Featured Speakers

Belinda Brosnan - CEO, Belinda Brosnan International

Belinda Brosnan is a leading change agent on mindset and personal leadership through change and uncertainty. Obsessed with practical solutions for her clients, Belinda is passionate about challenging the patterns of thinking and behaviour that hold people back from being effective collaborators, leaders and decision makers.

An experienced senior leader with credentials in conversational intelligence and NeuroLeadership, Belinda helps clients discover the power and courage within to step up in their professional and personal lives. Belinda is an advocate and investor with The Hunger Project and has led leadership programs in Africa and India. She was QLD Telstra Business Women’s Awards winner for Start-Up in 2015.

Andre Eikmeier - CEO and co-founder, Vinomofo

After years of poverty, stupidity, half an accounting degree, a failed family business, an acting career in four out of five of Australia’s worst TV shows, a singing career that never transcended being lead singer in a One Hit Wonders covers band, a job on the phones at a direct marketing wine company, and a year-long wine adventure travelling round the country in a kombi…

… Andre finally launched wine startup Vinomofo in 2011, and it’s grown into a $100 million global wine empire. This is his story.

Tomer Garzberg - Founder and CEO, Gronade

Tomer Garzberg is the founder and CEO of GRONADE, a predictive decisioning and future-of-work company in Sydney. GRONADE operates on the philosophy that if data is the new oil, without an ignition, it’s just latent potential.

The GRONADE team partners with Fortune 500’s and enterprise to run experiments on the back of data science initiatives, deploying machine intelligence and behavioural experiments to reduce operational expenditure, amplify profit, and capitalise on future-of-work opportunities.

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Samantha Gash

Samantha Gash went from the bottom of the class in school athletics, to being the first woman, and the youngest person to complete the ‘Four Deserts’ Grandslam – one of the toughest endurance competitions on the planet.

Samantha uses authentic storytelling and dramatic documentary footage to explain the passion, purpose and process that took her from amateur runner to the first woman to complete a 1000km staged race through the deserts of Chile, China, Egypt and Antarctica. Carrying everything she needed to survive in a pack on her back.

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Simon Griffiths - Co-founder and CEO, Who Gives A Crap

Simon is the Co-Founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap, a profit-for-purpose toilet paper company that uses 50% of its profits to build toilets in the developing world. He was also a co-founder of Shebeen, Australia’s first non-profit bar, which was located in Melbourne’s CBD.

In 2011, Simon was recognised by The Age’s Melbourne Magazine as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 Most Influential People, and in 2013 he was shortlisted for Young Australian of the Year. He is an outstanding entrepreneur and philanthropist who has built two social enterprises, generating donations of more than $1,000,000.

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Robbi Mack - Dynamic Entertainment Services

As a former professional entertainer, singer and comedian, Robbi spent the early years of her career becoming the masterful performer she is today.

Those years were bright with spotlights and glitter, however the lights dimmed when after the birth of her son she descended into prolonged deep postnatal depression. This experience led Robbi through the depths of mental ill-health to become the bright vivacious heart-centred woman she is today.

Stephen Scheeler - former Facebook CEO, Australia and New Zealand

Stephen Scheeler is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he helped guide Facebook’s rise from quirky startup to media and technology titan. His tenure at Facebook saw the ANZ business grow into the most successful Facebook market in the world.

Today – as advisor to CEO’s and senior leaders – he helps businesses build world-beating digital strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Brambles, Google, Seven West Media, QBE, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Mirvac and the Australian Government. Stephen is a member of PM Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.

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