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                                    Job Description
Job Title: Conference Producer

Division: Life Sciences

Department: Exhibitions

Reports To: Conference Manager


Job Purpose
    The timely production of industry relevant conference programmes in line with the
       needs of the market
    Develop and grow the Life Sciences departmental profile by generating new ideas
       and topics


Key Performance Indicators

      Construct a detailed programmes of over 20 senior level speakers produced on time
       as per the congress timetable and drop schedule
      For repeat conferences execute and adapt the event strategy from market research
       to target delegate growth and increase content quality
      Ensure each event meets conference deadlines and target delegate numbers
      Manage and keep within programme budget
      Provide a list of around 20 companies per conference for sponsorship sales
      Maintain high productivity level at a production rate of thirteen events per year
      High level of conference execution in all aspects of the production job


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

      Produce industry relevant conference programmes
      Liaise with key professionals/institutions and companies in the production of
       conference programmes
      To contact suggested speakers and confirm their attendance
      Effectively research topics with relevant industry professionals and the target market
      Develop new conference ideas and programme content through tele-research
      Provide up to date and useable speaker lists and files for event management to follow
       up
      Prepare all necessary briefs, conference agenda and CME application forms
      Assist in the provision of leads to the sponsorship team
      Work with the director and other sales team members to produce ideas for
       conferences
      Identify key opinion leaders/institutions and companies within that area
      Maintain existing and build new relationships to pull together a conference with topics
       and speakers
      Provide a list of hospitals that are leaders in that area
      Organise hands on workshops alongside our events with companies
      Assist the marketing department in the relevant distribution of marketing materials
       (e.g. brochures) to companies and departments
   Tele-research programme content and new conference ideas
   Write invitation letters for the conferences
   Liaise and network with speakers at the conferences
   Prepared to work longer than normal office hours
   Perform any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility
                               Person Specification
Minimum Education Level:

      Educated to degree level or equivalent


Background Knowledge & Experience:

Essential
    Speaks and writes clearly and fluently in English to both individuals and groups
    Computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
    Commercial awareness
    Research based role
    Copywriting skills
    Brand and market awareness

Desirable
    Scientific background
    Related industry/event knowledge
    Conference production role


May 2012

								
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