• Events Manager

    Job Locations China-Hong Kong
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


    Currently, we are seeking an Events Manager to join the Asia-Pacific Events team. The Events Manager will be responsible for the development and overall management of high quality events to an agreed brief, meeting financial targets and strict deadlines. The successful candidate will work closely with the programming, marketing and sales teams to ensure the smooth execution of events.


    In the role you would be expected to:

    • Ensure the smooth execution of event production and logistics, including preparation of all event materials, room and exhibition allocation, catering, signage, AV, staffing schedules and onsite delivery 
    • Liaise with the marketing team, sales team and event programming team in order to keep event projects on track
    • Create, maintain and monitor individual budgets for all events for which you are directly responsible, working creatively to maintain cost control and quality of event, including identification of and negotiation with venues, suppliers, and other contractors
    • Act as sponsor and exhibitor liaison, ensuring contract fulfilment and handling any queries before, during, and after the event
    • Liaise with speakers on audio-visual requirements, collation of presentation materials, flights and accommodation
    • Make travel and accommodation arrangements for on-site team
    • Attend all assigned events and direct staff on-site

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    To succeed in the role you must have:

    • Proven experience gained in a similar role within the events industry
    • A Bachelor's degree
    • Strong spoken and written English skills. A second language would be advantageous
    • Ability to plan, drive and manage different projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to take on cost management responsibility
    • Confidence and professional approach (on the telephone and face-to-face) when dealing with speakers, sponsors, delegates and suppliers at a very senior level
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
    • A keen eye for detail and strong organization skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft/Adobe products

    To succeed you will be able to demonstrate:

    • Dedication to customer service and the ability to work well with clients
    • Results-driven spirit – ability to recommend solutions to problems and take action
    • Ownership of projects and ad-hoc tasks
    • Effective communication with peers and senior stakeholders
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to perform effectively in an international environment
    • Ability to travel internationally if needed and to fulfill flexible working hours during busy periods


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