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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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

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

3. Computer program that uses variable pricing models to maximize the return on a fixed (perishable) inventory - such as hotel rooms - based on supply-and-demand theory.

4. A methodical examination and review of records pertaining to an event. For instance - an independent verification of attendance figures submitted by an exhibition's producers.

5. DMC. A professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge - expertise and resources - specializing in the design and implementation of events - activities - tours - transportation and program logistics. Depending on the company and th

6. The station which receives data transmissions from a communications satellite.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. ASP. A company that manages and distributes software-based solutions to customers across a wide area network from a central data center. In essence - ASPs are a way for organizations to outsource some or almost all aspects of their information techno

10. 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.

11. Building an event budet by analyzing both the projected and actual figures from the previous year's budget.

12. Function room set-up that saves room turnover time - limits the number of event rooms required - and avoids additional charges for changing room set-ups.

13. A list - whether printed or electronic - by which an event organizer and/or their designates (e.g. a housing bureau) delivers multiple reservations to a hotel or other housing facility. Often the information contained in a rooming list is originally

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

15. Event held to communicate information to media representatives.

16. Equipment which projects an image on a screen by passing light through a transparent slide or other transparency.

17. Provision in a contract which outlines damages to be paid to the non-canceling party if cancellation occurs - due the canceling party's breach of the contract.

18. Platters of food are composed in the kitchen. Each food item is then served from the guest's left by the server from platters to individual plates. Any course can be 'Frenched' by having the dressing put on the salad or having sauce added to a entre

19. 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.

20. Accounts receivable made available to individuals or firms with established credit.

21. Company that fabricates displays.

22. Light-weight aluminum tubing and drapery used to separate exhibit booths/stands - staging areas - and other similar locations.

23. 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

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

25. Record of an event over time.

26. Facility that combines an exhibition space with a substantial number of smaller event spaces. The purpose of these buildings is to host trade shows - public shows - conventions - large food functions and other functions related to the convention indu

27. Person or firm which is licensed and specializes in travel related arrangements - such booking hotel rooms - meals - transportation - cruises - tours - vacation packages and other travel elements.

28. Certified Special Event Professional; an earned designation from the International Special Events Society (ISES).

29. 1) Lecture and dialogue allowing participants to share experiences in a particular field under the guidance of an expert discussion leader. 2) A meeting or series of meetings of from 10 to 50 specialists who have different specific skills but have a

30. The point at which revenues are equal to expenses.

31. A contract clause in which one party agrees to pay damages or claims that the other party may be required to pay to another. For example - if a hotel is sued by an attendee that is injured at an event due to the fault of the group - an indemnificatio

32. Required for shipments valued at more than $2500; used by the U.S. government to monitor the dollar volume of export shipments.

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

34. 1) Common term for sealed beam spot or flood lamp with self-contained lens surfaced glass. 2) In golf - one less than bogey.

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

36. A single source provider of goods or services.

37. A hollow square whose corners are replaced by serpentine or half-moon tables.

38. Accredited designation offered by the National Speakers Association. This designation is earned for extensive - documented speaking experience and client satisfaction.

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

40. Service for meeting and greeting a person upon arrival in a city - usually at the airport - pier or rail station and assisting him or her with entrance formalities - collecting baggage and obtaining transportation.

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

42. A company that presents special effects and theatrical acts. This type of company may contract to put on an entire event or only parts of one. They sometimes hire speakers as part of their contract.

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

44. Transportation company which handles crated materials; an agency or business that is available to the public for transportation of persons - goods - or messages; usually referring to freight transportation on regularly scheduled trucks or airplanes.

45. System of assigning points to exhibiting companies to determine which firms will be allowed to select booth/stand space for the next event first. Also Called PRIORITY RATING SYSTEM.

46. The standard seating supplied by most facilities. This kind of seating in wide rooms has the disadvantage of restricting the view of attendees sitting at the row ends. Best for presentations in which audience interaction is not required.

47. A marketing plan should answer the question - What is the benefit to attending the event?

48. A food service operation in which customers carry their own trays and select food from a display counter or counters. It is similar to a buffet - but food is served by attendants.

49. Services performed by GENERAL SERVICE CONTRACTOR that includes delivery of exhibit materials from the dock to assigned space - removing empty crates - returning crates at the end of the event for re-crating - and delivering materials back to the dock

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.