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Head of Client Events - EMEA

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

London, UK
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Head of Client Events - EMEA is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing event strategy and event execution for the EMEA region . This is a newly-created position and an incredibly exciting time to join the firm. The successful candidate will be working with key stakeholders to define event strategy that aligns with business development objectives and will have a passion for creative and efficient project delivery. This role will be located in our London office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Pro-actively managing the entire lifecycle of large-scale events, including defining event objectives, leading planning meetings, checklists, venue sourcing, hotel and vendor management, onsite and virtual platform management, attendee communication, registration site development and mobile app, entertainment, activities, décor, transportation, data management, post-event analysis
  • Managing and coaching a team of event professionals responsible for designing and delivering best-in-class events
  • Developing and refining event processes to maximize team’s efficiency and effectiveness and consistently be considering the return on investment
  • Collaborating generously across business services to attain alignment across all events and ensuring compliance and risk guidelines are adhered to

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and enjoy working with a range of seniorities
  • Enjoy continuously staying abreast of event best practices, market and industry trends
  • Exemplify strong leadership skills to foster a collaborative team culture, and the project management skills needed to manage time well, prioritise effectively, and handle multiple deadlines

And have:

  • Extensive event planning and management experience, including exposure to event management systems (CVENT preferred)
  • Superior organisational skills to manage multiple events at one time
  • The flexibility to travel frequently

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.