Website techNL

Tech Conferences Manager
St. John’s, NL
Reference #NH-18221

Are you ready to take the lead in shaping a thriving innovation-driven economy? Do you enjoy being at the heart of event management and operations, ensuring everything runs seamlessly and efficiently?

Envision a role where your strategic planning and event management expertise lead to groundbreaking advancements and growth in the tech sector. If you have a passion for planning and executing prestigious conferences and initiatives, techNL could be the ideal place for you!

techNL is a not-for-profit membership association that enables a thriving innovation-driven economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. The organization provides visibility, business growth services, and a collective influential voice to the tech sector with a vision to make Newfoundland and Labrador the most sought-after Canadian tech ecosystem, globally recognized for its collaborative community, diversity, and quality of life.

Meridia Recruitment is excited to partner with techNL as we seek a highly motivated and strategic thinker to join their team as the Tech Conferences Manager! In this role, you will be responsible for leading the planning and execution of key initiatives, including a reimagined Innovation Week conference, a new international conference, and a program to support leaders in rural NL. You will play a pivotal role in advancing the objectives of a new program, which are centered on fostering learning within the NL tech sector regarding the latest local and global tech trends, attracting international and Canadian tech sector stakeholders (including investors, companies, experts, and experienced workers) to Newfoundland and Labrador, and increasing business activity and growth within the province’s tech sector.

What You Will Do:
• Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans for Innovation Week and the international conference, ensuring alignment with broader objectives of attracting tech companies to Newfoundland and Labrador.
• Event Planning and Management: Oversee all aspects of conference organization, from conceptualization to execution, ensuring high-quality content, engaging formats, seamless logistics, and communication with the techNL team.
• Business Development: Proactively engage with potential tech companies to explore their interest in establishing a presence in the province. This includes conducting outreach, facilitating introductory calls, and fostering connections with local stakeholders.
• Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with key partners, including techNL, GovNL, local tech companies, ecosystem partners, subject matter experts, leading-edge evaluation practices, sponsors, and partners, to ensure collaborative efforts in promoting the tech sector.
• Team Leadership: Lead, motivate, and manage the conference team, including the Conference Logistics Coordinator, to ensure effective collaboration and achievement of objectives.
• Budgets and Sponsorship: Manage the project budget and cultivate sponsorship relationships to ensure successful financial planning and partnership growth of our events.
• Performance Measurement: Evaluate the success of conferences and business attraction strategies, utilizing data-driven insights to adapt plans and optimize outcomes.

Who You Are:
• Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Business/Tech Savvy: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in event management, business development, or related roles, with a focus on the technology sector.
• Event Planning Master: Proven track record of successfully planning and executing large-scale conferences or events.
• Relationship Builder: Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Team Motivator: Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with a focus on fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture.
• Quick-Thinker: Problem-solving skills including quick thinking and creativity in resolving issues that arise during event planning and execution.
• Regional Expert: Knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador’s tech ecosystem and economic development landscape is an asset.
• EDI Ally: Experience in and commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in groups such as Indigenous people, women and 2SLGBTQIA+, visible minorities and racialized people and/or people living in rural areas is an asset.

Why Join techNL:
• Opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth and development of Newfoundland and Labrador’s tech sector.
• Collaborative and supportive work environment with a focus on innovation and continuous learning.
• Competitive salary and benefits package, including opportunities for professional development and growth.

If you are eager to make a significant impact and collaborate with a dynamic and expanding team at the forefront of technology and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that equity-deserving individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. techNL is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. So, if you are excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. techNL is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, 2SLGBTQIA+; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities. Applicants may request accommodation for the application or interview process.

To express interest in this opportunity, apply here To learn more, contact Krista Power at or Caroline Aciely at If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

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