AVCJ (part of Acuris an ION company), a financial media company whose products and services provide the advisory and corporate community with actionable intelligence and data.
Job Description : We are hiring an experienced conference manager to join the production team working on our highly regarded private equity and venture capital, M&A, Fixed Income and Infrastructure conferences that take place annually across Asia and the US.
The conference manager will be responsible for researching, writing and producing numerous conferences across the region for the AVCJ, Mergermarket, Inframation and Debtwire.
The individual will also lead the project and work closely with the publisher, maketing, sales, operations and internal support teams for each event to ensure all deliverables, deadlines and targets are being met.
The candidate will be able to work well under pressure and have good attention to detail. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in conference content production with knowledge of the market and industry viewed as favourable but not a necessity.
The role does require travel across the region.
Key Responsibilities - Event Production :
Research and write event programmes
Identify and recruit relevant speakers
Develop strong industry knowledge on events roster
Coordinate speakers via email briefings, pre-event calls / meetings
Work with marketing team on event themes, objectives and develop and write copy for marketing materials where required
Support sponsorship sales where necessary and identify sponsorship opportunities
Produce / run the programme on-site / virtually
Build a network of key industry contacts
Key Responsibilities - Event Management :
Take the lead role as project manager on assigned events
Coordinate and run project team meetings
Develop and write a project brief and timeline
Monitor the Project P&L
Work closely with the team in the Hong Kong office
Work with other teams across the business
Key Responsibilities - Management :
Potential responsibility for a junior conference producer report within the team
Skills Required :
Strong research, writing and analytical skills
Ability to lead and manage a project with numerous stakeholders and deliverables
Proven time management and the ability to meet deadlines and priorities projects
Fluency in English, written / spoken Cantonese and Mandarin is necessary
Be able to work independently
Be happy to communicate with colleagues and customers face-to-face, by email and by telephone and project a professional image in all cases
At least 4 years’ experience in a conference producer role is required. We will also consider exceptional candidates with different skills.