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Conference Director - France

€65,000 - €75,000 - Exhibitions & Conferences - Event / Portfolio / Divisional Director
Ref: 518 Date Posted: Monday 18 Sep 2017
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An experienced, specialist conference professional is required to develop the commercial conference element of a successful large-scale B2B event. Based at offices in Paris* this is a great opportunity for someone with charisma to represent a successful event brand. Fluent French and English are required.

*With an option to part commute from London / part work remotely, at your own cost.

The Role:

You’ll be tasked with developing the quality, commercial success and new revenue opportunities associated with a paid B2B conference activity. This conference is part of a ‘confex’ in the IT / security sector – it’s the largest of its type globally and boasts a highly engaged community. You’ll need to be a charismatic individual with great commercial acumen in order to become the face and voice of this show brand.

You’ll need:

  • Extensive experience as a Conference Director or similar senior-level conferencing background
  • Fluent business French and English languages to a high level of proficiency
  • Sector experience or an ability to quickly immerse yourself in the IT, financial or security sectors
  • Education to degree-level
  • Sponsorship and delegate sales experience in a B2B environment
  • Confidence and charisma as captivating public speaker

What you’ll be doing

  • Developing the conference business strategy for a large-scale event and B2B community in the IT / security sector
  • Working with the Sales and Marketing functions to maximize conference revenue streams such as delegate sales and sponsorship
  • Optimising communications for a global marketplace
  • Representing the show brand as it’s face and voice onstage
  • Assessing and developing new content-oriented revenue opportunities
  • Leading and managing a team of two as part of the strategy team
  • Delivering conference P&L

Why this a great opportunity:

  • The salary on offer for this role is between €65,000 and €75,000 depending on experience
  • You’ll be working for one of the world’s leading event organisers, involved in hundreds of B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors
  • This is a business with a supremely forward-thinking culture – engaged with digital transformation with modern values and a focus on quality of life for its employees


This is a full-time position based in Paris, France. Some travel will be expected.

Apply now.