About us

Expert Events is a professional conference organiser using the best expertise, systems and knowledge in the industry. We are a dynamic, skilled team providing 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, Expert Events has a team with over 90 years of combined experience, and the complete and successful management of hundreds 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. She’s 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. Lidia has hand-picked her team from the finest 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 organisation’s requirements and expected cash flow
  • fully integrated conference management solutions using 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. Their prime objective is 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 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.

Expert Events is committed to providing the highest quality event management business practices and professional standards, as well as our dedication to continuous improvement.

In addition, Expert Events is a Certified Events Company (CEC) with the PCO Association and meets the PCO Accreditation program guidelines for event management companies.

Expert Events is proud to utilise the functionality of the globally recognised event project management software, EventsAIR, enabling us to efficiently manage registrations, abstract submissions, sponsors and exhibitors, and all other event particulars.

In 2020, in the wake of the COVOD-19 pandemic, the team at EventsAIR developed an exciting new virtual event platform called OnAIR. This platform integrates with our existing software and provides the ability to run either a fully virtual conference program, or a hybrid event incorporating a live event with virtual components. The team at Expert Events were some of the very first to become Certified Virtual Event Planners, excelling at developing and running online conferences and meetings using the EventsAIR platform.