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ODMA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda to the position of General Manager for O=MEGA21, the major industry event that is a joint venture between ODMA and Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA).

2021 marks the return of Face to Face Events in Australasia with O=MEGA21

Amanda says “I plan to ensure the event is well run and continues to focus on the needs of all stakeholders. I am focused on ensuring the event is a major benefit to the industry. I am all about working to make our participants lives as easy as possible as they organise their involvement and working to deliver the best value and outcomes possible whether that be for exhibitors, sponsors, visitors or delegates.”

Background

Amanda has built and grown many successful conferences and events in her prior roles for a broad range of organisations. In recent years Amanda has run a trade association and held business development roles for not for profit and charitable organisations.

Amanda achieved a Bachelor of Business and has a Post Graduate qualification in Tourism and Event Management as well as various qualifications in Project Management, Time Management, Event Management and Coaching.

Amanda was ranked 15th on the BRW self-made female entrepreneur list when she ran her own event management business and was a Telstra Small Business Award NSW finalist. She also won multiple industry Meetings Management Awards and served on the MIAA NSW Board as well as wrote and delivered event management courses for Colleges and Universities.

She is a mother of two daughters, lives on the Northern Beaches and loves coastal walks.

Amanda describes herself as a results-driven individual who has always been ‘super organised’, is committed to continual learning and who loves project managing events given it requires such a range of skills. Amanda told us she feels that “getting to see all the planning come together onsite and witnessing the power of shared experiences at an event is so rewarding.”

In addition to Amanda’s extensive event experience, she has previously worked as a business coach and has a real passion for helping businesses grow. Amanda knows from experience the benefits of collaboration within an industry and the power of face-to-face events and is now ready to see how she can be of service to the ophthalmic industry.

Please feel free to contact Amanda at anytime:

02 9450 0765 or  amanda@omega21.com.au

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