Jo-Anne started Info Salons in Sydney, Australia in 1990 managing the registration for 10 events in that year. Info Salons is now involved in over 750 events per year worldwide, assisting major event organisers such as Informa, Reed Exhibitions, Messe Frankfurt, VNU and Diversified Exhibitions with the development and growth of their events.
In 2018 Info Salons Group was acquired by Freeman, the world’s largest exhibition services, logistics and technology company. Jo-Anne stayed on as CEO to continue to spearhead the growth of data intelligence throughout the Freeman company. She was involved with the acquisition of CDS a leading registration company in USA transferring the leadership to John Kimball. She now represents Freeman globally as their International Ambassador.
Jo-Anne is also very active in the industry on UFI Committees of both Digital Innovation & International Partners, and previous Board Member for the International Association of Exhibitions & Events in USA (IAEE) and the Exhibition & Events Association of Australia (EEAA).