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Conferences Manager, Program Management



This position is responsible for supporting critical cross-portfolio responsibilities within the Program Management business function, enabling the development and execution of “must attend” content, programs, and experiences – and ultimately driving Gartner conference portfolio growth.

The Program Manager will work on a variety of activities focused both on general conference-portfolio processes, undergirding multiple conferences (e.g., 3-4 events) concurrently, and for specific conferences, as a key support for front-line program leaders.

This role will seek to:

  • Gain deep understanding of the markets we target (attendees, exhibitors profiles and needs)
  • Deliver compelling conference content in collaboration with Gartner Research based on client and market demand.
  • Execute product strategies that deliver growth, profitability and client retention in collaboration with all conference stakeholders (Research & Advisory, Marketing/Audience Acquisition, Sponsorship, Operations, etc…)

Specifically, the Program Manager will assist the Program team by implementing and improving the tools, processes and activities used to:

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research, advisory boards, and other customer insights channels in order to understand client issues
  • Analyze various data on attendee or sponsor profile, behaviors, satisfaction trends etc…
  • Create key documents and presentations (kickoffs, wrap ups, business cases…)
  • Define target audience and sponsors
  • Identify and evaluate competitive events
  • Manage participation of keynote speakers, panels and case studies
  • Review and improve sponsor and guest speaker content
  • Evangelize and promote portfolio conference value to internal and external constituents
  • Innovate and test new conference experiences
  • Collaborate with different Conference stakeholders: --Marketing and database teams to create effective audience campaigns, as well as developing partnerships with associations, user groups, and media. --Sales to identify prospective sponsors/exhibitors, accelerate the sales process and increase retention. --Operations to ensure efficient and cost-effective solutions to achieve optimal attendee and sponsor experiences



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4-5+ years of professional experience having demonstrated an ability for fast learning, adaptation, with 2+ years of experience with conferences or content/agenda development.
  • Speaker management a plus.
  • Proven track record ideating and executing on a strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative matrix environment, with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong ability to manipulate, analyze, interpret data to solve problems and drive decisions
  • Desire for global / multinational event experience
  • Good multi-project management, prioritization, time management capacity
  • IT familiarity or interest a plus
  • Ability to accommodate moderate travel, including international


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