conference producer

Location: Central London, SW1H
Salary: circa £28k plus bonus plus benefits

About us

With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has

We strive to improve the world through engineering by developing engineers, promoting engineering, informing opinion and encouraging innovation.

As part of our engagement with our membership base and the industry as a whole, we promote a wide range of events which help to push our agenda forward and highlight areas and topics which are relevant to our sector.

We are seeking a Conference Producer to develop a programme of events for members and non-members.

Your rewards

  • Salary of circa £28,000
  • Bonus
  • Stakeholder pension scheme and BUPA private medical insurance
  • Life assurance worth three times your annual salary
  • A range of benefits to encourage a healthy work-life balance
  • Flexible working
  • Discounted meals at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Free membership of the Institution and professional membership subscription for employees
  • A minimum of 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
    • This is a fantastic chance for a proven conference professional to influence an entire industry sector and make a real impact on uptake and engagement numbers for the Mechanical Engineering sector.

      You’ll discover real passion within our ranks and dedicated teams of experts who are driven by the advancement of mechanical engineering as an industry.

      We thrive on innovation and we love technology and so you can expect to come into contact with incredible topics and exciting ideas as part of your day-to-day role. We are the backbone of our sector so you will be involved in everything from the latest cutting edge advances through to the education of school children and the development of engineers.

      It’s exciting, fast-paced and in-depth, so if you are ready to dive in and make a difference, apply today.

      Your role

      As a Conference Producer, you will be tasked with producing a highly topical programme of events which deliver technical knowledge and drive attendance and uptake of our institute.

      Specifically, you will be involved in topic generation, validation, market research and production of the programme using detailed research with industry experts to identify topics and speakers and address key engineering challenges.

      You will work as part of a cross-functional team to drive promotions and deliver events in a variety of formats which include topic-generated, member-led and annual/biennial events.

      The role will also involve:

      • Acting as the primary point of contact to dedicated industries
      • Identifying opportunities within the portfolio and achieving commercial targets
      • Managing stakeholders
      • Liaising with organising committees
      • Generating topics
      • Validating topics and business cases
      • Market research
      • Acquiring speakers and designing programmes of events
      • Generating marketing copy
      • Briefing project teams
      • Speaker management
        • About you

          To be considered as a Conference Producer, you will need:

          • A track record in commercial B2B conference production
          • Conceptual ability to rapidly develop competent knowledge on diverse and highly technical topics
          • The ability to analyse ideas from a commercial perspective
          • To be e-literate and competent in developing, administering and using PCs and associated networks and systems (e.g. Microsoft Office) to acquire, manipulate and disseminate information
            • A degree level qualification would be beneficial to your application. Experience of producing technical event programmes in the area of engineering would also be advantageous.

              We are interested in hearing from you if you have held the role of Conference Producer, Event Producer, Engineering Conference Producer or Engineering Industry Conference Producer.

              Interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis as suitable applicants apply. An immediate start is available for the right candidate.

              If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and covering letter in confidence to

              Thank you for your interest in this post. We look forward to receiving your application

              We regret that we are unable to reply to each applicant; therefore, if you do not hear from us within 28 days of the closing date for this post you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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