About Us

Loads of people ask us about our name. Why Info Salons? Is this something to do with hair? Many of you may not realise that our CEO, Jo-Anne Kelleway worked with a French registration company in Paris. The word “salons” in French means Trade Shows. So our name literally means Information Technology for Trade Shows.

Info Salons opened its doors in Australia in 1990. At that time the Aussie trade show industry had exploded with the opening of the new Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour. Australia needed a specialised data capture company that would develop the professionalism of the industry. Info Salons provided that solution, and the registration for 10 events in that first year.

Fast forward to the year 2000 when the Olympic Games came to Sydney, and Info Salons held the major share of the Trade Fair market working with over 200 events annually. As the Australian industry began maturing, we decided to look further afield. With the appeal of Asia on our doorstep, China seemed the natural place to go.

Our clients were international companies who also held events globally, so within a few years they were asking us to provide our services to assist in the growth of their events.

By 2005, the Shanghai office was opened and we were off and running. Our largest clients became our “foundation partners” who led us into Dubai in 2007, then into Hong Kong in 2008 and into Istanbul in 2014 with Fuarsistem partnership. We continue to expand where our clients need us.

Info Salons is now the leading provider of event technology solutions for online & onsite registration, data tracking & capture, for the Exhibition and Events industry throughout Greater Asia.

Info Salons Timeline

Our greatest products are created to solve the needs of our clients. Whether it’s our latest Check-In experiences for attendees; our Tracker App lead retrieval for Exhibitors; or our Visitor Database Management platforms to assist organisers in the marketing of their events. Info Salons develops comprehensive solutions that are personally tailored to fit the specific needs of our clients.

Our knowledge & experience guarantees success. Most importantly, we have over 24 years of experience and unique knowledge in how to plan and manage the registration process for trade shows, conferences and events. Our passionate and experienced staff are committed to making your event our number one priority.

Lastly, we always add an element of fun to every part of the process. Our communication, both internally and with clients and partners, is pleasurable and innovative.

Our future is exciting and evolving. As we expand our business, each individual involved is instilled with our key values. Our global teams are interchangeable, helping each other on many different events worldwide, and always delivering the same excellent service, commitment and seamless technology to harness the potential of your event.

Our Mission

The fulfilment of our clients requirements for all aspects of the registration of events and data management using state of the art technology, including innovative solutions for event organisers and exhibitors such as online services, statistical analysis, tracking and lead management, database managements, research and surveying, and to develop or provide software solutions that will assist the organiser in the growth and success of their events.

Our Values

Honesty, integrity and trust are at the forefront of Info Salons Group. We understand the needs and wants of both our clients and our team and, by incorporating these jet values at every level of the process, we retain long lasting mutually beneficial relationships.

Our commitment is to service and professionalism. We aim to offer you the highest possible level of service at every occasion and professionalism is a high priority.

Our Awards

2017  Middle East Event Awards Best Use of Technology – Service/Software Finalist

2016  Middle East Event Awards Best use of  Event Technology – Finalist

2016  Middle East Event Awards Supplier of the Year – Finalist

2014 EEAA Best Supplier Team Finalist – Australasian Gaming Expo

2012 EEAA Best New Product Winner – InfoTracker App

2008 EEAA Best Supplier Team Winner

2006 EEAA Service Contractor Innovation Award

Our Global Management Team
Making Your Event Our Number One Priority
Jo-Anne Kelleway
CEO - Info Salons Group

Jo-Anne is an enthusiastic, motivated entrepreneur with a passion for the exhibitions & events industry. As the veteran of the team, she founded Info Salons Australia back in 1990. Her decision to expand internationally started the company on a journey to evolve from a small Aussie start-up to an internationally renowned and respected event technology company. In addition to leading Info Salons Group, Jo-Anne also believes in giving back to the industry with Board positions on both the Exhibitions & Events Industry Association of Australia (EEAA) and International Exhibitions & Events Association (IAEE).

Andrew Holland
Managing Director - Info Salons Group

Andrew spent many years in Europe consulting to large companies on their IT needs, until returning home to Australia and beginning the role of technical implementation entrepreneur for Info Salons, with a passion to bring leading edge IT based solutions to the exhibitions & events industry. Listening to Clients and the market from Info Salons humble start-up days, he’s been the force behind the growth to an internationally renowned and respected event technology company. As the other veteran of the team, he co-founded Info Salons Australia back in 1990.

Gu Xuebin
Managing Director - Info Salons Greater China

Xuebin has successfully made his name in the Exhibitions Industry through joining Info Salons in 2005 and launching the business into Mainland China. He graduated from Tongji University in 1997 in Computer Science and worked for IBM’s Storage Systems division in USA. Later, he became United States Pittsburgh Mellon Bank's youngest registered Project Management expert. With his technical expertise & hunger for the latest innovation, he has helped to transform Info Salons’ business by integrating the WeChat platform into the core of Info Salons offerings and brings mobile smart technology into the group.

Wilbert Heijmans
Managing Director - Info Salons Middle East & Turkey

Wilbert’s extensive experience as an Exhibition Organiser brings comprehensive insights into the group on what our clients expect. Having worked for VNU in Europe & China, and Deutsche Messe & EPOC Messe Frankfurt in the Middle East, his desire to run a company led him to Info Salons in January 2012. After restructuring the organization and strengthening the local team Wilbert boosted the sales to firmly establish Info Salons as the leader in the region. Info Salons Middle East operates in UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain and setting up a joint-venture in Turkey with the local business partner, Fuarsistem.

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