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  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.

Industry Job Board

What jobs are available in the trade show industry? Browse the list below for companies currently looking to add to their team. Each listings includes a detailed description, any job requirements, and the next steps to take if you are interested in applying. Good luck!

 

April 2018

Project Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships

American Health Insurance Plans

Washington DC

Position Summary:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Business Affairs (BA), the Project Manager, Exhibits and Sponsorships formulates, implements, and manages all aspects of communication, sponsor deliverables, and customer service for affiliate memberships and corporate sponsorships. This position provides valuable operational and management expertise within the BA team for sponsorships, exhibits, affiliate memberships, webinars, and other products and programs. Works closely with all BA members to coordinate flow of information, proofs, and provides metrics and reports on sponsorships. Ensures deliverables are met in a timely manner for affiliate organizations and internal and external colleagues.

Specific Responsibilities:

Operations and Management:

  • A key day-to-day contact for the sponsors and exhibitors for benefit fulfillment
  • Provides and executes development strategies to advance BA corporate development and non-dues revenue growth.
  • Seeks ways to save costs and become more efficient and effective.
  • Working in conjunction with the EVP of BA, develops key account reports and tools to include coverage of key account contacts, sales tracking information for all initiatives, deliverable status, financial tracking and reporting for all initiatives, and development of new operational tools as necessary to advance association programs.
  • Continually reviews and prioritizes division processes and communications for potential improvements.
  • Monitors health care industry vendor and health plan developments and trends and trade association business models to support updating and introducing AHIP programs and products.
  • Manages all sponsor deliverables.
  • Provides sound forecasting input on departmental budget figures.
  • Tracks sponsorship-related department expenditures and manages incoming invoices.
  • Works in conjunction with the Executive Director of Financial Evaluations and Reporting to review/manage available inventory.

Affiliate Membership Program Support:

  • Leads the communications, deliverables, and customer service for existing and prospective Affiliate Organizations, Sponsors, Partners, and Select participants.
  •  Maintains up-to-date knowledge about AHIP’s service offerings and products and provides input for sales, marketing, and packaging these offerings.

Marketing Support:

  • Facilitates and supports the development of comprehensive AHIP Business Affairs print and electronic promotional materials which includes ordering conference sponsorship materials, marketing of sponsorships, exhibits, affiliate memberships and other products and publications.
  • Coordinates with the Marketing Department on creating, editing and proofreading trade show presentations, brochures, and other marketing material, as required.
  • Manages all signage for the Policy, Consumer & Digital Health, and Medicare/Medicaid conferences and coordinates approvals with the Marketing Department.

Education Support:

  • Collects sponsored speaking session information for all events and facilitates the approval and integration within conference material process.
  • Coordinates communication between the Education Department and sponsor clients to develop best presentations possible.
  • Manages sponsored speaking sessions on-site at events along with mobile app and website recognition.

Communication:

  • Professionally represents AHIP in communications with Sponsors, Affiliate Organization Members, and Select companies with responsibilities for monitoring and reporting the overall customer satisfaction level.
  • Assists in promoting Affiliate Organization Membership to prospective members via the phone and in person at AHIP conferences and events.
  • Establishes exceptional, consultative relationships with solutions provider companies, while maintaining the business relationship.
  • Establishes and oversees standards for delivering the highest quality, most effective client support services for both internal and external customers.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Skills:

  • Background in logistics for conference exhibits and sponsorships
  • Possesses exceptional leadership, organizational, communication, and business skills and the capabilities to work with fellow AHIP staff, member health insurance plans, affiliate organization members, and affinity partners in a highly constructive manner.
  • Possesses ability to problem solve, analyze, brainstorm, think proactively and be flexible within limited timeframes.  
  • Possesses ability to prioritize and maintain workflow for multiple projects and to complete high quality work in a timely fashion.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience using advanced office computer applications including Windows-based databases.
  • Experienced in interacting with all professional levels.

Experience:

  • Three years of experience in project management
  • Three years of experience managing client communications and customer service
  • 2-3 years of experience working in the field of conference logistics as they relate to exhibits and sponsorships

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Certification Requirements:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.

Physical Work Activities & Conditions:

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day.
  • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 75% of the workday.

Percent of Travel:

  • 25%.

The purpose of a job description is to describe the overall function and general responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions are used in hiring and training and to provide employees with a better understanding of employer expectations. Actual job functions and duties will vary as job responsibilities and business needs require.

Equal Opportunity Employer

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

Interested candidates are requested to visit AHIP’s Career Website for further instructions on resume submission.

How to Apply

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

AHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

In order to request consideration for an opened position at AHIP, all candidates must complete an AHIP Job Application and submit it, along with a current resume and cover letter that includes your requested salary range. We also ask that you complete and return the three voluntary forms that aid us in our attempt to meet our affirmative action goals:

All voluntary documents will be used for Affirmative Action tracking purposes only and will be held confidentially in our Human Resources Department. They will not be viewed during the hiring process.

Once completed, all forms should be returned to our recruitment mail box at: hr@ahip.org or mail to:

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
ATTN: HR Dept/BAPM
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

 

Sales

Teamwork Events

Description

Teamwork Events is searching for a charismatic, ambitious, relationship-driven individual to identify and pursue new sales opportunities in our Southeast market. This person will be an essential part of the team responsible for driving the growth of our sales and partnerships. We are specifically looking for a fun, passionate, creative, collaborative and driven person who loves what they do and is willing to give 100% every day in the pursuit of new business. This person needs to honestly care about their customers and team members, and have extensive knowledge of the experiential industry.

Please send resumes to Chris at chris.casconi@teamworkevents.com.

 

March 2018

Divisional Vice President

Derse

Atlanta, GA | Management

Description

Derse is a complete face-to-face marketing agency specializing in exhibits, events and marketing environments. Ranked as one of Advertising Age’s World's Largest Agency Companies and Chief Marketer’s B2B Top Shops, we are looking for a key leader to drive one of our largest divisions.

The Divisional Vice President is a critical role for the overall achievement of the Atlanta division. Your primary role is to lead and strategize new business development and nurture existing client relationships, all while setting the standard for quality customer service. You will be directly responsible for overseeing all Atlanta operations and employees and held accountable to profit and growth objectives set each year. This role reports to the Corporate Executive Vice President.

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years management/leadership experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance preferred
  • Previous background in running production-oriented operations in a custom build environment
  • Must have working knowledge of financial systems
  • Custom exhibit or cabinetry background preferred

At Derse, we hire leaders who have an eye set for growth and innovation. This is your chance to build Derse’s future – so you can have the best for yours. Make your move:  Visit derse.com/careers.

 

Sales Director

JD Events

Boutique tradeshow producer seeking experienced ambitious Sales Director to drive exhibit and sponsorship sales for new launch. Opportunity for tenacious sales professional to play key role from inception of ground breaking new event. Required experience includes developing customer databases, prospecting through telephone, email and face to face sales channels, maintaining sales pipeline reports and proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, strategic, team oriented, customer focused relationship builder who has a genuine passion for the market being served. Launch experience a plus. Prefer CT based. Full-time salary plus commissions and benefits.

Email resume to joel@jdevents.com.
Job Type: Full-time

 


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