Organising a conference is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to the new online platform VMSearch, recently launched by the experienced conference team from VMS Event & Conference Logistics. Major hotel chains including Accor, Hyatt, Pan Pacific Group, Marriott Hotels, Mantra, Rydges and more were quick to sign on as partners, signalling their commitment and belief in the platform’s many benefits. 

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Member for Cook and Federal Treasurer, was recently briefed by the local Sutherland Shire business about their platform, which will assist conference organisers across Australia and the Asia Pacific by allowing them to search for and book accommodation, conferencing facilities and more through the platform.

In reviewing the platform, the Treasurer said, “It always impresses me how local businesses think outside of the square and come up with solutions that offer something more for their customers and clients. Successfully-run conferences and events are a key element of our economy and it’s very positive to see VMS drawing on their experience to meet the needs of a changing marketplace.” 

Libby Schrafft, Managing Director of VMS, believes that the platform is the next step in the evolution of the professional conference industry, commenting, “we found that while people are looking to book rooms and venues online they are also looking for a company that can use their experience to handle conference logistics and more. Government, non-government and the private sector use conferences to engage, educate and facilitate relationships, and VMS Search will assist them do to this in an easy and convenient way.” 

The platform will allow customers to search, source and review the best price and most appropriate venue for their upcoming conference. It will also offer customers a great way to connect with customers and promote their services. 


Venue experience at your service!

Libby Schrafft, Managing Director of VMS Event & Conference Logistics Pty Ltd was one of the first venue search finders under the Venue Marketing Service name acquired in 1992. The experience and knowledge Libby brings to your brief is enormous. The relationships developed with venues and their personnel should not be under estimated over such a period of time.

VMS are the owners of this website which has developed on the back of Libby’s vast industry experience and is designed to enable conference organisors to research their venue options before seeking “Full Quotations”. Furthermore, VMS can provide a range of professional conference services:

  • Venue contract management & administration
  • Online registration platform with website, info tabs, abstracts, secure presenter page (drop box), versatile registration with payment option, exhibitor gallery, 24/7 reporting (pw protected access), either DIY or fully supported by a helpline and virtual secretariat.
  • Conference management, on-site co-ordination, printing….
  • Exhibitor and sponsor management
  • E-marketing

For further information contact Libby Schrafft, +61 2 9526 1221 or

Welcome to VMSearch

We are pleased that you have connected with our unique venue search platform. VMSearch has been designed for conference organisors who simply want to get a feel of what’s available with indicative pricing or progress through to a full quotation – all available online. 

The process: 

  • Search 
  • Details 
  • Quik Quote 
  • Conference Brief 
  • Full Quote 

When you progress from a Quik Quote the Conference Brief completed by you will be reviewed by an experienced person with over twenty years’ experience in conference venue search before releasing the quote to up to your four nominated venues. A feature of the process is that each venue will know who they are quoting against which will automatically introduce competition to get the best outcome for you.