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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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1. The newest development in audio systems that can take traditional distributed systems - which require delay speakers to be hung throughout the room - to a new level. The advantage is that you can cover a room from a single line of speakers over the r

2. An alternative plan that may replace the original plan when circumstances change.

3. Movie - slide - or computer image presentation where the screen is between the viewer and the projector. Often used in terms of a FRONT PROJECTION SCREEN which is translucent to images being projected from the rear and can be viewed from the front.

4. Method of doing research using a small group led by a facilitator.

5. A feature of many videoconference systems that allows participants at each conference site to view and edit the same document.

6. American Society of Composers - Authors - and Publishers. A membership organization that represents individuals who hold the copyrights to music written in the United States and grants licensing agreements for the performance of that music.

7. Representatives of an event's exhibiting companies who act as advisers to show management on rules and procedures - and also update show management on industry trends and issues.

8. An itemized statement furnished to a purchaser by a seller and usually specifying the price of goods or services and the terms of sale.

9. Company which designs and handles some or all elements of incentive travel programs.

10. Seating arrangement in which seats are in rows facing the stage area - no tables. See AUDITORIUM SET-UP.

11. Period when the demand for a supplier's product or service is lowest. Prices general decrease in low season.

12. Primary uses of satellite videoconferencing today are major announcements - product launches - and other presentations for which timeliness and a top-quality broadcaset is desired. they are typically sent to a large - geographically remote audience -

13. An informal meeting for the purpose of discussion; usually of an academic or research nature and in order to ascertain areas of mutual interest through exchange of ideas. Conducted as and when convenient - but with little regularity.

14. A solid-state diode rectifier whose atomic properties cause it to emit light when electric current is passed through it. Current LED technology allows the emission of light from infrared through green frequencies - and visible light LEDs are availabl

15. A promise - proposal or other expression of willingness to make and carry out a contract under proposed terms with another party which has the ability to accept it upon receiving it. Space and rent proposal from a facility. It may be in the form of a

16. A type of indemnity clause that requires one party to fully protect the other from a claim asserted. This would include the payment of costs or attorney fees.

17. PER. The industry preferred term for a report of the details and activities of an event. A collection of post event reports over time will provide the complete History for an event. The industry accepted practice is to use the APEX POST EVENT REPORT

18. A process of identifying human wants and needs - and developing a plan to meet those wants and needs. Refers to everything involved with convincing an attendee to come to the event. Also refers to providing information to support the exhibit sales fu

19. A lead retrieval method using embossed plastic cards similar to credit cards.

20. Integrated services digital network. A single ISDN line carries data at 128 Kbps. Although video conferences are possible at slower speeds - ISDN is considered to be the minimum for acceptable-quality video transmission.

21. Apparatus used for projecting photographic slides onto a screen. It will often have a remote (either wired or wireless) that can be used to advance the slides.

22. 1) Way in which a function room is arranged. 2) Erecting displays - installation - or - articles in their assembled condition. 3) Mixers - fruit - and glassware accompanying a liquor order.

23. Digital light processor data/video projectors were developed with an entirely new processor using microscopic mirrors to recreate video images and display them in a number of settings. These projectors picked up where LCD left off by reproducing vide

24. The process whereby exhibitors receive a potential customer's contact information in a standardized manner. A system for capturing and following-up on leads generated at an exhibition.

25. 1) Merchandise or refreshments sold on site - to individuals - in conjunction with an event. 2) Contractual agreement where one party provides something of value to the other party in exchange for something else - pending certain conditions.

26. MAP. A type of room rate that includes breakfast and one other meal (usually dinner).

27. 1) Pallet. 2) Wooden platform used to support machinery or a collection of objects for easier handling. 3) Thick wood blocks attached to crates which allow forklift access for easier handling. 4) Wood runners protecting the exterior of a shipping cas

28. The opposite of an opt-in email marketing campaign

29. Organizations offering this type of continuing education credits are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

30. International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

31. Program and process by which a participant completes proscribed training and passes an assessment.

32. The tone of a document refers to the feeling or impression a document conveys. Formal writing style tends to convey an objective tone that is deliberate and factual. The toneo f an informal document typically is relaxed - informative - helpful - casu

33. An individual or company providing installation & dismantle and booth/stand and hall dressing services for a trade show and/or its exhibitors. Decorator services may be provided by carpenters - sign painters or others depending upon union jurisdictio

34. AKA Group Specification Guide or Resume. Spec Guide. The industry preferred term for a comprehensive document that outlines the complete requirements and instructions for an event. This document is typically authored by the event planner and is share

35. Number of facility guest rooms actually used out of a room block.

36. 1) The opposite of real-time. 2) Audio and/or video programming available on a Web site after the completion of an event - providing this content so Web site visitors can listen or view at their discretion. 3) FAX system for sending out faxed materia

37. 1) Critiquing and rating the overall success of an event. 2) Developing an event profile from accurate event statistics.

38. 1) Airline lift into and out of a destination. 2) Capable of being used by people with physical challenges and disabilities. This is an important aspect of the United States' Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

39. The software that makes Webcasting work. These "stream" audio and video from a central source - or media server - to recipients on their personal computers.

40. (Unshielded Twisted Pair Cable or UTP) Usually referred to as Cat 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 or 5 cable. Cat 5 transmits data the fastest. Fast Ethernet requires enhanced Cat 5 cable or Cat 5 to operate at its full potential.

41. The transfer of monies into and out of an enterprise.

42. Designated date when the facility will release a block of sleeping rooms to the general public. The date is typically three to four weeks before the event.

43. 1) A food service vendor - often used to describe a vendor who specializes in banquets and theme parties. 2) An exclusive food & beverage contractor within a facility.

44. Exhibit hours that do not overlap other programming - which encourages attendees to visit the exhibition and increases the value for exhibitors.

45. Wooden platform used to carry goods. See SKID.

46. Accepted Practices Exchange. An initiative of the meetings - conventions & exhibitions industry managed by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). APEX develops and manages the implementation of accepted practices (voluntary standards) for the industr

47. In-person on-site review and evaluation of a venue or location for an event.

48. Legal responsibility. An obligation to pay an amount in damages. In a non-legal context - something that is a negative factor.

49. A return of part of a payment.

50. A labor organization - typically made up of workers from the same trade formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests such as dealing collectively with their employer on issues of wages - hours - working conditions and other matters pert