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Meet The Team

Confident - Control - Choices

Val Sanders

Founding Director, JP. CEM

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now"

"The world is big and I would like to see it before it gets dark"

About Val

Val has a background of management in law practices and travel agencies. She brings to the company her extensive experience of over 40 years in corporate management, the MICE, tourism and travel industries, conference management and the application of e-commerce enabled technology to business.

Julie Jerbic

General Manager, JP. CEM.

“Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.”

"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk"

About Julie

Julie Jerbic is our General Manager and heads the Help Desk Team. Julie’s attention to detail is impeccable and she takes great pride in making sure every conference registration setup is a total success for both the delegate and the conference convener. Julie specialises in academic and association conferences, with complex abstract programs.

Daniel de Vries

CEO, Head of Sales & Agents

"I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere"

"To be or not to be, this is my awesome motto!"

About Daniel

Daniel has only recently joined Conference Online, and is responsible for growing and maintaining our strong market share in the Event and Technology sectors and represents Conference Online as our national and international voice for this vibrant industry.

Joshua Zhang

Software Engineer

"I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere"

"To be or not to be, this is my awesome motto!"

About Joshua

Joshua who has lived and worked in China has vast experience in Wireless Union Systems, Storage Management Systems, Geographic Information Systems and Web Base Data Systems. Joshua now lives in Australia with his young family and has become a vital part of the continued development of Conference Online’s technology.

Daniel Long

UI, Web & Graphic Design

"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows."

"Do it with passion or not at all"

About Daniel

Daniel (Fruitloops), has worked in the conference and event technology industry for many years and has a unique set of skills in ticketing and event registration together with a strong technical understanding of how to develop rich user experiences.

Samantha Turner

Conference & Event Manager
Help Desk Support

"I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere"

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

About Samantha

Samantha brings with her over 10 years’ experience in managing conferences and events. After completing her diploma of Events Management in London, she returned to Australia and began working on the Gold Coast with some iconic companies including SkyPoint and RSPCA.

Craig Hassell

Conference & Event Manager
Help Desk Support

"I hate the word 'no', it's the boring option! Finding ways to make something a 'yes' is the best part of creating events."

"To be or not to be, this is my awesome motto!"

About Craig

Craig has over 25 years of involvement in management within the hospitality, conference and event industry, in both Australia and overseas. Craig’s diverse range of experience provide him with a high level of expertise in all areas of organising and running events. His knowledge of hotel and venue operations is invaluable to our clients.

Troy Weibusch

Help Desk and Event Assistant

"Ask your customers to be part of the solution, and don't view them as part of the problem." Customer service is an integral part of any company success.

"Customer Service is an attitude not a department"

About Troy

Troy has extensive experience, over 20 years, in Customer Relations. He generally will be your first point of contact over the phone or via email. He thrives on the daily challenges and will always go that extra mile to assist with all your enquiries.

Erin Rapson

Conference Organiser, Help Desk Support

"I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere"

"To be or not to be, this is my awesome motto!"

Erin Rapson

Erin Rapson is a key member of our Conference Management team. Erin holds a Bachelor of Business Degree, majoring in Hotel and Event Management. Erin has worked in the hospitality industry for ten years. Erin’s organisational skills are second-to-none and she is extremely passionate about managing conferences.

Sandra Julian

Distributor for Conference Online New Zealand

"I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere"

"To be or not to be, this is my awesome motto!"

About Sandra

Sandra has been offering conference and event management services to her clients for just over nine years. She is passionate about her work to which she brings strong organisation and management skills, enhanced by her creative thinking. She pulls out all the stops to deliver above expectations with a “can do” attitude.