Conference Director - FinTech Connect

Posted 9 March by IQPC Easy Apply

Are you an outstanding, confident and commercial conference producer with a minimum of 2 years experience looking to take the next step in your career?

An opportunity has arisen within a dynamic new division of global media and events business, IQPC, for an enthusiastic and hard working conference producer, who has delivered strong events in the past, but has aspirations to work on a large-scale event model with lengthy production cycles, more responsibility and a lot of scope for creative and commercial input.

FinTech Connect (a division of IQPC) organize FinTech Connect Global, the UK’s leading trade show for the financial technology market. The show has grown exponentially since launch three years ago and in December 2017 attracted well over 3000 attendees and c.130 sponsors and exhibitors. In 2018 we anticipate 5000+ visitors and by 2020 aim to make that 10,000.

We are looking for someone with huge amounts of ambition and drive, outstanding research skills and all round amazing production experience who wants a fast growth, large scale event platform to make their mark on. Do you have great ideas for new formats and event models? Can you attract internationally recognized keynote speaker talent and curate premium quality conference agendas? Do you thrive in an environment that offers you creative freedom? Can you get under the skin of a market and use social media to provide comment, blogs, interviews and other forms of original content? Are you excited by the prospect of taking face to face meetings with some of the Worlds leading entrepreneurs and business leaders? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this could be the job for you.

You will be ultimately responsible for all of the content that is present on site at FinTech Connect Global plus the bulk of our output in the lead up to the event. Over time you will be central to the growth of the business, working closely with the Managing Director and International Development Director as we expand it’s footprint by launching into new territories. This role is perfect for anyone passionate about innovation and able to keep abreast of and interpret key market trends. As well as being an amazing copywriter, you will come up with new ideas for content and themes which both enhance delivery of FinTech Connect Global and present new commercial opportunities for your sales team. You will provide clear, topic-led briefs for the marketing and sales people who work on your event(s).

The successful candidate will have great research skills, as well as being a confident communicator. You should have the ability to develop a strong online presence utilizing social media channels to promote your personal fintech brand and that of the business. You will be required to research and map key market developments within the financial sector, which will guide the content that goes into your programmes. You will be an articulate orator with fantastic presentation skills - important during telephone research calls and in face to face meetings. You will become synonymous with your portfolio and your market. You will be hugely self-motivated and have fantastic long-term planning skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a career-minded conference producer with ambitions to develop their experience in the world of large scale commercial events to step to take fully ownership of content. As part of a small team you will get constant mentoring and input from experienced business leaders. As the business grows, so will you! Your ideas will be taken seriously and the remit of your portfolio will expand at the rate that you can validate and develop it. We aim to geo-clone FinTech Connect into multiple new markets over the next few years and you will be a central part of the decision making process, validating topics, markets and trends.

Key Characteristics:

- Entrepreneurial

- Ambitious

- Enthusiastic

- Confident

- Hard working

- Organised

- Highly productive

- Motivated to achieve

- Commercially aware

- Creative

- Team player

Key skills required:

- Great research skills

- Fantastic orator and presenter

- Good copywriter

- Hits deadlines

- Manages time effectively

- Language skills useful but not essential

Academic record:

- Degree educated with at least a 2:1 and good A-Levels

In return for your hard work you will receive a competitive salary and a profit share programme to further enhance your earnings. You will be required to travel internationally at various times of the year.

Required skills

  • Creative
  • Events
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Research

Reference: 34529068

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