• Senior Conference Manager

    Job Location SA-Riyadh
    ID
    2018-3503
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

     

    We are currently looking for Senior Conference Manager to join our team in IDC - Riyadh office. The successful candidate will work closely with our largest accounts to plan, execute, and manage experimental, sponsorship, and event based strategies for our clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Hold overall responsibility for success of IDC conferences
    • Quality & Quantity of Attendees across Roadshow & Custom engagement
    • Manage & Invite C level delegates for IDC and custom events
    • Manage, Invite and monitor attendee acquisition for Roadshows
    • Manage all administration and logistics for IDC events (including site research and selection, negotiating and contracting with hotels and suppliers, on-site management)
    • Manage individual event budget ensuring prescribed margin is achieved
    • Manage preparation of all written materials for the event
    • Manage all conference databases (end user)
    • Manage conference budgets, achieve profit target for IDC conferences
    • Liaison with local sponsors before and after each event
    • Team Management: Guide & mentor team, daily activity sheet, registration updates individually, training team

    Qualifications

    Successful candidates will be experienced events and/or marketing professionals with high level of competence in the following areas:

    • Strong organizing skills and attention to detail;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks while working under deadlines;
    • Good level of spoken and written English & Arabic
    • Candidate has to be able to demonstrate:
    • Creativity and flexibility;
    • Proven track record in event and conference management;
    • Good level of user knowledge of MS Office and databases;
    • Overview of ICT markets is a strong plus.

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