Delegates arrive at the hotel to register and check in ahead of the afternoon formalities. Hotel check in guarantee from 3pm.
Join Ryf Quail and the iMedia team for a warm welcome.
Hailed as one of the most rewarding parts of the summit, business connect involves 10 x 10 minute meetings designed to float topline objectives and explore synergies. Delegates are required to request and confirm these meetings prior to the summit.
Delegates can use this time to refresh, check-in with work and explore the surroundings.
The official Welcome Dinner & networking reception held on the first night is the perfect avenue to build relationships with key conference delegates, speakers, and sponsors in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Opening Independent Keynote | To do or not to do? The science of how to make better decisions
Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. Some are big, some are small. And some may seem inconsequential. But it's our ability to make good decisions that ultimately determines our success in life. Good decisions lead to success at work, better relationships, improved health, and ultimately, greater happiness. But here’s the strange thing: despite the fact that making good decisions is so important, the majority of people never receive training in how to become better at making decisions. The good news is: scientific research can shed a great deal of light on how to become an excellent decision-maker.
The Future of marketing opens with the ever-brilliant Dr. Amantha Imber: organisational psychologist and founder of behavioural science consultancy Inventium. Amantha is also the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list and the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list. Amantha has helped companies such as Google, Apple, Disney, LEGO, Atlassian, Commonwealth Bank and many others reinvent the way they approach their work. Amantha has been named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, she’s won (twice) the Thinkers50 Innovation Award (described by the Financial Times as the ‘Oscars for Management Thinking’), which recognises the thinker who has contributed the most to the understanding of innovation globally
In this fantastic session, Dr Amantha Imber will delve into the latest science on how you can significantly improve your decision-making progess.
Day two opens with Robert Britain - consultant and advisor to CMOs who shares his marketing experience and insights, enabling enterprise-wide media effectiveness.
Robert is a published writer and has co-authored reports with Peter Field on advertising effectiveness. These reports include the "Advertising Effectiveness Rules" series from the ACA Effectiveness Database, covering topics such as recession strategies, share of voice optimization, and the relationship between attention and advertising effectiveness.
Robert's presentation will showcase his seven rules to help companies drive better business results through effective media strategies.
Tea and coffee is served!
Get ready for some serious Go Kart Racing fun. Time to bring out your competitive side with the only 3 Level Indoor Go Karting Centre on the Gold Coast!
The fun doesn’t stop there with the tracks outdoor section great for getting the knees in the breeze (Weather permitting of course).
The track itself is 475m long and can be run rain hail or shine which makes it perfect for a Gold Coast wet weather activity! The Go Karts can reach up to speeds of 70 km/h.
Reserve your spot quickly and have the chance to take the ‘Winners Podium’.
Dress Regulations: Closed in flat shoes. No flowing clothes such as loose jackets, dresses, and scarfs.
Mixology Masterclass will take you on a cocktail journey like no other where you will learn how to make top-quality cocktails from your very own cocktail Guru! You will conquer some popular cocktails and the basic principles of mixology.
Working in a team you will then embark on your own journey of discovery when you will all have to work together to create your own signature cocktail using the techniques and secrets previously learned. Your creativity is key and no doubt after a few samples of the very best, you will have plenty of ideas to share and you may even surprise yourself.
You will take part in a 3-hour paint and sip experience, allowing you to brush up on your artistic skills.
Up to 5 artists will be on hand to assist you during the painting activity allowing you to take on some of the basic (and some more advanced) techniques of painting on canvas.
Pinot and Picasso hosts deliver each session with comprehensive step by step instruction with plenty of room left for your inner-Picasso to run wild. By the end of the night, even the ‘non-creatives’ will be taking home their very own Picasso!
You will have the opportunity to engage in discussion, participate in a creative and fun activity, and enjoy a selection of wine and nibbles to fuel your creative minds.
Day 3 begins with breakfast and barista coffee!
Take a break and refuel!
Gus Balbontin, a crowd favourite at iMedia, will share valuable lessons learned from decades of market disruption and business transformation in various industries. He will focus on adaptability to ever-changing customer needs, providing common-sense and easy-to-implement solutions that are relevant to media today.
Often referred to as a futurist, Gus's expertise lies in helping you focus on what you can control to deal with any future, rather than getting too distracted with future guesses that take time away from taking action. While he enjoys discussing future trends, he believes it's essential to take practical steps to create a better future.
Gus's blunt and energetic approach will not only make you laugh but also consider the puzzles of running a team. His presentation on change, adaptability, transformation, technology, and innovation is the perfect end to the iMedia Future of Marketing. Whatever you do, don’t miss it.