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Exhibition Director, IBTM (Based in UK, Richmond, Surrey)

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Job Title:   Event Director, IBTM

Reports to:   Portfolio Director

Based at:   Richmond, Surrey, UK

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business, enhancing the power of face to face through data and digital tools. Every year we run over 500 events in 30 countries, bringing together over 7 million event participants worldwide. With 4000 employees we serve 43 industries in 38 offices around the globe.

Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX Group. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America.

We are looking for an Event Director for the IBTM World – the flagship show of the IBTM portfolio.

The Role:

This is an opportunity to run our flagship IBTM event in Barcelona (IBTM World) that brings exhibitors and buyers together from every corner of the globe in a combination of traditional tradeshow format and one to one meeting model.

We are looking for a candidate with exception event operational skills and a clear vision and direction to deliver against an ambitious 3 year strategy that has already begun to yield results. Commitment to our goals and the ability to seize opportunities for expansion are essential.

The role requires a clear understanding of the concept of the event leader of the future and strong performance across all of the identified core competencies.  Additionally you will need to demonstrate the ability to be a visionary motivator and lead a cross functional teams and matrix reporting lines to deliver exceptional value for our customers.


Other important elements of the role include:

• The ability to work with worldwide Government entities for high level negotiations

• Build and maintain industry relationships with influential associations and key stakeholders

• Managing large accounts and being the face of the event in the industry

• A love of data and the desire to turn insight from data into actionable outcomes


Team Structure:
• • Working with central teams to leverage subject matter experts to deliver value to customers

The key Statistics
• Job Title:   Event Director – IBTM World
• Reports to:  Portfolio Director
• Based at:   RXUK headquarters in Richmond
• Start Date:  As soon as possible


Interested?  If this position interests you or you know someone it would, please send written applications to recruitment@reedexpo.co.uk with a covering letter and your salary expectations. Or you can apply online at www.reedexpo.com. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applications individually. Therefore, if you are not contacted by the company within the next three weeks, we regret to advise that your application has been unsuccessful.  WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CV’S FROM AGENCIES. THEREFORE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY TO US OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND APPLY ONLINE.

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