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Date: Wednesday 31 January, 2018
Venue: MCG, Members Dining Room, Gate 2 Brunton Avenue, Richmond, 3002
Scientist, Author and Award-winning Businessman
David Staughton inspires, motivates and moves audiences. A successful self-made businessman he is a walking library of business case studies, quotes and real life stories. David exudes big energy and big passion! He is funny, frenetic and fired-up when it comes to producing long-term sustainable business results with positive people.
David is an expert on business development and growth in turbulent times. Dave’s consulting and training clients have included multinationals, ASX listed companies and small practices seeking to radically lift staff engagement levels and boost sales results.
The Power of Perspective
Over the past five years, Michael Crossland has presented to over 500,000 people from all walks of life around the world. He has spoken to corporates from all backgrounds, Juvenile Detention Centres in Texas, September 11 victims, elite athletes across the globe and, through his numerous charities, including the Make a Wish Foundation, has given hope and strength to many people facing life threatening illnesses.
Despite spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, he has forged a highly successful career in the corporate world, represented Australia in his chosen sport and featured regularly across all forms of media. He also runs a school and orphanage in Haiti and has been presented with the Australia Day Ambassador role for 7 consecutive years.
The award-winning documentary on his life, by ABC’s Australian Story, has been viewed by over 4 million people, and in 2016 he released his first tell-all autobiography, which is now a best seller across 6 different countries. In June 2017 he featured on MTVs funny show ridiculousness in the USA with over 3 million viewers.
Founder & Partner, Four Pillars
Stuart Gregor is one of Australia's better known professional drinkers and talkers. With a 20 year history working with many of the biggest and best booze brands in the business, he then co-founded Aussie gin distillery Four Pillars in 2013 which has quickly become one of the craft distilling success stories of recent years.
Stuart's background is journalism, small business, booze and communications - having written multiple wine guides, founded and run Australia's leading lifestyle public relation business (www.liquidideas.com.au) and worked closely with a couple of Australia's most innovative and disruptive not-for-profit start-ups - RUOK? Day and OzHarvest.
Over the past two decades he has also earned a reputation as an MC, auctioneer, commentator and occasional speaker on the subject of, mainly, himself and some of his more colourful exploits, particularly in the worlds of gin, marketing, small business and what it takes to turn a passionate hobby (drinking) into a viable business career...
In the world of public relations, he was the inaugural Chair of the Public Relations Council (2012-2014) and the Comms Con PR industry Leader of the Year in 2014. Liquid Ideas has also won multiple awards and widespread recognition for its always engaging campaigns for clients as diverse as Singapore Airlines, Victoria Bitter and Rexona. From November 2017 Stuart has assumed the role as Creative Chair at Liquid Ideas as he focusses more of his efforts on gin making, selling and drinking.
Stuart is a father of two, based in Sydney, plays bad golf and follows every code of sport - the Wallabies, Sydney Swans and Roosters with most passion, followed by Manchester United, the Denver Broncos and really slow horses, some of which he used to own...
He has a Diploma of Wine Marketing (Adelaide), a Masters of Marketing (Melbourne) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He sits on the Board of Australia's leading food waste organisation Oz Harvest and is a co-director of luxury travel firm Gregor & Lewis, which he co-owns with his sister, Melinda. Stuart has been Chair of the Australian Distillers Association since 2014.
Founder & Partner, Four Pillars
Matt Jones is a creative strategist (mostly), an entrepreneur (accidentally), and a keynote speaker and MC / facilitator (frequently).
His background combines economics, politics, brand experience, business strategy and entrepreneurship (yes, that’s an odd combination and another story).
Today he helps leaders and organisations (from corporates to luxury brands to start-ups to social organisations) think creatively and strategically about the future they aspire to, and what it will take to get there.
He’s a little obsessed by sport, culture, food, wine, art, film, travel, politics, architecture, technology, design, ideas, and human behaviour.
Oh and he's the co-founder and head of brand for a little Australian craft distillery called Four Pillars Gin.
Business lessons from a craft start-up, a Four Pillars Gin story in three parts
In just four years, Four Pillars has gone from crowd-funded start-up to the number two super premium gin in Australia, and the fastest growing craft distillery in Australia.
In this session, Matt will share his insight into what's going on in the world, shining a light on the lessons businesses, organisations and leaders of all types can learn from the world of craft.
Stuart Gregor will then take us on the Four Pillars journey, sharing the highs, lows, laughs and triumphs of the past four years, and showing how some of Matt’s theories have actually helped build a business to be reckoned with.
And afterwards there will be gin (and tonic).
Founder & Managing Director, TalentCode HR Pty Ltd
Trudy is an established business leader and human resource professional who specialises in empowering businesses to become great by maximising the performance of their people.
She is a multi-award winning speaker having being honoured as 'Speaker of the Year' - Australia and New Zealand in 2015 & 2014.
She has the unique ability to inspire people to think differently and delivers highly engaging and passionate presentations that deliver real results to business. Trudy is a regular speaker at Industry Associations, Conferences and Corporate Events.
Her career is founded on an education in Organisational Psychology and spans Australia, New Zealand, the USA and parts of Asia. She has co-founded or played a key executive role in four start-up technology and human resource consulting business, three of which have been acquired by international companies. Trudy is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Talent Code - a strategic human resource consulting business.
Trudy is a sought after conference speaker and trainer having delivered over 150 workshops to CEOs and business leaders in the past three years.
Wellbeing, Leadership & Culture Keynote Speaker
Mark McKeon is one of Australia's leading experts on leadership, efficiency, productivity, work life balance and team cohesion. His latest book 'Go Zone' reinforces all these factors.
Mark spent 16 years as the high performance coach at Collingwood, with the team also outsourcing their entire fitness and training function to Mark's team. He was also Club Runner for more than 250 games, an AFL record, and worked with Victoria’s State of Origin Team on five occasions.
Mark previously played football in the VFL with the Melbourne team, and represented Victoria in the VFA. He has always maintained his fitness, and at age 41 was a part of the inaugural AFL Triathlon as part of the winning team. They were competing against current players from all teams.
He has regular columns in The Age and Panorama, amongst others.
His aim is to share a holistic approach to life and work, based on the belief that all leadership starts with self-leadership. Before anyone can have an impact on others, they need to have their own game in order. Mark aims to offer audiences a pathway to change, making them happier and more productive.
Mark presents keynotes and tailored sessions, and along with his team, conducts workshops and conference programs in lifestyle, team building and leadership. Mark consistently rates as, 'exceedingly funny with a great message' or 'best conference speaker'. He spends time with delegates, and can MC or facilitate as well as present keynotes and workshops.
Mark has an insightful and engaging style and his uplifting presentations have been a conference highlight with lasting impacts for many years.
Mark is a very engaging, humorous and informative speaker who always customizes his presentation to the clients brief.
Group Chief Economist, National Australia Bank Limited
Alan joined the Bank in 1992 from the Federal Treasury where he worked for 15 years - his special field being economic forecasting and monetary policy.
He grew up in Newcastle and graduated (with first class honours) in economics from Newcastle University. He also holds a Masters degree in economics from the Australian National University.
Immediately before joining the Bank, Alan was the Senior Adviser in Treasury responsible for economic forecasting and modelling. In 1987 he was seconded for nearly four years as Counsellor-Economic and Financial with Australia’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.
As Group Chief Economist, Alan is responsible for NAB's global economic and financial forecasts. He is also a highly respected and much quoted commentator on Australian and global economic trends and policy issues.
Lead Penetration Tester / Security Specialist, Kiandra IT
Daniel is the Lead Penetration Tester and Head of Security Services at Kiandra IT.
Dan has over 22 years’ experience in I.T, in a range of different industries, and was one of the first 10 people in the world to become a Certified Ethical Hacker.
Dan heads up Kiandra’s team of Cyber Security Experts, proactively assessing company and government networks to increase their security posture and not become the next 'headline'.
Earning the nickname 'The General' as a result of his multitude of industry qualifications, Daniel also holds an additional 22 industry certifications.
In his spare time Daniel undertakes research on the cybercrime underground, facilitates training sessions for budding ethical hackers, is a regular on the speaker circuit and is an active participant in a variety of renowned security and industry programs.
6.45 - 7.00am
7.00 - 7.40am
Networking and Breakfast
7.40 - 7.45am
Introduction and Welcome
7.45 - 7.55am
Case Study - Pronto
Chad Gates, Managing Director, Pronto
7.55 - 8.00am
Welcome and introduction Alan Oster
8.00 - 8.40am
Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist, NAB
8.40 - 8.50am
Knowledge Sharing - Key issues over the Next Three Years...
8.50 - 9.05am
Building a Culture of Accountability and High Performance
Trudy Macdonald, Founder & Managing Director, TalentCode HR Pty Ltd
9.05 - 9.20am
The Power of Recovery
Mark McKeon, MMA Team
9.20 - 9.35am
Preparing for the Cyber Landscape of 2020
Dan Weis, Lead Penetration Tester / Security Specialist, Kiandra IT
9.35 - 9.50am
Panel Questions (Run by MC)
Visit the speakers in the CEO Corner for more rapid knowledge sharing over morning tea and lunch
9.50 - 10.30am
Morning Tea and Networking
10.30 - 11.15am
Business lessons, products and growth of a craft start-up
Matt Jones and Stuart Gregor, Co-founders, Four Pillars Gin
11.15 - 12.00pm
The Power of Perspective
12.00 - 12.15pm
Close and Thank You
12.15 - 1:00pm
Lunch and Networking
Optional MCG Tour