Exhibition Director

ESP Recruitment
£70000 - 70000 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2021
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Job Details

Working on a brand new event project based in the NE England, the Exhibition Director will lead a team to develop a new consumer event, with trade elements, taking responsibility for the overall direction and delivery of the event.

This role will act as the media spokesperson and will be personally associated with the promotion of the event, supporting the commercial and strategic development, building key relationships across all relevant sectors. You will report to the Board and provide senior decision making and be the point of contact for the Stakeholders of this project.

Key responsibilities:
  • Management of costs and sales targets and ensuring budget control
  • Event business and delivery planning
  • Setting effective sales targets and incentive plans for the sales team members with the Sales Director
  • Responsible for anticipating issues and facilitate solutions with the Board
  • Responsible for the positioning of the event in relevant markets
  • Retaining an editorial overview of the Expo and establishing the events tone
  • Working with marketing to design/create copy for marketing materials, websites and digital media
  • Produce a coherent brand strategy to maintain relevance to all markets and meet visitor and exhibitor expectations
  • Establish commercial agreements for all exhibitors, sponsors and partners, alongside F&B and pop up catering.
  • Ensuring insurance liability, health and safety considerations are managed with relevant specialists
  • Develop an event plan that optimises visitor experience and traffic for exhibitors

Person description:
  • 5 years experience in a large scale event/exhibition leadership role, ideally with a mix of trade and consumer experience - ESSENTIAL
  • Educated to degree level
  • Great people management skills
  • Strong decision making ability

Ideally will have some affiliation with the NE England


As specialists in our market, we offer integrity, honesty and confidentiality. As we concentrate on doing one thing and doing it really well, we have built up an extensive network of candidates at all levels and some of the most highly regarded clients in the events industry.

Offering the widest range of jobs in events worldwide, esp work on permanent, contract and freelance recruitment solutions at all levels from graduate to managing director, across the UK and internationally.

esprecruitment recruit for the following sectors:

  • Event Management Agencies 
  • Production Companies
  • Experiential Agencies
  • C&I Agencies
  • Corporate in-house
  • Venues
  • Hotels
  • Associations
  • Charities
  • Public Sector
  • Commercial Conference Companies
  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibition & Event Services
Find Us
020 7299 2960
Ground Floor
36 Manchester Street
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