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Senior Conference Producer

  • Posted: 02 Dec 2019
  • Function: Production
  • Location: UK
  • Region: London
  • Country: United Kingdon
  • Advert posted until:29 Nov 2019

Overview of Position
The role of Senior Conference Producer offers a highly intelligent and commercially astute individual the opportunity to take the lead in determining strategy and shaping the future direction of large-scale industry leading events.  This involves researching content, building relationships with key industry names, designing a compelling agenda and guiding content strategy to create a buzz about the conference.  In essence, the Conference Producer is a motivated, resourceful and responsible individual who relishes the challenge and autonomy of creating a world-class programme from concept to delivery, who is proactive, highly organised, outgoing, professional with excellent communication skills. Attractive financial rewards, intellectual stimulation and job satisfaction are all central to the role.
Key Skills

  • The desire to think creatively, to innovate and to shape a product around customer needs
  • Proven research skills using a number of information sources including the ability to make cold calls
  • Commercial awareness -the ability to understand market dynamics and monetize the programme
  • Time management with an ability to multi-task and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to network with senior industry figures
  • Enthusiasm and a collaborative mind set
  Previous Experience  
  • This is a recent graduate entry level role.
  • The role will focus on events in the private equity and venture capital industry so experience or knowledge of the financial services sector (especially private equity) would be helpful but is not required.
  • Successful applicants are likely to possess a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) and come from an academic background.
  Job Summary
  • Analyse the industry and past conferences to determine market opportunities
  • Work with the Brand Strategy Director and Head of Product Process & Delivery to set the event’s strategy for the year
  • Research in detail the conference programme by contacting a complete cross section of the target market through phone, desk research and meetings to determine what customer requirements
  • Creating and running an advisory board when appropriate
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of competitors’ events through websites, brochures and speaking to competitive speakers
  • Analysis of multi-source research to write a compelling programme agenda
  • Identifying and contacting potential speakers and finding the hook to encourage them to join the speaker faculty
  • Negotiating Speaker fees and expenses and staying within guidelines set down on the event target sheet
  • Designing a compelling content-based marketing campaign to promote the conference
  • Writing industry-focussed promotional copy for websites and marketing pieces
  • Working with the digital media team to design and implement promotional campaigns via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Working with the marketing department to ensure that they are targeting the right market.  Sourcing appropriate media partners, working with the chairman and speakers and sponsors of the conference to raise the profile of the event
  • Working with Sponsorship and Exhibition to find leads and identify additional revenue generating opportunities
  • Sourcing special guest speakers from outside the industry
  • Working with operations to ensure budgets are accurate and the event runs smoothly on the day
  • Running the conference on the day, including opening the conference
  • At event research to identify future potential events and ways in which events can be improved.
  • Production of post conference report.
  SuperReturn Global Series   KNect 365 Global Finance KNect365 Finance offers cutting edge, market driven content and facilitated networking at its very best. Customers gain fresh insights, build relationships and create new commercial opportunities with leading innovators and key influencers in the financial sector. Spanning the global Private Equity, Investment Management, Banking & Payments & FinTech sectors, our global offerings cover all aspects of the high profile Financial Services sector. In these rapidly changing and disrupted markets, our innovative product solutions and world class service ensure we deliver an unrivalled customer experience to clients all over the world. Our events capture all the latest innovations and developments across the industry and across the globe. By building digital communities for year round conversation, creating exclusive content and providing access to investors, our position at the heart of the market makes us a credible industry partner and solutions provider for several major financial services SuperReturn Global Series SuperReturn is the world’s largest and most prestigious series of private equity and venture capital conferences, comprising 16 annual events. The brand has a truly global reach with more than 6000 conference attendees from 1500 unique organisations and 90 countries represented annually. We bring together an unrivalled mix of LPs and GPs not seen at any other event - critical for new business relationships. Renowned for the calibre and seniority of our speaker faculties, our programmes consist of in-depth sessions borne out of months of industry research. We cover the topics that the industry wants to hear, and feature the unique perspectives of the people they want to hear from. Our key strength lies in the unrivalled networking opportunities, creating the annual meeting point where global private equity and venture capital industry leaders gather to create new contacts, build commercial relationships and exchange strategic insights. Unmatched networking, fantastic content, top performing GPs, powerful investors, and industry trailblazers mean that SuperReturn conference are the “must-attend” events of the year.