Conference Account Management/Event Management

London (Central)
11 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Conference Account Manager / Event Management

Major Newspaper group seeks Event Manager

Based in Central London

£35,000 basic + Benefits


Leading media group seeks Conference Account Manager to take charge of all sponsorship account management for a portfolio of conferences. In this role the Account Manager will be responsible for bringing the partnerships to life, taking the needs of the conference team into a high-quality experience for delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors. The events are varied and can attract upwards of 1000 attendees, making this a challenging and rewarding role.

Chaired by senior journalists from our client, government leaders and senior heads from industry, our client’s portfolio of business to business conferences deliver world-class programmes that help shape policy, inspire innovation and facilitate 'target-led’ networking for organisations serious about doing business.

A mix of scheduled conferences and bespoke events tailored to each client’s needs.

Clients recent changes

In 2017 we have run six major conferences

We also launched a major new community and ConFex

In addition to this we have delivered tailored partnerships for major consultancies, infrastructure companies, TelCo's, international governments and financial services institutions.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

· Leading role in sponsor engagement through the life of every event, identifying and resolving issues and ensuring expectations are met.

· Chairing internal and external sponsor meetings and conference calls.

· Working with Programming, Marketing, Operations and Sales teams to ensure that targets are met, and deadlines adhered to, and that the event is delivered to a high standard.

· Managing sponsorship budgets and accurately processing all costs.

· Working with the sales team to produce custom events to meet corporate clients’ needs and objectives.

· Working with the marketing team to ensure sponsor's brand consistency across all aspects of the event, reviewing final marketing copy and event documentation.

· Producing detailed proposals and briefing documents for sponsors (e.g. timelines, venues and budgets)

· Working with the operations manager to plan exhibition layouts, schedule workshops, private breakfasts and networking events.

· Managing sponsor content both at the event, online and print.

· Liaising with sponsors and marketing team to create branding for the event and assisting in the production of invitations, adverts, online banners, event signage, documentation books, and social media coverage.

· Attending events and handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that everything runs smoothly

· Post-event evaluation including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders.

· Working with the head of content and research to identify sponsor prospects for upcoming events.

Skills and experience:

· Over 2 years experience in the conference and exhibition industry

· Project management experience

· Working in a fast paced team environment

· Experience managing a budget

· Meeting deadlines and resolving problems under pressure

· Strong communication skills and a diplomatic approach

· Excellent attention to detail

· A customer focus and commitment to delivering quality service

· Strong administration skills

· Building presentations, proposals and pitches

· Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time to tight deadlines

· Quick learner, able to adapt in a dynamic environment

· Negotiation skills

· Positive attitude with the ability to build efficient working relationships

Computer skills required:

· Google Docs a plus

· Microsoft office, especially PowerPoint and Excel

For more information on this role please email your CV and an agent will be in contact.