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This is an ideal opportunity for a B2B Conference Production Manager to move into a management role in one of the UK’s most prestigious professional institutions.
Our client is a world-leading professional body with a growing membership of over 120,000 members in 140 countries. Its industry-leading B2B events business produces some of the best-attended events in the 18 industries that it serves.
The Conference Production Manager will lead a team of three responsible for producing content for the portfolio of events run by our client, including conferences, technical seminars, workshops, webinars and lectures. Through in-depth market research and close collaboration with technical expert committees, the production team generate event programmes and secure industry-leading speakers to deliver cutting-edge content for audiences.
Your key responsibilities will be to manage and oversee the creation of event content, ensuring that all outputs deliver high quality technical knowledge and drive attendance and revenue. In addition, you will develop and maintain strong relationships with the principal stakeholders of the Events department, namely the member-led technical committees, to ensure that the entire programme of events is relevant, innovative and driven by market need, in line with our client’s strategic objectives.
The Conference Production Manager and the production team are also responsible for generating new event ideas, as well as validating and researching concepts generated by the member committees and providing guidance on appropriate formats and topics.
We’re looking for proven experience in a comparable line management role and strong commercial B2B event production skills including topic generation, researching, validating and speaker acquisition. You’ll also need to be a superb communicator and manager of key stakeholder relationships, acknowledging and respecting individual and group motivations without losing focus on achieving agreed objectives.
This is a maternity cover role through to March 2021.