Perm job - Senior Event Project Manager (B2B overseas conferences/congresses) - conference planning, programme & speaker management!
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 permanent role (reporting in to the MD) for a very experienced “conference / event” Project Manager. This Senior Project Manager will see you leading a team of 5 on the overall design and planning of the conference, the program and all of the speaker management of a very large-scale multi-day international trade conference & exhibition which is held every 3 years for key players within the oil & gas industry.
You’ll be working with a National Committee (guiding them on the conference and the overall program) and with a locally based PCO who are managing the housing and delegate registration aspects, so the role needs someone with great communication skills and good multi-stakeholder management experience.
This is a mixed role of top-level event project management, team leadership, client/committee liaison and budget management and one where you will be responsible for keeping everything on track (and to successful delivery) in terms of the conference planning & development, programme & agenda management, design & production and all aspects of speaker management (speaker logistics, speaker protocol and general speaker communication/liaison).
The role will involve extensive travel to the Far East (5 - 6 overseas business trips per year, each lasting up to a week, as well as approximately three weeks on-site over the period of the event).
You’ll be a confident and versatile conferencing / event professional with the weight and gravitas to lead large scale B2B projects working with multiple stakeholders. You’ll have a minimum of 4 years’ senior level Event Management experience (commercial events/conferences) having worked previously on multi-day and multi-stream B2B conferences, congresses & exhibitions for international audiences.
You’ll have a proven track record of event project management, staff/team leadership, conference planning, design & development, programme & agenda management, complex speaker logistics, committee & association liaison, production, 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 liaise effectively with all other suppliers, agencies, stakeholders and contractors whilst working on a large scale and long lead time project.
Experience of working on events in Asia is very advantageous as is some experience of working within the oil & gas and energy sectors.
And finally, from a personality and work ethic point of view, you’ll need to be culturally aware and enjoy the challenge of working in different environments, thrive in a small, fast paced and friendly company (and on long lead projects / events) and be happy to travel extensively for site visits, meetings and throughout the duration of the event.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a mature and confident events’ professional with really strong conference programming and speaker management skills and solid international conference and event management experience!
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.