Conference Research Associate-Latin America
Conference Research Associate – Latin America

Opening:  February 2014 / Full-Time / Based: Miami, Florida

The Conference Research Associate supports the Latin American Events Team including search, content development, outreach to speakers, VIP delegates and also supports the Managing Director of Latin America events in the day to day operation of the team as stated below:

Areas of Responsibility:
• Leads research to develop strategic content ideas to secure high-level business, government, social leaders and companies doing business in Latin America & the Caribbean as key speakers and high-level delegates to attend our events.
• Provides research and due diligence on nominees for the Bravo Business Awards
• Supports Events Content – Executive Editor and Program Manager with written and verbal follow up- letters sent to speakers/special guest outreach for all Latin American events. Also supports the content team with the coordination onsite with speakers and special guests.
• Manages direct outreach and special invitation to High Target-VIP special guests to these events
• Supports the development of Bravo Advisory Board meetings including research to develop the right Board members, outreach, research and coordination of Board meeting together with the content team.
•Leads Research to for List identification, new audience to reach, new partnerships to be recommended
• Provides assistance to the content team in the preparation of all printed materials to be distributed at the events to ensure highest quality and accuracy. Liaison with art department for event materials.
• Works side by side with the Latin Trade team- Content, Marketing, Logistics and Asia and LTG staff to facilitate information as necessary to ensure the overall success of each event.
• Provides assistance to the Managing Director in setting up trips including confirming meetings with prospects for award recognition, speakers outreach, sponsors and partners for the Latin American events.
• Is an Active-executive member of the Latin AmericanEvents team, participates in management meetings to provide feedback and share ideas that will enhance the success of this area.
• Supports the Managing Director with strategic meetings & organization and follow up to ensure that the Latin American events-and any special projects related to this area achieve their goals and objectives.

Qualifications:
• Research experience and knowledge of the Latin America region
• B2B experience with editorial and content development with Latin America/Americas business, government and social issues a plus.
• Excellent verbal & written communication skills to be able to communicate with the offices of business & government leaders worldwide, able to multi-task and a team player.
• Entrepreneurial mind set to implement new ideas that enhance the success of events
• Strong organizational skills and actively able to support the Managing Director of area including development of special projects, confirming meetings with high-level leaders and over-all organization of the events team.
• Bilingual English/Spanish and Portuguese a plus.
• Degree in Journalism or Communication a plus
• Excellent entry-level position, ideally 2+ years of professional work experience in research, public relations or Latin America related work

Please submit your resume and salary history to: Maria Lourdes Gallo – mgallo@latintrade.com
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