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Head of Conference & Events (China)
- New created role based in Shanghai
- Member of leadership team
About Our Client
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) accredits 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance.
Our members are recognised by the designation after their name: MRICS (Member), FRICS (Fellow) and AssocRICS (Associate).
Members with the designation MRICS or FRICS are known as chartered surveyors.
We regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities
*Develop a service platform in all sites in China for members to organize the desired number of CPD events providing the appropriate administrative, marketing and operational assistance from RICS executives.
*Leverage on relationships with key accounts, communications and membership teams to generate content for topical conferences and seminars with high profile or international speakers.
*Work closely with the communication and policy team to develop conference programmes that meet the expectations of the market - members, the sponsors, the collaborating organizing partners and prospective members.
*Line manage the conference and events team in China
*Manage all conference budgets as well as producing budgets for own portfolio of conferences
*Forecasting of future work and new business for conferences and events team
*Produce highly targeted and comprehensive marketing briefs to ensure the commercial success of the conference(s)
*Develop relationships with key stakeholders to create conferences and identify new areas for revenue opportunities such as government, end users, employers and industry bodies.
*Adhere to deadlines and agreed timescales
*Seek and maximise partnership opportunities
*Manage risk in line with RICS Global Risk Management Policy, including implementation of processes to identify, assess, manage, and report on risks. Provide assurance to your line manager that you have adequate and effective internal controls or other mitigations in place to manage risk.
*Key account team - for overall coordination and commercial revenue management
*Membership team - for identifying opportunities through conferences and events for membership development
*Communication team - for content planning
*PG team - for technical expertise
*Number of conference programmes and attendance figures
*Quality of overall programme (delegate evaluation)
*Budget Management - return agreed budget for managed income and costs - Accurate forecast
*Retention, development and motivation of conference and events team
The Successful Applicant
*10 years of relevant experience from
*Previous working experience in membership organization is preferred
*Personal network in the real estate sector (government, landlords, consultants, academia)
*Portfolio management experience with P/L responsibility
*Hands on in-house experience in organizing major conferences, annual dinners and awards adjudication
*Strong communication skills with internal and external clients
*Understanding of the issues affecting the real estate market
*Strategic thinker with a can-do attitude
*Familiar with RFP process with a strong network of event suppliers
*Willing to work under pressure
*Attentive to details
*Leadership and motivation skills
*Fluent English and Putonghua language capacity
*Knowledgeable in emerging IT application in event management
What's on Offer
Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities together with excellent local and global career prospects.