Owner & President
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals.
To complement her 10 years of experience in the events industry, Julia brings significant expertise gained by working as a senior analyst for the Canadian federal government. In her work as Assistant Director in the public service, Julia managed teams of up to 20 people, ensuring that projects were completed on time and according to specification. Often dealing directly with the Minister’s office, Julia’s position required significant responsibility and accountability.
Julia’s specialized skills give her a unique advantage in the events industry. She can read, interpret and apply legislation, which is useful in planning events where municipal and other regulations and policies come into play. She is adept at managing competing priorities and maintaining high performance while working within rigorous timelines. Rational and detail-oriented, Julia implements decisions and policies that ensure the seamless production of every event she manages.
In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget.
When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.