Why WALDRONSMITH Management?

Australian-owned & Operated

Offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

25 years of experience

Bringing conferences to life for our clients.

Proven performance

Over 500 events managed, on time and on budget.

Servicing a wide range of clients

Including associations, societies and colleges in the not-for-profit sector.

Personal Contact

Directors and owners work in the business alongside a dedicated team.

We love what we do

And it shows in our outstanding results.

Key People

Kate Smith - Managing Director

Kate Smith is a founding Director of WALDRONSMITH Management.

With 35 years’ experience in the business events industry, Kate has extensive knowledge and expertise in the strategic planning and delivery of international and national conferences throughout Australia.

Kate is an Accredited Meeting Manager (AMM) and member of Meetings Events Australia. She is a Board Member of the Meetings Events Australia and Council Member of the Business Events Council of Australia and past Sofitel Melbourne Conference Advisory Board Member and Board Member of Business Events Sydney.

Gerard Halpin - Director

Gerard has been a Director at WALDRONSMITH Management for the past 14 years. He supports the conference management teams in the areas of information technology and human resources, and is responsible for all areas of marketing, branding and business development.

He has extensive corporate experience in marketing and business development, and founded an inventory management and logistics business that supplied online ordering and supply chain management solutions to various corporate clients. He sold that business in 2005 when he joined WALDRONSMITH Management.

Juliet Brereton - Conference Operations Manager

Juliet has over 16 years’ experience in events roles, including in-house and agency positions. She has managed a diverse range of events including festivals, product launches, concerts and conferences ranging in size and budget in Australia and the UK. Juliet brings a broad range of knowledge gained from working with various associations and corporate organisations and works with our teams to ensure the seamless delivery of our services.

Julie Allen - General Manager, Conferences

Julie has worked in the events industry for over 28 years across all areas of event production, including technical staging, conference management and special events locally and internationally.

For the past 12 years Julie has specialised in the strategic direction and management of a number of key Association events, focusing on their marketing, content and profitability. Julie works closely with our team and clients to create their success.

Find out how we can take the stress out of planning your next conference.

Work With Us

Do you want to join one of Australia’s most highly regarded PCO teams?

We firmly believe in promoting from within but also in attracting the best talent to our organisation.

WALDRONSMITH Management is an inclusive, innovative employer that recruits the best and brightest event professionals from a range of backgrounds.

If you love what you do and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment with opportunities for advancement, travel, education and fun, we want to hear from you.

Please send your expression of interest to our HR team or apply for one of our current employment opportunities.

Current openings

No openings at present.

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