To program and curate a yearlong events calendar that consist of mega events, festivals and home grown initiatives that will be anchored in Abu Dhabi in-line with Tourism sector and entity's strategy within agreed budgets, quality and desired objectives.
Annual Planning and Performance Management
Contribute to the development of the Events Bureau department’s annual business plan in order to ensure that the Mega Events Planning & Development section’s activities and plans are aligned and congruent with the needs and plans of the department.
Monitor performance of the Calendar Planning & Development section in coordination with the Strategy and Planning department and prepare periodic reports on the performance of the Mega Events Planning & Development section to ensure employee performance is continually measured and addressed in a timely and effective manner.
Policies, Processes and Procedures
Develop policies, processes and procedures pertaining to Mega Events Planning & Development section in coordination with the operational excellence section and manage their implementation to ensure adherence and all relevant requirements are fulfilled.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on matters related to Mega Events Planning area in order to facilitate flow of information and also to build awareness in those areas.
Supervise the day-to-day operations at the Mega Events Planning Unit to ensure compliance with the established standards and procedures and that employee activities are performed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
Contribute to the preparation of the Events Bureau department budget, and monitor the financial performance of a given area of activity versus set budget to ensure alignment with set budget guidelines.
Support the creation of culture susceptible to change management through a ‘hands-on’ and ‘can-do’ approach to entity’s new business opportunities, participating in the development of new initiatives, meeting planned targets, and demonstrating preferred high-performance behaviours.
Bidding, Planning & Development
Champion the strategy of the event sector and programing of an emirate wide annual calendar of mega events, festivals and home grown initiatives within the identified budget, quality and objectives and ensure coordination with the relevant stakeholders internally and externally. Organize and prepare presentations to board on strategies quarterly or as and when required. Develop the best fit partnership and operating models for the assigned festivals. This will include the development of the Request for Proposal, Request for Concept, Co production models via Advantage Abu Dhabi grant and the relevant Service Level Agreements to ensure legal contractual and performance standards.
Champion the development, framework and growth of the industry ecosystem of infrastructure, Content owners, Promoters and Intermediaries like ticket channels using a mix of policy review, data analysis and appropriate industry incentives. Quarterly overview the event licensing framework, process and prioritization so as to ensure a competitive regulatory landscape for the development a robust ecosystem and forward planning calendar of events. Where need, create an active advisory board for each initiative, cultivate relationships, and build a personal network of industry sources and experts.
Project manage the curation of the annual Abu Dhabi events calendar with marketing, licensing and the key industry stakeholders so as to ensure a outcome of programing base on the seasonality of the key visitors and source markets to Abu Dhabi.