Special Events

Special Events News Briefs for Nov. 24, 2010

Event professionals bullish on 2011 business According to the latest online survey from Special Events, nearly two-thirds of respondents predict they will have better business next year than they did in 2010. Some 64 percent predict sunnier days ahead, while 24 percent say they think next year's business will be on par with this year's. Ten percent say they think business will be worse next year …

CSEP process streamlined The ISES International Certification Committee has approved a new, streamlined CSEP application effective Nov. 16; a new CSEP website explains the changes and includes an online application. Changes to the CSEP application process and fee structure have been implemented based on candidate feedback and in an ongoing effort to simplify candidates’ exam processes and procedures. “The new application is straightforward and easier to complete,” said Kris Shea, CSEP, event manager with Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts and current certification committee chairperson …

What venue managers make According to the International Association of Venue Managers’ 2010 Salary Survey, convention center and complex executives earn the highest salaries in venue management. The survey results indicate that the chief executive in a convention center earns $131,305; a complex chief executive, an average of $129,013; performing arts center chief executive, $120,448; and in an arena, the chief executive earns an average of $107,896. Those in larger markets or venues earn larger paychecks. The complete study can be purchased by visiting the association's website.

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