East Coast Conferences

Our People

Working with ECC you will receive personalised service from our small, professional and highly experienced team.

Meet The Team

Amy Mcintosh - Principal

Amy has been with East Coast Conferences since 2008. In 2011, she partnered with Jayne to take on ownership of the business.

After completing her Bachelor of Business in Tourism, Amy worked as an Incentive and Conference Manager for one of the country’s leading Incentive and Conference Management firms.  

Amy has also worked as a conference manager in London. Following her time in the UK, Amy spent five years in Conference Operations and Sales for a number of hotels and resorts throughout Australia. Amy loves travel and enjoys working in a career where she can travel on a regular basis.

At East Coast Conferences, Amy is involved in all aspects of Conference Management.

Jayne Hindle - Principal

Jayne has been with East Coast Conferences for over a decade, returning to the industry in 2006 having taken some time off to raise her young family. She and Amy have been partners in the business since 2011.

Jayne’s a great multi-tasker – she spent eight years with a large, Brisbane based conference organising firm whilst also completing her Bachelor of Business in Tourism at Southern Cross University. Jayne has exceptional skills in all facets of event management and administration and brings to East Coast Conferences over twenty years of conference and event management experience.

Jayne has arranged conferences with delegates from 100 to those with more than 1500.

Jasmine Durbidge – Conference Manager

Jasmine has been part of the team at East Coast Conferences since 2013. She holds a degree in Recreation and Tourism as well as an Advanced Diploma in Event Management.

‘Jas’ brings to ECC well over a decade of experience in the Conference/Events Industry and has worked for various resorts and boutique properties in NSW.

Jas has arranged everything from smaller conferences with delegate numbers of 20 to those with more than 500 attendees.

Jasmine’s area of speciality is sponsor registration and the management of delegates and speakers. She also supports Amy and Jayne at all conferences. They both describe Jas as a lifesaver who always has a calm and steady presence.

Jodie Mccormick – Sponsorship, Sales & Support

Jodie specialises in sponsorship and exhibition sales and support. She also assists with on-site conference management.

Jodie has been with East Coast Conferences since 2013. Like her ECC colleagues, she has an adventurous spirit which had led to many wonderful travels. After completing high school, Jodie travelled within Australia for two years before moving to the UK and working as a tour operator in London for a few years. London proved to be the ideal base from which to explore and Jodie enjoyed many a European adventure.

Upon her return to Australia, Jodie worked as a Sales & Marketing Manager at STA Travel for seven years. In 2006, Jodie decided to time was right to pack up life in Sydney and experience all that the Coffs Coast had to offer.Jodie loves working in the friendly team environment at ECC.

Jodie loves working in the friendly team environment at ECC.

The Fun Facts

At East Coast Conferences, we’re a close and professional team. We love developing great client relationships and are delighted that our trusted clients ask us to arrange their conferences year after year and send referrals our way too.

As we also pride ourselves on being friendly and fun too, we thought we’d share with you a little info to help you get to know us a bit more…


Amy is best described as honest and organised. Based on her obsession as a kid with Ikea catalogues, many thought she’d go on to Interior Design but conferences came calling. Amy loves the great sense of satisfaction that comes with a very successful conference.

Away from work, she enjoys time at the beach with family, shopping and enjoying a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc with girlfriends. Champagne and her gorgeous two little people make her laugh. And a lottery win would see her visit fascinating places like Africa, Tahiti and Alaska.


Jayne loves being onsite at conferences and seeing all of ECC’s hard work come to fruition. By nature, she’s happy and easy-going.

In another life Jayne may have been a marine biologist. She has a passion for the ocean – not surprising given that she grew up in lighthouses with both her father and Grandfather being lighthouse keepers. That may also explain her favourite ever teacher too; the one she had by correspondence when living on Montague Island (located off the South Coast of NSW). Schoolwork was completed by 10am leaving the rest of the day free which was perfect for such an outdoorsy young kid like Jayne.

She laughs easily and is a great listener too. Flying would be her pick of the superhero powers. And as for those bucket list desires, trekking the Inca Trail, a European trip and a family visit to Disneyland are three she hopes to tick off one day.


At ECC, Jas loves her bosses, travelling and meeting new people. She’s a bit of a gypsy at heart and has travelled to over 40 countries with more adventures and destinations still on the wish list like trekking in Nepal.

In addition to her nomadic spirit. Jasmine is kind and friendly and will follow her heart every time. She may love diversity from a cultural perspective but the same can’t be said for her preferred three fantasy dinner guests – Channing Tatum, Channing Tatum and Channing Tatum! And if he really wanted to make Jas laugh, wine’s the key apparently.

In another life Jas would be a professional traveller. And if a million dollars came her way, she’d open a school in Cambodia for disadvantaged children to provide them with education, food and clothing.

In her downtime Jasmine loves yoga, being outdoors and cooking. And which fictional character would she select for her happily ever after? Why Tarzan of course…she’d make a great Jane.

Contact Us

Concept House
189 Harbour Drive
PO Box 848
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

T: 02 6650 9800  | F: 02 6650 9700 | E: info@eastcoastconferences.com.au