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Make UK – Conference & Events Manager

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Make UK – Conference & Events Manager

Conference & Events Manager

Hybrid working (London) with nationwide travel
Competitive salaries and excellent benefits including up to one day’s paid leave each year to undertake volunteering opportunities
Make UK champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers. We support businesses to evolve, innovate, and compete in a dynamic global economy. Our events and conferences play a crucial role in fostering industry connections, knowledge sharing, and promoting the best in manufacturing.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Conference and Events Manager to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will be responsible for the end-to-end planning, execution, and management of our high-profile events and conferences. You will work closely with various stakeholders to ensure each event meets our high standards of excellence and delivers exceptional value to our members and participants.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Lead the events management for the Make UK flagship annual conference, Make UK awards presentation events (x6), and other operations directorate events
  • Manage the delivery of events in person and remote where applicable
  • Work collaboratively across the business unit to develop and execute the conference and events on time and on target
  • Work across business units to support promotions and delegates
  • Manage external suppliers for conference and events e.g. registration system, badge supplier, onsite collateral, venues, catering and AV
  • Support conference and event exhibitions, including sales and income
  • Responsibility for cost controls and managing budgets
  • Responsibility for all reporting functions, including the pre and post event reporting
  • Manage the online / digital presence of the conference and events, including the booking system(s) and database(s)
  • Manage the internal and external communications associated with events
  • Assess current and identify potential systems that can more efficiently deliver the conference and event functions, both online/virtually and in person (e.g. webinar / online event delivery, registration processes, web and marketing services, speaker management, delegate communications)

About you

  • Educated to degree level or demonstrable experience in events/conference planning and management
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Proactive negotiation skills, particularly with venues and contractors
  • Ability to manage a budget and provide clear financial updates as necessary
  • Events marketing and promotions experience desired
  • A high degree of attention to detail, and accountability for delivering to high standard
  • Be proactive and self-motivated to offer creative, problem-solving solutions

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What we do

We stimulate success for manufacturing businesses, helping them to meet their objectives and goals. We empower individuals and we inspire the next generation.

How we do it

We enable manufacturers to connect, share, solve problems and create opportunities together. We do this through regional and national meetings, groups, events and advisory boards. We work at every level to ensure UK Manufacturing performs and grows, now and in the future.