IDC Conference Manager in Prague, Czech Republic
IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.
Expertise in providing insightful, valuable and engaging analysis and insight of the transformational nature of the role of technology in the manufacturing and its impact on people, process and organization. This role will be focused on producing fact based research and frameworks providing insights to the direction of technology change and best practice across the sector. The holder of this role must be able to articulate and influence as a thought leader, working with manufacturing companies and vendors. Experience across IT and operational technology is critical.
Hold overall responsibility for the successful achievement of revenue and profit target for IDC CZ&SK events
Develop achievable annual plan for CZSK events – based on feasibility assessment (taking into account competition, validity of proposed topics and its viability for sponsorship opportunities and/or paid events format)
Create comprehensive events briefing including highlights of current issues facing the industry, and how the events will address these issues, potential speakers and resource/partners (ie associations), proposed possible sponsors, and how the event will contribute to IDC’s consulting services business development activities
Write conference agendas involving internal and external stakeholders to develop compelling and attractive program
Organize and run face to face meetings with CIOs, line of business leaders, senior heads of IT and ICT Vendors, start-ups and other organizations to gain relevant insights for events
Develop, manage and implement marketing and project plan for each event and marketing strategy for all CZ&SK events in cooperation with internal IDC marketing department
Manage and implement plan for establishing alliances for each conference with industry associations, government affiliations, etc.
Develop all copy for CZ&SK events, including texts for marketing and sales support materials (proposals, SM posts, websites, invitations, campaigns, etc.)
Assure events are attended in the planned quantity and quality, pro-actively manage recruitment techniques in order to achieve the plan
Assist with pre-sales activities and/or direct sales where needed to maximize revenue and profit for each event
Create and manage budgets and maximize the return on investment
3-5 years of ICT market experience in events, marketing, sales or business development role
University degree or college diploma in business, marketing, communications or equivalent
Track record of successful project management in organizing events and/or developing and implementing successful marketing strategies
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Strong editing/copy writing skills (writing samples required)
Passion for new technologies, innovations, connecting people and seeking new business opportunities
Established network of contacts within the local business scene a strong plus
Strong project management and organizational skills
Demonstrable experience in design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities and campaigns (including digital marketing and social media)
Experience in managing multiple projects at a time and to work against cost, timeline and quality standards
Ability to work independently in a matrix business environment
Ability to perform under stress
Excellent written and spoken Czech or Slovak, and English
Computer literacy (MS Office suite, incl. PowerPoint) as well as social media literacy is a must
Regrettably, only sucessful candidates will be contacted.