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Senior Program Manager (multi-day B2B conference - overseas)

Job Description

Super long fixed term contract role for an experienced Event Manager (B2B large scale international conferences) with strong program & speaker management skills!


London based PCO who deliver large scale 4-5 day global conferences for the energy and oil & gas sectors. London office and friendly and fun team.


This is an exciting 1 + ½ year contract role starting April 2020 for an experienced conference / event manager that will see you reporting to the overall Project Manager of a very large scale international trade conference & exhibition which is held every 3 years for key players within the oil & gas industry. This role (Senior Program Manager) is working solely on one very high profile and logistically complex multi-day international trade conference & exhibition which will be held in Asia in 2021. It is a mixed role of event management & conference production with a particularly strong focus on programme & agenda management and speaker organisation (speaker logistics, speaker protocol and general speaker communication/liaison). The role will involve managing a small programme team and will involve spending 3-4 weeks in the Far East for meetings, site visits and on-site throughout the duration of the event.


You’ll have a dynamic, friendly and enthusiastic personality and a strong conferencing / event management background (within a commercial environment) with a minimum of 3 years’ solid experience in large scale B2B conferences, events & exhibitions for international audiences. You’ll have a proven track record of programme management, complex speaker logistics, committee & association liaison, budget management and on-site delivery. You’ll need to be able to juggle multiple work strands, manage a small team of your own as well as being able to work effectively with all the other teams and staff working on a large scale and long lead time project. You’ll need to enjoy working in a small and friendly company environment (and on long lead projects / events), be a brilliant communicator and have exceptional attention to detail.

Experience of working on events in Asia is very advantageous as is some experience of working within the oil & gas and energy sectors.

This is a fantastic long term FTC opportunity for a confident and outgoing events professional with good conference programming and speaker management experience!

 If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.