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CMP: Certified Meeting Professional

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1. 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

2. (Unshielded Twisted Pair Cable or UTP) Usually referred to as Cat 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 or 5 cable. Cat 5 transmits data the fastest. Fast Ethernet requires enhanced Cat 5 cable or Cat 5 to operate at its full potential.

3. A meeting of a number of experts in a particular field - at which papers are presented and discussed by specialists on particular subjects with a view to making recommendations concerning the problems under discussion.

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

5. Web browser-based videoconferencing.

6. 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.

7. A media campaign - normally consisting of a series of public notices and advertising activities - aimed at ensuring maximum attendance by focusing attention on an event.

8. 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.

9. The rooms that are contracted for by an event organizer with a hotel(s) or housing facility(s) for a particular event.

10. Downloadable audio and video programs playable on MP3 players. This type of application may change the face of event marketing.

11. 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.

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

13. An event that requires the use of a convention center or event complex - as well as multiple hotels in the host city.

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

15. A voluntary and selective amount of money - given at will for special or excellent service.

16. A list of special spellings - terms and style points to be used consistently in publications related to an event.

17. Weblogs or online journals. An application that may change the face of event marketing.

18. 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

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

20. 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.

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

22. A discussion which takes place within a meeting - a public or private sitting or in one of the various types of assembly or meeting.

23. A Web-site whose primary function is to provide attendees (buyers) and exhibitors (sellers) with online tools that help facilitate participation in an upcoming event.

24. A stand upon which a speaker may rest notes or books. May be "standing -" which rests on the floor - or "table-top" which is placed on a table. Often confused with PODIUM.

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

26. A seating arrangement with a row of seats on low risers around a BOARDROOM SET-UP. A very space-intensive set-up.

27. Absence of obstacles preventing handicapped persons from moving freely to all public areas within a building.

28. 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

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

30. Sequential numbering as part of a total number of pieces indicated on each package - carton - or crate. For example - box number 2 of 12.

31. Business-to-Business.

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

33. List of names and addresses of the persons to whom publicity material or other information is to be sent.

34. Permits the customs broker to complete the customs document upon the return of your shipment to the country of origin. A Power of Attorney allows one person to act as agent for another. A Limited Power of Attorney grants the right to act in only limi

35. Magnetic Stripe. A lead retrieval system using a magnetic strip on either the back of a paper badge (similar to some airline tickets) or on plastic badges similar to credit cards.

36. Complimentary tickets awarded by the official airline after the event according to the number of attendees who used the airline.

37. Items that an exhibitor is allowed to carry unaided into a event facility without being charged.

38. Part of a cancellation clause that outlines the amount of damages to be paid to the noncelling party in the event of a cancellation.

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

40. MICROPHONE that picks up sound from all directions.

41. Period when the demand for a supplier's product or service is highest. Prices general increase in high season.

42. 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 -

43. 1) Some Web-based content such as event Webcasts are made available to online customers on a pay-per-view basis - which means that customers have to pay to access this programming. 2) Video productions accessible to customers who pay for access to th

44. A detailed list of the individual line items that make up the revenue and expense categories in a budget. A numbering system used to identify every line item in a budget - so income and expenses are posted to the correct accounts.

45. 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

46. Series of tables set up in the shape of the block T with chairs set all around except at the head table.

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

48. An apparatus for projecting a picture on a screen. Whether the device is an overhead projector - data (LCD) projector - slide projector - or a film projector - it is usually referred to as simply a projector.

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

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