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Group Manager - Conference

Job Title: Group Manager - Conference
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai, Dubai
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98341
Contact Name: Quest Search & Selection
Contact Email: annie@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: May 24, 2015 14:23

Job Description

An industry with a vision to make the country the world's leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events has opened an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Group Manager - Conference. To research and develop effective and competitive conference agenda, contents and programs that are commercially profitable and sustainable for company's new Conference Department in the Exhibitions and Events Management Division.

As a Group Manager - Conference you will be responsible with the following:

  • Researching Market Trends To Identify Opportunities For Conferences/Confex/Exhibitions
  • Researching On Topics And Agenda For Existing Conferences Accompanying Key Exhibitions In Portfolio
  • Researching And Producing Conference Programs/Topics/Content And Speakers That Are Commercially Attractive For Sponsorships And Delegates.
  • Liaising With Clients To Ascertain Their Precise Event Requirements;
  • Producing Detailed Proposals And Concepts For Events (E.G. Timelines, Venues, Suppliers, Legal Obligations, Staffing And Budgets);
  • Managing And Executing A Budget For Optimum Financial Delivery
  • Securing And Booking A Suitable Venue Or Location;
  • Ensuring Insurance, Legal, Health And Safety Obligations Are Adhered To;
  • Identifying And Securing Speakers Or Special Guests;
  • Coordinating Staffing Requirements And Staff Briefings;
  • Manages Selling Sponsorship/Stand/Exhibition Space To Potential Exhibitors/Partners;
  • Overseeing The Dismantling And Removal Of The Event And Clearing The Venue Efficiently;
  • Post-Event Evaluation (Including Data Entry And Analysis And Producing Reports For Event Stakeholders).

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5 years in conference management position
  • Strong marketing / industry intelligence and awareness
  • Strong rationalization and analytical skills
  • Ability to lead a team, and lead by example Exceptional detail in follow-up. Knowledge of menu development. Strong technical skills. Excellent time management skills, multitasking
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Hands-up on approach strategic and good commercial acumen.
  • Strong organizational skills. Strong budgetary, projections, and cost control skills.
  • Ability to produce consistent profits. Follow/enforce company policies and procedures.
  • Resolve problems. Assume responsibility/accountability. Solid skills in selling and negotiation
  • Creative in problem solving
  • Team player

Give an excitement on your career and if you think you are qualified in this position, don't hesitate and apply now. Send your CV to us and a rewarding salary package is waiting for you!

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Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.