• With over 37 years in the hospitality, tourism and event management industry, Jill Bannon Corporate Event Management (JBCEMTas) offers complete and thorough assistance for corporate  clients, associations, local, interstate and international groups choosing to hold their event at any of the many fantastic locations throughout Tasmania.
  • I am a passionate advocate for developing business within Tasmania – my ability to build productive and lasting client relationships and my outstanding organisational skills have earned me a reputation for excellence as an event manager.

What I Offer

  • Working closely with you, I’ll work with you to design your business or corporate event to meet your needs and goals, in a unique location.  
  • I know Tassie well, having lived and worked in the north, on the west coast and in the south of our island and will deliver a bespoke event, so let’s work together!

My Background

  • In conjunction with operating JBCEM Tas, currently working as Event Manager with one of Tasmania’s foremost charitiesCancer Council Tasmania – managing a wide range of fundraising events across Tasmania including gala balls and fundraising breakfast/lunch/dinners in addition to coordinating statewide campaigns like Girls Night In and even a group taking on a unique fundraising challenge, the Kokoda Track in 2018 & 2019.
  • Experienced in training food and beverage students at TasTAFE.
  • Conference and Events Manager for over 10 years at one of Hobart’s leading conferencing venues, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart.  During this time, enjoying great success, as Australia’s best Business Events Venue for three consecutive years….and for a short duration, setting up and simultaneously managing the conference and events department at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, sister to The Old Woolstore.
  • Originally trained as a chef on King Island and in Hobart.

Community Engagement

  • An active member and current President of Women in Tourism & Hospitality Tasmania –
  • Joined Tasmanian Women’s Council in October 2020 on invitation by Minister Sarah Courtney MP.
  • Masters rower and committee member with Derwent Mercantile Collegiate Rowing Club.

“I have had the great pleasure to work with Jill on a number of occasions. Jill has worked as an Event Manager for some events at our venue, and has also assisted us as a consultant for our Conference Centre, with our business planning. Jill has added great value to our business, as she brings excellence, expertise and extensive experience and knowledge in the event industry. I am particularly impressed by Jill’s great understanding of Service. Jill knows how to best serve clients and guests. I have great confidence in Jill’s skills and experience and highly recommend her business to anyone wanting to organise an excellent event.”

“I want to thank you on behalf of the entire organizing committee. Your support was invaluable in assisting us to launch the inaugural national conference in Launceston so successfully. Your professional yet personal approach teamed with the willingness to do whatever it takes was impressive. We were able to relax and participate in the proceedings because we knew you were in control. We would recommend your service to anyone organizing an event in Tasmania.

‘”Thank you for your professional support and help in assisting in the organisation and running of our recent Symposium at the  Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.
With a busy program, delegates arriving from across the globe and a large trade display your assistance in ensuring the smooth operation for the registration and help desk was invaluable.
Your local knowledge also assisted our exhibitors tremendously and the partners’ tours that you organised to the Derwent Valley were perfect!

Thank you!!

Joel Ratcliffe -Venue Manager, Launceston Conference Centre

Dorothy Roberts, Associate Minister, Door of Hope Launceston

Dennis King, Executive Officer, Australian Renderers Association