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Graduate Job Conference Producer - a creative management role

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: SMi Group Ltd
Reference: G+
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Do you have a tenacious and enthusiastic approach to work, a creative muscle itching for exercise, and a desire to take on a management role? Then you could be suited to a career as a conference producer with the SMi Group. The benefits include the skills you'll develop and the contacts you will make on the way, as well as outstanding financial renumeration. Interested? Then read on...


  • To provide key industry sectors with business-to-business information through the forum of conferences
  • To develop a breadth of understanding within a specific industry of strategic and commercial issues
  • To initiate and develop ideas into two day revenue-generating events with the added value of issue-specific workshops
  • To pass leads/ideas to Telesales, Marketing, Sponsorship and other Producers within your team
  • To travel overseas for specific conferences
  • To establish and maintain relationships with key industry personnel via meetings, lunches and drinks receptions
  • To promote key industry issues across all sectors


  • To research, write and produce a minimum of 10 business conferences per annum
  • To project manage your event, working to the specifications outlined in the conference brief within 22 days
  • To produce a workshop in association with each conference, detailing a subject introduced in the main event
  • To arrange and hold at least two meetings with industry personnel per event
  • To secure 16 speakers and 2 chairs with written confirmation by the end of the production cycle
  • To ensure deadlines are met and production targets achieved and exceeded
  • To keep the Content Manager fully informed and aware of the progress of each conference
  • To liase with Sponsorship, Marketing and Telesales to maximise event potential, passing on leads for commercial activities
  • To oversee all marketing material relevant to your conferences, advising on content and suggesting associations, societies and journals suitable for external marketing activity
  • To conduct a mid-production marketing de-brief to provide awareness of any developments discovered since the initial research brief
  • To complete all aspects of conference administration (confirmation faxes, expense forms, guest place forms and handovers) accurately and on time
  • To ensure the conference information is displayed on the website and that the material is correct and up to date
  • To contribute to the growth of our in-house database
  • To attend and open conferences
  • To network with speakers and delegates to generate new conference ideas, receive event feedback and secure future speakers


  • A commercial outlook on industry
  • The ability to assimilate information quickly and effectively
  • A tenacious and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Excellent time management skills and a "can do" attitude to work
  • Excellent one to one communication skills with the ability to work with senior ranking directors and public sector officials
  • The ability to project manage and work effectively within a team environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Outlook

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Positions need to be filled as soon as possible, so don't delay your application!


Location: London (inner and outer)

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