Julia Truong, the Founder and Director of JT. Production Management has been producing and delivering events since she was 14 years old.
In 2013, Julia took a leap of faith and established JT. Production Management. By the age of 20, she had created a strong portfolio of projects and clients, and was highly sought after for her expertise and strong work ethic.
Over the years, JTPM has managed hundreds of campaigns, events and live experiences with trust, reliability and successful outcomes, resulting in most clients returning for further and regular services.
Julia Truong (nick-named JT) discovered her love for event management when she organised and delivered the Get Connected Vietnamese Youth Forum with the Australian Vietnamese Women's Association. A local Footscray girl, Julia realised there were limited platforms for young people to showcase their talents, especially in the area of street art and she wanted to do something about it!
With that first event under her belt, Julia started volunteering after school with Maribyrnong City Council and helped develop a youth production team as part of the FReeZa program, delivering multiple music and art performances for under 25's. These events gained media attention as well as sponsorship from big companies such as Myer.
Fast forward a few years, with encouragement from her family, Julia completed a Bachelor of Production at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts. At university, Julia expanded her skills and her network. She explored the world of theatre and stage productions, festivals and major events, all of which concreted her love for 'planning every detail of an event'.
Finally, in 2013, she turned her passion into a career by founding JT Production Management. As the Creative Director, Julia likes to encourage her team to employ a combination of creativity and precision when it comes to planning events.
Julia believes that each young person has the potential to succeed if they choose to grab every opportunity with both hands. Today, Julia likes to give back to her community and hopes to inspire other young people to follow their dreams - no matter their background or circumstances.
AWARDS & ASSOCIATIONS
Finalist 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Smallbiz Young Hero Awards.
Finalist 2020 7News Victorian Young Achiever Awards
Winner 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Award (Australian Super Kick Start Award) - for her success in establishing two businesses and commitment to giving back to the community.
2009 Young Citizen of the Year Special Commendation - Maribyrnong City Council, for her commitment to delivering events for the local community
Member of the Victorian State Government's Multicultural Small Business Ministerial Council since 2016. As a young business woman of Chinese / Vietnamese background, Julia has been able to use her voice to advocate for small businesses in her community with the Government.
Ambassador for Western Chances - a not-for-profit organisation supporting young people in Melbourne's west. Julia was supported by the Western Chances Scholarship program from Year 10 through to the completion of her university degree.
Chairperson - Western Chances STAR Committee, an advisory group to the Board.
Patron of the Vietnamese Australian Professional Network.
Co-founder and host of the Collective West Podcast.