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Our Team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our experienced team is big enough for success and small enough to be personal. 

MEA Winner.jpgThe team is a current member of Meeting Events Australia (MEA) and the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCO). With two team members current accredited members of MEA and Certified Event Managers with the PCO Association.

The team has received the award for:

      • Best In-House Meetings Management Department at the MEA National Awards
        (2015, 2014 and 2013) 
      • Corporate Social Responsibility and Education Award for In-house Meetings Members
        (2015 and 2014)  

We can offer you:

      • Specialist knowledge of medical and scientific conferences and events.
      • Four staff members per event, including a dedicated Project Officer, with all work overseen by a senior staff member.
      • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest products, services and best practice in the conference industry.
      • Access to in-house services for media and PR, web development, graphic design, desktop publishing and accounting.
      • A partnership approach, offering advice and support during and after the event.

Nadine Giatras

Division Manager  |  Nadine established the ASHM Sponsorship, Conference and Events Division in 2002 and has overseen its growth ever since. Nadine is an accredited meetings manager with a double honours degree in Commerce & Manufacturing Engineering and over 13 years' professional experience, including four years as an Event Manager with a leading Australian PCO. Over this period Nadine has played an integral part in the organisation of more than 60 major conferences and events.

Nicole Robertson

Programs Manager  |  Nicole has extensive experience working in conferences and events with a number of companies and has worked for ASHM since 2003. Nicole's role has evolved from Conference Coordinator to Operations Manager and she is now responsible for overseeing the successful completion of all our conferences. Nicole is an Accredited In-house Meetings Manager with Meetings Events Australia (MEA) and Certified Event Manager with the PCO Association.  ​

Amanda Burg

Operations Manager  |  Amanda has over 11 years' experience in events management, with a speciality in delivering large scale events, conferences and exhibitions on a national platform. Amanda developed her experience working across a number of sectors including corporate, government and not-for-profit. Amanda's passion lies in the challenge of developing teams and support infrastructures, implementing effective processes and building strong team cultures. Amanda joined ASHM in March 2012.

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Amy Sargent

Project Officer  |  Amy began her career in events as an events assistant for Alzheimer's Australia NSW. She has also worked for Epilepsy Action Australia and At The Ark. Amy has a BA (hons) degree in Philosophy with Communications and Society.

Samantha Williamson

Project Officer​  |  Samantha completed her Diploma in Events Management in 2013 and has since had experience in many different types of events. She is passionate about the industry and is looking forward to starting her career in the not-for-profit sector.

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Rini Das

Project Support Officer  |  Rini started her career with the Hospitality industry, working in luxurious hotels in India. She then moved to the events sector working for a media conglomerate. Rini has had a long accomplished career ​and is very proud and passionate to be a part of a not-for-profit sector. ​

​Sarah Maunsell

Project Support Officer  |  Sarah has a bachelor degree in Creative Indutries and a graduate diploma in Public Health. She has extensive customer service and administration experience mostly within the arts and not for profit sector. Sarah is particularly interested in secual health education and is excited to be able to bring her skills and interests together in her role at ASHM.

​Eve Lippmann

Registration and Administration Assistant 

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​Olivia Dawson

Registration and Administration Assistant  |  Olivia completed her Masters of International Relations in 2015 and brings with her experience working in the human rights field at Amnesty International and a Non-Governmental Organisation with special consultative status at the United Nations. Olivia is excited to continue her work in the not-for-profit sector at ASHM. 

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​Sam Hoang

Project Support Officer​  |  Sam has a Masters Degree in Communication and over 7 years experience in event management, marketing and administration in the corporate sector. Sam has a great interest in social impact and was involved in a not for profit project in Brisbane and is looking forward to building on this experience at ASHM.​

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​Natalie Huska​

Project Support Officer  |  Natalie completed her Commerce and Event Management Degree in 2014. She also recently completed a Business Administration Course and has over 6 years of customer service experience. Natalie is passionate about Events and is excited to be starting her career in the not-for-profit sector.​

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​May Wang

Project Support Officer  |  May completed her Bachelor of Economics and started her event career as a conference assistant in China where she soon discovered her interest in the not-for-profit sector. After coming to Australia, May obtained an Events Diploma and is looking forward to further developing her skills in the industry.​


Contact Us

Conference, Sponsorship and Events Division
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
Locked Bag 5057
Darlinghurst
NSW 1300

Ph: +61 2 8204 0770​
Email: conferenceinfo@ashm.org.au


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