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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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1. Designated day when the facility will release a block of sleeping rooms to the general public.

2. Informative and instructional speech.

3. Digital subscriber line. Brings high bandwidth via copper phone lines.

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

5. 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

6. Carrier that specializes in shipping uncrated exhibits - high-tech equipment and delicate materials that require special handling.

7. 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 - whi

8. A supplier of a specific event service - such as photography - rental of furniture or audiovisual equipment - or floral decoration.

9. A system in which revenue and expenses are counted as they are actually received.

10. AP. A type of hotel rate that includes the price of the room and all meals. Also Called FULL AMERICAN PLAN (FAP).

11. An individual or company which provides customs clearing services to shippers of goods to and from another country. Licensing and requirements vary from country to country. In the United States - a customs broker must be licensed by the Treasury Depa

12. Manual or kit - usually developed by the service contractor for an event - containing general event information - labor/service order forms - rules and regulations and other information pertinent to an exhibitor's participation in an exhibition.

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

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

15. Type of meeting which brings together three or more people in two or more locations through telecommunications.

16. An ongoing effort by an organization to develop relationships with key media representatives before - during - and after an event.

17. Device used to compensate for undesired sound system characteristics or room acoustics.

18. 1) The governmental authorities designated to collect duties levied by a country on imports and exports. The term also applies to the procedures involved in such collection. 2) Practices common to many of a particular group.

19. An organization who locates and books speakers according to my specifications and budget.

20. 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

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

22. Solicitation of opinions regarding services; questionnaire.

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

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

25. Staff person responsible for selling and servicing group and local food and beverage functions.

26. Ability to transmit huge volumes of voice and video over a network or the internet - without jumpy images.

27. The station used to transmit signals from Earth to a satellite (videoconferencing).

28. A self-contained unit with a LCD (liquid crystal display) panel - light source and lens that works with both PC and Mac computers and duplicates the image being shown on the monitor without any need for special software or complex setting up.

29. Contractor retained by a facility to be on-site and provide services as needed. In some cases - Planners are not required to use their services - but may be charged a surcharge or facility fee for bringing in an outside contractor for the same servic

30. 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.

31. 1) Customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality - precedence - and etiquette. 2) A formal description of message formats and the rules two computers must follow to exchange messages.

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

33. Contract wording that outlines potential damages or fees that a party may be required to pay in the event that it does not fulfill minimum commitments in the contract.

34. AKA Post Conference.Any event which is arranged for the period immediately following the conference proper.

35. The day-to-day cost of doing business that is pre-committed - such as salaries - insurance - lease expenses - utilities - etc.

36. An exhibit with aisles on three sides.

37. One of the advantages of a web-based event planning software solution or ASP is that clients already have the necessary tools available: a computer and a web browser. This familiar interface is cross-platforming - meaning that PCs - MACs - and large

38. Portable MICROPHONE operating on its own power source. Often used to pass through an audience for questions or comments. Also Called WIRELESS MICROPHONE.

39. Booking before an event takes places. Allows attendees to register for an event before it actually takes place. Done through mail - phone - internet or fax.

40. 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

41. Procurement - maintenance and transportation of materials. Involves all related functions and services.

42. A group of voluntary committee members with vested interests in program content who are commonly used to establish direction for educational programs offered at association meetings.

43. A group of rooms that is reserved by a party outside of the ECB but is present in the city as a result of the Main Event (for example - some exhibitors - some international tour groups). A Peripheral Block's consumed room nights should be credited to

44. A statement of estimated revenues and expenditures for a specified period of time; divided into subject categories and arranged by principal areas of revenue and expense.

45. Land-based system for videoconferencing designed to manage communication between one group of people - usually in a conference room setting - with another group or groups in similar settings elsewhere.

46. Assets minus liabilities.

47. 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.

48. Web browser-based videoconferencing.

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

50. When a company contracts space at a hotel or other adjacent venue to display their products and meet with exhibition attendees without paying show management for booth space or sponsorship fees.