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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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1. Transmitting data at speeds of up to 44.184 Mbps - is faster than a T-1 line - allowing performance of more tasks simultaneously at a greater speed. See T-1 LINE.

2. 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.

3. The organization who provides accrediation for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

4. Marketing activities with a common focus on the marketplace or a customer segment. The execution of each individual piece of the integrated marketing plan is consistent with - and supportive of - each of the other pieces of the plan.

5. Compression/Decompression or Coder/Decoder. Videoconferencing standard - included in hardware and/or software - used to compress or code video - audio - and data signals for transmission and decompress or decode the signal at the other end of the tra

6. Event held to communicate information to media representatives.

7. Computer Assisted Drawing/Computer Assisted Manufacturing. Some facilities have CAD systems to provide room setup diagrams.

8. 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.

9. A type of audio system for meetings and concerts. The speakers sit on the floor and project from each side of the room. The sound may be louder in the front than the back.

10. Notice as to how charges for an event should be handled and to whom invoices should be addressed.

11. Devices for the deaf or hearing imparied available in public phone banks and/or at the registration desk.

12. 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.

13. A pre-cut - etched pattern fabricated from metal or glass that fits in the focal plane of a lighting instrument to form projected light into a shape (logo - graphic or even scenery). Templates can form light images on ceilings and walls. The pattern

14. A music licensing organization that represents individuals who hold the copyrights to music written in the United States. It grants licensing agreements for the performance of music.

15. Individuals who will participate in the pre-event meetings. Generally includes the planner - key members of planner's staff - CSM - Catering Managers - A/V representatives - room set-up representatives - etc.

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

17. Also called overhead or administrative costs - these are expenses not directly related to the event. They can include salaries - rent - and building and equipment maintenance.

18. An audio signal generated by a microphone.

19. A commission over and above the normal base commission percentage.

20. Assets minus liabilities.

21. 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.

22. Any agreement which limits who may provide specific products or services under certain conditions to only one party. A general service contractor - for instance - may have an "exclusive" in a particular facility - meaning that no other contractor is

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

24. Private dispute resolution process - Often referred to as alternate dispute resolution - in which the parties agree to submit their dispute to an impartial third party for a decision. Depending on the type of arbitration - the arbitrator's decision m

25. 1) Process of moving equipment and/or people from one point to another. 2) Transportation between terminals and hotels. 3) To copy a picture or sound that is transmitted by one recorder to another - or to make a tape copy from film.

26. Using hypertext - a link is a selectable connection from one word - picture or information object to another. From a Web site - a link points to content.

27. An electronic message center or online discussion group - usually serving a special-interest group. They allow you to review messages left by others - and leave your own message if you choose. Also known as bulletin board systems or electronic forum.

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

29. 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.

30. A voluntary payment added to a bill (e.g. a restaurant check) - to signify good service.

31. To neglect to carry out an agreement.

32. 1) A statement of what one will give or take in return for something else (a price); proposal. 2) Proposal submitted by a convention & visitors bureau and/or hotel(s) to an event organizer that includes defined dates and room blocks.

33. Mandatory continuning education requirements for legal professionals are adminstered by the American Bar Association (ABA).

34. Raising and supporting sound - lighting or other equipment or dcor from the ceiling.

35. 1) Platforms of varying heights used together to create a stage - such as the rows of steps a choral group would use during a performance. 2) Stage background scene giving illusion or depth. Also called CYC.

36. MICROPHONE attached to a lectern. See LECTERN.

37. 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.

38. Educational and/or social events planned for spouses and guests of event participants.

39. 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.

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

41. One or more standard units of exhibit space. In the US - a standard unit is generally known to be a 10' x 10' space (one standard booth/stand unit - equaling 100 nsf). However - if an exhibitor purchases multiple units side-by-side or back-to-back -

42. Proof of Registration - i.e. - a reservation number that will be accepted by the hotel holding the room.

43. Formalized statement of outcomes to be anticipated as a result of the educational process.

44. An individual who guides discussion and/or decision making.

45. Computer application that enables voting and then collects and displays the results - simplifying decision-making among event participants.

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

47. AKA CSEP or Certified Special Event Professional - a designation offered by the International Special Events Society (ISES) earned through education - perofrmance - experience - and service to the industry.

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

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

50. Actual number of meals served at a catered meal function or in a restaurant. See AUDIENCE COUNT.