Conference Director

The Organisation


Brilliant people thriving from building world class products, is what makes Worldwide Business Research (WBR) such a successful and fast-growing conference company.

As the world’s biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors. The quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors is what makes us stand out from the crowd. Every year over 10,000 senior executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend over 100 annual conferences – a true “Who’s Who” of today’s corporate world.


The Role

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven professional to develop and research senior-level strategic business conferences. You will be responsible for programming, building and growing 3-4 highly profitable, large-scale conferences each year.


You will be responsible for:

  • Conducting in-depth, telephone-based research and analysis of key industries
  • Identifying and examining industry trends and issues
  • Developing your own senior advisory network on each event
  • Identifying and recruiting industry leaders to the speaker faculty
  • Working with our sponsorship and marketing teams to drive revenue growth
  • Leading your event team meetings autonomously to drive the event strategy and meet targets
  • Managing the execution of your events onsite
  • Delivering year-on-year commercial growth plans for your events

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a meeting planner / events organizer role.


Skills / Characteristics

You will need to display:

You will be responsible for all phases of project management working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Great organizational, communication, inter-personal, research, and writing skills are essential. In addition you have:

  • With 2-4 years of proven business experience, you possess excellent interviewing and research skills and the ability to meet tough deadlines
  • You have proven experience of identifying new business trends, writing compelling copy and communicating with senior business personnel
  • You have a strong academic background and are highly ambitious, team-oriented and commercially focused
  • You have excellent organizational skills the proven ability to manage multiple projects


View Forward


We will support new members of the team with dedicated training and development time to evolve their existing skill set to be successful within our environment.


We will expect the contribution made by the company to be matched by ongoing personal development on the part of the new team member


We will provide support for you to attend key competitor events in the UK and Europe as well as one relevant WBR US event per year to strengthen your knowledge and network within your portfolio


  • Job Overview

  • Location: London
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Department: Production
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