Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 24 April 2011

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 24 April 2011

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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Events Manager; Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar; Doha, Qatar 2. Event Sales Manager; Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport; Singapore 3. Meetings Manager, American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Alexandria, VA 4. Program Specialist; ONR Global, Office of Naval Research, MCR Federal LLC; Arlington, VA 5. Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship Manager; Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); Arlington, VA 6. Coordinator Conferences and Meetings; NAFSA Association of International Educators; Washington, DC 7. Registration Manager; Association Management Group, Inc.; McLean, VA 8. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; OSA; Washington, DC 9. Events & Meetings Planner (Associate); KPMG LLP; New York, NY 10. Meeting & Event Services Planner – Senior Associate; Ernst & Young; Houston, TX 11. Meeting & Event Services Planner – Supervising Associate; Ernst & Young; Secaucus, NJ 12. Coordinator, Corporate Meetings & Events; The American Society of Civil Engineers; Reston, VA 13. Meeting Planner; Bayer CropScience; Raleigh, NC 14. Meeting and Event Planner; Franklin Templeton Investments; St.

Petersburg, FL

15. Meeting Planner; Rx Worldwide Meetings, Inc.; Plano, TX 16. Intern; American Osteopathic Association; Chicago, IL 17. Audio Visual Sales Manager – Corporate Events; Swank Audio Visuals; Reston, VA 18. VP, Marketing and Communications; Destination DC; Washington, DC 19. Director of Finance & Administration; Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau; Spokane, WA 20. Conference Services Specialist; The Governance Institute; San Diego, CA

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

Dear Sonja,

I am responding to the opportunity listed in Ned's List for your consideration of a SSP. Please consider my SSP below … thank you! I appreciate the kindness offered. Please contact me if you have questions or require additional information.

Sincerely,

Eric Simpkins

Business Development & Program Management Executive ericlsimpkins@gmail.com

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-simpkins/26/116/943

Business Development Executive Seeking C-Level or VP Position Fusing well-honed business development skill with strategic social partnering I thrive on growing premier into markets demanding innovation, and proven systems into mature markets requiring consistency with pbusinesses in the defense, aerospace and energy sectors. I move disruptive technology and products redictive performance. I manage programs and projects from technology R&D, to complex product development and systems deployment. Customer relationship management with enduring domestic and global business results.

What I Will Bring to An Organization

The results of my work are the organization and penetration of focused, highly qualified markets for substantive sales. I create business deals that are multi-$M revenue producing, fully satisfy customer missions.

Merging thought leadership and collaborative innovation, I engineer first-mover advantage that establishes market prominence.

I deliver organization strategy that consistently achieves business goals and revenue objectives. My successes center on working in progressive, data-driven organizations which embrace change and thrive on challenge. I will provide full spectrum leadership: shaping the business plan, energizing the team, delivering results with personal integrity, excellence and accountability. I develop and maintain highly productive and enduring customer, client and partner relationships.

Leveraging organizational intellectual property and skilled leadership, I deliver market prominence and exceptional value.

Kindly Contact:

Eric Simpkins

Business Development & Program Management Executive

(541) 639-5112

ericlsimpkins@gmail.com

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-simpkins/26/116/943

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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 to sonjahepn@comcast.net for inclusion in the

next newsletter.

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*** From Ned Lundquist ***

1. Events Manager; Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar; Doha, Qatar

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=1691&jb=7740230

2. Event Sales Manager; Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport; Singapore

http://www.jobstreet.com.sg/jobs/2011/3/default/20/2529042.htm

3. Meetings Manager, American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Alexandria, VA

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) seeks a Meetings Manager to work with staff, committees, and ASNE leadership to produce and promote ASNE’s technical symposia, exhibitions, and events. The Meetings Manager will provide support for the Society’s core functions, with a focus on meetings.

Ideal candidates will have:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required

• Minimum five years experience in meetings management;

experience with government or military a plus

• Excellent project management and organizational skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects at once

• Proven writing and editing skills

• Excellent attention to detail

• Experience with vendor and facility contracts

• Proven budgeting and reconciliation skills; strong math skills

a must

• Experience preparing reports and analyzing trends

• Knowledge of Washington, DC Metro area meetings facilities and

established contacts in the meetings and hospitality industry

• Own transportation and be able and willing to lift 35 pounds

• Ability and willingness to travel an average of 1.5 times per

month

• Ability to start no later than 7 May 2011 and travel out of

town immediately for the following dates:

o May 23 – 26, 2011

o May 30 – June 18, 2011

Ideal candidates will be:

• Comfortable with exhibit and sponsorship sales, including cold

calling

• Proven team player with a “make it work” attitude

• Ability and desire to work collaboratively with staff and

volunteers

• Someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

• “People person” with good phone and interpersonal skills

Technical skills include: proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Experience managing spreadsheets and databases and experience with registration software a must! Experience with association management software, Adobe Creative Suite or Microsoft SharePoint a plus!

ASNE is an EEOC/AA employer, and offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. ASNE is located near the Duke Street Metro Station in Alexandria. Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Megan Sinesiou at msinesiou@navalengineers.org.

(Applications must be submitted via email. Submissions received through the WashingtonPost.com resume service will not be considered.)

The American Society of Naval Engineers was founded in 1888 with the purpose of advancing the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations, to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and to promote naval engineering as a career field. The Society’s 5,000 plus members are drawn from a broad spectrum of military and civilian professionals and students, engaged in or associated with the many facets of naval engineering.

4. Program Specialist; ONR Global, Office of Naval Research, MCR Federal LLC; Arlington, VA

MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions.

For more than 30 years, we have provided objectivity, smart thinking and the highest levels of support to help our clients get the job done, and done right. Our vast experience and knowledgeable people are our greatest assets. Their subject matter expertise, commitment to excellence and the high quality of their work, combined with our full suite of services, allows our clients to accomplish their missions and support national priorities. Our corporate values are based on integrity, excellence, honesty, service and trust. It is through these values that we form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain talented employees. For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit www.mcri.com.

Duties

•Plan All Theater Conference (ATC) including agenda, speakers, venues, etc.

•Plan and participate in ONRG’s Industry Day – select a geographic area for all Science Advisors to visit companies supporting the Fleet/Force or generally applicable to the business of the Government; plan and schedule the tours, activities, lodging, meals, etc.

•Create a turn-over schedule for current Science Advisors and create a replacement monitoring plan. Communicate with interested personnel with information such as pre-interview questionnaires. Schedule interviews.

Support the entire process for selecting and “hiring” Science Advisors.

•Track preparation of Science Advisor orientation briefing packages and track Science Advisor mandatory training.

•Support the annual performance review process for the Science Advisors.

•Create and implement a communication plan:

- Develop public release story ideas to submit to ONR CSC

- Develop content for the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) website

- Develop, monitor and maintain ONRG’s LinkedIn site

- Develop, monitor and maintain ONRG’s Facebook page

- Maintain ONRG’s Knowledge Management (KM) site

•Prepare the “read ahead” for Chief of Naval Research (CNR) for periodic video-teleconferences with the Science Advisors.

•Communicate with participants in ONRG activities to gather compliments and complaints and prepare a “lessons learned” summary.

•Assist with logistics and contacts for high-level personnel visiting ONRG in Arlington, VA.

Qualifications

•3 years experience

•Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field.

•Secret clearance.

•Thoroughly familiar and proficient in the use of commercial software packages such as Microsoft Word, Project, Excel, and PowerPoint.

•Excellent skills in data analysis, spreadsheets, and briefs.

Demonstrated competence and the ability to effectively use these tools in day-to-day work.

•Must be able to travel as required.

Compensation

MCR, LLC’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive. It is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and to reward employee's skills, experience, and potential.

Equal Opportunity Employer

MCR is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=747

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5. Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship Manager; Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7914730

6. Coordinator Conferences and Meetings; NAFSA Association of International Educators; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7919693

7. Registration Manager; Association Management Group, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7919043

8. Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator; OSA; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7914102

9. Events & Meetings Planner (Associate); KPMG LLP; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7910104

10. Meeting & Event Services Planner – Senior Associate; Ernst & Young; Houston, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7895157

11. Meeting & Event Services Planner – Supervising Associate; Ernst & Young; Secaucus, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7895996

12. Coordinator, Corporate Meetings & Events; The American Society of Civil Engineers; Reston, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7099497

13. Meeting Planner; Bayer CropScience; Raleigh, NC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7892480

14. Meeting and Event Planner; Franklin Templeton Investments; St.

Petersburg, FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7892589

15. Meeting Planner; Rx Worldwide Meetings, Inc.; Plano, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7714142

16. Intern; American Osteopathic Association; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7892363

17. Audio Visual Sales Manager – Corporate Events; Swank Audio Visuals; Reston, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7909889

18. VP, Marketing and Communications; Destination DC; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7909712

19. Director of Finance & Administration; Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau; Spokane, WA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7903921

20. Conference Services Specialist; The Governance Institute; San Diego, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7892613

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