Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 30 January 2011


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 30 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. Meetings & Incentive Department Manager; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD 2. Product/Market Manager – Conferences; EDUCAUSE; Boulder, CO 3. Meeting Planner/Project Manager; Conference Incorporated; Reston, VA 4. Convention and Meetings Manager; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC 5. Manager, Exhibition Sales; AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION; Chicago, IL 6. Meetings Manager (Sr. Meeting Planner); American Bankers Association; Washington, DC 7. Director of Conference Services; Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO 8. Entry Level Meeting Planner; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC 9. Event Strategy/Execution Manager Project Sr.; Harley Davidson Motor Company; Milwaukee, WI 10. Meeting and Event Planner; Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Austin, TX 11. Vice President of Sales; National Trade Productions, Inc.; Alexandria, VA 12. Executive Chef – Catering and Events; The French Culinary Institute; New York, NY 13. Junior Meeting Planner; TX District & County Attorneys Association; Austin, TX 14. Meeting Planner; PlannerNet; New York, NY 15. Regional Director of Sales-Groups; Guoman & Thistle Hotels; Manhattan, NJ 16. Director of Leisure Sales-NA; Guoman & Thistle Hotels; New York, NY/Washington, DC 17. Event Planner; CFA Institute; Charlottesville, VA 18. Manager, Education and Events; Confidential; Monroe Township, NJ 19. Special Events and Sponsorship Manager; The Florida Aquarium; Tampa, FL 20. Director (Event Sales and Special Events); University of Maryland; College Park, MD 21. Event Manager; Patty Long Catering; St. Louis, MO 22. Program Assistant, Meetings; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Alexandria, VA 23. Events Coordinator; The QED Group, LLC; Washington, DC 24. Intern – Conference Services; PBS; Arlington, VA (work with Sonja, editor of HEPN) 25. Manager, Events Communications; Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO); Washington, DC

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

Hi Sonja,

Please consider the following for a future Short Self-Pitch (SSP). You provide a wonderful service at Ned's Job of the Week……I'm sure I speak for all Planners out here…….Keep up the GREAT work!!

SPP

My name is Mona Eskridge and I've had the privilege of providing exceptional Meeting, Conference and Event Production services for over

22 years. If you are seeking a

full-service Meeting/Event Production firm or need an Independent Contractor for Freelance work, please contact me. For a detailed listing of my firm's services: www.EandAEvents.com. To contact me

directly: wincty@aol.com. I look forward to partnering with you on your next successful Conference or Event!

Thank you Sonja for your consideration!!

Mona 🙂

Eskridge & Associates, Inc.

500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 341-9496 – direct

(312) 341-1251 – fax

(312) 259-2588 – mobile

www.EandAEvents.com

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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

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1. Meetings & Incentive Department Manager; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD

Manager, Meetings & Incentives Department; this position will report to the Director of Operations, Meetings & Incentives Department.

Duties and responsibilities for this position will include managing a staff of 10 overseeing 100 meetings and incentives annually. This industry veteran with 7+ years of experience will assist with organizing and managing assigned projects from start to finish; researching hotel availability; hotel site inspections; food & beverage planning; overseeing travel and transportation arrangements; contract negotiation; overseeing recommended AV specifications; managing registration & shipping, housing and database services; creating and administering operational budgets as requested; maintain cost control of events; develop promotional and meeting support brochures and literature; assigning teams; conducting annual customer care reviews and travel to meeting site and manage on-site logistics as appropriate. Meeting size ranges from 5 attendees to 2000 attendees. Corporate and Pharmaceutical experience appreciated.

Contact Person: Wendy Acevedo

Phone: 4105590144

wacevedo@traveldest.com

http://www.traveldest.com

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

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

3. Meeting Planner/Project Manager; Conference Incorporated; Reston, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7603910

4. Convention and Meetings Manager; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7600144

5. Manager, Exhibition Sales; AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7600205

6. Meetings Manager (Sr. Meeting Planner); American Bankers Association; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7441240

7. Director of Conference Services; Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7595995

8. Entry Level Meeting Planner; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7592536

8. Meetings & Fellowships Coordinator; American Orthopaedic Association; Rosemont, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7588822

9. Event Strategy/Execution Manager Project Sr.; Harley Davidson Motor Company; Milwaukee, WI

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7600574

10. Meeting and Event Planner; Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Austin, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7600291

11. Vice President of Sales; National Trade Productions, Inc.; Alexandria, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7600248

12. Executive Chef – Catering and Events; The French Culinary Institute; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7600279

13. Junior Meeting Planner; TX District & County Attorneys Association; Austin, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7596536

14. Meeting Planner; PlannerNet; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7597173

15. Regional Director of Sales-Groups; Guoman & Thistle Hotels; Manhattan, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7595703

16. Director of Leisure Sales-NA; Guoman & Thistle Hotels; New York, NY/Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7595734

17. Event Planner; CFA Institute; Charlottesville, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7595771

18. Manager, Education and Events; Confidential; Monroe Township, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=51&t735=&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7592693

19. Special Events and Sponsorship Manager; The Florida Aquarium; Tampa, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=76&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7589424

20. Director (Event Sales and Special Events); University of Maryland; College Park, MD

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=76&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7589301

21. Event Manager; Patty Long Catering; St. Louis, MO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7596005

22. Program Assistant, Meetings; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30447537&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

23. Events Coordinator; The QED Group, LLC; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30447457&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

24. 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/

*** From Tracy Cooley, via Ned Lundquist *** 25. Manager, Events Communications; Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO); Washington, DC

See below and attached, thank you!

Job Description

Position title: Manager, Events Communications

Department: Communications

Reports to: Vice President, Communications and Director, Events Communications Position summary: Assist in providing media and public relations support for business development conferences and the BIO International Convention. Leverage events to support baseline media tactics to advance agendas and promote all of BIO’s sections. Serve as initial contact and lead coordinator for potential media partnerships (e.g., advertorials, sponsorship opportunities, barters, etc.).

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

• Help implement and supervise press registration for events. Review and

assist in approving registrations.

• Develop media plans and timelines and help track activities for

events.

• Draft press releases and other press materials in support of events

communications.

• Develop online content focusing on media at events and write event

wrap-up coverage for blogs and online properties.

• Identify target media outlets and create media lists for individual

events.

• Pitch media to cover and attend events.

• Assist companies in taking advantage of media opportunities at events.

• Assist in developing story angles for events.

• Provide crisis communications support if necessary.

• Track media coverage and create event evaluation reports.

• Provide onsite support to reporters at events.

• Assist in overseeing consultants surrounding event communications.

• Assist Vice President, Communication in identifying and securing

non-traditional earned media or barter opportunities (e.g., special sections in print publications, content sharing opportunities with online properties). Assist in developing ancillary materials and promoting relevant opportunities to BIO members.

Knowledge and skills required:

• Excellent communications skills, including writing and speaking skills

• Excellent research skills, including problem-solving ability and

attentiveness to detail

• Team player

• Familiarity with the Microsoft computing environment (for example,

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer)

• Familiarity with standard office machines

Education and experience required:

• Bachelor of Arts in communications or related field

• Experience in media relations for events preferable but not required

• 4-6 years experience in strategic communications and media relations

Tracy Cooley, APR

Director, Events Communications

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

1201 Maryland Avenue, SW • Suite 900 • Washington, DC 20024 tel +1.202.312.9274 • cell +1.202.279.0536 tcooley@bio.org

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Diary”

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