Events Manager

June 2019

Tech Tour seeks to engage an experienced Manager for European Commission (EC) related projects to plan, manage and execute projects, leading them to a successful implementation. We are looking for international candidates with fresh ideas, innovative thinking, exceptional time management and organizational skills to join our team in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

About Tech Tour

Tech Tour is a private company founded in 1998 headquartered in Brussels with offices in Geneva and Sofia. We facilitate a trustworthy and transparent environment to identify and support innovative companies and their projects through our online platform and at 25 business events that we organise each year. By connecting entrepreneurs to investors, corporates, researchers, advisors and other specialised entrepreneurs we help them to achieve their strategic goals, share best practices and transfer knowledge.

 

The business sectors we operate in are digital tech, fintech, healthtech and sustainability tech. Each of our events focus on either one core sector, showcasing entrepreneurs from across the continent, or one core region, where we work with leading best practice professionals who have a strong reputation within their region and industry. Our flagship events are the Tech Tour Growth Forum and the European Venture Contest Final.

 

Duties and Responsibilities  for a full-time position

  • Coordinate/manage and implement projects and events for our community of investors and entrepreneurs in innovation and high-tech sectors in collaboration with volunteer leaders of the events and teams across offices:
    • Identify and engage with entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts from across Europe
    • Build long term strategic partnerships and networks with relevant stakeholders
    • Build (speaker selection) and run the conference program
    • PR and marketing activities/tasks related to conference promotion
    • Logistic tasks related to project implementation
    • Onsite event organization and coordination, i.e. managing the team with a hands‐on approach
  • Take responsibility for a budget of targeted revenues/expense control and work to over-deliver
  • Represent the Community, its technology tracks and networks (European Venture Contest, International Venture Club, Tech Tour) as a project manager at events, meetings and projects.

Values and requirements

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Languages and culture-savvy – fluency in English both in writing and speaking is a must; additional languages a plus
  • Good understanding of and interest in entrepreneurship and/or investment
  • Digital innovation, healthcare, cleantech sector knowledge would be an advantage
  • Highly ethical – commitment to people with the highest levels of professionalism and responsibility
  • Commitment to quality – constantly aim to deliver the highest value to customer
  • Team player – able to work with colleagues and expert groups

Benefits & compensation

  • Attractive & competitive compensation base based on experience
  • A team of dynamic, international and very enthusiastic staff
  • A network and database of 20,000 high-tech entrepreneurs across Europe
  • Europe’s most active investors actively take part in our network

Interested?

Interested candidates can e-mail their motivation letter, references and CV to:

 

Iana Dobreva

COO, Tech Tour Sofia

iana@techtour.com

+359 895 508 100