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Navigator recruiting Event Marketing & Administration Manager

 

Navigator is recruiting an Event Marketing and Administration Manager to be based in our Athens office. This is a temporary position, from November 2015 – February 28, 2016, which may be renewed pending successful performance.

This is now the fifth year of Greece’s financial crisis, and the country finds itself at one of the most difficult junctures in its history. Although the Tsipras government signed the Third Memorandum and with it one of the most difficult structural adjustment programmes devised, the national fiscal situation continues to deteriorate. In no small part, this is due to a fundamental inability of the government to foster domestic and foreign investments and a climate suitable to private sector economic growth.

In these past five years, Navigator has been an active participant in the crisis, both via economic analysis (seen on our website) as well as by investment promotion and support for start-ups. Despite the extremely difficult economic situation, we have decided to launch the Athens Investment Summit as our contribution towards informing interested partners on specific investment opportunities as well as sources of finance

The Athens Investment Summit comprises three related events:

  1. An exhibition of investment opportunities.

  2. A conference which provides a practitioner’s view towards the investment climate in Greece. Our objective is to provide a comprehensive and detailed view of the national situation as well as the situation in specific sectors. Speakers at the conference are drawn primarily from leading investment funds, banks and company managers, who can provide a useful and practical overview of their activities and opportunities.

  3. A match-making session in which pre-qualified investors and project sponsors are brought together

The conference will include a number of key thematic sessions, including:

  • Sources of Finance for Investments in Greece

  • Spotlight on Venture Capital and Start-ups

  • Spotlight on European Union Funding

  • Investment Structuring and Risk Analysis in Greece via Cyprus.

The official working language of the conference is English.

 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Event Marketing and Administration Manager are to:

  1. Support the successful organisation of the Athens Investment Summit, which will take place at the Grande Bretagne Hotel on Friday, 26 February 2016.

  2. Communicate with a wide range of potential sponsors and co-organisers to promote the event. These include chambers of commerce, development banks, investment funds, enterprises and individuals in Greece and internationally.

  3. Market the event to potential sponsors and exhibitors, speakers as well as press and media.

  4. Communicate with individual participants.

  5. Support the Public Relations team and our own in-house marketing and outreach effort. This will include email and telephone communications as well as face-to-face visits and communications.

  6. Support the management of the event itself as well as event follow-up.

This conference builds on our successful BestInvest Cyprus conference, which took place in Limassol on 18-19 October 2015.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can work as a self-starter. You will work closely with our managing team to define the event parameters and make this Summit a success. Qualifications include:

  • Fluent in English and Greek.
  • Ability to define work priorities and implement them, both within a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with a wide range of interlocutors, including embassies, chambers of commerce, government authorities, sponsors, banks, financiers, enterprises and other parties.
  • Ability to understand and interpret how the Athens Investment Summit relates to the priorities of different event partners and attendants.

You will ideally be 25-40 years of age, based in Athens, with at least one degree from a foreign university in Greece or outside Greece. Your work will occur almost exclusively in Athens. You should have a high level of energy and the capacity to prioritise your work.

In addition to a base salary, we offer a generous performance-based incentive. Successful performance with this event organisation may lead to a permanent employment offer.

This is a temporary work contract with a four month duration. You must be a self-employed individual or a company.

Please send a motivation letter and detailed CV in English to Philip Ammerman at info@navigator-consulting.com by Sunday, 8 November.

We will contact only those candidates in whom we have an interest to interview. Interviews will take place in the week of 9 November in Athens. The successful candidate should be ready to start as soon as possible after selection.

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