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Top Results at VMS Raise the Bar for APAC Venues

In November, yet another high calibre group of students graduated from the Year 1 and Year 2 courses at the Venue Management School (VMS). Facilitated by the Venue Management Association (VMA), the program offers venue professionals an avenue to receive an internationally recognised Diploma qualification, and provides comprehensive content to hone leadership and venue management skills.


Ungerboeck Software International has supported the VMS since its inception, providing a bursary to the top performing Year 1 student. This year’s winner, Annaleise McGhee, Ticketing Manager from AEG Ogden - Qudos Bank Arena, will receive a scholarship from Ungerboeck for her Year 2 fees.

Annaleise McGhee portrait


“I found the course materials and instructors really engaging.” Ms McGhee [pictured with Ungerboeck Asia-Pacific's Director of Sales & Marketing, Derek MacMinn] explained.


“The course content confirmed the best practice I use within my current role and provided me with new concepts that I can apply across the organisation.


“I am very grateful to Ungerboeck for the bursary and I am really looking forward to Year 2.


“I know the Diploma will be a boost for my professional development and I have already been able to forge new networks that will provide support and opportunity for me throughout my career.”


2016’s Ungerboeck Bursary winner, Georgia Hendy, went on to top the 2017 Year 2 class. Ms Hendy, Executive Producer – Commercial Programming and Venue Hire at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), received the AEG Ogden Scholarship to attend the IAVM-VMS Graduate Institute in America.


Fred Lazzerini, Managing Director of Ungerboeck, Asia-Pacific, praised the winners.


“We congratulate both Annaleise McGhee and Georgia Hendy on their outstanding performance at the Venue Management School held at Salt Resort Kingscliff, NSW.


“We are so proud to be a part of this program as it encourages industry professionals to achieve great things and provides a spring-board for their careers. We know the level of achievement at this year’s VMS will benefit the industry as a whole; now and into the future.” Mr Lazzerini announced.