Brandgaard Recruitment

Conference Producer, Events, West London, £33k

London (West), London (Greater)
£33000 + benefits
19 Sep 2016
17 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
Events Manager

Conference Producer, Events, West London, £33k

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Conference Producer to work on a leading travel event portfolio. Joining a growing portfolio of 6 events across Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America, the successful candidate will be responsible for the successful creation and execution of the conference programme at each individual trade show and event across the global portfolio . The programmes’ purpose is to provide professional education to the event’s attendees, namely event organisers and suppliers to the events industry.

Scope: The role operates in a matrix structure, reporting to the Head of Marketing Operations and working closely with the Content Strategy Manager, who is responsible for the overall content strategy for the portfolio. The position project manages the event delivery of the programme, in addition to some programme management, speaker research and recruitment. It also requires close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders worldwide, in accordance with the locations of our events.

Key responsibilities:

Programme creation

  • Using the portfolio content strategy and working with the Content Strategy Manager (CSM), build and deliver individual conference programmes per event
  • Validate and refine draft programme with relevant stakeholders, including regional event directors and representatives from key target audiences
  • Liaise with industry trade associations and other third parties to evaluate how their own content may be incorporated into our programmes, thus creating a platform for our key industry partners
  • Regularly attend industry events both in the UK and internationally to network, meet potential speakers, build industry awareness and act as an ambassador to the portfolio
  • Secure professional accreditation of conference programmes when required
  • Undertake programme evaluation through online survey analysis and speaker / sponsor / supplier feedback to inform future strategy

Speaker management

  • Research and review potential speakers on an ongoing basis, monitoring industry trends and other resources e.g. speaker bureau websites / TED Talks
  • Identify and recruit potential speakers to participate in each event programme
  • Contract and brief speakers accordingly, managing all speaker deliverables including biographies, social media activity, session frameworks, final content overview.
  • Create and launch "call for speakers" per event, working with the marketing and PR teams
  • Co-ordinate speaker logistics including flights, accommodation and local transportation
  • Speaker meet & greet and onsite briefing in partnership with the Content Strategy Manager

Ideal candidate profile:

  • This position requires an articulate, enthusiastic, creative, hardworking team player with a proven track record in marketing communications or conference production or content delivery, preferably in the meetings industry and who can demonstrate the following:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong time and project management skills.
  • Good multi-tasking skills including ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines within budget.
  • Willingness to take a high level of responsibility.
  • Proven marketing or conference experience with a strong understanding of the exhibition market dynamics and requirements
  • Excellent IT, online content management and web skills
  • Experience or a background in an event, exhibition or conference production would be an advantage

If this exciting conference production job interests you please send a CV to Ross Brander at Brandgaard Recruitment.

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