Senior Conference Producer - 6 month Maternity Cover

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Company Description

Informa is a leading international events, intelligence and scholarly research group. Our purpose is to champion the specialist. Through hundreds of powerful brands we work with businesses and professionals in specialist markets, providing the connections, intelligence and opportunities that help customers grow, do business, make breakthroughs and take better informed decisions. 

Informa Markets connects buyers and sellers and supports the flow of business and trade in over a dozen specialist markets. Our platforms help businesses meet, discover products, trade and grow through major exhibitions, virtual events, online marketplaces, specialist content and data services.

As Informa we're a diverse Group, with over 11,000 colleagues working in many different roles in one of six Divisions and in over 30 countries. Each of us brings something different, a unique set of abilities, experience and knowledge. It’s what makes us who we are. All our businesses and offices share a culture based on respect and inclusiveness, and a working environment that is enjoyable, stimulating, rewarding and supportive for colleagues. One that enables everyone to fully participate in the life of the Group and its ongoing, sustainable growth

Job Description

An exciting position has arisen for a Senior Conference Producer to join the Informa Markets - Energy team to help produce and deliver a series of events covering the latest trends in the Energy and Utilities industry featuring the top global industry thought leaders.

We offer flexible working, and remote work will be considered for this 6 month maternity cover role.

The Senior Conference Producer will be part of an international team that puts on 3 large scale events annually, from 3000 person conferences to tradeshows for 15,000 attendees taking place across the globe. Exciting travel opportunities include trips to different countries where the Producer will be meeting and working with lively and engaged professionals in a resilient and exciting industry.

The Senior Conference Producer will research, write and deliver high quality and innovative conference agendas, identifying and recruiting appropriate speakers at the same time as ensuring the marketability and commercial viability of each conference they are responsible for. Applicants must have strong project management skills and at least 12 months experience in a B2B commercial environment. The role will help support growth and revenue goals and work directly with senior level leadership.

We are looking for a Senior Conference Producer with strong commercial acumen who can help to take the portfolio to the next level and has excellent team working, communication and interpersonal skills. This role requires someone with an enthusiasm to succeed, brilliant research and analytical skills and an interest and ability to travel internationally to attend events.

Responsibilities include:
• To research and produce high quality and innovative agendas for a portfolio of global conferences using in depth phone based and desktop research of key subject areas
• To research important industry topics and keep up to date with industry trends to ensure streams of content are relevant to our audience
• To source, select and secure the participation of high level, industry leading speakers through research, networking, and existing contacts to achieve your target requirements
• To assume full project ownership of each event from a content perspective and to ensure that events run to deadline and to schedule close working with the cross functional team
• To produce all content related copy for your events including sales-driven brochures, websites, direct mail and emails
• To contribute to social media activity for the events through regular participation on LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media channels to nurture a community as well as promote the events
• To be responsible for the onsite delivery of the events through meticulous on-site execution of the conferences to exceptional customer standards
• To provide input for the sales and marketing strategy for the events by identifying and suggesting possible sponsors, supporters and media partners
• To contribute towards portfolio development by generating topics to deliver a forward schedule of commercially viable programmes and to conduct due diligence and assist in the development of new ideas for expanding the portfolio
• To make and maintain relationships with industry stakeholders and the client base to develop and build communities around the events in the portfolio
• To work with other departments to ensure all processes are as efficient and effective as possible, suggesting new processes where necessary
• To work with the senior management team to grow and enhance the product and service offering across the portfolio to maintain market leadership





• Educated to degree level
• At least 4 years of experience in conference production, preferably in a B2B commercial environment, and ideally experience in creating editorially powerful, well written programmes with innovative, interactive formats across a range of topics and subject areas.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on time
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - written and verbal
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• A high level of commercial awareness and are target and deadline driven
• Strong networking skills
• Ability to quickly understand a market and draw up list of appropriate topics and speakers

Additional Information

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other  protected characteristics under local law.

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