REDRECRUITMENTAmazing Opportunities RED RECRUITMENT & TRAINING4th Floor, Sterling House, 6-10 St Georges Road Wimbledon London SW19 4DPtel +44 (0)20 8971 8287 email jobs @redrecruitment.net If you feel you have what it takes, then get in touch with Peter Bush or Laura Holmes at Red Recruitment on 0208 971 8287 or email a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.Group Sales Manager Amsterdam ?68k + great bens + comm.One of the leading organisers of exhibitions and conferences is seeking a high fl ying sales manager to oversee the sales function of this companys most signifi cant exhibition portfolio. The portfolio of events span the globe with many digital platforms and additional offerings available. This candidate will be expected to take full ownership of a multi-million pound budget and sales force from day one, so a powerful persona and gravitas is essential to succeed. Having previous experience within this exact fi eld is not necessary. My client wants someone who can demonstrate they understand the full nature of the "sales beast" and can manipulate this structure to increase revenue and expand the portfolio. You may have experience of this in any market but the media fi eld would be benefi cial. The ideal candidate will have a sales focused background beginning as an exec and organically progress through to group sales manager, sales director or similar. Exhibition Operations Manager C.London £ competitive + benefi ts One of the worlds most recognised organiser is seeking an experienced operations manager. There are a few projects in the pipeline but you will initially be responsible for a tri-annual show based in 3 locations across the UK. You will manage the operations team and report to the operations director. A friendly but determined attitude is key to this role to ensure all customers are happy on-site. Full budget responsibility is a main part of your job description and you will ultimately be rewarded with an annual bonus for being on target therefore ability to negotiate the best possible deals with contractors and suppliers is essential. The candidate will need to have at least 2 years experience as an operations manager within exhibitions and it's essential you have completed the IOSH course for health and saftey within events. Fantastic career prospects are avaliable with this organiser.
Whoa man where'd it go?BREAKDOWNThe lighter side of events industry life46 JUNE 2011 ExhibitioNNEws.co.UkExhiBitiON NEWs breakdownEN isn't sure which is more amusing: Stoners putting on an exhibition in the first place, or stoners sabotaging said exhibition in order to get more high.At this year's High Times Cannabis Cup marijuana-themed tradeshow in Denver, a US$50,000 (£30,251) truck trailer specially designed to grow pot (called the GrowBot and fitted with fully computerised grow lights and security devices) was stolen. A Dodge truck pulled into the parking lot in front of the security guards and CCTV cameras, hitched it up and took off. Comments made following the news are equally enlightening:greggo says: "Haven't you people heard of LowJack? Sheesh! If you bring it to LA, hit me up and I'll camp out in the trailer for personal security [as long as I can grow a round later]".kat says: "I just don't understand it.they have 'tobacco' stores that sell paraphenalia, online sites where you can by seeds, etc. But they won't legalise pot! WTF? They probably have a wing at the White House called '420' room!" Maybe not our best friendsDogs are smarter than you think. They've made themselves so lovable that humans sacrifice more than they can afford in order to keep them comfortable and healthy. Owners will literally dive into freezing-cold water because Poochie's cute little legs are too stubby to swim.Where there's demand, exhibitions will follow. Among products on display at the recent Zoomark International pet products show in Bologna were aspen parkas and 'Nanosuede' beds from a company cloyingly called Dog Gone Smart. The company's founder Chris Onthank said spending on pets in the US will exceed US$50bn this year. Dogs gone smart indeed. The EN team are not nearly smart enough to get anybody to buy us luxury beds and jackets.stuffed upExhibitions make for hilarious and extravagant theft cases. It must be something about the transient nature of an exhibition that appeals to criminals: Incredibly valuable wares are on display, everything is in chaos during buildup and breakdown, and there can't possibly be as much security as there is in a museum, warehouse or high-end shop.The latest theft took place at the 32nd annual Pennsylvania State Taxidermy and Wildlife Art Championship, Convention and Trade Show. What would someone steal? Why, a mounted deer head and multiple animal pelts of course.Expo lingo from the fieldHere is the final tranche of expo-related slang terms as found on www.urbandictionary.com:Expophobia: The feeling of dread and despondence that strikes marketers before yet another tradeshow. Fear of tradeshows, conventions or conferences."Paralysed by expophobia, Julie couldn't muster the strength to hail a cab to Moscone West [US] for yet another convention."swagmeet: A gathering dedicated to the exchange of swag, where swag refers to stuff we all get, the free **** given out at tradeshows, conventions and so on. "If you have a discriminating eye, you can make a killing at the post-exhibition swagmeet."traddle: Blather about one's company's products, most often having a derogatory connotation and used at or in the context of discussions about industry tradeshows."The lame sales drone peppered me with meaningless traddle about their stupid Acme 9000 Ionising Pillowcase Cleaner."