Graduate Conference Producer and Programme Manager

Posted 342 days ago Apply by 01 May 2020

Job Description

Arena International, part of GlobalData, runs over 80 international market leading conferences every year for industry, government, regulatory bodies and the wider public sector. Our growing international portfolio spans across 4 key industries - Consumer, Finance, Healthcare and Digital industries. 

What you will do

The Conference Producer will provide strategic leadership and devise a vibrant programme of international industry conferences and events. Typically you will spend 5 weeks project managing a conference, and then up to a further 22 weeks managing its commercial campaign. The typical cycle of responsibilities includes:

  • Desk and phone based research with your target industry
  • Journalistic skills – we have a core focus on research interviews with sector leaders
  • Copywriting creativity – you will write the programme and marketing material for all your projects
  • Inviting and confirming senior leaders to present at the conferences
  • Supporting your sales and marketing teams
  • Travelling internationally to the conference and programme management on the day
  • This role is not focused on the logistics of running an event

What you will bring to the table

We are looking for a degree-educated candidate who demonstrates a keen interest in project management. The candidate should be enthusiastic about research, have excellent writing skills and the confidence to engage different markets over the phone. No previous conference production experience is required.

  • No event management experience needed
  • A minimum 2:1 degree (humanities Graduates are particularly well suited to this role)
  • High level of literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Diligent, well organised and able to manage time
  • Research experience through phone, internet and other sources
  • Analytical skills - you will need to be able to turn interview transcripts into a compelling conference agenda
  • Confident, good phone manner, strong skills of persuasion and negotiation
  • Articulate and creative copy writing
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively brief and support project teams
  • Calm and effective problem-solving
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Sector Business management & consultancy
Location London
Hours Full time
Contract Type Graduate Programme
Minimum Degree Grade Required 2.1
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the EU Yes
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