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Jo-Anne Kelleway

Jo-Anne Kelleway

Founder and CEO, Info Salons Group

Jo-Anne Kelleway is Founder & CEO - Info Salons Group

Jo-Anne hails from a family of business owners. It must be in her blood, which is why she left the corporate world and started her own company in Sydney, Australia in 1990 managing the registration for 10 events in that first year. Today, Info Salons Group is involved in over 750 events per year worldwide, assisting major event organisers such as Reed Exhibitions, UBM Asia, Deutche Messe, Informa, and Diversified Exhibitions with the development and growth of their events.

Never afraid of travelling to exotic places, she confidently expanded her organisation into emerging markets throughout the Greater Asian region. The Group has offices in Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai and Istanbul, with representative offices in Macao, Seoul & Taipei.

In 2018 Info Salons Group was acquired by Freeman, the world’s largest exhibition services, logistics and technology company. Jo-Anne is staying on as CEO to continue to spearhead the growth of data intelligence throughout the Freeman company.

Jo-Anne is also very active in the industry as a Board Member for the International Association of Exhibitions & Events in USA (IAEE) and the Exhibition & Events Association of Australia (EEAA).

Her key learning outcomes:

  • Surround yourself with a team that shares your vision
  • If you can’t handle stress, this may not be the industry for you
  • Innovation keeps our industry changing so rapidly

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  • THIS IS OUR TIME TO STAND OUT AND CHEER ON OUR COMPANIES.
    ALICE FULTON
    SENIOR SALES, DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS
  • THE AWARDS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE GOOD AND THE GREAT OF THE INDUSTRY ARE HERE. YOU GET TO MEET ALL YOUR PEERS AND IT’S A FABULOUS WAY OF REWARDING THE BEST OF THE BEST.
    AUSTEN HAWKINS
    CEO, F2F EVENTS LTD

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