conferences Manager; Nature Publishing Group; Washington, DC/ New

York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7520808

13. External Sales Manager; Levy Restaurants @ Georgia World Congress

Center; Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7515789

14. Senior Strategy Event Marketing Manager; Microsoft; Redmond, WA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7489797

15. Special Events Facilitator; Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7469162

16. Conference Planner; Conference & Exhibits Management, Inc.;

Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7559090

17. Director, Greenbuild Sponsorship and Exhibition; U.S. Green Building

Council; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7112263

18. Facilities and Event Management Intern; Towson University; Towson,

MD

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7559501

19. Regional Director USA / Kanada; GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.;

New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7559059

20. Director of Events; The Association of Former Students Texas A&M

University; College Station, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7559602

21. Regional Director of Group Sales, Sol Melia Meetings & Events; The

Sol Group Corporation; New York, NY/ Toronto, Canada

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7559730

22. Area Meeting Planner; Forest Pharmaceuticals; Earth City, MO

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7555770

23. Sales/Event Coordinator; Univision Atlanta; Atlanta, GA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=51&max=25&t730=&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7555641

24. Associate Event Meeting Program; LifeCell Corporation; Branchburg,

NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=51&max=25&t730=&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7547205

25. Administrative and Meeting Coordinator; Chemical Producers and

Distributors Association; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30063027&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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