Conference and Event Manager at Welcome2Africa International (W2A)
Welcome2Africa International (W2A) stands as a prominent trade and investment facilitation company, with a focus on Agribusiness, Maritime, Solid Minerals and Energy. Our overarching mission is to evolve into a center of excellence dedicated to streamlining the facilitation and deployment of investments and trade across the African continent. An integral aspect of our organizational function is the orchestration of events, conferences, and investment missions. In our search for a qualified professional, we seek an individual with a proven track record in developing and managing multiple events, ensuring the seamless execution of our mission.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Conference and Event Manager
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Event Planning and Execution:
- Oversee the planning and execution of multiple events, including conferences, investment missions, and trade missions.
- Coordinate logistics, including venue selection, catering, audio-visual requirements, and other event-related details.
- Project Management.
- Develop and manage event budgets, ensuring financial objectives are met
- Negotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers to optimize costs.
- Set targets.
- Recruit, train, and lead a high-performing events team.
- Provide guidance and support to team members to ensure the successful delivery of events.
- Delegate tasks, set clear expectations, and ensure the team’s adherence to timelines.
Sales and Sponsorships:
- Identify and pursue sponsorship opportunities to enhance event revenue
- Collaborate with the sales team to promote and sell conference packages.
Client Relations and Stakeholder Management:
- Contribute Strategic Planning and Business Development Opportunities.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
- Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
- Proven experience in planning and executing international and local conferences and investment tours.
- Demonstrated success in team management and leadership roles.
- Familiarity with the Agricultural Sector and the dynamics of trade and investment in Nigeria and across Africa.
- Familiarity with event management software, relevant Project management and CRM tools.
- Familiarity with the intricacies of investment missions and trade events
- Proven Ability to network and manage stakeholders.
Application Closing Date
18th December, 2023.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume, Cover Letter, and a Portfolio of past events managed to: [email protected] using “Conference and Event Manager Application” as the subject of the mail.