Senior Conference Manager

Location Dubai
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 AED
Contact name: Carlota Adsuara

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Job ref: 32807
Published: 3 months ago

Our client, a leading exhibition organiser, is looking to recruit a Senior Conferences Manager to join their team based in Dubai.

A highly dynamic, passionate, flexible team player to join our growing team as a Conference Producer. Responsible for curating time-bound, industry-relevant and commercially viable conference programs in line with the market needs.

  • Curate innovative conference content by thinking ‘out of the box’ and conducting in-depth market analysis, evaluating trending industry topics through desk and telephone research.

  • Understand the commercial viability of the industry by speaking to buyers and solution providers while curating content. Bring forward innovative ideas by identifying opportunities for new conferences.

  • To come up with creative session formats within conference agendas. Recruit top journalists and C-suite speakers for the program.

  • Write thought-provoking copies for marketing campaigns, web copy and sales brochures.

  • Identify, contact and confirm C suite speakers to participate in the program, including Celebrities and influencers.

  • Build a Speaker community through collaborating with industry partners and associations and widen the eco-system of your conference/ show.

  • Develop and present Speaker Decks and conference information in Project meetings.

  • Continued communication with confirmed speakers to keep them informed of the content development and engage them as Show promoters via speaker interviews, testimonials and webinars

  • Onsite conference presentation checks and ensure the quality of the overall event while meeting customer expectations

  • Post-event evaluation (including collection of onsite feedback forms, data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders)

  • Use the CRM effectively and contribute precise information

  • Work closely with conference admins to gather Speaker information

  • Negotiate and maintain conference track spend within budget as assigned by the Head of Conferences

  • Work closely with the team and work effortlessly on conference project reports within stipulated deadlines

  • Handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly;

  • Collaborate with Project team members, including sales, operations, design, marketing, admin, PR teams, to ensure smooth onsite delivery of the event


  • At least eight years’ of relevant experience in a managerial role in exhibitions industry

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office

  • Good command of English Language. Any additional language is an added advantage –

  • German, Arabic

  • Technology Conferences/ Industry knowledge desirable

  • Creative writing is a must


**Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted***