FIA is seeking an incumbent Director of Conferences & Tradeshows. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management, the Director of Conferences & Tradeshows is responsible for overall global management and the day-to-day operations/year-round logistics needs associated with the planning and execution of major annual FIA conferences, events and tradeshows with locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our current lineup of major annual meetings includes:
FIA-SIFMA AMG Forum – Laguna Beach (January)
FIA International Futures Industry Conference – Boca Raton (March)
FIA Law & Compliance Conference – Washington, D.C. (May)
FIA Annual International Derivatives Expo – London (June)
FIA Expo – Chicago (October)
FIA Annual Asia Derivatives Conference – Singapore (November)
Plans & executes all FIA annual conference, tradeshows, Board events and other association meetings
Supervises a team made up of Sponsorships & Exhibits Manager, Conference Coordinator and a Corporate Events Manager (based in London)
Manages conference budgets to ensure revenue and expenses are within established targets [based on directives from senior management]
Oversees fulfillment for sponsorships and exhibits and aids in creating sponsorship opportunities
Works with and directs Membership Services to oversee online registration experience and onsite registration procedures
Works with and directs Marketing/Communications to oversee general online experience and onsite print materials and signage
Works with the Marketing/Communications on the discovery & fulfillment for branding opportunities
Assists in the design and marketing tactics for conference-related marketing efforts and materials
Reviews edits and proofs all printed, public conference materials
Working with the SVP of Global Brand Management and in-house legal counsel, helps negotiate and/or review all hotel and associated vendor contracts
Reviews and recommends sites and venues for future meetings
Maintains conference financials and prepares regular reports on conference revenue status
Oversees and aids in creating sponsorship opportunities
Works with VP, Business Development to manage and support exhibit and sponsorship sales
Acts as liaison with Senior Staff
Directs other departments on deliverables needed for conferences
Manages logistics timelines for all events
Oversees onsite venue staff
Attends all FIA meetings and events, significant travel involved, including international
Other duties as assigned
FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets with offices in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry. As the principal members of the derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, FIA’s clearing firm members play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in global financial markets.
Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
FIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Strong communication (oral and written) skills; a Bachelor’s degree and CMP preferred; responsive team-player and leader; minimum of five+ years experience; work experience in a non-profit association meetings and conference department; detail-oriented; ability to handle multiple tasks and balance competing priorities; knowledge of standard practices/industry trends for event planning; proficiency in IMIS, MSOffice, ExpoCad, and other meeting management related software programs.
FIA is the leading trade organization for the futures, options and over-the-counter cleared swaps markets. Our mission is to be the global thought leader, advocate and educator for futures and swaps that are centrally cleared.Our membership includes leading derivatives clearing firms as well as major derivatives exchanges and trading systems from more than 20 countries. FIA’s core constituency con...sists of futures commission merchants, which represent clients active in markets around the world. As the principal members of derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, our member firms play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in the global financial markets. They provide the majority of the funds that support clearinghouses and commit a substantial amount of their own capital to guarantee customer transactions. FIA’s membership also includes the major global exchanges, clearinghouses, trading platforms, technology vendors and legal services firms representing this industry.
FIA works to facilitate cross-border trading, monitors and provides input to regulators around the globe and works toward standardization of practices and policies to create greater market efficiency. It strives to preserve the system of free and competitive markets and works to protect the public interest through adherence to high standards of professional conduct.