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Exhibition Manager, World Travel Market London (Based, Richmond, Greater London, UK)

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Job Title:   Exhibition Manager, World Travel Market London


Reports to:   Senior Exhibition Director


Based at:   Richmond, Surrey, UK


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and high calibre exhibition professional to work with the Senior Exhibition Director to help manage the delivery of World Travel Market London and exceed financial, audience delivery and customer satisfaction targets. Along with also working with the Senior Exhibition Director on potential new business opportunities and launches.  Part of a growing portfolio of 5 events in Europe, Middle East, South Africa, and South America, WTM London runs annually at ExCel London. World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry.  Over three days, the travel industry comes together as almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies to find and network with 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and tourism Ministers.


You will have a proven track record of sales and marketing management within an international B2B/B2C environment and a tenacious, can-do approach. The ability to build rapport with potential and existing clients across a range of cultures is vital, as are strong leadership skills. Experience / knowledge of the travel industry would be an advantage.


Team Structure: Senior Exhibition Director, Event Manager


Key Responsibilities:

• To assist the Senior Exhibition Director to manage the planning, budgeting, marketing and delivery of the annual WTM London show and achieve year-on-year growth in revenues, profit and visitor / exhibitor numbers and customer satisfaction score.

• Managing show delivery to ensure optimum contribution

• Build and develop relationships with key industry players and consortia is a fundamental part of the role

• To assist, develop and help to implement future strategy including visitor promotion and sales campaigns (in collaboration with the Head of Sales and Head of Marketing), show features, educational programmes, cost-saving and sustainability initiatives

• Attending regular international travel to meet customers / suppliers, and to attend industry events worldwide.

• To oversee relationships with key internal and external customers, suppliers and other third parties and drive the development of the show across all media platforms.

• To help identify future launch opportunities and adjacencies for WTM London


Ideal candidate profile:
• Experience in people / team management
• Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels
• Experience of managing relationships and the ability to network and build rapport quickly
• Ability to make clear, effective and timely decisions
An innovator who can adjust to and drive change
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentations and report writing
• Excellent organisation skills
• Experience in an international business environment would be an advantage
• Culturally aware
• Availability to travel extensively when required

About the Company
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.

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.


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