j2 ideas & events


Returning clients, their glowing testimonials and continual measured achievements are testament to the spirit and drive we apply to every single event.

j2's most consistent method of securing work comes from people who have personally worked with us before and want to work with j2 ideas & events again.

Following is just some of the feedback from event owners and their stakeholders, which shows the different ways j2 has made a positive impact on businesses in Queensland.

"Your long term support has ensured that Frontline has grown in its level of professionalism and creativity on the night. Your passion and commitment in 'going the extra mile' is obvious and something that we very much value and respect in you and your staff. We know that we can trust you to work with us to deliver an outstanding event. Thank you for your extraordinary effort of producing our event… We couldn't do it without you."

Peter James
(re 2013 SU QLD Frontline Chaplaincy Appeal Dinner)

"The feedback on the event continues and it is nothing but praise. Thanks again for making it such a successful day."

Jason Ward
Communications and Stakeholder Director, GoldLinQ
(re Gold Coast Light Rail First Tram and G:Link Brand Unveiling)

"Again on behalf of the team, the success of this recent event was a testament to j2 and the partnership we formed over the months leading up. I look forward to working with the team again in the future."

Michael Magee
(Former) Executive Officer, RACQ Insurance Limited
(re RACQ Insurance Re-Insurer's Market Day)

"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you again for all of your hard work and effort on the 'Stradbroke in the City' event. It has been a pleasure working with you. I have found you all incredibly efficient, reliable and trustworthy (and fun, the list goes on!) and the quality of your work is excellent."

Tracy Grierson
(Former) Acting Marketing Manager, Brisbane Racing Club

"Just wanted to congratulate you all on a wonderful day yesterday – it all looked beautiful and have had some great feedback from this end – and to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a true joy to work with…"

Celia Pavelieff
(Former) Acting Manager, Major Events, Brisbane Marketing (re Stradbroke In The City)

"Subject: Absolutely Incredibly Wonderfully Awesome Night

You did it! And we reap the rewards. No doubt you will get all the feedback as and when it comes but it is an unbelievably good result on every level. Thank you… so much."

John Scott
Relationship Manager, SU QLD
(re 2012 SU QLD Frontline Chaplaincy Appeal Dinner)

"Thank you for making yesterday's event such an outstanding success
– Vivienne, Claire and the team at QIMR"

Vivienne Johnson
Senior Manager External Relations, Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR)

"I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know how wonderful Mel and Holly were on Saturday. The event was so well set up and was exceptionally run, there wasn't a question they couldn't answer or an issue they couldn't deal with! The team and I are so grateful for all of their hard work and the effort they put in on Friday and Saturday".

Sarah Thompson
Marketing Officer, Economic Development Queensland (formerly ULDA)
(re Bushlark Grove community activation, Moranbah, 2012)

"If you're looking for the 'special' in events in Brisbane – that astonishing 'something' – then j2 is your only choice in town. I trust them and will continue to rely on them because they've always delivered what we need: relevant, creative ideas and seamlessly presented events."

David Contarini 
(Former) Events Manager, South Bank Corporation

"We won the state* FIA Fundraising award for Brissie to the Bay!… We're absolutely thrilled, as you can imagine. Just had to share, as we couldn't have achieved this without the support of j2 in putting on the event. Thank you!"

Julia Senior (nee Faul)
Manager – Fundraising and Events, MS Queensland

* MS Brissie to Bay went on to win National Award for Excellence in Fundraising 2012 – Special Events.

"Thanks to all involved especially Jo Jordan from j2 ideas & events. The day (Stockland Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run) just gets better each year. Jo's professional input is what brings it all together. Thanks Jo from all on the organising committee."

Sean Lever 
Chairman, Stockland Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run Organising Committee

"It was a very successful event (AirportlinkM7 Bridge and Tunnel Experience) in the judgement of everybody I spoke to, both during and after the event. These sentiments were also echoed by our Chairman, Trevor Rowe, who asked me to convey both his personal congratulations and appreciation for the effort of all staff and volunteers who took part to produce what was an excellent outcome. The feedback received from the Government, other stakeholders and the public has been great and the media coverage was in all cases really positive."

Raymond H Wilson 
Chief Executive Officer, BrisConnections, Airportlink, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) & Airport Roundabout Upgrade Projects

"Just a short note to thank you, Annette, Holly and the rest of your great team for a brilliant job with today's Community Open Day (AirportlinkM7 Bridge and Tunnel Experience). I have had exceptional feedback from our Chairman, Trevor Rowe, and our CEO Ray Wilson. And I heard nothing but positive comments from the punters. Didn't get a chance to see the news coverage, but Tami tells me it was very good. Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to the rest of your team… Get some sleep tonight!"

Andrew Thornton 
General Manager, Marketing, BrisConnections

"I just wanted to say a personal thank you for all the time you and your extended team put it to make the event (AirportlinkM7 Bridge and Tunnel Experience) a huge success! Everything came together so well. Our CEO was so happy with the outcome and very impressed by everything you all did to pull it together… if you ever need volunteers for an event, feel free to hit me up!”

Erin Lucas 
(Former) Event Coordinator, BrisConnections

"The theming and design of the event (Thiess John Holland Tunnel Charity Dinner) developed by your team captured and showcased all of the things that we are so proud to have achieved on Airport Link, as well as highlighting the tunnel itself and the many unique aspects of the project."

Gordon Ralph 
Project Director, Airport Link, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) & Airport Roundabout Upgrade Projects, Thiess John Holland

"I just wanted to put in writing a huge thanks for Saturday night (Thiess John Holland Tunnel Charity Dinner). I know you have thrown much bigger events than this, but given the time and budget constraints that we faced (not to mention working in a tunnel!), I really think that you did an amazing job. The tunnel looks spectacular and we have had nothing but compliments from our guests… Thanks for bearing with me as we sorted all the logistics out."

Nicola Mitchell 
Stakeholder Relations Manager, Airport Link, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) & Airport Roundabout Upgrade Projects, Thiess John Holland

"Spectacular! I would rate it as the best event (Thiess John Holland Tunnel Charity Dinner) I've ever seen delivered in my experience."

Craig Fox 
Director, Wine 'n Dine 'm

"I wanted to say a huge congratulations for such a great event (Thiess John Holland Tunnel Charity Dinner). Everyone had such a good time and it was so beautiful – well done! And the money raised was fantastic, upwards of $80k which I wanted you to know will enable us to put 160 kids on scholarship which is huge!"

Rosie Simpson 
Head of Strategic Development, The Smith Family

"Thanks Mel & Jo for your hard work making this event run so well… Well done."

Billie Stevic
Project Marketing Executive, Peet Limited
(re Halloween at Warner Lakes, 2012)

"A huge thanks for a very successful event on Sunday! (2011 Enerflex MS Brissie to the Bay held Sunday, 26 June). We have been inundated with positive feedback about the course, the marshals, police, the safe feel, the team and the professionalism of the whole event. …our CEO Trevor received some very positive feedback saying it was the best event in Brisbane. So as you can imagine Trevor is thrilled that his dream of the 100km course had come true. Most importantly it's looking very positive that we will reach our $500,000 goal."

Julia Senior (nee Faul)
Manager, Fundraising and Events, MS Queensland

"Congratulations on the Dusk Spectacle – I really enjoyed it. deepblue were excellent… All FAB feedback here from entire event – well done. Thanks again for the easeful working relationship."

Verity Woodford
Event Manager, Centenary Celebration Day, UQ Centenary Secretariat

"There is no doubt that you just have to get things right first time these days. Working with j2 ideas & events has given us great results with our key corporate events; they are well staged, managed, run to plan and meet the budget. j2 work with such passion to exceed the expectations of all involved and this approach translates to audience satisfaction. What more can you ask for!"

Dimitrios Kyrou
Strategic Account Manager, OneSteel

"j2 have been involved with the SU QLD Frontline Dinner for the last five years. This is one of the largest fundraising dinners in Queensland, with almost 2,000 people in attendance. When j2 is directing proceedings, the night is guaranteed to run smoothly, no matter how big the program. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and creative input ensures a great event. They are very focused on who we are and the message we want to convey. They have a very cooperative spirit in how they work with us and we are very happy with the partnership."

Mark Owen
(Former) Director of Development, SU QLD

"The Thiess John Holland Airport Link 2009 Staff Family Day and 2010 Community Open Day would not have been possible without the assistance of j2 Ideas and Events. Jo and her team ensured both events were well planned, coordinated and executed and above all, extremely successful. The positive feedback we continue to receive about the Community Open Day in particular is testament to the professionalism and dedication of the j2 team. We look forward to many more successful partnerships in the years to come."

Ruth Moody
(Former) Communication Coordinator, Thiess John Holland

"The team at j2 are fully committed to doing things right. They think of everything and deliver within budget. Having j2 organising things takes the stress out of running our events so I can concentrate on the things I need to do."

Alan LeMay
(Former) CEO, Teen Challenge

"It was a real pleasure to work with j2 ideas & events as they organised the logistics around our 2008 Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride. The team is fantastic to work with, very creative and very thorough in all their dealings. Thanks to their excellent coordination, this 2008 event was the most successful yet. We look forward to working with Annette, Joanna & the team with our 2009 event, which we hope will be an even greater success."

Mairead O'Higgins
(Former) Director of Marketing, MS Queensland

"The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation was honoured by the invitation to participate in the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations Charity Dinner. We have worked closely with the Courier Mail Children's Fund in the past and jumped at the chance to be involved with an event that offered both financial and positioning outcomes. The team from j2 ideas & events were amazing to work with and ensured our participation was relevant and effective."

Katherine Moore
(Former) Senior Fundraising Manager, The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in managing a very successful opening of The Goodwill Bridge. I relied heavily on your advice and organisation of the event and respected your professionalism and flexibility in very hectic times. Joanna, you have been a pleasure to work with, thank you once again for your exceptional work and I hope to work with you again in the near future."

Claire Booth
(Former) Director, Events Coordination Unit, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, QLD Government

"What can I say about Joanna and Denise and the services of j2 ideas & events other than I couldn't do without them. They have managed our major sponsorship of the annual AACo Dalby Picnic Race Day for the last two years and have protected our interests while at the same time taking the event to the next level. j2's creativity, corporate sponsorship servicing and attention to detail is unmatched in the industry and the reason why AACo will continue to utilise their services in the future."

Michael Tighe
(Former) General Manager, Branded Beef Group, Australian Agricultural Company Limited

"A big thank you to j2 ideas & events for their continued support and dedication towards the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Over the last two years, Joanna and her team have applied their creativity and ingenuity to the Carnival of Flowers Floral Parade and Flower, Food & Wine Festival, ensuring that both events have grown successfully. They are the "arty farty" experts that we could not have managed without! It is often said that the Toowoomba community is passionate about their Carnival and we are glad that our community spirit has contagiously spread making for an enthusiastic and vibrant partnership between the Carnival and j2 ideas & events."

Cr Dianne Thorley
(Former) Mayor of Toowoomba

"Thank you for taking on the most challenging event of Riverfestival 2004 – Riverfire. You brought so much to the table to allow Riverfire to continue to be Riverfestival's showcase event. The innovation you provided and your commitment to the event ensured its success. You are a fantastic Creative Director."

Wendy Lacey
(Former) Event Management Consultant, Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd, Riverfestival

"A very big thank you to Joanna Jordan and her team who organised the 2nd Annual North Lakes Builders Awards night on behalf of Lensworth North Lakes. This night brings together all of the key builders at North Lakes and recognises their successes through an award ceremony. The food was fantastic, the room decorations where stunning and the night ran extremely smoothly. A true sign of a good evening was the fact that everyone, upon leaving the venue at the end of the night, commented on what a fabulous evening they had."

Tiffany Muller
(Former) Marketing Manager, Lensworth North Lakes

"On behalf of the Riverfestival team I would like to extend a very big thank you for your contribution to the success of Riverfestival 2005. I have had extensive feedback from many different people on how much they loved Riverfire this year. It was a delight to see what can be achieved when the fireworks truly respond to the soundtrack. Thank you too for your attention to detail and for your management of the extensive and demanding range of stakeholders… It has been a pleasure to work with you."

Jonathan Parsons
(Former) Festival Director, Riverfestival Brisbane

"It was a delight working with you once again Joanna for the Shared Gift Fire Event as part of 2003 Rotary International Convention. The Show was a huge success with 15,000 delegates lining South Bank's shores to watch the spectacle. Your calm manner and ability to solve any issue that arose ensured that all of the Corporation's interests were met professionally, and that the public were treated to a truly wonderful event. We look forward to working with you in the future."

Jane Tighe
(Former) Events Business Manager, South Bank Corporation

"Working with the J2 team has reinvigorated my passion and enthusiasm for the Toowoomba Carnival, its traditions and its future. J2 has injected much needed vision, professionalism and tenacity to the organisation of the annual event. They have progressively and successfully elevated the event's image and style, and the quality of its visitor and exhibitor experience. j2 have consistently provided generous support to my roles as Floral Design Competition Convener and Feature Display Designer. My experience in these roles has been greatly enhanced by the clear communication and 'big picture' thinking, expertly provided by the team, always administered with a 'can do' attitude. In my experience, J2 have always maintained a healthy balance between logistics and creativity, which has been both reassuring and inspiring."

Mark Pampling
Creative Director, Flower Thinking Pty Ltd;
Convener, 2005 - 2012 Floral Design Competition, Ergon Energy Flower, Food & Wine Festival

"Monday 4 October 1999, will go down in history as the day the 2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane was launched. 'a tremendous success', 'setting a new benchmark for hoopla', 'razzle dazzle turns heads in Brisbane' were some of the media comments. The objective of increasing the profile of the Goodwill Games was achieved… Joanna you played a significant role in the success of the launch and for that I say thank you… thank you for a job well done."

Patrick Burns
(Former) General Manager, Special Projects, 2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane

"They came to Brisbane to celebrate and party the millennium! South Bank Parklands was the venue of the successful Jupiter's Limited Millennium Celebrations. Joanna, as the Event Producer your innovation, creativity and eye for detail ensured a smooth and incident free event. From the Y2K issues to an overall crisis and risk management you had South Bank Corporation's confidence that the event would go off without a hitch. From all of us here at South Bank Corporation, we say Thank You!!!"

Sheila Rodriguez
(Former) Customer Services Manager, South Bank Corporation