• Conference Producer

    Job Locations United States-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-6103
    Function
    Editorial
  • Introduction

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    EuroFinance, an Economist Group business, is the leading global provider of conferences, training and research on cash management, treasury and risk. Running more than 30 events worldwide, EuroFinance enables treasurers and CFOs to exchange innovative strategies, best practice and expert opinion into the trends and developments in cash management and treasury areas.  


    In addition, EuroFinance runs Commercial Payments International (CPI) - the leading global resource for commercial cards and payments.  CPI run 5 summits, providing both global and regional insights in to the diverse commercial cards and payments sphere, showcasing the latest best practices and facilitating high-level peer discussions.

     

    Currently, we are seeking a conference producer to research, write and manage a number of our conferences from inception right through to delivery. In this role you will be responsible for delivering engaging conference programmes, attracting and recruiting relevant speakers, driving innovation in event formats and ensuring the events are of a world-class standard.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute:

     

    • Research and write programmes for Commercial Payments International (CPI), producing the highest standard of content and achievable innovation
    • Conduct in-depth and quality research interviews with industry professionals (telephone and face to face)
    • Ensure programme content stays up to date, keeping abreast of market changes, regulatory changes and company actions
    • Recruit all speakers for event programmes
    • Provide guidance and discussion points to speakers for presentation development and manage all speakers, pre-, during and post event
    • Work with the sales team to find workable solutions to address client needs
    • Liaise with sponsors on their session choices, working with sales team where necessary to ensure guest speakers meet stringent speaking standards
    • Provide the marketing team with a brief for the marketing strategy & campaign for the events, communicating key themes to ensure proper positioning in the market and providing marketing copy when necessary
    • Develop effective relationships with financial services professionals to raise your profile within the commercial cards industry
    • Ensure speaker budget is kept to and appropriate arrangements are made for speakers
    • Attend and oversee conferences, managing and assisting speakers, conducting further research and making new contacts

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

     

    • Extensive business experience including experience in a  conference producer role or equivalent
    • The ability to develop effective relationships with senior industry professionals
    • Ability to employ strong research techniques
    • Strong communication and people skills as well as excellent writing and editing skills
    • A collaborative approach
    • Sound editorial judgement;  with the ability to understand and distill new information quickly
    • In-depth knowledge of the financial world

    • A background in finance, media or events

    • A demonstrable track record of writing and developing event programmes to deadline and delivery to budget and quality standards

    • Excellent client facing experience and good organisation skills  with the ability to multi-task, with a high work rate

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