Senior Conference Producer - Climate Action

Senior Conference Producer                                    £Competitive + Event Bonus

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Conference Producer for our London offices. Climate Action’s highly skilled team brings together a network of governments, businesses and NGOs for high level forums, publications, webinars and digital content.

The Company

Over the last 10 years, Climate Action has established itself as the recognised market leader in delivering high level events and digital initiatives addressing climate change to accelerate the low carbon economy.

Working in a unique partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Climate Action’s highly skilled team brings together a network of governments, businesses, multi-lateral organisations and NGOs for high level forums, publications, webinars and social / digital content.

After a hugely successful Sustainable Innovation Forum event in COP21 in Paris with 1,300 attendees and 6,500 applications to attend, this year is a year of unprecedented growth for Climate Action, with two new launch events this year, the first of which: The Sustainable Investment Forum took place in September during New York Climate Week, and sold out of sponsorship opportunities.

The Role

We’re looking for an ambitious, strategic and business minded conference professional, who has a strong interest and experience on the subject of sustainable investment and finance within the events industry. To help us develop and deliver the strategy for our next period of growth within Climate Action’s finance events portfolio.

This role provides the opportunity to take the lead in determining strategy and shaping the future direction of Climate Action’s finance events portfolio, currently compromising of two annual established events and a launch event. 

Involves building key relationships with multi-stakeholders, market research, supporting the sales campaign, preparing departmental briefs- Designing a compelling industry agenda focused on sustainable finance and investment while guiding a content strategy that creates industry engagement throughout the year.   

The Senior Conference Producer will report directly to the Head of Production of Climate Action. The role will constantly evolve and develop as the business grows. 

The position is best-suited to a self-motivated and confident individual who is passionate on the subject of sustainability, investment and finance. Enjoys working part of a team and overcomes obstacles with creative and proactive attitude. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious producer with a minimum of 4 years experience and an interest/background in sustainable finance and investment that is looking for a challenging but rewarding opportunity to play an instrumental role in shaping and building of their own portfolio, that delivers positive environmental and social impact, while also working directly with UNEP FI. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting in-depth research on market trends, challenges and solutions via research calls and face-to-face meetings with existing and new contacts
  • Developing the Forums’ programme; event format and size, conference agenda, event features, key partnerships
  • Identifying, inviting and confirming high level speakers plus moderators for each event, with high caliber, ‘star’ speakers
  • Researching and developing the Forums’ commercial strategy through calls, face-to-face meetings and common calls/approach with the sales representative; identifying opportunities and risks, size of the market, key players, spex engagement opportunities and inventory
  • Researching and developing the Forums’ delegate strategy; analyzing the audience categories and pricing strategy for each category
  • Writing an delivering event briefs for the marketing, sales and operations teams
  • Write marketing copy where required for email, social, print, and video channels
  • Generating the briefs for webinars, sourcing and confirming expert speakers, moderating the webinars and writing the webinar reports
  • Competitor analysis and overview; content, format, pricing
  • Establishing relationships with key individuals to create advocacy for our events
  • Managing VIP invitations and networking
  • Finding and vetting contributors for website blogs and newsletters
  • Assisting with creating of web content and event marketing materials
  • Attend events and manage the conference side of the forums
  • Oversee post event analysis and writing a comprehensive post event reports
  • Other duties as necessary to contribute to the overall success of the conferences

 

The successful applicant will have:

  • Minimum 4 years experience in creating and delivering international B2B conferences, ideally in Sustainable Finance Events, or event topics including: Sustainable Responsible Investment, Ethical Investment, Green Finance, Sustainable Finance or relevant
  • An understanding of sponsorship formats and deliverables across events
  • Confident communications and influencing skills especially on the telephone.
  • Office experience and sound knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales.
  • Positive work ethic, can-do attitude, and plenty of initiative and willingness to learn
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well in a team but also initiative to work on your own
  • International travels and confidence in face-to-face networking

What we offer:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Achievable event bonuses
  • Inspiring and motivational environment with a great team spirit
  • International travel to attend the events
  • Competitive and diverse sales culture including incentives, awards and recognition for over-achievers
  • A rewarding opportunity to contribute to a crucial sector

About Henley Media Group

Climate Action is part of the Henley Media Group, a successful diversified media business with conferences, exhibitions, online communities and publications serving sectors ranging from Renewable Energy, Sustainability & Climate Change to Sport Business, Maritime and Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief.

To apply: Please send your CV to apilbeam@henleymediagroup.com or call 020 7871 0123 and ask for Andy Pilbeam for further information.

Due to the high level of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each application. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks, then you have been unsuccessful in getting to the next stage.