Deputy Country Manager

  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 months ago

Web Summit

About the job
About Us

How did Web Summit become, in the words of Forbes, “the best tech conference on the planet”? Meaningful connections. Our tech events are unmissable because we make it easier for the right people to meet and connect. Everyone at Web Summit works towards this goal.

And we’re just getting started.

We’re always looking to build on the impact we have already made at Web Summit. In the coming years we’ll take Web Summit to new markets, promoting global connectivity, highlighting important issues and connecting global leaders – all while making a positive impact on the environment and communities we encounter.

To build a better company, we have to better ourselves. We do that by finding the most ambitious people to work with us.


Web Summit produces the best technology conferences in the world, with our latest event starting in Qatar in 2024. As we expand our presence across the globe, we now require a Deputy Country Manager in Qatar to help us foster and cement a thriving and successful partnership.

What You’ll Achieve

Support the development and implementation of a coherent strategy for Web Summits entry into the Arabian Peninsula.
Advise on key stakeholder relations, operations, corporate and community engagement
Foster key relationships to ensure long term success in the region
Ensure that Web Summit has a smooth and coherent relationship with key political and public entities.
Work as an internal resource and consultant for teams within Web Summit, utilising your specialised knowledge of the Arabian Peninsula.
Increase political engagement, ensuring the participation of key attendees at our events
Assist in designing and roll out of a membership program to target Web Summit partners and attendees
Advise on, and lead where necessary, business engagement with members and partner companies

Skills We Like To See

You’re fluent in English and Arabic, with strong knowledge of local customs and traditions.
You’re capable of utilising your positive rapport to nurture constructive, strategic relationships with stakeholders.
You have an extensive network of the Arabian Peninsula contacts in political, enterprise and media circles.
You have experience with negotiation in proposal and tender processes
You’re a clear communicator with the ability to network, secure referrals and leverage contacts
Ability to work to agreed KPIs, and report on progress to senior management within Web Summit.
You’re a problem solver, always looking for a solution that benefits all parties
You have in-depth understanding and appreciation for Qatari protocol and are experienced in coordinating with the Department of Protocol.
You are comfortable working with high profile VVIPs, dealing with sensitive matters with the utmost professionalism

Benefits And Perks

Hybrid-working model open to all employees.
Fully subsidised healthcare, dental, employee assistance programme (EAP) and more.
Pension contribution up to 6%(Irish based only)
A dedicated in-house L&D department, with access to workshops, online learning and resources to help you excel in your career development.
Company laptop, generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
Our very own Tramway Team, which drives community and morale-boosting events for employees to participate in.
Annual company get-togethers, charity days, and monthly wellbeing talks.
Wellness subsidy issued to all employees of €1000 per year

At Web Summit, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We want talent from all walks of life to help us on our journey to digitise the conference sector. Hiring decisions are made purely on experience, skills and the needs of the business.

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