The Conference Solutions solution
Our team is small enough to be personal and friendly, and large enough to offer you a complete service. Our commitment to staff training keeps us on top of the latest industry trends and technological advances. We will work with you from concept to completion to make sure your next event is your best event.
Conference Solutions is the National Winner of “2005 and 2006 Meetings Management – Less than 8 Employees” and National Winner of the “2004 Meeting of the Year – Less than 500 Delegates” awarded by Meetings & Events Australia (MEA).
Company memberships include Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) and the ACT Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Greg Vickers – Managing Director
Greg had 18 years supervisory and managerial experience before joining the team at Conference Solutions as an Event Manager in 2004. Greg contributes an excellent working knowledge of the airline and tourism industries as a result of his 13 years with Ansett Australia and 3 years in marketing and business development for tourism and convention destinations. Over the years Greg has established a valuable network across corporate, government and sporting sectors. Since joining Conference Solutions, he has managed events in most states of Australia. Greg’s professionalism and honest approach is widely recognised by his clients whose events span a range of industries, including nursing and allied health. Greg purchased the Conference Solutions business in 2007.
Mandy Winter – Event Coordinator
Mandy has a background in Customer Service, Sales and Marketing in the private sector. This experience has equipped Mandy with the skills and experience necessary for the successful coordination of events. Mandy’s previous experience includes direct sales, product marketing and event management for major corporations in Melbourne and Brisbane. Since moving to Canberra over 14 years ago, Mandy has broadened her experience into the education sector and is well entrenched in the Canberra community.
Jo Ratcliffe – Event Coordinator
Jo Ratcliffe has come from a hospitality background and in particular has spent a large portion of her career in Marketing. From the Sales and Marketing team at the Hyatt hotel to Marketing Manager of the successful Irish Pub chain of P.J O’Reilly’s. She has spent time in the Education System while her children were younger, and now brings her wealth of experience to the team at Conference Solutions.
Judie Antoney – Finance Manager
In her role as Finance Manager Judy manages up to 30 conference accounts at one time whilst maintaining the business accounts and updating financial systems and procedures. These systems, and an eye for detail, facilitate timely and accurate reporting to clients on all GST and conference financial matters.
Casual and part time staff
At times of peak activity, we can call on experienced support staff to assist the team in most areas of conference management and coordination, particularly registration processing.
Conference Solutions is well supported by specialist advisers, who provide guidance and advice on company administration, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and financial structures.