Care about climate change? An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Senior Conference Producer to lead development of London’s premier carbon market event.
Carbon Forward Events, which held its inaugural Carbon Forward conference in Oct. 2016, is a joint venture between news and intelligence firm Carbon Pulse and expert risk management and consultancy Redshaw Advisors.
Companies across Europe with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), and those to be covered by burgeoning carbon markets around the world need to manage the cost and regulatory risks associated with this constantly changing environment. In the EU, emitters must understand the impacts of Brexit, of cuts in CO2 allowance allocations, and how post-2020 reforms to the market will alter everything once again. Outside of Europe, the potential transformations are no less pronounced, with California’s cap-and-trade programme and other US state trading schemes potentially hanging in the balance under a Trump presidency and Republican Congress, and China on the verge of launching the world’s largest market.
Carbon Forward 2016 gathered more than 200 carbon market professionals in Greenwich over three days to discuss these and other critical issues and help companies navigate in an uncertain world. The conference received very positive feedback, with 93% of respondents saying they would recommend Carbon Forward to colleagues, contacts or clients.
We want to build on this initial success and are looking for an experienced Senior Conference Producer to manage and coordinate the planning for Carbon Forward 2017, which will be held in London this coming autumn.
This role presents a rare opportunity for an experienced conference planner who is passionate about climate change while keen to gain experience in carbon and energy markets.
The role is a part-time contract and based in London, though much of the work can be done from home. With Carbon Forward 2017 tentatively scheduled for early/mid October, the workload is expected to be somewhat light in Feb-Mar, moderate in Apr-May, heavy from Jun-Oct, then very light from Nov-Jan.
The role’s responsibilities including but are not limited to:
- Manage production of Carbon Forward 2017 including all administrative, speaker and logistical matters
- Create a planning timeline and coordinate with Redshaw Advisors and Carbon Pulse to ensure deadlines are met
- Manage and negotiate venue and catering bookings
- Manage the development of the conference programme through coordination with Carbon Pulse and Redshaw Advisors.
- Manage and produce the physical conference programme (booklet) including collecting speaker bios
- Handle all speaker invitations and confirmations
- Manage registration and payment/invoicing processes and maintain attendee records
- Manage all marketing and conference communications including sales calls, responding to queries, and pre- and post-conference mail shots.
- Develop and execute advertising campaigns through targeted mediums such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Develop sponsorship packages and secure corporate sponsors
- Design new Carbon Forward website, oversee its creation and manage its content
- Develop and distribute conference evaluation to attendees and collate feedback and recommendations/critiques in a post-event report
- Attend the event to oversee all operations, provide support and assistance to speakers and staff, and take responsibility for resolving any issues
- Take on other conference-related tasks to support and assist your colleagues when required
- Indentify other opportunities for Carbon Forward
- At least 3 years experience in conference production and management
- Interested in climate change and energy and carbon markets – experience in these fields is a bonus.
- Fluent in English, with other European languages a bonus.
- Flexible with regards to the needs of the role, and able to occasionally work longer hours if required
- Able to work both from home and from our Greenwich office
- Top-notch problem-solving and research skills
- Efficient and motivated self-starter that works well both alone and in a group
- Able to develop a production schedule, manage your workload and coordinate the contributions of others
- Experience managing the development of marketing strategies and materials, and have successfully executed advertising campaigns
- A good track record of making sound commercial decisions and organising successful events
- Confident and enthusiastic with the ability to market the conference by phone and to build relationships with speakers, sponsors and attendees
- Experience in developing sponsorship packages and negotiating sponsorship deals
- Experience in planning conference websites and coordinating their design
- Keen to take on other conference-related tasks to support and assist your colleagues when required
Location: London (working from home and our Greenwich office)
Term: 12 months part-time, equating to 26 weeks full-time
Salary: £25k to £30k per annum, pro rata – depending on experience
Probationary period: 1 month
To apply, email your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org