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Twitter photo 17th JanuaryAbout Shahida Sweeney

Shahida has worked as an editor, conference director, reporter and public relations practitioner for 15 years in Sydney, Canberra, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Washington DC.

She combines a blend of commercial savvy with in-depth industry knowledge, and connections built over many years. She has a knack for “opening doors” at the highest levels of government and industry, and sifts through complex information for insights that matter.

She has worked with global publishing firms, conference companies, as well as “four-person” start-ups, in shabby-chic basements.

Her editorial portfolio incorporates Phillips Publishing International (Washington DC), IDG Communications & IDG Enterprise Group (Sydney, Canberra & Washington DC), Australian Consolidated Press and News Limited. For three years, she filed editorial for Singapore-based FutureGov Magazine.

Shahida specialises in the information technology and telecommunications space. She has written for CIO Australia, IDG Enterprise Group, Computerworld and Federal Government News (Sydney, Canberra & Washington DC).

She was business editor for PC Week (Sydney), and Phillips Publishing International (Washington DC).

She has contributed to The Australian IT and Sydney Morning Herald, and was a feature writer with lifestyle Cleo Magazine.

Shahida has designed, developed, delivered and managed an impressive portfolio of conferences, seminars and workshops, across major markets and topic areas.

She worked as the ANZ producer for FutureGov, managing events in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane & Wellington. Her conference production experience includes IIR, Terrapin, KeyMedia and CEBIT Australia.

Shahida researches, produces and manages flagship industry conferences, seminars, and workshops in Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Wellington.

She holds degrees in journalism, mass communications, and English Literature.