The good things that are said about LA staff just keep coming.

1 11 2011

September / October is our busy season and following the events we get a lot of unsolicited complimentary emails from happy delegates, sponsors and exhibitors, committee members. I thought I’d share a few. Well done to the entire team. You are sensational.

Hi Natasha, This is just a quick mail to Thank-you guys for the smooth running of the AMMA conference in Melbourne recently. The staff of Leishman Associates were always happy to help out with anything we needed and just made us feel
welcome in general. I just wanted to make sure you guys get the credit you deserve for a successful event. Once again Thank-you. Regards Lachlan Bauer, Customer Service Manager, Zone Medical


Hey Brig, How do you manage to always to be one step ahead?  You’re too good!!  I’ll draft something tonight and get that to you tomorrow. Everything else going Ok?  (I don’t know why I’d ask… of course it is!!) Cheers,David Marr |
Vice-President | Australasian Association for Institutional Research



It doesn’t get much better than this!

12 09 2011

Dear Nicole, Natalie, Naomi, Paula & the entire Leishman Associates team,

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for your tireless effort in organising the Vow Financial conference in Fiji. The feedback from our clients, sponsors and staff has been truly magic. I believe that this was our best conference ever and you all played a major part in its success! Everything ran smoothly and adapting to situations out of our control (i.e weather) was flawless. Our biggest marketing event of the year was executed perfectly because of your hard work and dedication in putting together a world class conference

I look forward to working with all of you for our National Conference in 2012! We already have a few suggestions for you..

Another big thank you to all of you – you really are superstars!


Matt Mitchener, Marketing Manager, VOW Financial



6 03 2011

Hooray, Leishman Associates are now Tasmanian State Finalists in two Meetings Events Australia Awards.
Best Meeting – Government / Association – for the Australian Women’s Health Network conference; and congratulations to Naomi Sarich, who is a finalist in the Young MEA scholarship. Well done Nay.


19 02 2011


It was our first event for the year, and 280 Polymer Scientists from 20 countries around the world gathered in Coffs Harbour for a 3 day conference and social gatherings.

The venue was Novotel Coffs Harbour and they were welcoming, the grounds beautiful – but the weather not so kind. High humidity and rain…but as one delegate said “this is great, where I’ve come from its 25 below”!

The annual Australasian Polymer Symposium which has for the last five years been managed by Leishman Associates continues to grow in numbers, an attraction for leading scientists from around the world, and commercial support from industry.

Over 120 presentations were made as well as three social activities. The science was well researched and delivered, and the highlight of the social program was the conference dinner at the beautiful Bonville International Golf Course. Thanks to Brad and Damien for their professional service.

Congratulations to convenor, Associate Professor Martina Stenzel. We look forward to the 33APS – which will be in our home town of Hobart.

MONA is open – come and check it out

22 01 2011

The much anticipated opening of MONA – Museum of Old and New Art happened on Friday 21 January with great fanfare. 2000 invited guests travelled by ferry from the city to arrive at the new jetty and entrance to the rooftop garden outside the entrance to the museum. David Walsh the owner and architects have done an amazing job. The surrounding area is an amazing space and as an event manager I can’t wait to have visiting groups come and experience it. Then you walk inside the museum; the entry level is welcoming, comfortable chairs, and a bookshop for those wishing to take home a memento; then you walk down the spiral stairs or take the lift. Head straight to the basement level – 3 floor below ground for the true subterranean experience. Be amazed at the beautiful sandstone wall, the very decadent bar and inviting chairs, just to sit and enjoy a Moorilla wine before embarking on the journey of the museum. There are hidden nooks and turns everywhere in the museum, and when you think you’ve done it all, you find another area with more amazing pieces. The collection is very eclectic and certainly very viewable for everyone. Sidney Nolan’s Snake is outstanding and housed with only a few other pieces to give it a rightful place. When you come up from underground, bring along a rug, sit on the grass, enjoy some great Moorilla wine or a Moo Brew and while away a few hours.

This is an amazing place to visit and will be the best new event space in Australia.  Call Leishman Associates to create a memorable experience for you at MONA.


11 12 2010

It’s been a very busy start to December for the team at Leishman Associates.  The first few days saw Paula Leishman, Renee Brown, Brigitte Cunningham and Nicole Amato as attendees at the National Professional Conference Organisers Association conference, which was held in Hobart at Wrest Point Convention Centre. Paula was the unofficial convenor and had lots to do with putting the program together. Wrest Point were the host venue and did a sensational job. 

Over 150 PCO’s from around Australia and 60 exhibitors arrived in Hobart on Sunday 5 December for a packed couple of days of meeting, mixing, conferencing and learning. The speakers included a large Tasmanian contingent including, Robyn Moore – one of Australia’s best corporate speakers; Fae Robinson, futurist who told us what conferencing might look like in 20/20;  Dr Sandra Gillanders who ran a session for the business owners amongst the delegates; Ross Honeywill, bestselling author and international business advisor shared his views about building a better business, and John Harris from the Australian Building Ideas Centres on Customer Service. It wasn’t a total Tasmanian line up and we welcomed speakers from other parts of Australia including; MC Darren Isenberg who did a senational job keeping us all on time and making the introductions to each speaker entertaining, Andrew Klein on Life’s a Pitch, Phillip Macleod from Corporate Plus on Behavioural Profiling, Mark McKeon on Creating more Time …going to the Go Zone, and Bernadette Schwerdt from the Australian School of Copywriting gave delegates some great tips. There were many other speakers, and the three day event was enjoyed by everyone.

So well done Tasmania – its great to show the rest of Australia what a wonderful state we have.  On the first night Wrest Point were the hosts for the welcome reception, and the food provided by Wrest Point was gorgeous … and we even had a surprise visit from Junior Masterchef Runner up – local Hobart boy Jack Lark. Jack was on hand to sign books, have photographs taken and even cooked up a storm with the chefs from Wrest Point. entertainment by another Tasmanian treasure, Cary Lewincamp.

Anyone coming to Tasmania, just ask Leishman Associates about the best of the best that we have to offer.

MONA – Museum of Old and New Art Invitations have been released

10 11 2010

The Museum of Old and New Art located in Tasmania will be officially launched on 21 January 2011. Leishman Associates, Conference, Destination & Event Managers are working with MONA to deliver Destination Management Services.

Check out MONA at