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Conference Managers coordinate day-to-day operations in a conference center. Areas they handle are accommodation, budgeting, catering, marketing, reception, and sales. Some examples of responsibilities listed on a Conference Manager resume sample are making sure events run smoothly, allocating resources, meeting client demands, ordering supplies, recruiting staff, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Employers select resumes showcasing leadership, managerial skills, teamwork, time management, problem-solving orientation, networking, and strong communication abilities. Most Conference Managers hold a degree in business or hotel management.

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Conference Manager

Oversaw all aspects of event planning and management including budgeting, RFP creation, venue selection, speaker
scheduling, vendor management, marketing, timelines, menu planning, and evaluation and analysis

  • Worked extensively with area hotels, caterers, expo services, and other vendors to develop unique event solutions for multiple events at one time
  • Planned and executed 13-15 conferences a year with 50-1000 attendees
  • Hired and managed staff of 3, plus a volunteer board of 15 to execute events, while increasing attendee satisfaction to 85-90% at all events
  • Designed and executed 2012 Annual Conference, meeting 100% attendance goals and staying 11% under budget
  • Led 2013 Annual Conference maintaining attendee satisfaction at 91% and staying under $125K budget by 7.5%
  • Decreased 21% in conference expenses by instituting 2014 Annual Conference location change to cheaper venue
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Hospitality Management
BS
Biology
2

Conference Manager

Responsible for the management and logistical coordination of Local, Regional, International, and National audience medical educational conferences

  • Managed large, complex, and high profile conferences from initial concept to completion in collaboration with physician faculty members by exercising creativity and competent conference planning
  • Achieved established goals during first month of performance
  • Developed and monitored preliminary budgets for conferences with revenues in the range of $50,000 to $500,000
  • Demonstrated mastery of the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support and other applicable accreditations
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration And International Relations
3

Conference Manager; Account Executive; Sales Coordinator

As Conference Manager (1995-98), ran the event marketing program for 8+ national trade shows with upwards of 1,500 conference attendees.

  • As Account Executive (1994-95), sold exhibit space and event marketing solutions to leading companies in the Information Technology space. Developed, serviced and managed over 150 national accounts.
  • Grew market penetration over 40% for national trade show accounts.
  • Achieved overall revenue increases of approximately 50%, with results directly related to ability at successfully upgrading exhibitors' space buy.
  • As Sales Coordinator (1993-94), worked closely with sales representatives to develop leads, prepare request for proposals, manage client relationships, service accounts, and provide account administration.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Social Science
4

Conference Manager

Managed all catering and conference functions at 90,000 sq. ft. Town Club voted #1 private club in 2005.

  • Implemented new standard operating procedures and training manual.
  • Achieved $3 million+ catering sales.
  • Increased service and guest satisfaction while keeping labor cost below 20%.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
5

Conference Manager

Responsible for successfully planning and executing all assigned meeting and event projects for Pharmaceutical companies and Associations including, but not limited to site selection, budget management, hotel contract negotiations, vendor relations and marketing, exhibit set up and management.

  • Supervised all clients and outside vendors to execute meeting and event goals that delivered the greatest ROI.
  • Executed first Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) conference increasing attendance and revenue by 35%
  • Built long-term business relationship between company and client that resulted in a three (3) year contract for future services.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Business Administration And Computer Science
6

Conference Manager; Account Executive; Sales Coordinator

As Conference Manager (1995-96), ran the event marketing program for 8+ national trade shows with upwards of 1,500 conference attendees.

  • As Account Executive (1994-95), sold exhibit space and event marketing solutions to leading companies in the Information Technology space. Developed, serviced and managed over 150 national accounts.
  • Grew market penetration over 40% for national trade show accounts.
  • Achieved overall revenue increases of approximately 50%, with results directly related to ability at successfully upgrading exhibitors' space buy.
  • As Sales Coordinator (1993-94), worked closely with sales representatives to develop leads, prepare request for proposals, manage client relationships, service accounts, and provide account administration.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Social Science
7

Conference Manager - Latin America

Ranked #1 in the production team while organizing conferences that resulted in a significant increase in revenue

  • Supervised various groups across the company in order to market and execute events throughout the South American markets
  • Generated forward thinking program topics through in-depth research and interviews with executives from leading companies
  • Handled pre-event planning including, development, show flow, event promotion, budget management & client relations
  • Confirmed international speakers for each conference and served as a primary contact regarding all logistical details
  • Managed the conference on-site, presented opening and closing remarks and handled client relations issues
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications
8

Conference Manager

  • Managed all logistics for six Macintosh Web Developers Conferences and coordinated 48-hour Hack-a-thons attended by 400+ visionary Software Developers.
  • Executed two Web Developer conferences for Appleā€™s internal employees, achieved record attendance and highest scores on content quality.
  • Coordinated speaker panels for Macworld, first Internet break-out sessions.
  • Developed and implemented policies, procedures, and best practices for current and future conferences.
  • Produced net profit of $200,000+ in eight months by driving online promotion of conferences.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BBA
Major: Marketing, Minor: Management
9

Conference Manager

Assisted with advertisement, interview and selection of 15 Conference Assistants

  • Provided professional, courteous and efficient service to all conference sponsors, guest and fellow staff
  • Modified and implemented a training schedule and job orientation for Conference Assistants
  • Rotated being on duty with fellow Conference Managers to answer any after business hours questions
  • Assisted Hall Directors with any emergency situations in any conference housing
  • Managed assigned conferences and completed specific task such as determining room assignments, arranging staff for check-in/out and communicating with conference sponsors and facilities staff
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Exercise Science
10

Conference Manager

Managed speakers and education program, which included innovative solutions with education room sets and audio visual experience

  • Conceptualized and executed memorable socials and recreational activities that facilitated high quality peer-to-peer networking
  • Tracked attendee registration, monitored room blocks, and circumvented attrition at each conference
  • Created and tracked budgets for all conferences
  • Scheduled staffing responsibilities and tasks for 15 employees
  • [company name] Leadership Award (2013)
  • Delivered all seven annual conferences within or under budget
  • Launched new initiatives, including text polling for education sessions, paired supplier meetings, and extensive staff training programs
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science

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