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Event Operations and Planning Associate (EXPO 2020)

SAP Middle East & North Africa

Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP442-847

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!


Expo 2020 is one of the most unusual and public facing programme of events SAP has ever undertaken. The event will run for 6 months from 01 October 2021-31 March 2022. Successful candidates should demonstrate resourcefulness, flexibility, diplomacy, a go-get and can-do attitude, organizational skills, and event planning experience in a fast-paced environment in a small enterprising SAP Expo 2020 team. The team functions with a high degree of professionalism, flexibility, trust and accountability.

'SAP House' is a 900 sq. m. 6th Floor space at the heart of Expo 2020 where the team will assist and facilitate SAP colleagues, partners, customers and government delegations on SAP's mission and solutions. Our space at Expo 2020 represents SAP's global brand at all times and this is a customer facing position that requires a knowledge of SAP solutions (training will be provided), a good storytelling style coupled with a desire to learn and help. The space has 5 meeting rooms, a theatre/stage area and a innovation and demo area plus networking space. We will also be looking for those who possess camera and editing skills for our in house studio as well as Social Media knowledge and skills to assist in delivering our message to as wide an audience as possible. This is a learning opportunity second to none.

The Expo Intern is a person with the highest level of commitment and motivation to see it through from start to finish. They are proactive and resourceful and can navigate the SAP organization and liaise with customers and to ensure a smooth transition and experience in SAP House. They must foster strong working collaboration with all teams across SAP and have an ability to embrace fast pace and constant change with grace under pressure.


An opportunity to work on the first and largest physical global event post Covid in Dubai. It is an unparalelled 6 month rolling trade fair for enhanced business networking (it is a B2B event for SAP). The experience of a highly diverse audience and content, challenging and ever changing set of requirements.
It is a never before and maybe never again chance to show what SAP can do to a global audience. The experience will enhance any CV. A highly motivated enthusiastic team player is a must.

The role is located in Dubai and will be primarily loacted at the Expo2020 site. Plese see site details on , Note the site is the size of 600 football pitchees and there will be requirements to accompany customers or colleagues outdoors to other venues also.

Working conditions:
SAP House office hours on full-time basis 0900-1800, Sun-Thurs for the duration of Expo2020 (01 Oct 2021-31 Mar 2022). Evening work may be needed as special meetings and events can be held at any time and on weekends. You must be prepared to help outside office hours.

Expected duration of the employment: Aug/Sep 2021 - 10 April 2022.



- Graduated with a University degree, Bachelor/Master in Business Administration / IT or other disciplines
- Minimum 1 year of experience in a similar field.
- A working understanding of SAP solutions or an ability to learn and deliver this information quickly.
- A desire to interact and deliver key messages to customers and visitors.
- Orchestrate meeting preparations and speaker rehearsals as well as staged events.
- Ability to deal with a diverse audience at all levels with a friendly and helpful attitude.
- Excellent communication and team player skills to help colleagues in all areas is a must.
- Coordinate site-specific tours and offerings to enhance in house content.
- Manage end-to-end logistics to ensure a seamless experience as well as carry out all administrative requirements.
- Provide a high-level SAP story as part of the welcome experience.
- Ensure all reports and communications of events are delivered to all appropriate audiences
- A deep interest in promoting our space and events on social media.
- Not all candidates require but an added advantages are desktop editing and film/photography skills.

We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

Our inclusion promise

SAP's culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone - regardless of background - feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID:296027 | Work Area: Marketing | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Graduate | Employment Type: Limited Full Time | Additional Locations:

The key to SAP's success? Our people.
We grow. We lead. We innovate - together! We believe that the difference between success and failure is a great team. As colleagues, we support, challenge, and inspire one another every day. We're results-driven and ready to go the extra mile for our customers. We all work from different places dealing with different challenges and opportunities. But our goal is mutual. We build breakthroughs, together.

Driven by innovation? It's in our DNA.
At SAP, innovation is more than just developing top-notch software - it's creating technologies that open up new possibilities. As a cloud company we are future-proofing our customers' business and building systems that provide a foundation for growth and innovation. We know this doesn't happen by accident, so we provide a working environment that promotes free thinking, bold ideas, and collaboration. Of course, having the resources and expertise of a major global organization helps too.

Got ambitious goals? Achieve them - at SAP.
Stay relevant, agile, successful. SAP's robust portfolio of learning and development offerings helps you unlock your potential, stay ahead of technology and accelerates your career. At SAP, we want to make sure our employees are happy, healthy, fulfilled, challenged - and working towards their individual career goals.

There's more to it than coding.
Learn, innovate, and get rewarded. Be your best in a flexible and collaborative environment. The boldness it took to start our company is exactly what we need to keep growing it. That's why we introduced the Hasso Plattner Founders' Award - the highest employee recognition at SAP. It's awarded annually by the CEO to an individual or team whose extraordinary achievement best delivers on SAP's vision and strategy.

Driven by innovation.
SAP has continuously evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end enterprise application software, database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. Our customers are solving the world's hardest problems. As a cloud company we are future-proofing our customers' business and building systems that provide a foundation for growth and innovation. Our vision of the future of enterprise IT is simple - software must be hyper-personalized, modular in nature, and support outcome-based business models.

Not all heroes wear capes.
The key to SAP's success? Our people. They are innovators, leaders, and all around great human beings. They come from many different countries, speak many different languages - and bring their own unique experiences to the table.

About the Company

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the world's largest business software company with more than 51,500 employees at sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Our global development approach focuses on distributing development across the world in strategically important markets. A global network of SAP Labs spanning Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, and the United States, enables SAP to operate locally, yet organize globally.

As the global technology research unit of SAP, SAP Research significantly contributes to SAP's product portfolio and extends SAP's leading position by identifying and shaping emerging IT trends through applied research and corporate venturing. SAP Research has highly skilled teams in 11 research centers worldwide.

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