Marketing & Events Manager, Arabian Business

Job title: Marketing & Events Manager, Arabian Business


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Job Title Marketing Events Manager


ITP Media Group reaches an audience of more than 104.6 million people across the Middle East and beyond through its leading websites, portals, social media platforms, events, conferences, award ceremonies, magazines, books and social media influencers agency. More at itp.

ITP Media Group is looking for a dynamic, tenacious Marketing and Events Manager to lead the execution of its stable of executive events across Arabian Business and its siter brands. An experienced events professional, you will be well versed in managing demanding clients and stakeholders, while also keeping a tight rein on suppliers and budget management. You will have a passion for big ideas and creative executions, along with a keen understanding that overall success often lies in paying attention to the small details. Knowledge in events marketing to complement a well thought out events plan is a must.



The Marketing & Events Manager will primarily be responsible for but not limited to the following:

-Working with the Director of Awards & Marketing across Arabian Business’ portfolio of awards, conferences and networking events

-Power the continued innovation of our events portfolio – an innate sense of creativity and a hunger for new executions is a must for this role

-Develop an annual calendar and plans for the delivery of the group’s portfolio of events, and provide ongoing reporting

-Ensure budgets are agreed and set at the planning stage, and ensure all events are delivered within budget

-Create and coordinate detailed multi-channel marketing campaigns to support key pillars of each event

-Create and maintain event websites where required to act as a knowledge hub and nomination portal for events

-End-to-end management of events across a broad spectrum of scales, from industry-facing gala dinners seating 1,000 people to intimate round tables and networking events

-Cost tracking, procurement and project plans, ensuring all stakeholders are clear on an event’s objectives and metrics for success

-Manage internal and external clients, as well as event partners and sponsors.

-Build and manage a network of suppliers across verticals including AV, build and fabrication, furnishing, fit-out and entertainment

-Ensure events are delivered to a high standard, and in accordance with the department’s brand guidelines, goals and objectives

-Identify new IPs and event formats that will work across our brands, and work with the Director of Awards & Marketing and the Managing Director to bring your ideas to life in a way that works for our audience and our business objectives

-Have your finger on the pulse – constantly identifying the next big thing across the events sector, new guest experiences, and using that knowledge to elevate and enhance ITP Media Group’s event offering.

Technical Competencies

-Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or event management, or 5 years equivalent work experience in a related field

Behavioural Competencies



-Attention to detail

-Industry knowledge of building and managing conferences, gala dinners and experiential marketing

-Proven event planning and delivery experience

-Event management

-Event marketing

-Project management

-Budget management

-Team management

-Supplier management

-Client management

-Ticketing and table sales

-Experiential, digital and social media marketing




-Decision making


-Planning and prioritization

-Proactivity in reporting

-Problem solving


-Relationship management



-A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of event management and execution

-Equally excited by large- and small-scale projects and events

-Demonstrated desire to build a great business

-Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail

-Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise accordingly

-Experience managing external suppliers and demanding clients

-The ability to work quickly to tight deadlines under pressure.

-A strong industry reputation.

-Flexibility and a professional approach at all times

-The ability to self-supervise in order to meet deadlines

-Ability to work in and contribute to a fun and dynamic team-based environment


-Min. Bachelors University Degree, preferably in event management, marketing or related field

-Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in events


-Previous experience leading consumer or B2B events at large scale

-Previous experience leading consumer or B2B events at small scale

-Previous experience managing suppliers

-Previous experience managing clients

-Previous experience managing / running event budget

-Previous experience managing a team


Being an ITP employee is an opportunity to be part of the largest content creation house in the region and provides the luxury of working with global brands and experienced industry leaders. To ensure we invest in the development of our team, employees are given access to a variety of learning resources and exciting career development opportunities.

We believe in recognizing the passionate efforts of our team members. Our employees are rewarded by competitive tax-free remuneration, medical insurance and a generous leave entitlement scheme. ITP employees also enjoy a variety of staff offers at many local restaurants, salons, hotels and service providers

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Location: Dubai

Job date: Mon, 09 Jan 2023 05:46:26 GMT

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