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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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1. Names and contact information of potential customers. Attendee lists are often provided as sales leads to exhibitors as an incentive to participate in an exhibition.

2. The type of platform that multi-purpose technology solutions designed to handle many event planning and management tasks are built on. They range in price from a few hundred dollars for a basic single-user program to hundreds of thousands of dollars

3. Large theatrical floodlight usually used for work lights or occasionally in place of strip lights to light a cyclorama or sky drop.

4. Meeting Industry Network (formerly CINET or Convention Industry Network). On-line information network tracking historical and future site/booking information. CINET is provided by IACVB to its members.

5. An email marketing campaign that only sends messages to users who have requested (or opted-in) to receive specific types of information. Email conference reminders and newsletters are examples of opt-in email marketing campaigns based upon permission

6. A date set by event management and/or general service contractor for the arrival of freight at a trade event. Usually shipments received before or after this date are assessed a penalty charge.

7. Affordable videoconferencing equipment that is available and allows participants to use their computers indead of proprietary hardware for virtual meetings. They provide real-time interaction using a personal computer.

8. 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

9. An agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to do or not do something and a right to performance of the other's duty or a remedy for the breach of the other's duty.

10. 4 or 5 participants query the main speaker from the stage with questions from the audience and follow up questions.

11. Requirement of many professional groups by which members must certify participation in formal educational programs designed to maintain their level of ability beyond their original certification date. CEUs are non-academic credit. One CEU is awarded

12. 1) Certified Meeting Professional. 2) Complete Meeting Package at conference centers; includes lodging - all food and beverage - support services - including audio visual equipment - room rental - etc.

13. Automated External Defibrillator. Device installed in many large public areas (e.g. airports - hotels - convention centers). Can be used by any individual to administer life-saving care to person experiencing a heart attack.

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

15. 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.

16. A type of education where students work on their own at home or from an office - and communicate with faculty and other students via email - electronic forums - chat - webconferencing and other forms of online communication. Includes correspondence c

17. A company that offers complete turnkey organization support for an event - including administrative and event management services.

18. Structured educational and training experiences for personal or professional development.

19. A true and honest effort to uphold the law. (as in Good Faith Effort)

20. An insurance policy that provides protection against claims involving bodily injury and property damage to third parties.

21. Time worked by an employee outside of - or in addition to - regular working time or beyond the standard forty-hour workweek.

22. Flat rate for which a hotel or motel agrees to offer any of its available sleeping rooms (with the exception of suites) to a group. Final assignment of rooms is at the discretion of the hotel. See RUN-OF-THE-HOUSE RATE.

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

24. Certified Professional Catering Executive. A certification program offered by the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE).

25. Association of Destination Management Executives. A member of the Convention Industry Council.

26. 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.

27. An event (e.g. war - labor strike - extreme weather - or other disruptive circumstances) or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled: a "fortuitous event."

28. Private room bar set up where guests pay for drinks individually.

29. In which rows of tables with chairs face the front of a room and each person has a space for writing.

30. 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.

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

32. Donated financial or material support - usually in exchange for recognition; Paid opportunity for entity or an exhibitor to increase its visibility at the event.

33. A statement that indicates overall financial status by subtracting expenses from income.

34. A new development using computer chips that can be read from a distance (similar to a bar code without the need for line of sight). This type of technology holds promise to help attendees - event managers and exhibitors share information - log into c

35. A speaker system that is typically used in ballrooms - exhibit hall venues - etc - and are most appropriate for voice reproduction.

36. A document that stipulates what services the organization wants from an outside contractor and requests a bid to perform such services. Same As BID MANUAL/SPECIFICATIONS.

37. 1) Ability of a projection system to distinguish and reproduce fine detail. 2) Motion put forward for a joint decision; usually has the force of a legislative decision.

38. Record of an event over time.

39. A manner of behavior that touches all elements of communication and the way that we interact with customers and colleagues.

40. An event that incoporates environmental considerations throughout all states of the planning process in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment.

41. Any meeting where people at two or more distant locations are linked using video - audio and data for two-way communication via satellite communications or the Internet. Each party sees and hears the other through a TV screen or computer monitor and

42. AKA Housing Bureau. Organization that provides reservation services for a group and its attendees.

43. 1) A mandatory and automatic amount added to standard food and beverage charges - usually used to defray the cost of labor - such as housemen - servers - technicians - etc. and which the facility receives a portion of the charge. In return - the gues

44. Preferred term for the specific person responsible for all aspects of planning - promoting - and producing an exhibition. Also Called SHOW MANAGER - SHOW ORGANIZER.

45. A nonprofit organization representing specific destinations formerly known as the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Members have expert knowledge of their city and its surrounding areas; typically they represent local hotels

46. The activities that are undertaken to either reduce the probability that an emergency or crisis will occur or reduce the consequences if it does occur.

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

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

49. 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.

50. Seating arrangement in which chairs are arranged in rows slanted in a V shape and separated by a center aisle. They face the head table or speaker.