Leishman Associates started in 1994 initially, as a one woman band, Paula Leishman, Founder and Managing Director began the business from humble beginnings. The Year 2000 was a big year in Australia with the staging of the Sydney Olympics, and so spurred on by this, Paula left the comfort of her home office, rented premises in downtown Hobart and employed two full time staff. The business has grown, thanks to a great group of clients who appreciated the personal service that they received; and Leishman Associates now have offices in Hobart and Melbourne, and work for clients based around Australia delivering conferences nationally and internationally for clients across the association, corporate and government sectors. There are more than just two in the office now. In twelve years Leishman Associates has established itself as one of Australia's leading companies. Its knowledge of all locations is high and Leishman Associates work closely with Convention Bureau's to ensure that it is offering the best options to clients, so it always has local knowledge, no matter where it is. At Leishman Associates continually refine its processes; look for better ways to manage conferences; engage with clients to find out what they want as part of their conference and then employ the best people it can find to bring all of this together.