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Senior Conference Producer - Life Sciences

20 Sep 2016

Sector: Conference Producer

Location: Boston, MA

ROLE SUMMARY – Senior Conference Producer

KNect365 Life Sciences, formerly IBC Life Sciences a division of Informa, is a leader in quality education and networking through conferences and training, and part of the largest publicly owned events business in the world.  We are expanding upon our portfolio of events and emerging areas of expertise and we want you to be a part of our success. Timing couldn’t be better to join our team!

We are looking for a creative, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial Senior Conference Producer to lead one of our key Life Sciences event portfolios creating and developing commercially focused, issue-oriented conferences to meet the demands of the industry. We are looking for someone who is ready to take ownership of a group of events and help determine future strategy and direction of that event series, one that is at the heart of the industry.

You will be responsible for the entire production process for all events in the series, creating world-class events from concept to delivery. Key responsibilities will include understanding the industry and audience, researching content, designing cutting-edge agendas, securing best in class speakers, building relationships with key industry figures, developing digital offerings out of your events, and establishing yourself as a thought leader within the sector.

You will also be expected to identify new growth opportunities in the sector through revenue-generating topics, introducing innovative features and formats to the conferences and working with the sales and marketing teams to develop strategies to ensure the commercial success of your events.

This is a unique opportunity not only to work in a fast paced, dynamic and evolving business but also to be a part of the largest conference company in the world.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Producing 3-4 multi-stream conferences per year
  • Working with (and reporting to) the US Life Sciences Portfolio Director to help set the event series’ strategy for the year
  • Identifying new topics and commercial opportunities within the portfolio through in depth market analysis
  • Researching and designing conference agendas that reflect the latest trends in the industry
  • Working closely with the marketing and delegate sales teams to maximize audience and delegate revenue
  • Working closely with the portfolio commercial manager to help identify and secure sponsorship and exhibition sales
  • Developing high-level conference agendas, securing senior industry speakers, and identifying new event revenue streams and formats
  • Contributing to content-led promotion, including social media
  • Identifying and developing digital offerings out of, or related to, your event series
  • Researching competitors’ events through websites, brochures and speaking to competitive speakers in order to add new attendees/speakers to our events and to produce the highest quality agendas possible
  • Be known and seen as the lead contact and strategic mind behind the conference
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, thought leaders, industry associations, and media partners
  • Occasional national and international travel for both business development and to run our own events (10 – 15%)

  

Skills Required

  • The role focuses on events in the Life Sciences/Pharma sector so experience or knowledge of such is highly desirable and more important than production experience
  • 5+ years conference production experience or related content research and development experience
  • Experience of successfully creating and producing a series of annual events within a fast paced commercial conference company
  • Working knowledge of various segments of Life Sciences industry
  • Excellent qualitative research skills
  • Ability to identify commercial opportunities and understand how different event formats and sessions can be monetized
  • Familiarity with digital world, from community and content marketing through to digital first events, with an interest in building this into your event offerings
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
  • Ability to be open-minded and think creatively and is innovative to develop the series of events
  • Four-year college degree
  • Business savvy
  • Ability to travel occasionally, estimated to be 10 – 15%

Region: Americas

Country: USA

Division: Knowledge & Networking

Team:

Closing date: 21 Oct 2016

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Program Coordinator

12 Sep 2016

Sector: Administrative/Management Support

Location: New York

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) , an Informa company, is headquartered in NYC and combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

Description:

The Program Coordinator manages the “nuts and bolts” of the Radio Show and Webinar processes. He/She would liaise with up to 20 clients and third party vendors at any given time, ensuring deadlines are not missed and processes run smoothly, from engagement to execution. The Program Coordinator is also a database manager, scrubbing data, and generating spreadsheets and presentations from raw information; organization and attention to detail are paramount in this position. Light Reading’s Webinar business continues to thrive giving this position great opportunity for growth. The position will report to the SVP of Operations. If you are an enthusiastic self-starter, looking for the next big opportunity in B2B media, Light Reading could be just the place for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Database management; scrubbing information; generating output from raw data
  • Tracking incoming Webinar & Community contracts – 20 plus clients at any given time, deadline driven, build relationships with clients
  • Liaise with clients regarding their launch and communicate with them during the process
  • Coordinating and scheduling rehearsals and live event calls with clients and event moderators
  • Building event pages through on24 (Webinar platform), Blog Talk Radio (Radio platform) and Light Reading’s CMS
  • Tracking and reporting for ongoing campaigns and sales contracts
  • Working closely with marketing teams to ensure on time campaign delivery
  • Timely campaign reporting for client delivery
  • Supporting relationships with 3rd party teams
  • Other duties as assigned by the SVP of Operations

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extensive Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook skills and experience (you should enjoy using these tools)
  • Proactive attitude w/ ability to work independently
  • Organization, with a focus on details
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at the same time.
  • Experience with business social media and social communities preferred

Region: Americas

Country: USA

Division:

Team:

Closing date: 12 Oct 2016

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Corporate Account Manager- Asia

19 Aug 2016

Sector: Sales/SPEX

Location: Singapore- Sommerset Road

Informa Business Intelligence currently has an exciting opportunity in our Singapore offices for an ambitious new business focused Account Manager looking to join the world leader in Legal Business Intelligence. We are offering an excellent opportunity for a career-driven, target orientated Account Manager who wants to establish a fruitful career in the market leading and ever-growing Law Brands selling into China and South East Asia.

Region: Asia

Country: Singapore

Division: Business Intelligence

Team: Legal Intelligence

Closing date: 25 Nov 2016

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Managing Editor, Medtech Insight

18 Aug 2016

Sector: Editorial

Location: USA, West Coast

Medtech Insight, part of Informa Business Intelligence, has an exciting opportunity for a talented Managing Editor to join our growing team.  We are looking for someone with a strong background in researching and writing in-depth features on the medical device market, with a passion for following new technology and market developments and an understanding of the issues relevant to companies operating in the field.

Region: Americas

Country: USA

Division: Business Intelligence

Team: Medtech Insight, Pharma Intelligence

Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

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