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Senior Content Director - FinTech Connect

full-time IQPC London

What is FinTech Connect?

  • FinTech Connect is a start up division of global event organiser, IQPC, and now represents one of the largest events in IQPC’s global portfolio
  • In just 3 years, the team have launched and established the UKs leading financial technology conference and tradeshow -
  • The event is attended by 5000 visitors, 175 exhibitors and features multiple on-site conferences, workshops and live demos covering digital transformation, IT & Infrastructure, insurance technology, regulatory & compliance technology, payments technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain
  • Financial technology (FinTech) is a dynamic, fast evolving market, and London is one of (if not THE) greatest global hubs for innovation

Taking place at ExCeL London every December, FinTech Connect is the most exciting gathering of it’s type in Europe, bringing together major financial institutions, investors and entrepreneurs, to benchmark and review the bleeding edge technologies that are changing the way that consumers and businesses pay, save, borrow and lend. It is a major industry gathering with big brand sponsors, speakers and attendees, and massive potential for future growth.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and hard working Senior Conference Producer, who has delivered strong events in the past, but has aspirations to work on a large-scale event model with lengthy production cycles, more responsibility and a lot of scope for creative and commercial input.

What does a FinTech Connect Senior Content Director do?

The Senior Content Director will be ultimately responsible for all of the content that is present on-site at FinTech Connect plus the bulk of our output in the lead up to the event. Over time you will be central to the growth of the business, working closely with the Managing Director and International Development Director as we expand it’s footprint by launching into new territories. This role is perfect for anyone passionate about innovation and able to keep abreast of and interpret key market trends. As well as being an amazing copywriter, you will come up with new ideas for content and themes which both enhance delivery of FinTech Connect and present new commercial opportunities for your sales team. You will provide clear, topic-led briefs for the marketing and sales people who work on your event(s).

  • Carrying out telephone and face-to-face research with senior industry professionals to identify cutting edge conference topics
  • Producing cross-channel content beyond pure conference production, such as blogs, interviews, articles, opinion pieces
  • Sourcing senior level industry professionals to be speakers across the varied conference agenda tracks
  • Writing detailed conference programmes and agendas to cater for the multiple layers of the FinTech industry
  • Working alongside internal teams to provide input into sales and marketing strategies
  • In partnership with colleagues, managing profit & loss and making sure the event is run within budget
  • Creating cutting-edge content such as eBooks, reports and podcasts to create engagement with the industry throughout the year and in the run-up to the event
  • Developing the events’ social media presence in partnership with the marketing team
  • Developing a clear understanding of the complex vendor market

Who are we looking for?

  • The successful candidate will have great research skills, as well as being a confident communicator.
  • Ability to develop a strong online presence utilizing social media channels to promote your personal FinTech brand and that of the business.
  • Ability to identify, research and map key market developments within the financial sector, which will guide the content that goes into your programmes.
  • You will be an articulate orator with fantastic presentation skills - important during telephone research calls and in face to face meetings.
  • A hugely self-motivated individual with fantastic long-term planning skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a career-minded senior conference producer with ambitions to develop their experience in the world of large scale commercial events to take full ownership of content.

As part of a small team you will get constant mentoring and input from experienced business leaders. As the business grows, so will you! Your ideas will be taken seriously and the remit of your portfolio will expand at the rate that you can validate and develop it.

In return for your hard work you will receive a competitive salary and a profit share programme to further enhance your earnings. You will be required to travel internationally at various times of the year.
published: Nov. 5, 2018

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