SGMP Sacramento Chapter 




SGMP Sacramento Monthly Meeting
"Preparing for an Effective Pre-Convention Meeting"
Thursday,  April 13, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites Folsom
155 Placerville Road, Folsom 95630
A pre-convention "pre-con" meeting is a meeting held prior to an event to confirm and review all arrangements for said event and to make last minute adjustments. This is a final check and a chance to establish a rapport with staff members you may not have previously met.
For those who may not plan frequent meetings, a pre-con may seem uncomfortable or awkward because you don't know what to expect. Or perhaps you are an experienced planner who had to figure this out on your own. Either way this is your chance to learn something new from our panel of experienced industry professionals. You'll have fun learning who should attend; and, when and why a pre-con is useful.

Our meeting is scheduled from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
 Registration begins at 4:15 p.m.
 We look forward to seeing you there!

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POSITION TITLE: Sales and Marketing Manager
ORGANIZATION: Placer County Event Center & Fairgrounds
STATUS: Full Time/ Exempt
REPORTS TO:  General Manager

Project Overview
Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) has entered into a long term agreement with Placer County to renovate, invigorate, and manage the 60-acre Placer County Fairgrounds and Event Center in the heart of Roseville, CA. The site consists of a total of more than 25,000 sq. feet of meeting and exhibit space in three buildings, a grandstand speedway with 5,000 person capacity, animal barns, RV Park, and grounds. PVT is embarking on a $6,000,000 renovation to be completed in 2017. PVT is also exploring the possibilities of expanding facility options. This is an exciting project for individuals who are innovative, entrepreneurial, and diligent with business savvy.

Job Summary
To promote and sell Placer County Event Center & Fairgrounds as a premier convention, meeting, event, festival, and celebration destination with a focus both on local rentals and events that achieve specific room night goals.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for planning and implementing regional and local sales efforts to maximize convention, conference, and tradeshow business that support the hospitality market and the operations of the facility:
 - Maintain regular follow up with existing customer base to ensure service levels and secure referrals
-Prepare and deliver proposals for potential client consideration
-Generate new business through research, direct sales, and prospecting
-Attend and organize participation at industry trade shows, sales missions, and networking opportunities while soliciting new and repeat business. This position requires travel and work outside normal business hours
-Develop and maintain professional relationships with clients in the state association and SMERF markets; create and maintain a robust database
-Coordinate and conduct site tours for meeting planners and prospective renters showcasing facilities and attractions
-Compile monthly and year end sales reports for the Board of Directors
-Provide monthly and year end sales reports for the Board of Directors
-Provide administrative, marketing and budgetary management for the sales department
Preferred Qualifications
The right candidate should be highly organized; be able to think strategically and logistically. Hospitality industry experience is highly desirable along with a proven track record of sales and service-oriented experience in meetings and SMERF markets. Also desired:
-Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, hospitality or related field
-Goal driven
-Excellent client service skills
-Two to five years of experience in meeting and/or sports event sales
-Strong analytical skills
-Ability to write and initiate marketing and budget plans
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Willing and able to work evenings, and weekends based on client and office demands; this position is salaried and exempt
-Proficient in Word, Excel and Power Point along with other computer software
This job description/posting describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list.
Salary and Benefits
Full-time, salar ied position . Competitive sa lary, bonus package including full benefits.
To Apply
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to



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