Conference Producer - (leading professional body)

Regan & Dean
£25000 - 28000 per annum
25 Jul 2018
14 Aug 2018
Regan & Dean Recruitment Ltd
Full Time
Contract Type
Job Role
Event Producer
Join the conference production team at this prestigious professional body, to research and develop compelling content and conference programmes for their exciting event programme, focussing on innovation, technology and global business challenges. Working in a team, this role offers great career development for a bright and engaging Conference Producer looking to move away from the 'churn' of commercial events.

You'll be bringing your conference producer skills to a world-leading professional membership body whose 100,000+ members work in ground breaking areas from sustainable energy and aerospace to Formula One and cutting-edge technology - a really varied and exciting range of subject areas, all of which are fast moving and innovative. This role will bring you into contact with all aspects of this exciting and dynamic sector, as you develop relationships with key members and industry experts, research topic matter, and develop great conference and event agendas for both members and non-members.

The Conference Producer is responsible for the topic generation, validation, market research and production of highly topical event programmes that deliver technical and hot topic knowledge, and drive attendance, from both members and non-members. You'll be working within a supportive and dynamic Production Team, and will work closely with member committees and industry experts to research topics and speakers, providing specialist events expertise to develop the Institution's learning and conference programme over a varied range of sector topics. You'll be working as part of an experienced and friendly team, and this role offers lots of responsibility, as well as excellent opportunity for career progression. The role offers a good bonus, as well as excellent benefits package.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Produce an engaging range of industry-leading events across a variety of innovative subject areas
  • Research around varied topic areas, and validate business case
  • Generate topics, liaise with Committees and Industry Experts
  • Manage full conference production cycle
  • Research and develop industry knowledge
  • Develop relationships with Institute members and industry experts
  • Market research and topic validation
  • Programme design and speaker acquisition
  • Develop Marketing copy
  • Cross functional project team briefing (marketing, sales, sponsorship)
  • On-site speaker management

You'll have a minimum of 1 year conference production experience, from either a commercial events organisation, or membership body, with the ability to manage the full production cycle. Bright and with an enquiring mind, you have strong analytical ability, love topic generation, and have excellent research skills. You'll have the ability to quickly develop content knowledge across a wide of industry sectors, and enjoy working collaboratively with subject experts to hone and develop great content, as well as your own in-house project team to market and promote the event. This organisation is forward thinking, so this is no 'behind the scenes' desk job … they want proactive people who reflect their own forward thinking strategy and culture! We're looking for someone who can bring energy to their role, has excellent interpersonal skills and who can build really good relationships - as well as being a fabulous topic generator!

Key requirements:
  • Track record in conference production within a commercial events environment (minimum 1 year)
  • Confident, and enjoy engaging stakeholders/members
  • Strong research skills and copy writing
  • Conceptional ability to rapidly develop competent knowledge on diverse and technical topics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Interest in current business issues and industry trends

This is an excellent opportunity to work with this leading and facinating body - and work across varied and industry-leading business and technical content, and offers very real opportunity to really develop your career to the next level.

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

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