Thursday, September 21, 2006

International Emissions Trading Events Manager

Job Description
IETA Event Manager
International Emissions Trading Association

Job Title: Event Manager
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: President & CEO
Task and Responsibilities: Coordinate and implement the organisation of IETA Events and in particular the annual Carbon Expo

1. Support the design and implementation of a cost-efficient marketing strategy for Carbon Expo 2006 aimed at: maximizing the participation of the regulated industry from Europe, Japan and North America and increasing participation from technology and service providers;
2. Support in the organization and delivery of the conference program. This includes invitation of speakers and follow up and all administrative work related to the development of the conference as well as exhibitor side events;
3. Support in the development and execution of a marketing strategy to increase the number of exhibitors and participants from among the target groups, including: German players in the carbon market, and technology providers that can monetize their technologies in the carbon market, ie. either they can use their technology to develop CDM/JI projects, for EU allowances, or for the retail market;
4. Provide assistance in the effective delivery during Carbon Expo, seek feedback from speakers, exhibitors and panelists, both formal and informal, on means to improve the effectiveness of Carbon Expo;
5. Co-ordinate the design and implementation of the knowledge mart, speakers' corner component of the Fair;
6. Support the design and management of information materials related to the Trade Fair and Conference, including the web-site managed by Kolnmesse;
7. Coordinate with IETA and World Bank members of the CARBON EXPO steering committee

Required experience and skills:
• 3-5 yrs work experience and/or completion of at least a master’s degree level
• Knowledge of and interest in climate change and market mechanisms
• Experience in conference management and marketing
• Good inter-personal skills, team player
• Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines
• Ability to work in parallel with issues of substance and management
• Knowledge of computer software, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, etc. Knowledge of web software
• Good communication skills
• Flexible and service minded
• Excellent command of English

Additional information
Potential candidates can send their application by e-mail to Edwin Aalders ( before the 1st of November 2006. Although starting date is negotiable candidates should be available within 1 months of closing date of the job application.

IETA offers its employees a comprehensive salary package subject to Swiss Taxation, which includes contributions to social security and pension fund and Accidental Insurance cover.

About IETA:
IETA currently has 134 members and 9 staff working from offices in Geneva (Switzerland), Canada (Toronto & Ottawa). IETA is dedicated to:
 the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and ultimately climate protection;
 the establishment of effective market-based trading systems for greenhouse gas emissions by businesses that are demonstrably fair, open, efficient, accountable and consistent across national boundaries; and
 maintaining societal equity and environmental integrity while establishing these systems.


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