Managing Director, Commercial Conference Business

Recently acquired B2B Conference business, part of a larger independent group is looking to appoint a Managing Director to the London based office.

This is an exciting opportunity for a strategically minded Senior Conference Director with proven experience in managing a global conference business. Ideally from a conference production/topic generation background with strong research and analytical experience, you will be responsible for: 

  • Expanding the brand and opening and enabling business communities in new high growth geographical locations
  • Growing the long-term value of the business: “high quality-high value”
  • Managing the business on strategic, tactical and operational levels
  • Leading, developing and managing the team, it’s organisational structure and efficiency
  • Forecasting and maximizing revenues across the portfolio 

This is a highly respected conference business aiming to take established brands and customer base to new fast growth markets, currently undertaking long term investment in talent development and technology to drive engagement and efficiency through all levels and disciplines.  

This will suit a Senior Conference Director looking for the next step up.  You will have experience in: 

  • Managing a conference business – at least 5 years
  • Be commercially driven, entrepreneurial and excited about new opportunities 
  • Launching and developing new products in new regions; an innovative idea generator
  • Managing teams across production, sales, marketing and operations
  • Developing relationships with key players in the industry, you will be the ‘face’ of the business.  You will be charismatic and extremely adaptable to different cultures