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.
Analytical by nature, Julia excels at conceptualizing the vision for an event as well as managing details large and small. She is a strategic thinker who considers the lifespan of an event — planning an event today that is designed to evolve and meet stakeholder needs tomorrow. For these long-running events, Julia and her team work closely with clients to analyze the event’s strengths and challenges. A known disruptor, Julia shakes up the status quo to refresh stale events and take them to the next level.
Julia’s passion for the events industry fuels her ability to generate ideas, and her talent for seeing the potential of an event thrills her clients! She works well with planning committees, leading the planning process for multi-day events and conferences.
Specialized skills give Julia 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 excels at reviewing detailed vendor contracts, ensuring her clients have the best possible outcome. Julia 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 can 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.