Global Events Lead

Location: Brussels
Contract type: Permanent


Our vision is of a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. A world where organizations are able to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. We call this Trade with Purpose.



We enable organizations to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally


Your role


  • Contribute to the formulation of the amfori communication strategy with a deep understanding of the opportunities and impact generated through amfori events and participation to external representation
  • Implement the global events strategy; consisting of amfori events and external engagement opportunities, with the aim of positioning amfori as the leading voice on open and sustainable trade

  • Lead all international events from concept to creation (content, stories, speakers, timelines, suppliers, contracts, legal, staffing, budget) and oversee all elements of their professional execution

  • Identify relevant engagement opportunities at international conferences and oversee their effective delivery with the aim of raising amfori’s visibility and delivering key messages to a global audience

  • Design and oversee the implementation of multichannel communication campaigns ensuring aligned messaging, brand consistency and outreach measures related to all amfori events and external engagements

  • Provide communications support to the network representatives to deliver local events and manage the external representation of amfori at conferences around the world

  • Manage the events team, including external service providers, budget and overall targeted performance of amfori-led events and external engagement opportunities



  • Through events, the Global Events Strategy and Execution Lead will ensure amfori’s high visibility and reputation to effectively deliver the vision of ‘Trade with Purpose’

  • From a strategic to an execution level, have the vision to set a meaningful strategy and the rigor to implement all communication and logistics-related tasks

  • Foster relations with relevant organisations and stakeholders with the aim of increasing amfori’s visibility and building its reputation

  • Facilitate an effective results-oriented approach to ensure high quality and value-added projects are delivered



  • Degree in communication studies, public relations or equivalent specialization

  • 5 - 10 years’ experience working in communications with approx. 5 years’ in event strategy and implementation

  • Native English speaker or equivalent - excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear, concise way

  • Knowledge of the sustainability landscape, including relevant organizations, pertinent topics and key influencers

  • Creative thinker with the ability to propose unique approaches to events and develop multichannel internal and external communication campaigns

  • Ability to foster and build relations with external organizations, including partners, influencers and other relevant stakeholders in the field of open and sustainable trade

  • Analytical, with the ability to identify event/communications KPIs, interpret information, news and data– and to adjust the events’ approach and inform the communication strategy

  • People and budget management experience

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