Conference Producer

14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading Healthcare Marketing/Communications company based in Central London are currently recruiting for a Conference Producer to join their established team with a focus on providing pharmaceutical clients with insight, communication and access.

This is permanent career opportunity paying between £25,000-£35,000 per annum + 10% annual bonus

Key responsibilities of the Conference Producer:

- Developing high quality conference programmes
- Researching content across a selection of conference portfolios. This will include sole production of some events and co-production of others, supporting the Production Manager.
- Primary research, desk research and consultation with internal advisors and external advisory boards to understand key drivers as well as keeping up to date with editorial content to ensure brand synergy
- Writing conference programmes which address the needs of the target audience
- Project management of events including
- Speaker management in run up to event including speaker briefings
- Receiving presentations
- Post event analysis and feedback
- Supporting events marketing campaigns
- Working with the marketing team to develop marketing messaging and USPs for each event
- Monitoring of new audiences to target and reasons why they would attend
- Providing copy for emails, websites and brochures
- Identifying and approaching possible marketing partnerships
- Tracking the activity of direct competitors in our sector
- Proactively suggesting new processes and ways of working to improve results
- Investigating new formats and ways of engaging delegates at events
- Constantly developing your understanding of the needs and motivators of our target audiences and supporter and filtering this to internal stakeholders (including marketing and sales) to improve and refine the events

Key skills of the Conference Producer:

- The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 12 months experience in conference production with knowledge of seeing an event from inception to completion including primary and secondary research, speaker recruitment and on-site management.
- A prior knowledge of the health sector is not required but a science degree and an interest in health/medicine will be of benefit.
- Candidates should be driven by seeing an event achieve its target as well as the overall success of the team. They should be confident in taking responsibility for their events and working autonomously whilst ensuring that all key stakeholders in the team are up to date with event progress. As events may be repeated several times through a year, the right candidate will be motivated by becoming an expert in each field/topic and be driven to constantly find new ways to engage the audience.
- The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is essential. The successful candidate must be able to multitask, working on multiple projects simultaneously. Candidates should have an understanding of commercial drivers to events and ability to identify and resolve potential conflict between delegate and sponsor objectives.