Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 5 September 2011

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 5 September 2011

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Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

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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. Director of Convention Sales and Services; Oklahoma City Convention

and Visitors Bureau; Oklahoma City, OK

2. Meeting Assistant; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Darien, IL

3. Meeting Planner; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); Quincy,

MA

4. National Sales Manager; Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority;

Philadelphia, PA

5. Meeting Planner; US & Canadian Academy of Pathology; Augusta, GA

6. Senior Meetings Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

7. Meeting Planner; WJ Weiser & Associates, Inc.; Schaumburg, IL

8. Meeting Planner; DOC Events; Somerset, NJ

9. Conference Center Manager; Colorado Community College System; Denver,

CO

10. Director of Meetings; International Council of Ophthalmology; San

Francisco, CA preferred, but flexible – home office based

11. Independent Meeting Planner; UrbanRide, Inc.; Boston, MA

12. Trade Show & Sponsorship Sales Manager; Dynamic Events; Vancouver,

WA

13. Meeting Intern; Association of University Centers on Disabilities;

Silver Spring, MD

14. Meeting Planner; Alzheimer's Association; Chicago, IL

15. Meeting Planner; Circle Solutions, Inc.; McLean, VA

16. Sales Manager, Exhibition & Sponsorship; The Sherwood Group, Inc.;

Deerfield, IL

17. Director of Knowledge Management; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

18. Strategic Account Manager-Hotels; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

19. National Sales Manager; OpenDoor Resources; Phoenix, AZ

20. Events and Programmes Manager; CASE Europe; London, United Kingdom

21. Director of Sales; Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Phoenix, AZ

22. Director, Meetings Content Development; The American Institute of

Chemical Engineers; New York, NY

23. Venue Coordinator; Qualcomm, Inc.; San Diego, CA

24. Account Manager; Hello Washington, D.C.!; Washington, DC

25. Event Coordinator; Straumann; Andover, MA

26. Conference Planner; SETI Institute; San Jose, CA

27. Event Intern (Paid); Variety; Los Angeles, CA

28. Events Specialist (Temporary); Girl Scouts of Minnesota Wisconsin

River Valleys; St. Paul, MN

29. Catering Sales Manager; Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina;

Charleston, SC

30. Assistant Director of Donor Relations for Special Events; Davidson

College; Davidson, NC

31. Event Coordinator; Daewon Advisory Services; Seoul, South Korea

32. Sales Manager; Embassy Suites Napa Valley; Napa, CA

33. Special Events Coordinator; Idaho Botanical Garden; Boise, ID

************* 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.

*********

1. Director of Convention Sales and Services; Oklahoma City Convention

and Visitors Bureau; Oklahoma City, OK

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8545730

2. Meeting Assistant; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Darien, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8605855

3. Meeting Planner; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); Quincy,

MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8605308

4. National Sales Manager; Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority;

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8385863

5. Meeting Planner; US & Canadian Academy of Pathology; Augusta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8608144

6. Senior Meetings Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is an event management company located in

Fairfax, VA. We are looking for a qualified individual who will serve

as a Senior Meetings Manager for assigned accounts. This individual

will report to the Vice President of Meeting Logistics and the Associate

Director of Meeting Logistics.

This position will work directly with the liaison(s) of assigned

accounts (clients) and be responsible for managing and executing all

phases of meeting logistics planning for events including, but not

limited to: RFP creation and review, facility/vendor contract

negotiation, management of contracted vendors such as audio visual,

catering, general contractor, security, shuttle, communications, and

printing. Additional responsibilities will include database management,

budget development and oversight, preparation of event resume/function

books, and the creation of meeting room diagrams.

Job Requirements

� Bachelor's degree in a related field required

� 5+ years industry-related experience; familiarity with medical

meetings is preferred

� 3+ years experience in all elements of meeting logistics (preferably

for conferences of more than 7,500 attendees)

� 2+ years managerial experience

� Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access

� Must be capable of learning and using floorplan software

� Must have the ability to manage signage creation; visualize and

construct meeting “grids”; and to design, produce and manage project

timelines

� Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task

� Must have excellent organizational and proofreading skills

� Must be a team player who leads by example

� Travel required: 25 – 35%

We offer excellent benefits and a casual work environment. If you are

interested, please fax your resume with salary requirement to

703-818-9177 Attn: HR or email your resume to jsajobs@jspargo.com. You

may also visit our website at www.jspargo.com to view other current job

openings.

7. Meeting Planner; WJ Weiser & Associates, Inc.; Schaumburg, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8589379

8. Meeting Planner; DOC Events; Somerset, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7682585

9. Conference Center Manager; Colorado Community College System; Denver,

CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8582813

10. Director of Meetings; International Council of Ophthalmology; San

Francisco, CA preferred, but flexible – home office based

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8580913

11. Independent Meeting Planner; UrbanRide, Inc.; Boston, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8572659

12. Trade Show & Sponsorship Sales Manager; Dynamic Events; Vancouver,

WA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8546573

13. Meeting Intern; Association of University Centers on Disabilities;

Silver Spring, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8546162

14. Meeting Planner; Alzheimer's Association; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8533963

15. Meeting Planner; Circle Solutions, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8533505

16. Sales Manager, Exhibition & Sponsorship; The Sherwood Group, Inc.;

Deerfield, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8529657

17. Director of Knowledge Management; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8605554

18. Strategic Account Manager-Hotels; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8533914

19. National Sales Manager; OpenDoor Resources; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8610940

20. Events and Programmes Manager; CASE Europe; London, United Kingdom

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8608047

21. Director of Sales; Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8608209

22. Director, Meetings Content Development; The American Institute of

Chemical Engineers; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8169156

23. Venue Coordinator; Qualcomm, Inc.; San Diego, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8587897

24. Account Manager; Hello Washington, D.C.!; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&t735=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=8584348

25. Event Coordinator; Straumann; Andover, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8584390

26. Conference Planner; SETI Institute; San Jose, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8574732

27. Event Intern (Paid); Variety; Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8392151

28. Events Specialist (Temporary); Girl Scouts of Minnesota Wisconsin

River Valleys; St. Paul, MN

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8545843

29. Catering Sales Manager; Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina;

Charleston, SC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8533776

30. Assistant Director of Donor Relations for Special Events; Davidson

College; Davidson, NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8533772

31. Event Coordinator; Daewon Advisory Services; Seoul, South Korea

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8532189

32. Sales Manager; Embassy Suites Napa Valley; Napa, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8529784

33. Special Events Coordinator; Idaho Botanical Garden; Boise, ID

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8529592

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ABBA, �Gold�

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