Event Producer - (Travel Sector)

06 Oct 2016
05 Nov 2016
Regan & Dean Recruitment Ltd
Full Time
Contract Type
Combine your proven talent for researching hot topics, identifying relevant speakers and sponsors, with your interest in the travel sector with this exciting opportunity - £competitive salary and benefits

Leading Association within the travel sector are looking to significantly expand their events offering - and are expanding their Conference and Events team to do this. A key addition is a new Event Manager/Producer, to develop and deliver events, researching hot topics and sector issues which get the industry clamouring to attend!

You'll be working in the expanding Conference and Events team - reporting into the Head of Conference and Events, and managing an Events Executive. You'll have responsiblity for developing compelling event content, and then delivering events pertinent to the travel agent sector - researching topics and content for events of interest to the sector, and then ensuring their successful promotion and deliver (conferences, seminars, training). This will include the delivery of existing seminar and training programmes, and the launch of new conferences and events. This is an important role at a key time, as part of a growing department, and as well as operational delivery of events includes responsibility for identifying and targeting new events and sectors to target within the field.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Event content production - research new and exciting conference ideas, write commercially viable programme, identify and secure speakers, copywrite communications materials
  • Project management - brief and liaise with other internal teams - sales, marketing and sponsorship -throughout the project through to final event
  • Event management - full responsibility for all event logistics - management of speakers and sponsors
  • Manage Event Executive, delegate tasks
  • Budget management and reporting
  • Administration - CRM databaseadministration

You'll need a minimum of 2 years solid experience within conference production and event management, be able to manage an Executive, and develop the content and deliver the logistics for varied events. Able to work well as part of a team, and also lead your projects with confidence. Research and content development skills, a strong interest and ideally experience within the travel sector, and excellent organisational skills are key attributes of the right candidate. Ideally you'll have a commercial events and/or Association background, and understand the role of marketing, sponsorship and sales within a commercial events environment.

Key requirements:
  • Minimum 2 years solid experience in conference production - ie topic research skills, experience of researching and securing speakers, idenitfying target audience and sponsors
  • Event management, and proven experience of having produced commercially successful events
  • Ability to lead an event project team (operations, sales, marketing and sponsorship)
  • Previous experience of delegating/mentoring or managing others
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of the travel industry desirable but not essential
  • Experience and understanding of the needs and workings of membership associations
  • Excellent relationship building, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Copywriting ability, strong commercial awareness and negotiating skills

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in the exciting travel sector, and be part of a growing events team, as they innovate and introduce and deliver a new and commercially successful event programme.

If your experience and passions match the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click "Apply" now.