Senior Conference Producer

Central London
upto £40,000 Doe
27 Apr 2012
07 Jun 2012
Job Role
Event Producer

Senior Conference Producer – EMEA- Financial Markets – Private Equity 
upto £40,000 Doe


The Company

My Client is an award winning, premium, international media and events business serving a senior, professional readership in the global finance and investment market.  In those key sectors, they are the market leader.  At the forefront of the organisation they have exceptional magazine brands and other specialist publications - they speak for who we are and how we think and they engage readers in more than 80 countries worldwide. 

 The Role

Head of EMEA Conferences Team

To run an existing portfolio of private equity conferences taking place in the EMEA region
To grow and develop the portfolio of EMEA private equity conferences in conjunction with the Head of Conferences for EMEA

To make a significant contribution to the growth of the global Conferences business

Take full ownership and responsibility for delivery of a portfolio of 3-4 EMEA private equity events per annum

Work closely with colleagues in the conferences team and with editorial staff to develop and implement compelling agendas for EMEA private equity events

Recruit high level industry speakers to speak at those events

Sell sponsorship on all events within the portfolio against agreed targets for each event

Build strong relationships with senior level speakers and sponsors across EMEA private equity markets

Oversee and take full responsibility for the P&L accounts for each event within the portfolio

Manage the delivery of the portfolio working with the logistics team in the London office

Develop the audience for the events alongside our dedicated in-house list-building and marketing teams

Drive delegate sales for the portfolio of events by providing support and direction to our in-house telesales team

The Conferences Team runs 28 events across the globe on an annual basis in private equity, real estate and infrastructure. These events provide premium content and networking opportunities for the most senior level executives within the three industries.

Mininium requirements

·Graduate Education

·Conference producer experience needed

·At least 4 years’ experience organising (finance-focused) BB conferences OR direct experience within the private equity / alternative assets industry

·Demonstrable understanding and knowledge of financial markets

·Direct experience of having worked in teams responsible for delivering high quality outputs to a demanding, senior-level audience

·Responsibility for managing P&Ls (including revenue generation and cost management)

·Minimum requirement = understanding of sponsorship models and desire to embrace that process as a key part of role

·Ability to design timely, interesting and editorially relevant conference agendas, populated with senior level speakers and sponsors

·Able to write well across a variety of channels (agenda topics, marketing collateral, invitations)

·Experience of communicating with time-pressured, senior level individuals (internal and external) on a regular and professional basis

·Strong organisational and time management skills – takes a systematic and thorough approach to planning to ensure key deadlines across multiple projects are met

·Has a clinical eye for precision and detail and refuses to compromise on quality of work output

Personal Skills

·Highly goal-focused

·Motivated by achieving high personal standards in all aspects of work – ambitious to meet own personal and organisational goals

·Keen to stretch self and develop own capabilities – wants to build a career , including leading a team in due course

·Willing and able to travel regularly across EMEA region for research trips and conferences

Full and valid working permit to work in the UK

Great Benefit

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