At PMMI this position will assist the Director, Expositions with the overall management of operations for the PACK EXPO family of trade shows in Packaging and Manufacturing machinery industry. We offer full benefits and several days of PTO.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct and work with current PACK EXPO trade contractors and PACK EXPO Services to coordinate overall logistical strategy for related shows. This will include working with the trade show marketing department and Operations Manager to create and implement show design, layouts, show management booths, signage, features and elements.
Oversee operations manager with contracted hotels, including the review of hotel contracts, room pick-up, approving exhibitor suite usage/meeting space, and tracking and adjusting room block, rooming lists and placement of staff housing to maximize comps.
Oversee Tradeshow Operations Manager with ordering show management equipment, room layouts, furniture orders, registration needs, utilities, etc.
Oversee development of exhibitor manuals for domestic shows, including vendor contracting and pricing.
Oversee all sponsorship sales and fulfillment for the PACK EXPO shows.
Act as communications link with floor managers, associations, sponsors and VIP program participants for booth space and meeting room requirements. Send periodic show updates and materials to floor managers.
Manage PACK EXPO VIP program, developing VIP list, coordinating VIP outreach and working with the trade show marketing department on development of VIP materials.
Assist in budget preparation and management as required.
Work with PMMI Communications Department – oversee all outreach related to PACK EXPO Sponsorships, including press releases and member promotions.
Reconcile Show Management final bills including building orders, utilities, show management equipment, signage, security, etc.
Secure talent and oversee production of PMMI’s PACK Gives BACK events.
Coordinate PMMI’s participation in other trade shows related to show promotion which includes staff housing, PMMI Booth Logistics, Press Conference and PACK EXPO Reception, working with respective PMMI departments to coordinate the marketing and promotion surrounding PMMI’s participation in the show.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
4 year college degree required
8 – 10 years of experience in trade show operations management
Experience managing vendor relationships and working with hotel contracts
Excellent interpersonal skills
Extensive Travel Required
Knowledge of Map Your Show, Personify and AutoCad a plus
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-cl...ass PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.
Learn more at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com and PMMIMediaGroup.com.