Conference Portfolio Manager -Energy & Finance (APAC Region)

Recruiter
Media Search Inc.
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
26 Mar 2019
Closes
16 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Conference Portfolio Manager -Energy & Finance (APAC Region)

Base Up to £38,000+ Lucrative Bonuses

Location - London (Possible Relocation to Singapore)

The Client

This successful conference & B2B event company provide globally recognised large scale business conferences. Continued growth across the business has created the need for an additional Senior Conference Producer / Portfolio Manager to take the lead on a very established portfolio of global large scale events plus develop new launch events.

Key Objectives

  • To manage and develop large scale events
  • Identify and generate commercially viable and sustainable conference ideas through effective topic generation

Topic Generation

  • Through research and internal knowledge, generate commercially viable conference ideas on an ongoing basis
  • Thoroughly test topic viability through in-depth research
  • Provide event feasibility briefs

Research

  • Ensure that conference content is primarily based on market feed-back
  • Research with a mixture of relevant prospects
  • Carry out open-ended research in order to ensure that the market is not biased and that the true picture is gained
  • Define the commercial angle of the conference: 'must know’ rather than 'nice to know’
  • Work closely with sponsorship to ensure that whilst retaining the integrity of the programme, the product is attractive to potential sponsors

Programme Management & Speaker Acquisition

  • Write promotionally-led programme and sales copy that are in the language of the market
  • Develop a programme that is commercially written and totally relating to the results of research
  • Acquire top level speakers as defined during the research phase, and recommended by market experts
  • Always acquire the high calibre Speakers and ensure that you approach ones desired by the market, rather than well known favourites or conference regulars

Candidate Profile

  • 1-3 years’ experience producing commercial conferences, ideally large scale events
  • Proven ability to successfully topic generate
  • Experience of launching new topic sectors.
  • Track record in acquiring world-class speakers
  • Track record in establishing strategic partnership & sourcing new joint ventures to grow events
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent research skills with a commercial focus essential
  • Ability to demonstrate successful new event launches in new geographical regions

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