From a Convention Industry Council press release:
- At its 2004 annual meeting the Convention
Industry Council (CIC) unanimously approved accepted practices from the
APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) initiatives Resumes & Work Orders
Panel, making this the third series of practices to be established by the
initiative. Accepted practices have also been approved in the areas of
terminology and history/post-event reporting.
The Resumes & Work Orders panel was co-chaired by Susan L. Schwartz, CEM,
president of ConvExx and executive director for the Exhibition Services &
Contractors Association (ESCA), and Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, principal/CEO
for Imagination+Meeting Planners, Inc. The panel was charged with
developing recommended accepted practices for preparing and sharing
complete instructions and details for meetings, conventions and other
...In addition to defining Event Specifications Guide or ESG (acronym) as the
industry's official term for the document used by an event organizer to
convey information clearly and accurately to appropriate venue(s) and/or
suppliers regarding all requirements for an event, the report also
outlines a series of accepted practices to include:
* Each ESG will be a three-part document which will include a
general overview of the event, a timetable outlining all functions of the
event, and specifications for each function that is part of the event.
* The APEX ESG should be the industry's accepted format for the
conveyance of information regarding the requirements of an event.
Additionally, the final Resumes & Work Orders report includes an ESG
template for industry use. The full report can be found online at
APEX Commission Chair Mickey Schaefer, CAE, vice president of the American
Academy of Family Physicians, expressed gratitude to the many volunteers
involved in this effort and to the industry as a whole for supporting the
initiative and its goals.
Currently CIC is accepting industry comments on the APEX Request for
Proposal (RFP) preliminary report as well as the Meetings & Site Profile
preliminary report. These reports will remain open for industry comment
through the end of October. Visit CIC to
submit comments online.
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