Events Manager

2018, August 8
Events Manager 8th August 2018

The British Chamber of Commerce-Guangdong (“BCC”) is seeking an Events Manager to begin work in Guangzhou as soon as possible.

With around 200 corporate members in Guangdong, the BCC is one of the largest and most active foreign chambers of commerce operating in Guangdong. The BCC’s role is to promote and foster close business ties between Guangdong Province and the UK through (i) providing a forum where members can meet and share experiences of doing business in Guangdong and China, (ii) organizing regular social and business events, (iii) working in conjunction with the British Consulate General Guangzhou and other official government bodies in relation to trade missions, high-level visits, seminars and other business functions, (iv) publish a bi-monthly magazine “Focus” and (v) developing links with government authorities, other chambers of commerce and businesses in Guangdong and elsewhere.

The Role of Events Manager
The Events Manager shall be mainly responsible for the planning and implementation of the Chamber’s annual events program, reporting to the BCCGD Committee and the BCCGD’s Executive Manager in Guangzhou. The Event Manager’s duties shall include the following:

  1. Manage staff responsible for event coordination activities
  2. Oversee the Chamber’s annual events program
  3. Calculate budgets and adjust when necessary
  4. Book venues and negotiate fees
  5. Prepare invitations and flyers to be sent out at an appropriate time
  6. Research new event topics and speakers
  7. Communicate with event speakers/VIPs to ensure all requests are met
  8. Promote the event using flyers, cold calling, and social media as examples of ways to spark attention
  9. Analyze event performance and prepare metrics presentation
  10. Define the Chamber brand through events
  11. Ensure staff is adequately prepared for event
  12. Pay vendors for their participation in the event
  13. Ensure day of event goes smoothly

The Successful Candidate
The successful candidate should possess excellent written and spoken English language skills and should ideally possess the following:

  • Have at least 3 years working experience. Event management experience in preferred
  • Have a good overall knowledge of business and industry in Southern China
  • Be sales and entrepreneurially orientated, willing to implement own ideas and initiatives
  • Maintain strong networks that can be leveraged to enhance chamber’s services

(e) Be able to think creatively
(f) Proficiency in Excel, Word, Photoshop and website knowledge
(g) Be able to work independently
(h) Be self-motivated, sociable and possess the confidence to deal with business people
(i) Be enthusiastic and outgoing, with an excellent phone and face to face manner
(j) Be well organised and systematic, and be willing to share a workload that does not fall directly
under their job description

This role will offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to interact with the international business community in Guangdong in a lively, professional and challenging work environment.

Please Contact
Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 24th August 2018

Applications for this position including a covering letter, CV (both in Chinese and English) and a photo stating clearly “Events Manager” on the subject line to submit by email to


Incomplete application WILL NOT be considered. Telephone enquiries and personal visits will NOT be accepted.


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