“Our very reputation is built on our commitment to the success of our clients’ professional and academic conferences.”
Managing Director, Expert Events
Expert Events is a national conference and event management consultancy founded in 2006 by Professional Conference Organiser Lidia Dalton.
From the outset, Lidia’s aim was to establish a benchmark of excellence in client service, professionalism and innovation. Rather than simply helping clients with their professional and academic meeting requirements, Expert Events performs a collaborative role to facilitate seamless management towards a range of goals. The company offers a holistic service that will help your organisation meet deadlines and avoid budget blow-outs whilst ensuring the entire event – from pre-event marketing to post-event follow-up – is a resounding success.
Expert Events is built on sound knowledge of industry best practices gained from over twenty years of experience. They proudly offer professionalism, personalised service, commitment and cost effective solutions supported by the most up to date technology and systems in the industry.
All services are tailored to your specific requirements. Clients always remain in control of the event, and the company proficiently minimises any potential drains on time and resources. And because Expert Events offers such a personalised service to clients, the result is continuity of management and a better understanding of your requirements.
Expert Events stakes its reputation on being as committed to the success of your event as you are.
Expert Events is a member of the Brisbane Convention Partnership (BCP) which brings together a group of highly experienced professional conference organisers with the prime objective of supporting the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre convention clients in successfully bidding for major conferences through the provision of expert logistical, planning and financial advice. BCP partners are recognised for their experience and success in international conventions and have offices in Brisbane.
“Your successful event is our successful event.”
Lidia Dalton—Managing Director
Having spent more than twenty-five years in the meetings and events industry, Lidia has been instrumental in the success of a multitude of events ranging in size from 50 to 7000 delegates. Lidia’s clients come from the government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors, across a broad range of industries including education, health, science and engineering.
Lidia is an Accredited Meetings Manager (AMM), a specialist accreditation given by Meetings and Events Australia (MEA). The accreditation process is one of rigorous peer review involving competency assessment, interviews and client references. AMMs must display a strong capability in all areas of meetings management, including budgeting, planning, project management, sponsorship and client support.
Through her long-established and ever-expanding network Lidia connects her clients with the best-suited and most beneficial suppliers, venues and sponsors. Combined with her expertise, multi-tasking capabilities and friendly, approachable nature, her extensive industry network makes Lidia a sought-after event management professional.
Leanne Mulheran—Conference Manager
Leanne joined the Expert Events team in 2009. Her entry into the conference and events industry in 2003 was a natural progression given her proficiency in time management, organisation and customer service. Leanne’s hands-on experience has enabled her to successfully organise conferences for associations, government bodies and franchise networks, as well as charity balls, exhibitions and trade shows.
Leanne’s experience with a broad range of companies has equipped her with skills that enable her to make meaningful contributions to any role she fulfills. Her commitment to achieving goals, meeting deadlines and delivering client satisfaction is integral to making the events she works on so successful.
Vicki Dwyer—Conference Manager
Since her role as a PCO started in 2001, Vicki has managed an extensive range of business events and conferences, from boutique breakfast meetings for 50 attendees to major international conferences for over 1000 delegates. Vicki loves the behind-the-scenes work leading up to a conference, directing the production, and managing the details to culminate in an excellent outcome for the client and all stakeholders involved. She enjoys liaising with people from all walks of life, and from all corners of the world.
With a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, significant employment history in events administration, and an extensive background in performing arts, Vicki has combined her skills and experience in the conference manager role at Expert Events.
Katie Roberson—Secretariat Manager
With over twenty years’ experience in the tourism and events industry, Katie began her career working in various roles at the Parkroyal Canberra and the National Convention Centre, while gaining her Bachelor of Arts in Tourism from the University of Canberra. Katie moved to Queensland to become Conference and Catering Manager for a Brisbane hotel and then on to be Corporate Sales Manager at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Katie’s strong interpersonal skills and a keen eye for detail led her to association management. Before joining us at Expert Events in 2016, Katie spent seven years with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects as QLD Chapter Manager. Katie enjoys the diversity of working with a membership-based organisation and assisting boards to increase membership and ensure financial sustainability.
Stephanie McMahon—Conference Coordinator
Stephanie has brought her background in event planning and administration to the Expert Events team. She enjoys the collaborative event process, having previously worked in event roles in local government and the not-for-profit sector. Steph also has experience in event coordination for a festival, community events, ticketed functions and more, and has progressed to organising business events.
Steph has a dual degree from The University of Queensland, with majors in event management and in media, communications and cultural studies. During her studies, Steph worked in corporate hospitality settings where she was known for her commitment to delivering high-quality customer service.