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Toni Kasch

Senior Project Officer - Major Events, Queensland Tourism and Industry Council

Toni is a seasoned professional with an illustrious career spanning over three decades, primarily focused on organizing and managing complex events. Her journey began in 1992 at Brisbane Airport, where she took on the responsibility of orchestrating a wide array of high-stakes and logistically demanding events.

Throughout her career, Toni has collaborated with numerous prestigious global airlines, industry bodies, and government entities, cementing her reputation as a pivotal figure in event management. Her forte lies in executing award-winning launch campaigns that not only enhance important relationships but also garner significant international acclaim.

One of Toni's notable achievements includes spearheading the Routes Asia 2018 Conference, an important gathering that brought together over 1200 key decision makers and delegates from across the globe. Her meticulous planning and strategic insight led to the conference receiving two prestigious international awards. Another hallmark event under her belt was the flawless execution of the 145th IATA Conference, which took place on Brisbane's newest runway, accommodating over 1000 attendees from various sectors of the aviation industry across the globe.

Toni's approach to event management is marked by her ability to craft unique strategies and themes tailored to the values and aspirations of each partner involved. She integrates individual brand elements seamlessly into the even's fabric, ensuring a cohesive and impactful final production. Her adept negotiation skills and organizational prowess have been instrumental in overcoming the intricate challenges posed by operating within a sterile airport environment, consistently surpassing the expectations of her partners.

Educated at the University of Technology NSW, where she studied Event Management, Toni has honed her expertise over the years, evolving into her current role as the Senior Project Officer for Major Events at the Queensland Tourism Industry Corporation. Responsible for delivering the prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards that lead into the Australian Tourism Awards. In this capacity, she continues to contribute significantly to Queensland's vibrant tourism landscape, orchestrating large-scale events that showcase the region's appeal on a global stage.

Toni's commitment to excellence extends beyond event execution. Over the past few years, she has served as a judge for the Australian Event Awards, contributing her expertise and insights to recognize and celebrate excellence within the event industry. Her role as a judge reflects her standing as a respected leader admired for her innovation, resilience, and dedication to advancing the standards of event management in Australia.

Throughout her career, Toni has left an indelible mark on the aviation, event & tourism industry, consistently delivering unparalleled experiences and pushing the boundaries of what is achievable in event management. Her achievements underscore not only her professional acumen but also her passion for transforming ambitious visions into successful realities, making her a true luminary in her field.

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