• Head of Events / Senior Conference Producer

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(29/11/2019 16:14)
    Job ID
    2019-1826
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Conferences/Events
  • Overview

    WatersTechnology is the financial services industry’s premier provider of technology and data-related publications, events, training courses and awards. Since 1983 we have served the global financial services market through our print, digital and in-person products with offices in Hong Kong, New York and London.   

     

    Our parent company, Infopro Digital is one of the world’s leading B2B publishers in professional information. It serves its professional communities through a range of different content focused products and services including digital solutions (web sites, newsletters) and in-person events (congresses, conferences, summits, awards, training). Over 350 events are organised each year, across the globe, with a total attendance of almost 20,000 professionals. Other brands within the financial services Infopro Digital business include Insurance Post, Risk.net, FX Week, Central Banking Publications and Insurance Age. 

     

    Job Description

    As Head of WatersTechnology Events, your role will involve extensive telephone and face-to-face research with industry contacts to develop conference topics and write cutting-edge conference programmes within the WatersTechnology portfolio of events; recruitment of and liaison with senior-level speakers; writing content-led marketing copy; and effective project management of events from their inception to completion.  

    Your main responsibilities include:

    • Keeping to best practice production timelines
    • Project managing event production, operations, marketing and sales deadlines
    • Researching and developing new launch ideas
    • Developing market-leading, innovative event programmes through thorough market research
    • Oversight of event budgets and budget management
    • Market research – mainly telephone and face-to-face research, but also desk-based research and attending external events
    • Researching and meeting with potential sponsors
    • Developing commercial formats that deliver value to sponsors
    • Researching, confirming and managing speakers
    • Brief writing – creating marketing, sales and telesales briefs which explain your events to the wider team
    • Working with the editorial team to develop and deliver various bespoke content opportunities 
    • Writing market leading content marketing copy
    • Proof reading
    • Driving website content – working with marketing to keep websites up to date and engaging – including updating event content and speaker biographies and photos online
    • Managing events on site and speaker liaison

     

    Our ideal candidate will be an ambitious, proactive producer looking to take the next step in their career and to join the exciting world of Financial Services events. Does that sound like you?

    Qualifications

    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent), preferably in an English, History, Politics/Economics, business-related, science or technical discipline.
    • Proactive, curious, high-energy, results-oriented, reputation for getting things done
    • Industry knowledge in one or more of the following, desirable but not essential: financial markets (derivatives & capital markets, risk management), insurance and financial technology
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proven research and analytical skills.
    • Previous relevant work experience in a conference or events research environment.
    • Very strong attention to detail and effective time management.
    • Excellent organisational skills.
    • Ability to build business relationships at all levels.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team within a pressurised environment with tight deadlines.

    What we're looking for

    We are looking for an ambitious, experienced professional from the events and/or financial services sector looking to join a well-established, fast paced, international events team. In this role, you will take direct responsibility for working with the audience and our clients to develop content, recruit high level industry speakers and project manage the delivery of conferences, training courses, summits, webinars and networking opportunities. The successful candidate will work closely with our sponsorship sales, editorial, marketing and logistics teams to drive the commercial success of our events.

    What's on offer

    As well as working with the most interesting, talented and fun people, we operate a culture where success is recognised. You will be supported throughout your career tailoring your development through management support, internal and external training courses, and on the job training. Based in a fantastic location in the city of London’s Aldgate area, you will also have access to numerous retail discounts!

    In addition to a Competitive Salary we offer the following benefits:

    Standard Benefits

    • 25 days annual leave (rising up to 30 days)
    • Group personal pension plan
    • Life assurance
    • Health cash plan
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Bonusly employee recognition
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Onsite monthly chair massage
    • Eye-care Vouchers
    • Vodafone employee advantage schemea
    • Interest free season ticket loan (STL)
    • Discounted gym membership

    Annual Flex Benefits

    • Income protection
    • Additional life assurance
    • Bike to work
    • Buying holiday
    • Dental insurance
    • Add partner to gym membership
    • Health screening
    • Private medical insurance

    And many more!

    Infopro Digital also runs The Foundation which supports a number of charities. Staff can volunteer to contribute their skills and expertise to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others

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