Conference Producer – Life Sciences/Healthcare
Opal Group produces educational and networking conferences for C-Level executives working in finance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy and technology. Our events are held in high-end venues throughout the United States, South America, and Europe.
We are currently seeking a Conference Producer for Opal’s Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Division (www.opalevents.org). Conference Producers coordinate and manage all aspects of their events. This includes researching and creating new conference topics, writing agendas, recruiting speakers and developing marketing and sales strategies for the events.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
-Conduct telephone and in person research with potential attendees and sponsors in a target market to develop conference agendas
-Analyze research and use critical thinking to develop commercial conference programs that meet the stated needs of the market
-Identify, invite and confirm appropriate speakers for conferences
-Identify, pitch, and close new clients on sponsorship opportunities
-Write marketing copy for promotional conference brochures, and other mailing pieces
-Establish and maintain relationships with key professionals, industry leaders, senior executives and media within relevant vertical markets
-Attend and oversee conferences, including providing opening introduction, speaker assistance and support
-Research and provide to Marketing Department strategic information required to market conferences, including: detailed information on the target market both in terms of industry sectors and disciplines and geographic markets, relevant industry associations, industry publications, and competitive events
-Work with and support a cross-functional team on an ongoing basis to ensure successful marketing and sponsorship of conferences.
Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
-Ability to conduct in-depth research via telephone, in person and using print and electronic media
-Excellent networking and information gathering abilities
-Engaging, professional and diplomatic demeanor
-Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities
-Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
-Strong attention to detail
-Superior Writing skills
-Flexible and collaborative personality
-Leadership ability in an entrepreneurial setting
-Creativity, resourcefulness and an innovative approach