Head of Events
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
4d ago

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Fastmarkets is a global leader in price reporting, analysis and conferences for commodity trading in metals, minerals and forest products.

It is headquartered in London but has offices all over the world including in the USA, Singapore, Belgium and Brazil. Its China operations are managed in Shanghai, where a team of 40 staff is based.

We are looking for a Head of Events, China, to manage our events team in Shanghai, oversee the three annual forest product events which we hold in China and to represent the business across metals and forest products in our dealings with partners and clients in China.

As the Head of Events, China you will lead the events team of three people. On forest product events, you will be responsible for creating conference agendas and confirming speakers, in collaboration with our editorial team, and you will be accountable for achieving financial targets.

You will be involved with setting our future events strategy across the Fastmarkets business, in collaboration with teams in London and around the world.

You will need experience of producing conference agendas and have an excellent understanding of all aspects of organising events, so that you can manage the marketing, operations and sales functions.

You will be an accomplished relationship builder, able to influence at a senior level. Some experience of managing or supervising people would be a big advantage.

This role is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business where you will be able to take on more responsibility and develop your career.

The Head of Events, China will report to the Managing Director of Fastmarkets Events, based in London, so you will need to be comfortable working in English and be willing to travel internationally.

Key responsibilities

Strategy and business development

  • Develop strategic plans to grow individual events in line with financial targets
  • Identify opportunities for new events based on your understanding of the needs of Fastmarkets customers
  • Work with the events sales person to create sales plans for each event
  • Build relationships with potential speakers, marketing partners and sponsors, travelling when necessary for face-to-face meetings
  • Conference production

  • Research and write conference agendas which meet the needs of our target audiences
  • Collaborate with Fastmarkets editorial staff to maximise internal expertise and contacts
  • Invite and confirm the participation of leading industry executives as conference speakers
  • Identify the key target audiences for each conference and communicate this to the marketer and to the event sales person
  • Write marketing copy for brochures, the website and emails
  • Team management

  • Manage a team of three people who are responsible for operations, marketing and sales
  • Communicate strategic plans to the team and agree the specific task for each member of the team
  • Supervise the day to day activity of the team to ensure projects are delivered on time
  • Coach the team and put in place individual development plans for each team member
  • Knowledge, experience and skills required

  • Experience of producing events in China
  • Excellent research and writing skills to produce agendas of real value
  • Experience of working on events which are aimed at both Chinese and international delegates
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships
  • Understanding of how to get the best out of people and to motivate a team
  • Comfortable communicating in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Person specification

  • Enthusiastic and positive personality
  • Committed to quality with strong attention to detail
  • Numerate and tech savvy
  • Proactive and ambitious to maximise results on every project
  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Apply
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