Graduate Project Manager - Conferences London £18 - 22,000, Plus Profit Share

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Arena International, part of GlobalData, runs over 80 international market leading conferences every year. Our growing international portfolio spans across 4 key industries - consumer goods, finance, pharma and digital industries and we’re looking for someone ambitious to join our expanding team.

You will be based in Central London and be responsible for producing and managing some of these events from conception right up to programme management on the day and you can expect to travel regularly for each conference. This process is made up of various stages and requires a broad skill set to push your projects to be the best in the market.

We are dedicated to the development of our team and each graduate project manager will undergo weekly skills training and will have a Production Manager assigned to them.

The Position

Typically you will spend 5 weeks project managing a conference, and then up to a further 22 weeks managing its commercial campaign. The typical cycle of responsibilities includes:

  • Desk and phone based research with your target industry
  • Copy writing to develop your conference programme and marketing content
  • Inviting and confirming senior business leaders to present at the conferences
  • Supporting your sales and marketing teams
  • Travelling internationally to the conference and programme management on the day


We are looking for a degree-educated candidate who demonstrates a keen interest in project management. The candidate should have a keen interest in research, excellent writing skills and the confidence to engage different markets over the phone.

Desired Skills

  • Diligent, well organised and able to manage time
  • Research experience through phone, internet and other sources
  • Analytical skills - you will need to be able to turn research into a compelling conference agenda
  • Confident, good phone manner, strong skills of persuasion and negotiation
  • Articulate and creative copy writing
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively brief and support project teams
  • Calm and effective problem-solving

Based in Central London