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Executive Conference Producer - ICIS - Bishopsgate

Exhibition, Conference and Training Management
Reed Business Information
REE00BQY Requisition #


Executive Conference Producer, ICIS Events - 12 Month FTC


ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information and events provider with divisions spanning energy and fertilizers. We are part of RELX Group – a FTSE25 company, with revenues of £7.5bn in 2018. We provide transparency and efficiency to some of the world’s most important and dynamic markets– delivering data services and events that drive better decisions and outcomes for our customers. Our team make this possible through a deep understanding of our customers, markets and global presence.


The role


This is a market leading global portfolio, with over 23 conferences and 40 training courses each year, delivering multi-million-dollar revenues and high profit margin to the ICIS business. Most importantly this enables ICIS to bring together communities of key industry practitioners and ensure our thought leadership and insight drives better outcomes in our target markets.


You will be joining a passionate Production team on a one-year full time contract to deliver a global portfolio of 4 conferences per year with line management responsibility for one Conference Producer. Reporting into the Head of Production, you will be responsible for researching and writing high level agendas, identifying and securing market leading and inspirational speakers across our flagship portfolio of events. As well as supporting and coaching one Conference Producer to deliver, grow and innovate their portfolio of 6 events annually.


You’ll be used to working in a culture of high performance, leading by example and have previous line management experience of coaching and leading a small team. You’ll have a record of delivering fantastic results through content delivering, in a faced paced events environment, differentiating for success. 


 The successful candidate will lead by example showcasing best practise production experience; encouraging innovation, initiative and collaboration with your peers, the wider business and external stakeholders. Using your research and market insight you will also support the Head of Production to understand portfolio growth opportunities and drive innovation within the portfolio of events.


With a keen focus on putting the customer first you will be creating communities and connecting the global markets through our events and your content by also creating engaging and benefits led marketing copy. You will be working closely with both marketing and sponsorship to identify opportunities for audience acquisition and delegate and sponsorship revenue growth. 


 You will be given the tools and autonomy to do your job, and we will help support you to develop your knowledge of the markets we serve, and our fantastic events.


 Key responsibilities:


·         Engage with customers and industry thought leaders through in-depth market research in order to write insightful and detailed conference agendas


·         To establish and foster good working relationships with existing agenda advisory committees


·         Day to day management and motivation of your team, celebrating success and driving activity


·         To work closely with the Head of Production to innovate the portfolio, motivate and coach the team


·         To maintain a keen eye on the trends impacting the petrochemical sector, and more specifically related to the markets in your portfolio through, desk research and wider reading


·         Collaborating with the wider functions within the business to identify and recommend speaking opportunities to showcase ICIS expertise within your agendas


·         Create insightful and content led marketing copy for email, website and social media campaigns that demonstrates the quality of the agenda content and speakers


·         To attend conferences onsite to deliver a best-in-class customer experience and engage with attendees to gain valuable feedback


·         To liaise effectively with all internal departments (sponsorship, delegate sales, marketing, registrations, operations)


 In return we are looking for an individual who is:


-          Experienced in commercial B2B conference production


-          A team player, committed to coaching and developing the team, whilst also using your own initiative


-          A strategic thinker and able to make decisions


-          Naturally curious with a desire to learn more about the petrochemical sector and how this shapes the world


-          Motivated to deliver excellent results, both in terms of quality and financial performance


-          A confident communicator and able to engage with senior industry executives as peers


-          Proactive, tenacious and determined to secure the best quality speakers within agreed deadlines


-          Imaginative and innovative with the ability to create first rate marketing copy


Key qualities:


Commercial and customer driven


·         Quickly gains knowledge of new markets and their dynamics


·         Customer centric, develops and maintains relationships with advisory committees, customers and speakers


·         Able to translate customer needs into conference content to create an agenda reflective of their needs


 Strategic thinking


·         Innovates content offering within the portfolio to reflect needs and market dynamics


·         Development and implementation of new event and session formats




·         Articulate and communicates clearly, confidently and fluently in verbal and written form


·         Understands customers’ needs and can interpret into value-based propositions for delegates, speakers and sponsors


·         Builds rapport easily with internal and external stakeholders and speakers


 Leading, developing and motivating the team


·         Provides team with clear direction and sets clear performance standards


·         Inspires, motivates and empowers others to do their best work


·         Actively coaches and develops the skills of others with strong performance management


Fostering teamwork and connectedness


·         Proactively encourages co-operation to achieve team goals


·         Shares information with those inside and outside their immediate team


·         Develops an open, honest and supportive team environment             


 Decision-making and problem solving


·         Proactively gathers and interprets information to make recommendations and decisions


·         Pre-empts problems, identifies opportunities and creates workable solutions




·         Invests time in preparation and sets clear plans and priorities for self and team


·         Keeps track of progress against these and can work to key milestones


What we offer in return


-          ICIS is committed to supporting you to succeed in your career. We are committed to helping you to increase your market knowledge, sales skills and management abilities.


-          We strongly value both our employees’ and customers’ diversity and believe a diverse workforce is a critical factor to achieve business success. ICIS supports a range of internal forums to educate and involve employees in celebrating this diversity.


-          ICIS is dedicated to playing a positive role in our local and global communities, primarily through employee involvement.  Our central focus is education for disadvantaged young people and community initiatives of importance to local employees.


-          Health and wellbeing are important enablers to living a fulfilling and purposeful life. As a caring employer, we want to do what we can to help you keep physically and emotionally healthy.


-          ICIS is a global company with staff of more than 600 across the globe. This will give opportunities for global travel and international project working

We are part of Reed Business Information


About Reed Business Information




Reed Business Information provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.




RBI are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.








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