Monica Tonner

Event Manager for Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV)

Event Manager for Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) delivering Victoria’s Iconic Melbourne Boat Show the largest promotion of recreational boating in Victoria, and a vital component to the BIAV’s support of the growth, progress and sustainability of the marine industry.

In 2020 Melbourne Boat show will be celebrating its 60th year of operation, attracting visitors locally, nationally and Internationally, with over 21,000 attendees, 120+ exhibitors, within 27,000 sqm space held at the  Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over 4 days.

BIAV is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation and peak body for the marine sector. Representing an industry worth $4.5 Billion dollars to the Victorian economy and provides more than 17,700 jobs. BIAV represents its members and supports the 200,000 registered boat owners, 400,000 marine license holders, and 900,000 boating participants in Victoria each year.

Monica is an accomplished events professional with over 12 years’ experience in event management and operations. Has been a Director for Australian Womensport and Recreation Association, Chair for Yachting Victoria Women and Girls in Sailing Committee and Mentor through Vicsport professional development program.


Breakout Session: Association Events – From Micro Meetings to World Congresses
Date: Monday, 17 February 2020


Holly Ransom

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Professor Greg Clark

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Simon Doble

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Megan Flamer

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Dave Lim

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Tal Meretz

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Mary Orgill

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John Peacock

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Don Rapley

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Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie

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Sarah Rowan

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Didier Scaillet

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Gee Songpathara

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Jennifer Trethewey

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Mike Williams

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