Conference Director

Job Locations US-Homebased - US
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(23/1/2023 6:56 AM)
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Company Outline



Job Role:  Conference Director

Location: US-based, remote

Salary: DoE


Why do we want you?

We want you because you are an experienced Conference Director / Conference Producer / Event Content Producer or similar within a commercial business environment (this is not a logistics role), who loves conducting telephone and in person research to develop commercially viable conference agendas across a variety of business sectors.


You don't need to have a network in any specific sector, you just need to be able to identify, influence, invite and confirm appropriate speakers for conferences ensuring that you establish and maintain strong relationships with key professionals, industry / thought leaders, senior executives and media within relevant markets.


Foundation Research Associates (FRA) is the preferred resource for professionals seeking cutting-edge information on the next wave of business opportunities in the areas of finance, law enforcement, government, legal and compliance.  We produce more than 20 conferences annually, focused  on  sophisticated  topics  and  ample  networking opportunities  for  thousands  of  executives  from  mid-  to  senior-level  and  C-suite.  FRA operates alongside its counterpart, RISE, which serves the healthcare community in a similar capacity.


FRA is part of Wilmington plc. 

Main Purpose of Role

As a FRA Conference Producer you will be the go to person who will make our conferences a success.


You will perform extensive business research, project manage, project plan and execute educational conferences and/or webinars across the US. 


As someone who is experienced in conference production and conference management, through your comprehensive research and compilation of intellectual content, you will ensure that delegates find attendance beneficial and are therefore keen to attend further events as a result.


Your background is likely to be a commercial Conference producer/Content/agenda producer or Event content producer who has had responsibility for conference agenda management, content creation and strategic content development for live and virtual conferences and events.


Your research will provide the 'voice of customer' as a foundation to ensure we remain a market leader in the conference world.


Your remit will also include copywriting the promotional materials and ensuring that each conference you have in your portfolio, has strong attendance and runs at a profit.


A journalism background is often a good starting point for conference directors so if thats where your careers started, that's an added bonus.


If this role sounds of interest to you, why not submit and application and one of our talent team will be in touch to let you know next steps asap.

Skills and Experience Required

We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...


We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.


You will also need;

  • Experience in the same or very similar commercial conference development role
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research via telephone, in person and using print and electronic media and to transform it into high-performing conference agendas
  • Excellent networking and information gathering abilities
  • Good listening skills and the ability to use analysis and critical thinking to make commercial decisions
  • Ability to break down complex concepts, make logical comparisons and identify underlying patterns and connections;
  • Engaging, professional, influencing and diplomatic demeanor
  • To be deadline and results oriented with a customer centric focus 
  • To be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A natural creativity, resourcefulness and an innovative approach
  • A college degree
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Journalism background a plus

About you ....

  • You are a curious learner.
  • You have the ability to quickly understand a market and draw up a list of appropriate speakers.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • You have the ability to persuade senior execs to give up their time to attend our events as speakers.
  • You are able to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • You have a solid understanding of content marketing.
  • Your attitude is always upbeat and positive and you are a self starter.
  • You are available and willing to travel to events.

Before you go....

Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained! 


Come join us!

We offer a great benefits package which includes standard things like 12 days annual leave rising to 15 after 1 year and then 17 after 3 years service, 401K, Medical, Dental and Life Cover. 


We also offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised.


We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies

“We are committed to equality, equality of opportunity and valuing diversity”



The Legal bit 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


*Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.



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