Primary Function:
Are you an experienced conference producer looking for an exciting new role? Are you intelligent, resourceful, highly motivated and eager to succeed? Do you enjoy the challenge of new ideas?

Do you enjoy research and learning more about new and emerging business trends? Can you write well and communicate effectively and comfortably with senior executives? Would you like to be part of an organization that operates more like a think tank as opposed to a firm? If so, then the American Conference Institute may be the right career move for you.

The Canadian Institute (CI), a highly respected conference company, is seeking a Conference Producer to research, develop and execute continuing educational events for lawyers and senior-level corporate/business executives.

The ideal candidates will be energetic, enthusiastic, and quick learners who possess excellent multi-tasking and organizational abilities. We’re looking for employees who will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, where you’ll be able to learn a lot and make a major contribution.

***Please note this is not a Meeting Planning position***

About CI:
The Canadian Institute is part of a global organization with offices in the US, Canada, and Europe that provides conferences around the world. Our Production team is expanding and we are looking for an energetic, driven, team-oriented professional to contribute as a highly motivated Conference Producer.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • Conducting telephone and in person research within a target market to develop conference agendas;
  • Analyzing research and using critical thinking to develop commercial conference programs in various business and legal sectors that meet the stated needs of the market
  • Identifying, inviting and confirming appropriate speakers for conferences
  • Writing marketing copy for promotional conference brochures and other mailing pieces
  • Conducting ongoing research within an assigned area to further your industry knowledge and develop potential new conference ideas;
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key professionals, industry leaders, senior executives and media within relevant vertical markets;
  • Attending and overseeing conferences, including providing opening introduction, speaker assistance and support;
  • Working with and supporting a cross-functional team to ensure successful marketing and sponsorship of conferences.
Skills/Competencies:
  • Conceptual ability to rapidly develop competent knowledge on diverse topics
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research via telephone, in person and using print and electronic media
  • Excellent networking and information gathering abilities
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with and relate to all levels both within and outside the organization
  • Engaging, professional and diplomatic demeanor
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • Deadline and results-oriented
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic with a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to analyze ideas from a commercial perspective
Employment Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced Degree, such as JD or MBA preferred
  • At least 2 years business/law firm experience
  • Skill and experience using word processing programs, email and the internet to perform daily job functions efficiently
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French or another language is a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally (10% travel)

Equal Opportunities
The C5 Group of companies consisting of The Canadian Institute (CI) and American Conference Institute (ACI) values the diversity (all the ways in which we are different) of our colleagues. As an equal opportunity employer, we promote this diversity and ensure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned, and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, veteran’s status, age, gender identity, disability, familial status, pregnancy, or any other trait protected by law.

Application
We offer a competitive compensation package.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] (please include your salary requirements)

No Phone Calls Please. Only those candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted. American Conference Institute is part of an international group of companies with offices in Canada and Europe and is an equal opportunity employer.

Location
Remote (Toronto, Canada)

Interested in joining the team?
If so, please submit your resume to [email protected]