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Proposals due by: December 15, 2007


Leslie Jones Manager, Education and Certification

9881 Broken Land Parkway, Suite101 Columbia, MD 21046 Phone: 410-290-5410 Fax: 410-290-5460 E-Mail: [email protected]

NACE Conference Session Proposal Information

Experience 2008! ­ The Future of Catering and Event Design ­ is the annual conference for the National Association of Catering Executives, a not-for-profit organization of more than 3,500 catering and event professionals. NACE is dedicated to providing catering and event professionals with superior education, networking and resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients The focus of Experience! 2008 is to showcase the catering trends in the catering and event world to the more than 700 participants in a concentrated, two-and-a-half day forum. Some suggested topics are listed below: Potential Topics

Accounting Food & Beverage Budgeting Accounting Technology for the Industry Catering Accounting 101 Taxes for the Catering & Event Professional P&L Training & Forecasting Agreements and Contracts State Laws ­ What You Should Know Legal Help on a Budget ­ Resources Bridging the Gap Between Sales and Catering Get It In Writing ­ Protect Yourself Negotiation Strategies Business Paperwork Liability, Insurance & Clauses that Protect Beverage Planning Keeping the Count ­ Tracking Beverage Costs Up-selling Spirits Specialty Beverages and Your Events Wine and Food The Best Brew Beyond Wine Pairing (Beer and Spirits) Event Planning Green Wedding and Events Event Planning 101 (for caterers) Working with Your Planner ­ Building Relationships Here Comes the Bride! Working with Vendors for Success A Million Dollar Event on a Modest Budget Sell the Whole Package! Food Production & Planning Themes for All Seasons Food Cost 101 Best Organic Food Resources Marketing and Sales Maximizing Your Networking Dollars Building Your Brand Low-Cost, Effective Marketing Selling Techniques for the Busy Consumer Using the Media to Promote Your Business Service Planning Training for Success Staffing Service All Hands on Deck ­ Crisis Service Plan HOT! Industry Trends Molecular Food Design, Décor and Dinner What Can Your Vendor Do For You? Trading spaces (commercial kitchen space renting, sharing) Site Selection ­ Trends In Customer Preferences Cultural Trends Signature Cocktails & the Boom of NonAlcoholic Beverages Professional/Personal Development Certification and You TIPS Training ServSafe Crisis management Organizational and time management training Turning over a new leaf (job search skills, hospitality head hunters, relocating your business) Customer Service Technology Public Speaking (tips on speaking, powerpoint presentations, etc.)

The Vision ­ Seamless Events ___________________________________________________________________________ Proposals due by: December 15, 2007

Experience! 2008 ­ The Future of Catering and Event Design Proposed Session Title: __________________________________________________________ Speaker Name: _________________________________________________________________ Company: _____________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________Cell Phone: ______________________________ Phone: ______________________________ Fax: ____________________________________ Session Description: (please describe your session in 50 words or fewer) __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Session Level: Please indicate the level of difficulty of the proposed session. Beginner Intermediate Advanced Target Audience: Please identify major target audience for the proposed session. (Check all that apply.) Catering Specialist Club s Culinary Professionals Event Professional Hotels/Resorts Institutional Catering Restaurants Universities Service Providers Suppliers Other ________________ Session Deliverables/Learning Objectives: Please list the learning objectives of the session. 1.____________________________________________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________________________________________ 3.____________________________________________________________________________ Speaker Biography: (50 words or fewer) __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Speaker Selection Policy: All session proposals are subject to committee review and approval. Once speakers are approved by the committee, they will be notified by NACE. Speaker Payment Policy: NACE is a 501(c) (6) not-for-profit organization and has very limited funds for speaker reimbursement. Each speaker will receive a $500 stipend and a one-day complimentary registration at the conference (the day of presentation). No additional payments or reimbursements will be made. Please submit three (3) individuals as references who can attest to your presentation skills (Please include the name and phone number of the each individual): 1. ___________________________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________________________________


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