• Conference Manager

    ID 2019-3731
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  • Overview

    IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC’s Insights businesses provide industry-focused advice for IT buyers in the Financial, Government, Health, Retail, Manufacturing and Energy verticals. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. 


    IDC MEA is looking for a Conference Manager, based in Riyadh office (Saudi Arabia) to overlook all events/conferences in Saudi.



    The Conference Manager follows the overall strategic direction set by the Conference Director for the content related to his/her assigned events - and from that (in partnership with Research) develops the agenda and design for the conference. He/she manages all administration and logistics matters related to conferences within assigned area. He/she works with sales department to recruit the right speakers to the right sessions. The flow of the given conference is the responsibility of the assigned conference manager.

    • Manage all administration, budgets and logistics at IDC KSA events;
    • Propose new areas of conference delivery and custom events projects within the region of responsibility; 
    • Manage relationships with sponsors;
    • Supervise responsibilities such as: invitation process (e-mailing, faxing and direct mail), telephone follow-up, confirming registrations, keeping registration lists and provides reports on number and structure of registrants; attendee acquisition and follow-up, database and contact management, qualification of conference related information etc;
    • Manage pre-event processes (venue selection, co-ordination with hotels, sponsors/speaker co-ordination, preparation of badges, compiling attendee tote bags), and on-site activities for KSA events;
    • Manage all pre-event and post-event reporting as necessary and assigned;
    • Supervision of conference end-user and speaker’s database in Intranet and regular update and qualification of records;
    • Maintain responsibility of updating local events websites in Intranet;
    • Executes marketing plans for each event;
    • Travel to events as required and co-ordinates all aspects of on-site operation.


    • 8-10 years Experience
    • Intermediate PC skills (OS MS Windows; MS Excel, Word and Lotus)
    • Previous event organization experience
    • Good written and language skills
    • Customer focus
    • Details oriented
    • Able to work under pressure.
    • Able and willing to learn and follow internal processes and guidelines


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