Ms Julie McGraw AEP CEM
Julie began her professional career in the hotel industry and has worked for organisations such as Qantas, Southern Cross Hotels and Ritz Carlton. Moving out of hotel operations, she worked for JBA Hospitality for 8 years, where she was a Senior Consultant and Operations Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the south Pacific for companies including Sheraton Pacific, Shangri-La, Rydges and Pan Pacific Hotels. Specialising in the area of group and convention management, she was involved in the organisation of such projects as the International Conference of Iron and Steel in 1980 and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference in Melbourne in 1981. With an Executive Certificate in Event Management (with Distinction) from the University of Technology Sydney, Julie is an Accredited Meetings Manager (AMM) and and is a Certified Event Manager (CEM) with the Professional Conference Organisers Association of Australia. Julie has lectured in hotel management at the William Blue Hotel Management School and Macleay College, has been a guest presenter for South West Sydney’s Event Management program and was a presenter at the Inaugural PCOA National Conference in 2008. Julie has more than 25 years experience in the event management industry, having managed more than 150 conferences and special events, and continues to deliver outstanding results for her clients, excelling in her attention to detail and making her events not only profitable but also memorable.