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Ambitious multilingual Senior Event Manager with over 7 years’ industry experience. Strong academic background in Economics, Business and Events Management. Excellent grasp of full end-to-end event management, from planning and budgeting to onsite coordination and logistics. Enthusiastic, driven, self-motivated and an effective team player, excellent time-keeping when working unsupervised, ability to prioritise, attention to detail, good organisational and communication skills – native speaker of Portuguese; fluent in English; high level of French and Spanish; basic Turkish. Comprehensive knowledge of venues, hotels and suppliers in the UK.Locked Pro Plan feature
• Prepare, design and operate corporate MICE programmes throughout the UK, for groups of 10-1,300 delegates. Events include corporate incentive trips, gala & awards dinners, conferences, team building activities and corporate hospitality. • Provide all the ground services and logistical support to pharmaceutical groups travelling into the UK to attend large medical congresses. • Manage, motivate and oversee a team of four Project Managers. • Represent the company in international exhibitions and conduct sales trips. • Actively develop business from a multitude of regions, including North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey and the Middle East.
• Plan and coordinate MICE programmes from inception to conclusion for up to 200 delegates coming into the UK. • Develop new business from three emerging markets (Portugal, Brazil and Turkey) and cement Wedgewood’s leading position in other more established markets. • Prepare detailed bespoke proposals for clients and build strong professional relationships with stakeholders from different regions. • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers – from hotels, restaurants, transfers and guides to venue sourcing, décor, catering, entertainment and event production. • Operate the ground programme, including complex transport logistics, onsite events management and coordination of the different services. • Financial management and budgeting – prepare detailed quotes, manage suppliers’ bills, invoice clients. Other responsibilities: IT & Social Media Manager – be the first point-of-contact for any IT-related issues; design marketing email campaigns; upload engaging content on Facebook and Twitter.
• Plan, promote and coordinate 15-20 events a month across the San Francisco region, including dinners, parties, national trips, themed tours and outdoor activities for up to 300 delegates. • Develop a varied and unique set of events each month, research event content, ROI analysis and budget management (up to $10K per month); liaise with venues and suppliers and manage purchase orders. Host and coordinate events on-site. • Event write-up and publishing, use of social media for promotion, design of marketing materials (flyers, brochures, online campaigns, etc.).
• Jan 2012 – May 2012: Penni Black Catering (London) – Event Manager • July 2010 – Dec. 2010: Team Fit Together (London) – Event Coordinator • May – August 2010: Broadbase (London) – Event Steward • April – June 2010: Drama Ltd (London) – Event Sales Executive • Nov. 2009 – March 2010: Lettice Catering (London) – Event Assistant • July 2007: Atlantic Pavilion (Lisbon) – Event Assistant