Events & Projects Associate (maternity leave cover)

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10 Feb 2019

Job Description: Events & Projects Associate
(maternity leave cover - with possibility for extension)

EPRA is currently seeking a maternity leave cover as soon as possible to join a young, dynamic and diverse team of 20 people for an initial period until end of 2019, with the possibility for extension based on compatibility. This is a full-time position, based in Brussels with some travelling in Europe and will report to the Director of Operations.


  • Overall logistical and operational coordination to ensure development, production and execution of  EPRA’s flagship event – the annual conference (September 2019)
    • Further develop the EPRA conference concept and theme under the supervision of the Director of Operations
    • Sale and implementation of sponsorship packages based on internally developed sponsorship planning and materials
    • Maintain continuous relationship with EPRA members and potential event sponsors
    • Contracting & follow-up actions with speakers and event services suppliers including: high scale AV, hotels, on site event logistics teams, marketing & branding agency, etc.
    • Coordinate event services suppliers before the event and on-site
    • Budgeting and resource management oversight
    • Ensuring smooth operations before, during and after the event through detailed planning
  • Various EPRA events oversight, planning and implementation, including workshops for different EPRA departments, corporate access events and other ad-hoc events
  • Work closely with and assist the Communications Manager in providing events related content for external materials (articles, brochures etc.) and provide graphic material as part of the sponsorship implementation
  • Create in house events and projects related copy/graphical content (mailing templates, layouts, etc.) and work with external designers when necessary (brochures, booklets, advertisements etc.)
  • Create content and update the EPRA events website pages
  • Manage the EPRA Outstanding Contribution for Society Award Competition, an industry-wide initiative aimed at promoting EPRA members’ projects that highlight their beneficial impact on society
  • Assist the Director of Operation in initiating first steps to set up a working group which will develop towards  the EPRA Innovation & Technology Committee
  • Support the EPRA teams in the preparation and development of department specific projects as well as wherever necessary in ad-hoc EPRA initiatives

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in events and/or marketing and/or project management
  • Sales acumen, great planning and ability to juggle with multiple tasks while keeping a focus on prioritised projects
  • Resourceful and creative with last minute challenges  while resistant to deadlines pressure
  • Extremely organised, self-starter, outgoing personality with an ability to meet deadlines and take responsibility for projects
  • Knowledge, interest and experience in working with digital tools (event management software – preferably Cvent,  digital campaign design tools – preferably Mailchimp,  graphic design tools) and with social media to promote events and projects
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Native or native-equivalent English, additional European language an asset
  • Team player and collaborative
  • Experience and understanding of the real estate or financial sectors represents an asset
  • Experience in dealing with and understanding of  executive level corporate audiences is a plus
  • Authorised to work in Belgium


Please send your up to date CV and a letter of motivation to and before 10 February 2019. Candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted via e-mail.

About EPRA:

EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association, is the voice of the publicly traded European real estate sector. With more than 265 members, covering the whole spectrum of the listed real estate industry (companies, investors and their suppliers), EPRA represents over EUR 450 billion of real estate assets* and 94% of the market capitalisation of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Europe Index. EPRA’s mission is to promote, develop and represent the European public real estate sector. We achieve this through the provision of better information to investors and stakeholders, active involvement in the public and political debate, improvement of the general operating environment, promotion of best practices and the cohesion and strengthening of the industry. Find out more about our activities on

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