Jo Kelk
Jo Kelk has 13 years’ experience of conference management within the medical industry. Over this time she has worked with over 50 conference committees, and managed large event teams. Her range of experience varies from small exhibitions, to large Australasian conferences. Previous work experience includes executive assistant roles in the health service in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Jo has management knowledge of the event industry and associated resource, with venue and supplier contacts throughout New Zealand. Jo has also developed strong relationships with medical industry sponsors and exhibitors through various events. Those sponsorship relationships and effective budget control have resulted in successful and profitable conferences for her Outshine clients. Jo’s particular strength is her ability to think strategically coupled with an exceptional attention to detail.

Jill Schirnack
Jill Schirnack has 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, from roles at Forte Hotels and Shell International, London, England, to well-known function venues in Sydney, Australia. Since arriving in New Zealand in 1997, she has worked in Conference and Incentive Event Management and Sales and Marketing roles at the Stamford Plaza and Carlton Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. Key areas of these roles were event preparation and execution, client liaison, key/new account management, preparation and implementation of marketing and promotions plans for the venue, media liaison, direct mail campaigns, development of venue promotional collateral, regular press releases, news “feeds”, and editorials to major Conference and Incentive publications within Australasia. In the last 12 years, Jill has extended her event port-folio by managing conferences ranging in size from 150 to 1100 delegates. Jill has specialist knowledge of food and beverage service, venues, accommodation and the implementation and creation of sales and marketing plans.

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