Client Testimonials


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“I was not surprised when speaking to one of the overseas delegates, who remarked to me that he had never been to a conference like this one in his life. I think that the uniqueness of this conference was born out of the manner in which the event managers (GEMS Event Management) and the stormwater industry conference working group worked as a fully integrated team to deliver the conference. The enormous experience of GEMS was respected by the industry working group. Likewise, GEMS were always focussed on ensuring that the industry achieved the outcomes they wanted. This enabled the ‘team’ to fearlessly step into the space with the confidence that they could make it happen and they did!

Julie, I’m sure you are enormously proud of what you and your team have managed to do at this conference. I have mentioned before that you, Chris and your team are true partners in what we are trying to do. It does take courage to step into a new space for the first time, but I have always been happy to do that with you and Chris at my side. I’m sure we would not be where we are today as an industry without you” (2014)

President, Stormwater Australia


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“The Australian Association of Special Education (WA Chapter) recently hosted the National conference for the organisation and were fortunate to have the professional assistance of Julie McGraw and her team. The conference attracted a record number of participants (475) for the organisation over all the years it has been running (in any state of Australia), a feat which would not have been possible without GEMS.

Julie and her team were always able to assist with all our queries in a timely and professional manner, and with advice that has been honed over many years of conference experience.” (2015)

President, Australian Association of Special Education (WA Chapter)


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“It is with great pleasure that I can highly recommend GEMS Events. The Special Education Principals’ and Leaders’ Association (SEPLA) has worked very successfully for over 7 years with Julie McGraw and her enthusiastic and  professional team to provide outstanding conferences for our colleagues and delegates.

By engaging GEMS, our conferences have grown in numbers, exhibitors have shown strong support, the reputation of our conferences has grown and the conference committee of principals has had an enormous workload lifted from our shoulders. The strength of GEMS is in the relationships they build with their clients”  (2015)

Vice President, Special Education Principals’ and Leaders’ Association