About us

Utilising the best expertise, systems and knowledge in the industry, Expert Events is a professional conference organiser made up of a dynamic, skilled team that provide a comprehensive approach to connecting people and sharing knowledge in the government, academic, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Established in 2006 by Lidia Dalton, she leads a team with over ninety years of combined experience, and the complete and successful management of thousands of conferences to-date. Lidia’s passion for successfully bringing people together to share knowledge is evident through her 30-year history in the industry where she has been instrumental in the success of a multitude of memorable events ranging in size from 50 to 7000 delegates, a knowledge which she has imparted to her business. She has hand-picked her team from the best in the industry to consistently provide clients with the best and uphold the level of service and professionalism they have come to expect from Expert Events.

The Expert Events team specialise in the organisation and execution of small and large national and international conferences, across a broad range of industries including:

  • education
  • health
  • medical
  • technology
  • science
  • energy
  • agriculture
  • pharmacy
  • engineering

We provide everything from full conference and event management to tailored service provision, including secretariat services, membership, marketing and advanced technology. With established benchmarks of excellence in client service, professionalism and innovation we collaborate with you to achieve the best outcomes, while working to your budget. Our expertise ensures that the entire event (from pre-event marketing to post-event follow-up) will be a resounding success.

In addition to our experienced team, notable successes include:

  • a proven track record in the financial management of a multitude of conferences with budgets ranging from $100,000 to over $1M
  • extensive experience in event marketing, with demonstrated success in increasing registrations and sponsor and exhibitor sales
  • over 98% client retention rate and a business built purely on referrals to-date
  • no commissions or charges for the management of sponsors
  • complete transparency in our fees and charges with no hidden costs, such as referral commissions or rebates from in-house or external third-party suppliers
  • flexible payment terms based on your organisations requirements and expected cash flow
  • fully integrated conference management solutions utilising the most current technology systems in the market
  • a team of reputable and well known, professional staff based in Brisbane and Melbourne who have in-depth event and conference management experience internationally

Memberships & Associations

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 all have offices in Brisbane.

Expert Events is a member of the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA). The PCOA is the leading body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand. The Association’s objectives are to increase the standard of professionalism of its members and promote a better understanding of the roles, functions and contributions of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers and other practitioners in the conference and event sector.

In addition, Lidia Dalton is a certified event manager with accreditation from the PCOA. Together, we are committed to providing the highest quality event management business practices, professional standards and have a dedication to continuous improvement.

The event project management software provider Expert Events use to support the running of our meetings and conferences is called EventsAIR, which enables us to better manage registrations, abstract submissions, sponsors and exhibitors, and all other event particulars.

In 2020 the team at EventsAIR developed a product extension of the current software called OnAIR, the brand new virtual event platform. The platform is fully integrated with our existing software and provides us with the ability to run a full virtual conference program or a hybrid/mixed event. The team at Expert Events were some of the first to become Certified Virtual Event Planners, who excel at running online events such as conferences and meetings through the online platform by EventsAIR.