Conference Director - Finance Sector Events
Our client is an international business-to-business information and events group listed on the London Stock Exchange, with 2,300 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 50 specialist businesses. Within the events side of the business our client is currently looking for a Conference Director with P&L accountability and ownership for their financing events.
The Conference Director manages all key event functions (production, marketing, sponsorship sales and operations), leading the business's management team of functional heads. The role is customer facing, with high levels of client and customer interaction. The key priorities include growth and innovation - reviewing, revitalising and growing the existing products and identifying growth areas and delivering new large-scale events.
We're looking for a candidate who is financially literate, commercially savvy and who has a keen eye for cost control without compromising on quality. You will have managed a portfolio of conferences, ideally within the infrastructure, power, trade finance or energy sector and will understand how to blend editorially progressive conference content with the commercial expectations of sponsors and attendees (including VIP guests, paid delegates and speakers). You'll have strong financial acumen with a solid understanding of event and business P&L management. You will almost certainly some from a product development background with a track record of producing large-scale launch events. Experience of managing across functions including logistics, marketing, production and sponsorship sales would be highly advantageous.
The role attracts an excellent base salary, very good profit share and the benefits you would expect from a FTSE 250 organisation.