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Conference Content Manager, Infosecurity Group (based in UK, Richmond, Surrey)

Reed Exhibitions
REE00BQ8 Requisition #

 Job Title: Conference Content Manager 

Reports to: Head of Marketing 

Based at: Richmond, Greater London, UK

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com 

About RELX 

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America.

Job Purpose: Contribute to the success of the Infosecurity Group by creating, developing and implementing the conference content strategy for Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity North America. Infosecurity Group, part of Reed Exhibitions, delivers a portfolio of B2B activities that bring together the information and cyber security community to learn, build partnerships and solutions, scope solutions and share expertise.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior conference content producer to join a collaborative team to define, develop and deliver the conference strategy for the group. With creative flair, excellent research and communication skills and the ability to create compelling programmes tailored to specific audience personas, you will build industry relationships and partnerships to deliver first-class live content.

This exciting and creative role is ideally suited for a senior conference producer with 2-3 years relevant experience who is keen to take on a role that offers a high degree of autonomy and accountability in a matrix team structure.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate, collaborative, customer-centric team and to play a key role in the further development and growth of a well-known and popular brand in a booming and vibrant industry. 


Main responsibilities: 

Conference Production:

Strategy & Planning: Utilise customer insight, needs and behaviours to develop the content strategy and plan for Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity North America.

Research: Conduct in-depth research via telephone calls, desk research, face-to-face meetings, surveys, collaboration with Editorial team and Advisory Councils to drive content development.

Production: Generate high-quality, research based conference agendas and event formats to meet the needs of different visitor personas.  

Speaker acquisition: Identify, secure and manage high-profile speakers from leading end-user organisations.

Sponsor account management: Manage the exhibitor call for papers process and work collaboratively with conference sponsors to ensure the objectives of both exhibitors and visitors are met through sponsored content.

Marketing: Collaborate with the marketing team to support the delivery of the visitor audience by producing a highly topical conference agenda and a strong speaker line-up.

Content creation: Contribute to the content marketing strategy and tactics for the event by identifying opportunities for compelling content e.g. videos, polls, speaker interviews, speaker blogs etc. Collaborate with the marketing team to deliver this.

Sales: Collaborate with the sales team to understand the needs of the exhibitor customer to identify sponsorship and new product opportunities. Support sales at client meetings.

Partnership and Stakeholder management: Build and nurture long-term relationships with the information security community including end-user practitioners, vendors and service providers, associations, government, law enforcement along with internal stakeholders in marketing, sales and operations.

Project management: Accountable for developing the production timeline to ensure conference programmes are delivered on time and working with the head of marketing and marketing manager to ensure delivery of content plan.

Innovation and analysis: Manage and analyse event feedback and using data and KPIs to monitor success innovate, develop and improve conference strategies.

Event Management and Administration: Maintaining fully updated programmes, speaker lists and speaker biographies. Uploading and updating all conference sessions and speakers on the websites. Managing speakers’ budget. Onsite management and ownership of the running order, schedule and agenda of the conference.

Ideal Candidate Profile:  

Solid experience as a conference producer (experience of the information security sector is preferable but not essential).

Excellent research and analysis skills.

Ability to quickly learn new subject matter.

Strong interpersonal, relationship building, verbal and written communication skills.

Strong influencing and diplomacy skills.

Excellent copy-writing skills.

Self-motivated and able to work under pressure and prepared to focus all efforts to meet deadlines. 

Ability to work as part of a collaborative wider team with key internal and external stakeholders.

Excellent organisational and project management skills.

Meticulous attention to detail.

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