Event Manager at Insurance Canada

  • Insurance-Canada.ca
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Apr 10, 2017
Full time Conferences Event Management Event Planning Marketing

Job Description

Event Manager at Insurance Canada


Insurance Canada is looking for a talented Event Manager to add to our team of marketing, subject matter and event experts.

Who we are:

Insurance Canada is Canada’s centre for Insurance and Technology. It is made up of dedicated, intelligent, and hard-working individuals with tremendous insight and connections in to the Canadian Insurance industry and how it works. We are striving to make a positive impact on innovation in our industry. We believe in establishing and maintaining great relationships with our team members, sponsors, participants and stakeholders. We strive to find new and creative ways to bring businesses together with thought leaders.

What we do:

We are an event and media company with connections and expertise in Insurance and Technology. We organize and hold the most fascinating and thought provoking conferences and events, publish provocative blogs and disseminate information on everything to do with Insurance, Technology, Innovation and Disruption.

Insurance Canada Life:

Our office is located on the trendy Toronto Street, conveniently located in downtown Toronto. We’re a small but diverse team, which means you will have a lot of responsibility, you’ll be challenged daily, and you’ll work side-by-side with the senior leadership as you learn and grow within our company. We’re steps from some of Toronto’s best restaurants but we also provide coffee and snacks daily. We have a progressive hour’s policy – you work when you are most productive and we understand the need to have a work-life blend, because we have that need too. We believe in professional development and attending industry events and we invest in our people and their education.

We believe in the millennial generation and how valuable their contributions are to the workforce.

Who you are:

• You believe in Insurance Canada’s mission and our core values

• You have a university or college degree with experience in office administration, communications, project management and / or event management roles

• You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

• You have experience organizing great events or conferences, including, but not limited, to selecting speakers, and determining content, themes and formats

• You have strong interpersonal skills, confidence, poise, integrity and professionalism

• You have excellent people management skills and are able to assess complications and difficulties and swiftly deal with them to ensure client satisfaction

• You have the ability to work independently but also work effectively in a team environment

• You have the ability to juggle priorities in a busy changing office environment, to balance multiple projects at once and adhere to strict deadlines

• You pay strong attention to detail

• You have experience organizing conferences or events

• You have experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

• You have the ability to work outside of regular work hours as required

What you'll do:

Event Management

• Organizing conferences or events, including, but not limited to:

Brainstorming with team members to determine inspiring conference themes;

o Selecting outstanding speakers, both from within Canada and around the world;

o Connecting with the best speakers, sponsors, and participants to determine their interest and availability; and,

o Managing the relationships with great speakers and participants, up to, during and after the event.

Learning and Development

• You will have the opportunity to be mentored by two of the most knowledgeable thought leaders in Canada in their field (both former senior executives in the insurance/technology space).

• Ultimately you will be required to attend the top conferences and events throughout Canada and the world to source outstanding content and speakers.

• You will work within a group of companies, with others from a variety of backgrounds to source ideas and contacts.

Event Organizing

• Critical path development and execution

• Updating and maintaining databases (speakers, sponsors, attendees, etc.)

• Budgeting for events where needed

• Onsite event execution

• Working with the team to select sites for events

• Working with team to source suppliers

• Other team members take care of these items, but may seek your help on occasion with:

o Event registration and on-going communication with event attendees

o Food & beverage planning

o Minute taking at meetings or during conference calls

o Attend or lead committee meetings, board meetings, and conference calls when needed

o Securing all event supplies and ensuring all supplies are available on location for events

o Printed material coordination including coordination with graphic design team

o E-blast coordination, call campaigns, other marketing initiatives as needed

o Website management

Marketing and Communications

• Content creation for various channels including industry publications, social media, blogs, and more

• Drafting press release announcements and creating both printed and electronic communications • Research and writing for the events

• Providing content for update on the website

Applications for the Event Manager role can be sent to info@insurance-canada.ca. Resumes and cover letters must be received by May 1st, 2017 to be considered. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.