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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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1. A customs document permitting the holder to carry or send merchandise temporarily into certain foreign countries (for display - demonstration or similar purposes) without paying duties or posting bonds.






2. Efforts of a dissident group to obstruct the conduct of an event.






3. 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 -






4. Contractor appointed by event or building management as the sole agent to provide specific services or products.






5. Booth/stand space with aisles on all four sides.






6. Transmitting data at speeds of up to 1.544 Mbps - operates at a much higher capacity than an ISDN line and can be split to accommodate several users at one time (known as a fractional T-1).






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. 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






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






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






11. The projection of a computer signal from a personal computer - laptop or other computer device onto a screen from a LCD or equivalent projector for viewing by audience.






12. LTL. Rates applicable when the quantity of freight is less than the volume of truckload minimum weight.






13. Other names for event order (EO) - function sheet - or Banquet Event Order (BEO)






14. AKA Group Travel Agency. Company specializing in planning and handling group travel.






15. A bill of lading issued by the airline that covers both domestic and international flights transporting goods to a specified destination. Technically - it is a non-negotiable instrument of air transport that serves as a receipt for the shipper - indi






16. 1) The back wall (either hardwall or draped) of a perimeter - booth/stand/exhibit - or inline. 2) Panel arrangement at rear of booth/stand area.






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






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






19. 1) A research method based upon selecting a portion of a population for study. 2) Paperwork and fees paid to a building by exhibitors for the right to serve food product.






20. 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






21. To neglect to carry out an agreement.






22. AKA Pre Conference.Any event which is arranged for the period immediately preceeding the conference proper.






23. A wired or wireless microphone that hooks around the neck or is clipped to clothing. Sometimes called a NECKLACE - LAPEL - or PENDANT MICROPHONE.






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






25. FP. Projection of an image onto the front surface of a light reflecting screen from a projector placed within or behind the audience.






26. Date beyond which a facility is free to rent the unused sleeping rooms or function space to other groups.






27. A popular digital format for meeetings with a good quality image - an extended recording time up to 184 minutes - with a tape stock that is less expensive than BetaSP.






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






29. 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






30. Long range plan of action for a company or organization.






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






32. 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






33. 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






34. Audio unit by which sound signals from all sources feed into one system; allows for dissimilar inputs (microphone and line) to be combined and controlled into one output.






35. 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.






36. A larger-than-average bar code that uses the PDF417 standard (the same used for e-stamps). Stores up to 1 -800 characters in bar code on standard paper badge - which can then be used by exhibitors to get contact information from registrants.






37. Abbreviation for "hundred weight." This is the unit of measure used in drayage and freight shipments.






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






39. Equipment - materials - and teaching aids used in sound and visual presentations - such as television monitors - video - sound equipment - etc.






40. A permanently installed series of cable comprised of copper wire cable and/or fiber optic cable - utilized as the main thoroughfare in a building to transmit voice and data signals in or out of the facility.






41. AKA Pre-con meeting. A meeting at the primary facility at which an event will take place just prior to the event beginning. Attendees generally include the primary event organizer - representatives of the event organizer/host organization - departmen






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. Informative and instructional speech.






44. A document provided by an insurance company as proof that a policy has been issued and coverage is in effect.






45. 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.






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






47. Marketing tools or programs used to influence buying patterns and build customer loyalty.






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






49. An advanced partial payment to secure product or service.






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