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Outside of the United States, different terminology may be used that may be confusing - until you know what's what.  Here are some of the most commonly used terms in the U.S.A (in BOLD) followed by how it's typically referenced in the international meetings marketplace.


AUDIO-VISUAL TERMS:
Electricity: Power fees
LCD Projector: Beamer or Pointer
Note pads: Block Notes
Whiteboard: referred to as a flip chart in some countries because they don't have “white” boards


CONTRACT/PRICING TERMS:
Act of God:
Force majeure
Cutoff Date: Release Date
Daily Meeting Package: DDR-Daily Delegate Rate
Double Room Single Usage: One guest in a room that can sleep two people
Room Rental: Room Hire


FOOD & BEVERAGE TERMS:
Bottled Distilled Water: Flat water
Bottled Sparkling Water: Water with gas


FUNCTION SPACE SETUP TERMS:
Breakout rooms:
Syndicate rooms
Classroom:  Schoolroom
Conference style:  Boardroom style
Crescent rounds:  Cabaret
General session: Plenary
Theater:  Concert/Theatre


OTHER TERMS:
Conference services, catering, or banquet department: Meetings and events (or M&E) department
Meetings Rooms:  Event Suites
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