Australia & New Zealand Conference


October 19 & 20, 2017 – Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

With the theme, [i+U+WE] CONNECT, the 2017 ICON Australia & New Zealand Conference will celebrate the launch of our new brand with the spotlight on ‘connection’, and speakers and content bringing diverse backgrounds and perspectives, both from within and outside professional services.

In the B2B market, we know connection is essential to success. As relationships drive our business models, we increasingly seek to broaden and deepen our connections. We connect in order to deliver our services. We connect to offer insights. We connect to further our big picture business goals. And, of course, as professionals we connect through ICON with peers, thought leaders and market disrupters from whom we can learn and grow.

The conference will challenge you to reflect on how you and your firms connect with key audiences via initiatives across the full B2B engagement spectrum – marketing, communication, sales, business development and more.



Insider knowledge on Managing between generations from Avril Henry, author of 'Leadership Revelations: An Australian Perspective' and Executive Director, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women 

Associate Professor Robin Stonecash discusses Management innovation for cross-border teams from her experience as Director Executive Education University of Sydney Business School, and as Program Director for Rabobank's Executive Development Program 


Marketing Automation and industry nouse from Ben Scott, Grant Thornton and Jason Murray of RAIN Group

New panel

Collaborative Intelligence Panel

Sarah Chisman-Duffy, Head of Client Engagement, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Matthew Jones, Head of Knowledge & Research, Herbert Smith Freehills
Allison Nussbaum, Head of Client Success, Manzama

They join…

Brilliant thinking

International guest speaker Timothy B. Corcoran on current trends for data-driven marketing.

Opening keynote speaker Melissa Kaplan from Microsoft on the changing marketing and communication landscape.

Mastering the new rules of pitching in The Hinge Factor with Wayne Stewart.

Intelligent content

Top tips from Paul Hugh-Jones, Beaton Global, What winners do differently - take aways from the AFR Client Choice Awards.

The link between personal happiness and individual and organisational success with Alex Dawson from Positive Scenario.

Why it all comes down to reputation with Jade Thompson from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Learn from ideas man, Graham Barton from Folk on why ideas matter and where they come from.

Challenging discussion

The celebrated panels return: CMO Panel, Managing Partner Panel and Client Panel

+ Conference Cocktail Party

Reach for the sky with us at Sydney's newest rooftop venue Untied Rooftop Bar, Barangaroo

Please see below the conference program snapshot.

Registration Fees:

Standard Rate - Members:   
$1,650 AUD
Standard Rate - Non Members:
$1,950 AUD
One Day Pass:
$850 AUD
Group Booking: $800 AUD
Cocktail Party Only - Members $100 AUD
Cocktail Party Only - Non Members $130 AUD

To register, please click here.

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