Trade Show Manager & Meeting and Conference Manager

WATT Global Media

WATT provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agrifood and pet food industries through the delivery of business intelligence, industry data and specialized information to the global Pet Food, Poultry and Animal Feed markets.

Through a variety of channels including live trade shows and conferences, print magazines, e-newsletters, websites, e-marketing services, digital editions, white papers, webinars, custom content marketing and other digital initiatives.

Position Details

Trade Show Manager & Meeting and Conference Manager
Northern Illinois
Rockford, IL

WATT Global Media

Trade Show & Conference Management

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

WATT Global Media is a fourth-generation family-owned business serving a global audience through digital products, magazines and events in the Agribusiness and Petfood Industries.

The goals of every employee are attained through their self-directed effort focused on achieving organizational objectives. The anticipated growth of the company’s trade shows, meetings and conferences offer the following two management opportunities - Petfood Forum Trade Show Manager and Meeting & Conference Manager.

Petfood Forum Trade Show Manager

A newly created position will be responsible for planning, attendee experience delivery, and coordination of Pet Food Forum. Reporting to the Content Director and EVP/Publisher Global Petfood & Events, will develop partnerships with organizations to achieve overall objectives. See complete job description.

Meeting & Conference Manager

A newly created position will be responsible for the company’s sponsored conferences, exhibitions and trade shows including domestic and international site selections, negotiation of contracts for meeting venues, hotels, food and beverage and event services. Reporting to the Content Director, collaborating with marketing and sales staff on booth designs offer an opportunity to develop creative solutions to achieve overall objectives. See complete job description.

Both positions require educational background in Marketing, Business, Communications, or equivalent experience required plus a minimum of seven years of exhibition and conference management experience required. Certification in Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), International Association of Exhibitors & Events (IAEE), a history of continuing education in trade show and meeting planning career progression desirable.

Look beyond this ad for the complete job descriptions if interested in learning more about the position. Submit resume of qualifications, salary expectations and application,

WATT Global Media is a Certified Results-Only-Work Environment (ROWE) organization, leading the media industry by transitioning to ROWE in 2012. ROWE is a management philosophy in which employees are evaluated on performance, not presence. WATT Global Media is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To learn more about ROWE, visit We look forward to your introduction and an opportunity to share more about this position with all interested applicants.

Compensation is based on qualifications and experience aligned with position specifications.


  • 401(k), 
  • Health insurance,
  •  Life insurance, 
  • Dental, 
  • Flexible Spending Account, 
  • Employee Assistance Program, and 
  • Professional Development.

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