Aug 08, 2019

Conference Producer

  • GlobalData
  • Manchester, UK
Full-time Ambient Business Information - Analytics Outdoor & Out of Home

Job Description

Conference Producer, Manchester (with international travel)

£21,000, plus profit share - up to £32k OTE

The Position

The Conference Producer will devise a vibrant programme of international conferences and events. Typically you will spend 5 weeks creating a conference programme, a further 4-5 months in project management and will also attend each event you produce. Typically producers manage 6-8 events per year and the cycle of responsibilities includes:

  • In-depth desk and phone based research with your target industry to understand key trends
  • Journalistic skills - we have a core focus on research interviews with sector leaders
  • Excellent writing skills and copywriting creativity - you will write the programme and marketing material for all your projects
  • Inviting and confirming senior leaders to present at the conferences
  • Supporting your sales and marketing teams as project leader
  • Travelling internationally to the conference and programme management during the event

The Company

Arena International, part of GlobalData, runs over 80 international market leading conferences every year for industry, government and regulatory bodies. Our growing international portfolio spans across 4 key industries - consumer goods, financial services, pharma and digital industries and we're looking for an ambitious candidate to join our expanding team.

You will be based in our Manchester office and be responsible for creating, producing and managing leading industry events from conception right up to programme management on the day and you can expect to regularly travel internationally for each conference. This is a project management role which requires excellent research skills, an analytical mindset and commercial awareness.

As a Conference Producer you will receive weekly training on every aspect of a project management role, from briefings to phone research to onsite management.


We are looking for a degree-educated candidate with a 2:1 degree or above who demonstrates a keen interest in project management and conference production. The candidate should be enthusiastic about research, have excellent writing skills and the confidence to engage different markets over the phone. No previous conference production experience is required.

Desired Skills

  • Diligent, well organised and able to manage time
  • Research experience through phone, internet and other sources
  • Analytical skills - you will need to be able to turn interview transcripts into a compelling conference agenda
  • Confident, good phone manner, strong skills of persuasion and negotiation
  • Articulate and creative copy writing
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively brief and support project teams
  • Calm and effective problem-solving

Based in Central Manchester

Agency / Employer

Direct Employer