About Karim Bahgat

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Age 33 - 37 Years
  • Salary 3868
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management

Description

Talented Client Servicing & Director of Events with a 12-year background in sponsorship, fundraising, and private event planning. Skilled in devising marketing plans to promote venues and events services. Proven history of building business through personal and professional networking.
With a gross Selling pre-Covid above AED 40 million per year

Education

Experience

  • 2020 - Present
    Luxury Events and VIP Travel DMCC

    Director of Events

    Collaborating with the relevant departments to better address client needs Delivered service to customer locations within specific timeframes. Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions. Resolved problems, improved operations, and provided exceptional service. Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement. Worked Providing Regular Updates to higher management and upselling company products Eliminated downtime and maximized revenue by providing top project quality control. Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies, and regulatory guidelines to promote a safe working environment. Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately. Actively listen to customers\' requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns. Developed team communications and information for meetings. Increased customer satisfaction by resolving issues. Identified issues, analyzed information, and provide solutions to problems. Completed minor preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs on equipment. Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule. Maintained and repaired facilities, equipment, and tools to achieve operational readiness, safety, and cleanliness. Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits, and customer surveys. Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.

  • 2020 - 2020
    Meeting Point International

    HEAD of M.I.C.E

    Shared responsibility with the Managing Director for managing the sales and promotion of the company. Lead the MICE team covering all aspects of the department including; sales, proposal development, pricing, product, and operations Prepare annual strategy and budget plans for review and provide quarterly updates on progress Assist in the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting process by developing and maintaining pipeline Management tools and statistics. Provide monthly sales and competitor reports on all sales activities. Act as the main point of contact for VIP site inspections and familiarization programs Develop relationships with key hotel partners, venues, AV & production companies, and other suppliers Attend local and international trade shows, sales trips, and networking events where required representing the company. Researching markets to identify opportunities for events. Liaising with clients to ascertain their precise event requirements Producing detailed proposals for events (e.g. Timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing, and budgets);. Agreeing to, and managing a budget. Securing and booking a suitable venue or location. Ensuring insurance, legal, health, and safety obligations are adhered to. Coordinating venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors, and equipment hires. Organizing facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality, and the media. Identifying and securing speakers or special guests. Planning room layouts and the entertainment programmed, scheduling workshops and demonstrations;. Coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings. Selling sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential exhibitors/partners. Preparing delegate packs and papers. Liaising with marketing and PR colleagues to promote the event;

  • 2014 - 2018
    U group Worldwide Events

    Events Manager

    Researching markets to identify opportunities for events; Liaising with clients to ascertain their precise event requirements; Producing detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing, and budgets); Agreeing to, and managing a budget; Securing and booking a suitable venue or location; Ensuring insurance, legal, health, and safety obligations are adhered to; Coordinating venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors, and equipment hire; Organizing facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality, and the media; Identifying and securing speakers or special guests; Planning room layouts and the entertainment programmed, scheduling workshops and demonstrations; Coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings; Selling sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential exhibitors/partners; Preparing delegate packs and papers; Liaising with marketing and PR colleagues to promote the event; Liaising with clients and designers to create a brand for the event and organizing the production of tickets, posters, catalogs, and sales brochures, plus social media coverage; Coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly; Overseeing the dismantling and removal of the event and clearing the venue efficiently; Post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).

  • 2012 - 2014
    Atlanta Travel and Tourism

    Sales and Marketing Manager

    Promoting and marketing the business, sometimes to new or niche markets; Managing budgets and maintaining statistical/financial records; Selling travel products and tour packages; Sourcing products and destinations to meet consumer demands for bespoke travel and sustainable tourism; Taking part in a familiarization Visits to new destinations in order to gain information on issues and amenities of interest to consumers; Outdoor Corporate Sales Special for pharmaceutical companies Handling events and Special groups (worldwide) starting from hotel group reservation, transfers, entry visa, daily program, meeting arrangements... Travelling with groups for follow up Updating and organizing the suppliers\' prices and tariffs Updating the company Manuel of the domestic and international exhibition Updating and monitoring the file status sheet & the event chart Distributing files and tasks on staff according to their capabilities and business load Securing the handover procedures between staff Coordinate and follow up with accounting department for under-collection payments Coordinate and follow up with accounting department for supplier payments

  • 2009 - 2012
    Splendid Travel

    Business Development Manager

    GCC Sales Manager incoming to UAE & Egypt Outdoor Corporate Sales Special for Pharmaceutical Companies Handling events and Special groups (worldwide) starting from hotel group reservation, transfers, entry visa, daily program, meeting arrangements..... Traveling with groups for follow up Updating and organizing the suppliers\' prices and tariffs Updating the company Manuel of the domestic and international exhibition Updating and monitoring the file status sheet & the event chart Distributing files and tasks on staff according to their capabilities Securing the handover procedures between staff Coordinate and follow up with accounting department for under-collection payment Coordinate and follow up with the accounting department for supplier payments Create ways and links to make operation flow smoothly Brief staff with new rules, requirements, customers, and business

Expertise

Vendor and contract negotiations
Events logistics management
Meeting planning
Sponsorship development
Budget development
Sales expertise
Budget Management
Market Analysis
Revenue Generation
Vendor management
Contract negotiations
Project Management
Branding
Marketing and promotions
New Business Development
Vendor relationship management

Portfolio

Honors & awards

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