Programme Manager/ Senior Conference Producer

Mai Day Recruitment Services Ltd
London (Central)
11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Programme Manager/ Senior Conference Producer
Award winning Events & Publications Co – London Offices.
£27,000 - £29,000 + Ongoing development + Amazing Benefits

As a recognised leader in the Publications and Events field, due to continued business growth, this role offers a sought-after Programme Management career opportunity to lead on the conference production and content for a high profile content-led Event!

Purpose of the role
The Programme Manager will take full responsibility for the content production of the large-scale Event and research and validation of new commercially driven content areas. The focus is on developing and delivering innovative content that will attract visitors and align to commercial objectives of exhibitors and sponsors. The Programme Manager will work closely with the Portfolio Head. The show has big ambitions and that this role would be key in driving and delivering them.

Programme Manager/ Senior Conference Producer Requirements:

- Minimum of 1 and a half years’ experience in producing content for high quality, commercially successful large-scale conferences
- Preferably you will be degree educated or equivalent, with an interest in the public sector i.e. education, healthcare or politics
- Commercially astute and able to spot and exploit business opportunities
- Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
- Ability to write commercially focused copy for a range of mediums
- Excellent attention to detail
- Proficient user of Microsoft Office programmes
- Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines and targets
- Experience of working effectively within a matrix team structure

Programme Manager / Senior Conference Producer Key Responsibilities:

- Responsible for the full management and production of all expo content elements including conference programmes, seminar tracks, sponsor sessions and any other content-led show features
- Conduct extensive and in-depth industry research via telephone, online and in-person to understand market wants and needs and build event audience profiles
- Based on research, produce market-led, benefit-driven content programmes for commercially successful expos
- Working with Portfolio Head, undertake ad-hoc strategy related analysis, research and commercial feasibility assessment projects to develop event portfolio
- Produce and deliver event briefings to show teams and work closely with sales and marketing teams to be actively engaged in the commercial success of the event
- Management of competitor event tracking processes and analysis to create own event USPs
- Identify, secure and manage the participation of high-level, sector leading speakers through research, influencing and negotiating skills
- Maintain consistent and regular speaker correspondence from confirmation through to the event to ensure their optimum engagement with the event
- Ensure timely collection and collation of speaker photos, bios and organisation logos
- Brief all moderators, chairs, speakers and panellists prior to each event to ensure sessions run to plan and deliver optimum learning outcomes for delegates
- Management of onsite speaker and content theatre management teams
- Develop and build close and effective relationships with internal marketing, sales and operations teams
- Develop and build close and effective relationships with external advisory boards, supporters, sponsors and speakers from both public and private sectors
- Participate in client facing meetings as required by Portfolio Head and Sales Director
- Work with session sponsors to create a session that meets client objectives as well as visitor needs
- Collaborate with marketing team in the creation of a content marketing strategy
- Create compelling, sales-driven copy for a range of platforms (web, brochure, email, social media) to drive visitor, exhibition and sponsorship sales
- Advise on segmentation and different drivers for attendance across target audiences
- Management of project deadlines
- Mentor and support junior programme managers
- Budget management for speaker fees and expenses

This is an exciting opportunity offering a challenging and fast paced environment as a Programme Manager / Senior Conference Producer so please do not hesitate in sending your CV to Megan today!

Email: megan@maidayrecruit

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