Conference Producer

Conferences London, United Kingdom




Job Title:     Conference Producer


Job type:      Permanent


Location:     London Head Office, Holborn


Start Date:    December 2021


Reporting Relationship:        Head of Expansion Sector Conferences


Argus produces commercial conferences for the energy and commodities markets. We specialise in agriculture, crude oil, fertilizers, genfuels, LPG, metals, oil products, petrochemicals, and vehicle emissions. With a global portfolio of 30 events in digital and hybrid formats, Argus have dedicated conference teams in Houston, London, Moscow, Shanghai and Singapore.


Job Purpose


We are looking for a passionate, driven and resourceful Conference Producer to join our expanding global team.  This is a great opportunity for someone with 1-2 years Conference Production work experience to establish and grow their career in Conferences.  You will be tasked with delivering commercially successful, well attended and critically respected conferences.

Your primary responsibilities will be to research and write the conference programme, identify and secure the full speaker faculty, drive the commercial strategy of the event and manage the project from inception to completion.  This will include International travel to attend all the events you deliver.

Conference production offers a rich, varied and international career for intellectually curious and commercially driven minds. You will quickly get under the skin of complex global commodities industries. You will be equipped with skills and afforded autonomy and responsibility found in few other career paths at a junior level. This role allows for face-to-face meetings around the world with senior figures from industry and politics. Creativity and lateral thinking are key, as you will be creating commercially successful, stand-out events.


Key responsibilities


  • Using desk, telephone and face-to-face client research write topical and focused conference programmes reflecting the needs most pertinent to the sector
  • Identify the leading names in each sector, which organisations/individuals are most innovative and secure these bellwethers as speakers on every programme
  • Define the commercial proposition of each event
  • Build and understand a market map for each conference with insight in to the value and strength of each buy-sell relationship
  • Develop a clear and concise growth strategy for each event and communicate this to the project team
  • Work effectively with peers in sponsorship sales, delegate marketing, conference operations, delegate sales and customer service to ensure full and effective delivery of each project
  • Communicate professionally with Argus editorial, business development, consulting and subscription sales to ensure we benefit from synergies with the rest of the Argus business and speak with one voice to our clients
  • Complete projects to deadline and on budget
  • Understand how market developments will impact the sectors in which you operate, and where an opportunity arises, propose new/launch conferences because of this
  • Network with clients at Argus events and in the market generally to ensure you are part of the industry
  • Develop a passion for the markets in which you operate
  • You will need to be able to deliver all the above on five or six conference projects annually


Skills and Experience


          Intelligent – educated to degree level (or equivalent). Knowledge of energy and commodity markets preferred but not essential

          Commercial – understand more than what is just interesting, but what each market development means for our clients and Argus and how we can monetise it in a conference setting

          Driven – ambitious and a self-starter that is motivated to exceed targets

          Networkable – the ability to develop strong professional relationships with colleagues and clients

          Client focused – empathy and strong client relationship skills

          Confident – sure of oneself without displaying arrogance. But will demonstrate they listen and act on feedback when given

          Deadline focused with strong attention to detail – ability to multi-task and deliver projects on time while under pressure

          Strong written and verbal communication with colleagues and clients at all levels of seniority


About Argus Media

Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,100 employees. It is headquartered in London and has 26 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences.


Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.


Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, General Atlantic and Hg.




Our rapidly-growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognises and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.


  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme
  • Group pension scheme
  • Group healthcare and life assurance scheme
  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training




If this aligns with your next career move, we’d love to hear from you.


Apply via our website