Conference Producer

Salary: £18 to 21,000, plus Profit Share DOE* depending on experience plus benefits pro rata plus share scheme salary review
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Consultancy, Internet & Digital Media, Management, Media, Research & Analysis

The Company

Arena International, part of Global Data, runs over 80 international conferences and forums every year, with a thriving programme that is always expanding. Our portfolio spans numerous industry sectors and geographical regions, meaning the successful candidate will be open to travel internationally.

As a Conference Producer you will report to the Head of Conferences and be responsible for producing and managing some of these events from start to finish. This process is made up of various stages and requires a broad skill set to push products to achieve high profitability. Someone with a product-centric focus who is market and brand aware will do well in this role.

The Position

Typically you will spend 5 weeks producing a conference, and then up to 22 weeks managing its campaign. The typical cycle of responsibilities includes:

• Desk and phone based research with your target industry

• Copy writing to develop your event agenda and marketing/sales content

• Speaker acquisition through effective phone-based engagement

• Supporting and working alongside sales and marketing teams

• Project Management; each conference is a business in its own right, so you need to keep a handle on costs and push ideas for revenue generation

• Travel to events and programme management on the day, greeting speakers, running the programme, networking and product development


We are looking for a degree-educated candidate who demonstrates a keen interest in business and a natural ability to work on projects with either strategic or technical focus. The candidate should have a keen interest in research and the confidence to engage different markets over the phone.

Desirable Skills

• Diligent, well organised and able to manage time

• Research experience through phone, internet and other sources

• Cold calling experience and assertive communication style

• Analytical skills to turn research into a compelling conference agenda

• Strong commercial acumen

• Confident, good phone manner, strong skills of persuasion and negotiation

• Articulate and creative copy writing

• Good understanding of sales and marketing

• Interpersonal skills to effectively brief and support project teams

• Project management ability to deliver events on time and budget

• Calm and effective problem-solving

If you're interested in building a long standing career with Global Data send us your CV.

Due to the high level of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each application. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks, then you have been unsuccessful in getting to the next stage.