Conference & Events Manager - Richmond | PressReader | | 18/08/16
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Conference & Events Manager full-time

Location: Richmond
Company Name: PressReader ()
Category: Communications, Marketing
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We’re a young, rapidly growing, progressive technology company with an exciting future. We believe in investing in our employees and nurturing them to learn and grow in their roles. We’re a multi-cultural global company that appreciates and supports diversity. And thanks to our rapid expansion, we’re looking to grow our marketing team by adding a highly skilled individual to run a C-level focused conference and similar events.

Working closely with our marketing team and reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Conference & Events Manager will be responsible for strategic planning and execution of one principal conference and a series of smaller VIP events focused on technology, publishing, business and marketing. Activities will include:

  • Working with the team to define strategic goals for events and build an itineraries/concepts aligned with these objectives

  • Develop a plan to market conference attendance to targeted attendees from around the world

  • Working with venues and vendors on event logistics, including food and beverage, speakers, transportation, AV, entertainment, etc.

  • Selecting and managing guest speakers, panelists and session content

  • Optimizing pre- and post-event marketing for business and brand development

  • Integrating the PressReader brand and story into conference marketing, communications, and session content

  • Handling on-site logistics throughout the event

Make no mistake, the role is fast-paced and demanding. But for the right candidate, it’s a terrific opportunity to work at an incredibly exciting, fast-growing company with a whip-smart team. There’s plenty of room for advancement, and potentially some international travel.

A competitive compensation package is offered along with a chance to be working in one of the most dynamic and exciting international tech companies in Canada.

About you

We’ll wait to hire the right person, so our expectations are high. You:

  • Have minimum 5-10 years of excellent, progressive event marketing experience running every aspect of business events (technology, media and/or corporate).

  • Have a Rolodex of preferred vendors and venue contacts.

  • Are passionate, motivated, high-energy, entrepreneurial and very hard-working.

  • Have back-up plans for your back-up plans – you’re prepared for things that could go wrong, and have enough experience to anticipate potential challenges and plan accordingly.

  • Maintain a great attitude and work well with a team, especially under pressure.

  • Are a native English speaker, with the ability to write grammatically impeccable, sharp, interesting copy.

  • Like to hustle. You will move mountains to get things done, rather than giving up in the face of a speed bump. You get motivated and try harder in situations where other people tend to give up.

  • Always maintain a positive, can-do attitude and a sense of humour. This one is non-negotiable.

  • Exude professionalism: you’re comfortable communicating with senior leadership at major companies.

  • Are super organized: you don’t need to be micromanaged to hit all of your deadlines. You can be trusted to manage complex projects.

  • Possess a willingness to learn and a collaborative attitude. You can take feedback without pouting, and you easily build positive relationships with your colleagues.

Bonus points

  • In-depth understanding of any of the following industries: aviation, hospitality, luxury, real estate, academia, finance, travel, healthcare, etc.

  • Are a regular consumer of news and avid reader. You can name your favourite newspapers and magazines and you read them regularly. You ‘get’ the end consumer’s mindset.

  • A second language is always a bonus.

This role is a full-time position based in our Richmond, BC office. Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada.

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