The European Outdoor Group (EOG) was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world's largest outdoor companies, all of which recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector. We are the voice of the European outdoor sector. Our vision is to do global, profitable business in a way that gives back more than we take - from nature and from people.
We add value to our members, facilitate pre-competitive collaboration, and promote industry growth. We provide European outdoor market insights, collaborative SR and sustainability opportunities, key trade events and shows, representation of the wider outdoor value chain on important issues, and meaningful sector communication. Specifically with regards to events, we bring the industry together to discuss trade topics, network, demonstrate products and brands, and connect as an outdoor community. Through OutDoor by ISPO, the European Outdoor Summit, our involvement in ISPO Munich, and more, we create relevant, valuable events for the outdoor trade to come together.
We are seeking a skilled candidate to manage the EOG’s portfolio of events.
The Events Manager will be responsible for overseeing and organising the key outdoor industry trade events owned, co-owned, or participated in by the EOG. These include the European Outdoor Summit, OutDoor by ISPO, ISPO Munich, and more. The role will ensure our events and our participation in events are successful and cost-effective, paying attention to budget and time constraints.
This events management position is, above all, a capable project manager who understands the importance of key industry touch points. Senior management will help define the vision, purpose, and overarching definitions of success for the several events throughout the year, and the events manager will help ensure their successful execution. They will understand the outdoor industry and its engaged community, and they will have experience in managing the complexity of recurring events throughout the year.
Some duties will include:
Buildout, maintenance, and execution of conference agendas
Management, booking, and support of speakers, panelists, and participants
Key relationship management for event sponsors, attendees, and service providers throughout the year
Planning and execution of event budgets and financials
Reserving and scouting a location for an event
Coordinating outside vendors and key EOG partners such as ISPO or trade show coordinators and national trade associations
Designing sponsorship packages and driving conversion of sponsors in collaboration with the marketing department
Managing staff responsibilities for each function
Monitoring and overseeing execution of an event
Resolving event situations on site
Designing emergency contingency plans
Ensuring compliance with health and safety standard
Required for Role
5+ years of event management experience or equivalence
Demonstrated experience in project management
Outdoor industry knowledge and experience
Skilled in time management
Fluent in English
Comfort around higher management
Composure in difficult or stressful situations
Preferred, But Not Required
Additional language proficiency (German speaking a huge plus)
Formal qualifications in project management
Previously has attended OutDoor by ISPO or ISPO Munich