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Event Manager - Redstone Agency

Event Manager
Redstone Agency is looking for an experienced, professional and passionate event manager to add to our team of event and association experts.
Who we are:
Redstone is made up of dedicated, intelligent, and hard-working individuals. We are tech-savvy, digital-obsessed Millennials who are striving to make a positive IMPACT on the event and association industry. We believe in establishing and maintaining TRUST with our team members and clients. We strive to achieve ‘the best possible’, rejecting what is ‘simply acceptable’ in our mission to go the EXTRA MILE in everything we do.
At Redstone, we recognize that an organization’s success is completely dependent on the PEOPLE within in; that’s why we choose to only work with the very best.
What we do:
We are event and association management experts. Our mission is to drive growth in our clients’ organizations and make a positive impact in the communities they serve. We identify and address areas of untapped potential in operations and management practices. We develop strong partnerships and integrate seamlessly with our clients’ teams to set the strategic direction of their organizations. We combine industry-leading methods and processes so our client organizations can thrive.
Redstone Life:
Our office is located in midtown Toronto. We’re a boutique agency with a growing team, which means you will have a lot of responsibility, you’ll be challenged daily, and you’ll work side-by-side with the senior leadership as you learn and grow within our company. We’re steps from some of Toronto’s best fashion stores and restaurants but we also provide coffee and snacks daily. We have a progressive hours policy – you work when you are most productive and we understand the need to have a work-life blend, because we have that need too. We believe in professional development and attending industry events and we invest in our people and their education.
We believe in the millennial generation and how valuable their contributions are to the workforce.
Who you are:
• You believe in Redstone’s mission and our core values
• You have a university or college degree with at least 2 years of experience in project management and event management roles
• You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• You have strong interpersonal skills, confidence, poise, integrity and professionalism
• You have excellent people management skills and are able to assess complications and difficulties and swiftly deal with them to ensure client satisfaction
• You have the ability to work independently but also work effectively in a team environment
• You have the ability to juggle priorities in a busy changing office environment, to balance multiple projects at once and adhere to strict deadlines
• You pay strong attention to detail
• You may have experience organizing meetings or events, but it is okay if you do not
• You have experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• You have the ability to work outside of regular work hours as required (not frequently required)
What you’ll do:
Event Management
• Critical path execution
• Budgeting creation and maintenance
• Conduct site inspections, site selections, prepare reports
• Source suppliers
• Event registration and on-going communication with event attendees
• Food & beverage planning
• Minute taking at meetings or during conference calls
• Attend or lead committee meetings, board meetings, and conference calls when needed
• Volunteer management
• Securing all event supplies and ensuring all supplies are available on location for events
• Printed material coordination including coordination with graphic design team
• Risk management & contingency planning for all events
• Weekly/monthly reporting to clients and managers as needed
• Updating and maintaining databases (sponsorship, attendee, membership, etc.)
• E-blast coordination, call campaigns, other marketing initiatives as needed
• Website management
• Onsite event execution
Project Management
• Manage or support various client projects, which include website redevelopment initiatives, creating social media strategies and execution, registration drives, marketing and communication initiatives, and more
• Coordination of client and Redstone projects to ensure on-time delivery and accuracy
• Create and manage event budgets
Marketing and Communications
• Content creation for various channels including industry publications, social media, blogs, and more
• Drafting press release announcements and creating both printed and electronic communications
• Research and grant writing
• Content management and content updates on website(s)
Applications for the Event Manager role can be sent to
Resumes and cover letters must be received by Friday, November 17, 2017 to be considered.


Vice President, Sales and Conference Services - Tourisme Montreal

Position: Vice President, Sales and Conference Services
Department: Office of the Vice-President, Sales and Conference Services

Main Duties:
Reporting to President and CEO, the incumbent will lead and supervise the Sales and Conference Services departments, which have a total of 30 employees and four satellite representatives (United States, Europe and Canada). The incumbent will be responsible for applying the annual business market marketing plan. He or she will set priorities and recommend new strategies for increasing Montréal’s share of the Canadian, American and international conventions market. He or she will position the city advantageously and oversee a successful sector-specific approach with Montréal universities and other organizations (Montréal International, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, industrial clusters, head offices, etc.).
The Vice-President will maintain close relationships with Tourisme Montréal personnel and major partners (Palais des congrès, hotel community, etc.). He or she must have strong leadership skills. The incumbent will sit on the Internal Management Committee and the Executive Committee.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the annual strategic plan for the business and sports markets, ensuring it is aligned with Tourisme Montréal’s priorities;
  • Develop and share a vision for the business and convention market, ensuring it is aligned with Tourisme Montréal’s strategic plan;
  • Communicate annual priorities and goals to his/her teams and provide them with the tools needed to reach these targets;
  • Develop beneficial relationships with Montréal’s economic and university ecosystem and facilitate the search for local influencers;
  • Provide guidance to business partners and members of the Business Campaign;
  • Develop sales and attendance-building strategies to support established objectives;
  • Develop analysis tools to provide a better understanding of the various markets and growth dynamics;
  • Work with hotels and the Palais des congrès to orchestrate deals that will enable Montréal to increase its share of the Canadian, American and international multi-hotel convention market;
  • Attend various conventions and international trade events (PCMA, ASAE, MPI, IBTM, etc.) and Business Campaign activities;
  • Sit on Destination Canada’s Advisory Board;
  • Working with the managers under his/her supervision, set annual budgets and track them meticulously;
  • Demonstrate engaging and effective management skills;
  • Analyze monthly reports produced by the managers under his/her supervision and share the results with our partners from the business community (Palais des congrès, hotels);
  • Collaborate with the Management Committee team.
Experience and other Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Tourism/Hotel Management or other related field;
  • Master’s degree in Administration or other related field, an asset;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in sales and at least 5 years of experience in a senior management position;
  • Broad network of local business contacts;
  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in various Montréal organizations.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Fluent in French and English (written and oral);
  • Strategic vision;
  • Proven leadership skills and political savvy;
  • Attentive and ethical;
  • Team player and diplomatic;
  • Strong public speaker;
  • Available for sales activities outside work hours and for frequent travel.
Anyone interested in this position is requested to submit an application to:
Isabelle de Roquette-Buisson
Director, Human Resources

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Out of fairness to all applicants, no information will be provided by telephone.


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