Seeking a Conference / Event planner to produce educational and networking conferences for C-Level executives, entrepreneurs and college students. Our events are held in high-end venues throughout the United States, with global participation.
Conference Producers coordinate and manage all aspects of these events. This includes researching and creating new conference topics, writing agendas, recruiting speakers and developing marketing and sales strategies for the events.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Conduct telephone and in person research with potential attendees and sponsors in a target market to develop conference agendas
Analyze research and use critical thinking to develop commercial conference programs that meet the stated needs of the market
Identify, invite and confirm appropriate speakers for conferences
Identify and contract appropriate entertainment productions for conferences
Identify, pitch, and close new clients on sponsorship opportunities
Write marketing copy for promotional conference brochures, and other mailing pieces
Establish and maintain relationships with key professionals, industry leaders, senior executives and media within relevant vertical markets
Attend and oversee conferences, including providing opening introduction, speaker assistance and support
Research and provide to Marketing Department strategic information required to market conferences, including: detailed information on the target market both in terms of industry sectors and disciplines and geographic markets, relevant industry associations, industry publications, and competitive events
Work with and support a cross-functional team on an ongoing basis to ensure successful marketing and sponsorship of conferences.
Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree
1 - 2 years of experience in conference production
Ability to conduct in-depth research via telephone, in person and using print and electronic media
Excellent networking and information gathering abilities
Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
Strong attention to detail
Superior Writing skills
Flexible and collaborative personality
Leadership ability in an entrepreneurial setting
Creativity, resourcefulness and an innovative approach