The Economist Events, the award-winning events department of The Economist Group, produces 70+ events a year and is seeking an Event Operations Executive to join our growing team.
Our operations team is responsible for all event logistics and budget management, ensuring that events meet the expectations of our delegates and sponsors and that financial targets are met.
The Event Operations Executive works closely with the Events Managers.
The successful candidate will be based in Hong Kong and be responsible for the execution of our virtual and live events in Hong Kong and APAC region.
The successful applicant should have at least one to two years of experience in the events industry, be a team player but confident to operate independently and be comfortable working in a regional setting.
How you will contribute :
Execute virtual or hybrid programs and lead on-site execution
Set, communicate, maintain timelines and priorities on projects through timeframes, status reporting, emails etc.
Assist Event Manager to deliver meetings and events on time, within budget and in line with agreed concepts and proposals
Build, maintain and develop strong relationships with vendors
Manage logistics (operational planning, quality, budget, resources)
Work closely with internal teams and maintain good communication within the project team members
Handle research for upcoming events
On site management, including vendors and team management
Experience, skills and professional attributes
The ideal skills for this role are :
Diploma / Degree qualification in Business / Marketing / Communications
Technologically savvy and comfortable using new tools or software
Good level of project management, organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent eye for detail and able to meet multiple deadlines
Applicants must be eligible to work in Hong Kong