Year: 2021

Gracie Gelkie

Director, Principle Consultant,
Place Borneo

With more than 40 years’ work and executive experience in the business of hospitality, tourism, marketing, hotel and event management industry, Gracie brings forth valuable input and advice in entrepreneurial business management concepts, operational restructures as well as research and survey analysis for the related fields of tourism, marketing, music festivals and events.

As a Tourism and Event Management specialist, consultant and trainer, her main areas cover festivals & events management and operations, bid documentations & presentations, event project management workshops and trainings, tourism related research and feasibility studies, conference management & event operations.

Her current role as Director and Principal Consultant for Place Borneo features strongly in the area of business events, music festivals, developing homegrown events to support her government’s objectives in achieving its tourism masterplan (2020 – 2035).

Personal involvement in current music festivals in her portfolio includes Miri Country Music Festival, Kuching Jazz Festival (formerly known as Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival), Rainforest World Music Festival Virtual Tribute and Borneo Jazz Festival Virtual Tribute.