ICON connects members with other members, with experts and thought leaders at a range of events across the regions.

Through the events program, members are exposed to new ways of thinking, new information and insights. Events provide the opportunity to connect, collaborate and initiate relationships which support business objectives and also personal career development.

Events include seminars, workshops and social networking functions, as well as the annual ICON conference.

To identify future events of interest on the specific regional events page.

ICON is grateful to member firms who regularly host our events. If you would like to bring ICON’s members to your office, please contact your Regional Committee or the ICON head office.

 





Upcoming events

    • 14 March 2017
    • 7:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 30 November 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane

    APSMA Queensland is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Next Step Program.

    Next Step events are designed to support the development of up-and-coming marketing, communications and business development professionals.

    The program is a series of four separate events run over the course of a year (each interactive event runs for approximately 1 hour, followed by networking within a Brisbane CBD venue).

    These events have been specifically created to help expand skill sets, build professional networks and provide inspiration for career success.

    Although individual registration and attendance is available, we encourage attendees to take advantage of the Next Step Program package which provides the opportunity to register for all four events in the series at a discounted cost. More details on registration for this series are located at the end of this email.


    The 2017 Next Step Calendar includes the following event topics:

    March - Next Step 1: Speed Mentoring

    August - Next Step 2: Creating a career development action plan

    Venue: EY, Level 51, 111 Eagle Street

    Topic overview: Know that you need to be in control of your own career and goals but don’t know where to start? This event will provide you with the tools to manage your own career and ensure you’re making the best decision to move forward in your career journey.

    September - Next Step 3: PechaKucha breakfast – career stories

    Venue: Brisbane CBD venue TBC

    Topic overview: Never heard of the PechaKucha concept? This fast paced, high energy event format sees each speaker present 20 slides on their career journey – the twist? They have just 20 seconds per slide. Come and be entertained and energised by hearing about the various career paths, high and lows and life lessons of our speakers.

    Life is about the journey not the destination.


    November – Next Step 4: Why are my ideas not being heard?

    Venue: Brisbane CBD venue TBC

    Topic overview: More and more our business leaders are having constraints put on their time and are constantly being hit by messages and communications. Budgets and resources are constrained. How can you ensure your idea gets heard and considered. This practical session explores how successful people put their ideas forward and give themselves the best chance of their ideas being accepted.

    Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.


    2017 Next Step Package:

    APSMA Members: $165 AUD (including GST)
    Non-Members: $230 AUD (including GST)


    To register to the Full Program, please click here.

    *Note; the option to purchase the 2017 Next Step Package will expire Monday 13 March 2017, so be sure to secure your package quickly!



    Individual Event Price:

    APSMA Members:
    $55 AUD (including GST)
    Non-Members:
    $77 AUD (including GST)


    To register to Next Step 1 "Speed Mentoring", please click here.


    Please feel free to forward this email on to colleagues who may be interested in our Next Step program events.

    APSMA would like to thank our event sponsors:

    • 01 July 2017
    • 01 December 2017
    • NSW

    ICON NSW Mentoring Program Launch

    In partnership with program sponsor, Marsden Group, the ICON NSW Committee is excited to launch the 2017 Mentoring Program.

    For those of you not already familiar with it, this ICON initiative is designed to increase influence, build collaboration, and extend the opportunity to network among B2B professionals. 

    The aim of this program is to enhance a mentee’s abilities in their current role through connecting them with the experience of a mentor within our community.  Through providing guidance and strategies that will allow mentee’s to improve their performance and confidence, this program will create an influential contribution to the mentee’s career.  Mentors will also benefit from developing their leadership skills and shaping the careers of future B2B professionals.

    As with last year’s program, this year we will run two programs – one for junior-mid level B2B professionals (Assistant through to Advisor/Executive) and one for our senior cohort of B2B professionals (Manager and above).

    Our junior-mid level program will run in a similar fashion to previous years with one scheduled meeting each month for a total of six meetings, or more if mutually agreed between the mentor and mentee.  The suggested length of each meeting is one hour and can be arranged at a time, date and location suitable for both parties – we suggest catching up at a café over coffee.  Additional communication may include phone or email interaction, again depending on what is agreed upon between you.

    The senior program will run in the same way as the junior-mid level program, however, it is designed to act as an "ideas network" for senior B2B professionals – sharing ideas across non-competing industries in a confidential environment.  We suggest that the mentor and mentee meet on six occasions, however, this will again be at the discretion of the mentor and mentee. (Mentors from the junior program are, of course, also welcome to apply to be a mentee in the senior program.)

    REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

    Please review and complete the applicable mentor/mentee form as part of either the junior or senior application pack (found by clicking the relevant links below) and submit to your ICON NSW Committee Mentoring Program contacts by Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

    Junior-mid level program – Nichole McLachlan (nichole.mclachlan@corrs.com.au), Laura Gray (laura.gray@ashurst.com) and Tanjali Chelliah (tanjali.chelliah@clydeco.com).

    Junior Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms) 

    Senior program – Vicky Doneska (vicky.doneska@bnlaw.com.au) and Jo Wood (jo.wood@macquarie.com).

    Senior Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms) 

    Once you have submitted the relevant form and have been matched with your mentor/mentee, mentees will be invoiced by the ICON NSW accounts team.

    Please note that spaces in each program are limited so don’t delay in submitting your application!

    COST FOR PARTICIPATION

    ICON Member- Mentee:  $88 (GST incl.)
    Non member- Mentee:  $99 (GST incl.) 

    Mentors
     pay only with their time and knowledge.


    PROGRAM LAUNCH

    Once you have been paired with your mentor/mentee you will receive an email from one of the program contacts advising you of the pairing and introducing you to one another.  The program will officially run from July to December 2017, and there will be a mentor/mentee “meet and greet” event in late July (details to follow).

    Again, if you have any questions about the program, please get in touch with your NSW Committee Mentoring Program contacts:

    Junior-mid level program – Nichole McLachlan (nichole.mclachlan@corrs.com.au), Laura Gray (laura.gray@ashurst.com) and Tanjali Chelliah (tanjali.chelliah@clydeco.com).

    Senior program – Vicky Doneska (vicky.doneska@bnlaw.com.au) and Jo Wood (jo.wood@macquarie.com).

    We hope the benefits for all will be numerous, and that you are as excited about this program as we are.  We look forward to receiving your application!

    ICON thanks the program partner:


    • 16 August 2017
    • 8:45 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 30 November 2017
    • 10:15 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

    ICON Singapore is pleased to present Next Step 2017 – a series of short seminars designed to develop the next generation of marketing, communications and business development talent in Singapore.

    The series includes four workshops covering both the technical and professional skills that our junior marketers require to develop a successful career. Junior marketers will get the opportunity to build their professional network through engagement with experienced professionals and networking with their peers. To view the full program click here

    Next Step Session 1: If only I knew - our senior leaders provide insights on their career highlights and challenges

    In this panel session, we will hear from senior marketers who will share their experiences and learnings from their careers in Asia Pacific. The panel will provide you with insights, advice and practical tips to help steer your career path. This will be a relaxed, informative panel discussion, with plenty of opportunities to ask all of your burning questions.

    For further information click here

    Next Step Session 2: The value of a "Like" in professional services marketing

    Social media can be a powerful tool in professional services marketing. Done well, a considered strategy can drive significant engagement, leads and business. We look at how firms are using social media as part of their digital strategy.

    For further information click here

    Next Step Session 3: Managing the Client Relationship

    How can you impact a client relationship? In large firms, you may feel that client relationships are far removed from your day-to-day role. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s vitally important that we are client-centric at all levels. In this session, you will learn about what you can do to improve and impact the client relationship within your firm.

    For further information click here

    Next Step Session 4: The secrets of career success 

    Want to know the secret ingredients to managing a successful career? During this workshop, we will look at the “PIE of Success” and delve into each of the three elements – performance, image and exposure. We will discuss how to take positive steps to build on each of the elements and focus on how to implement new strategies to achieve career success.

    For further information click here

    Event details:

    Location: CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
    Price:

    2017 Next Step Package

    ICON Members: SG$320
    Non-Members: SG$475

    Group Bookings (4+) Full Series Only

    ICON members: SG$270 pp
    Non-Members: SG$385 pp

    To register to the full program, please click here.

    Individual Event Price

    ICON Members: SG$95
    Non-Members: SG$130


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 24 August 2017
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Spice QV, 27 Artemis Lane Melbourne
    • 2

    The popular Connect Networking Lunches continue under our ICON branding. The informal lunch settings provide you with the opportunity to network with peers in similar roles

    To ensure that attendees get the greatest value from the experience, lunches are restricted to those specialising in the area of business and attendance will be kept to a maximum of 8 people.

    Content Managers

    Are you in charge of producing campaign or strategic content?  At this lunch, share with peers insights into editorial control, committed contributors, and content production in an ever-changing digital marketing landscape.

    Event details:

    Date:  Thursday, 24 August 2017
    Time: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location:  Red Spice QV, 27 Artemis Lane Melbourne
    Price:

    Members:  $60 inc GST
    Non-Members: $80 inc GST  


    • 24 August 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Mordeo Bistro and Bar – Deutsche Bank Place 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (on the corner of Phillip and Hunter Street)
    • 9

    The NSW ICON committee is excited to launch the next two lunches in the 2017 CONNECT Networking Lunch series.

    The next two lunches are aimed at bringing together members of the Assistant/Coordinator cohort and Adviser/Executive cohort respectively to provide an opportunity to network with your peers and have discussions around the opportunities and challenges you each face. It is also a great opportunity to broaden your professional networks outside of your firm across the various sectors within the professional services industry.

    For those unfamiliar with the overall CONNECT Networking Lunch Series, these intimate lunches bring together specialists from areas of marketing, communications and business development in a casual lunch setting. The lunches aim to cover a range of topics, with some including a guest speaker, and others operating as an open forum for you to connect with your peers across the professional services industry.

    To ensure you get the greatest value from the experience, these lunches will be restricted to a maximum of 10 people – so get in quick!

    Lunch 3 – Assistants/Coordinators CONNECT

    Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017
    Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    Location: Mordeo Bistro and Bar, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (on the corner of Phillip and Hunter Street)
    Price: 

    $55 (inc. GST) for member
    $70 (inc. GST) for non-members


    If you have any questions regarding the program or suggestions for future lunches please contact
    Luke Wilson.

    We look forward to CONNECTing with you soon!

    • 24 August 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Bar Lafayette, Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace

    As you may be aware, APSMA has turned the page on an exciting new chapter and we are now known as ICON - the influence, collaboration and opportunity network for B2B markets professionals.

    To celebrate this change and the support of our current members, we'd like to invite you and a 'plus one' to our launch event. We encourage you to invite a friend or colleague who would be interested in ICON and who hasn't yet been able to attend a recent event.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017
    Time: 5:30 pm onwards
    Location:  Bar Lafayette, Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace
    Price: Buy 1 ticket, Get 1 FREE!
    ICON Members: $25 AUD (inc GST)

    Non-Members: $35 AUD (inc GST)

    Please note, your ticket includes your first drink (wine, beer, cider) and nibbles for you and your guest.


    Register now

    To view details on ICON membership pricing, click here

    Upcoming sessions in 2017:

    18 October: Mentoring session
    December: End of Year sundowner

    Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.

    Stay in touch with the WA network on our LinkedIn page

    • 31 August 2017
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • EY, Level 51, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

    Having a career strategy is important. It can help you manage the direction you want your career to take, the job skills and knowledge you will need, and how you can get them.

    During this ICON event Graham Seldon will work with participants to start to develop a tangible career action plan to assist you to set short and long term goals, to clarify the actions needed to achieve these goals, and to commit to participating in the planned activities.

    This is an opportunity to reflect on your current skills, areas of improvement and to consider what skills may be required in the future marketing landscape.

    This action plan will provide a framework for you and your manager to discuss development activities that will help to enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    This event provides you with an opportunity to put your career first and come away with a plan to put into action

    Presenter details:

    Graham Seldon is a Founder and Director of Seldon Rosser, a recruitment consulting firm that specialises in the sourcing and placing of Business Development, Client Focused and Marketing executives for professional service firms across Asia.

    Throughout his 20 year recruitment career he has been at the forefront of identifying the skills that professional service firms invest in and has helped over a thousand people navigate their career at all levels.


    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 31 Augusut 2017
    Time: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: EY, Level 51, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
    Price: ICON members $55 
    Non members $77

    To register click
    here.


    ICON thanks event sponsor: 



    • 31 August 2017
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Spice QV, 27 Artemis Lane Melbourne
    • 6

    The popular Connect Networking Lunches continue under our ICON branding. The informal lunch settings provide you with the opportunity to network with peers in similar roles

    To ensure that attendees get the greatest value from the experience, lunches are restricted to those specialising in the area of business and attendance will be kept to a maximum of 8 people.

    Mid-Tier Senior Marketing & BD Managers

    Connect with other Senior Marketing & BD Managers of other mid-tier firms: share your experiences, discuss best practice approaches and chat about the challenges you face.

    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017
    Time:  12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Red Spice QV, 27 Artemis Lane Melbourne
    Price:

    Members:  $60 inc GST
    Non-Members: $80 inc GST  


    • 31 August 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Mordeo Bistro and Bar – Deutsche Bank Place 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (on the corner of Phillip and Hunter Street)
    • 5

    The NSW ICON committee is excited to launch the next two lunches in the 2017 CONNECT Networking Lunch series.

    The next two lunches are aimed at bringing together members of the Assistant/Coordinator cohort and Adviser/Executive cohort respectively to provide an opportunity to network with your peers and have discussions around the opportunities and challenges you each face. It is also a great opportunity to broaden your professional networks outside of your firm across the various sectors within the professional services industry.

    For those unfamiliar with the overall CONNECT Networking Lunch Series, these intimate lunches bring together specialists from areas of marketing, communications and business development in a casual lunch setting. The lunches aim to cover a range of topics, with some including a guest speaker, and others operating as an open forum for you to connect with your peers across the professional services industry.

    To ensure you get the greatest value from the experience, these lunches will be restricted to a maximum of 10 people – so get in quick!

    Event details for Lunch 4 – Advisers/Executives CONNECT

    Date:  Thursday, 31 August 2017
    Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    Location: Mordeo Bistro and Bar, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (on the corner of Phillip and Hunter Street)
    Price:

    ICON Members $55 (inc. GST)
    Non-Members $70 (inc. GST)


    If you have any questions regarding the program or suggestions for future lunches please contact
    Luke Wilson.

    We look forward to CONNECTing with you soon!

    • 01 September 2017
    • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Level 17, 8 Chifley 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney

    In our increasingly digital world, it’s essential to understand the full spectrum of ways your clients can learn about and interact with you. With the multitude of online channels available, it’s easy to get lost. This is where having a digital strategy becomes an essential tool to get cut-through with clients and potential clients.

    The Digital Dimensions Series aims to arm ICON members of all levels and experience with the knowledge and best practices to make effective use of digital marketing in the professional services industry.

    Digital Dimensions Session 2 – Hello… is it me you’re looking for?

    SEO, SEM, EDM – We’ve all heard of these terms, but do you know what they mean? The next session of the Digital Dimensions Series aims to break through the jargon and give you the knowledge to factor these important marketing techniques into your campaigns.

    Cameron Steel, Managing Director of Mindworks Marketing Communications will run us through best practice and some fresh ideas on how to be found online.

    Some key points that Cameron will cover:

    • Why is content so important to being found online? How to do it right.
    • What is the real value of paid online advertising? Targeting B2B on SEM and LinkedIn. The Pros and Cons.
    • How email marketing can generate leads and develop business opportunities. Yes, really…

    A little bit about our presenter:

    Cameron is a 35-year veteran of the advertising industry.

    Having started his working life with the then behemoth advertising agency George Patterson Bates, Cameron worked his way through the ranks to follow a Media Planning career pathway. During these years working for USP Needham (now part of the DDB Group).

    In 2002, Cameron launched MindWorks Marketing Communications, one of Australia’s leading Direct Marketing specialist agencies.


    Over the last 15 years, MindWorks has grown from a direct mail agency to a turn-key multichannel Direct Marketing Agency providing expertise across Digital, Direct, Data and Social capabilities to B2C and B2B marketers across a wide range of Industries including: Agriculture, Business Services, Banking and Finance, Education and IT&C to name a few.

    Who should attend:

    • Young professionals
    • Marketing and Business Development professionals

    Event details:

    Date: Friday, 1 September 2017
    Time: 7:45 am for 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    A light breakfast will be served. Please advise dietary requirements during registration.
    Location: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Level 17, 8 Chifley
    8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney
    Price:

    ICON Members: $77 AUD (including GST)
    Non-Members: $99 AUD (including GST)


    We look forward to seeing you there!

    To register for this session, please click here.

    ICON thanks event sponsor


    • 01 September 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 February 2018
    • Victoria

    ICON VIC Mentoring Program starts in September – Apply Now!

    This year we have received lots of interest in the ICON VIC Mentoring Program. For those of you not already familiar with it, this ICON initiative is designed to increase influence, build collaboration, and extend the opportunity to network among B2B professionals. 

    The aim of this program is to enhance a mentee’s abilities in their current role through connecting them with the experience of a mentor within our community.  Through providing guidance and strategies that will allow mentee’s to improve their performance and confidence, this program will create an influential contribution to the mentee’s career.  Mentors will also benefit from developing their leadership skills and shaping the careers of future B2B professionals.

    The program will run in a similar fashion to previous years with one scheduled meeting each month for a total of six meetings, or more if mutually agreed between the mentor and mentee.  The suggested length of each meeting is one hour and can be arranged at a time, date and location suitable for both parties – we suggest catching up at a café over coffee.  Additional communication may include phone or email interaction, again depending on what is agreed upon between you.

    REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

    Please review and complete the mentor/mentee form in the application pack (found by clicking the link below) and submit to your ICON VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts by Friday, 18 August 2017.

    ICON VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts:

    Kate Fisher (Kate.Fisher@wrays.com.au | +61 3 8538 5813)  
    Angela Rook (arook@deloitte.com.au | +61 435 863 785)
    Hannah Shillson (Hannah.Shillson@au.kwm.com | +61 438 513 638)

    Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms) 

    Once you have submitted the application form and have been matched with your mentor/mentee, mentees will be invoiced by the ICON VIC accounts team.

    COST FOR PARTICIPATION

    ICON Member - Mentee: $88 (GST incl.)

    Non member - Mentee:  $99 (GST incl.) 

    Mentors pay only with their time and knowledge.

    PROGRAM LAUNCH

    Once you have been paired with your mentor/mentee you will receive an email from one of the program contacts advising you of the pairing and introducing you to one another.  The program will officially run from September 2017 to February 2018.

    There will be a mentor/mentee networking and “check in” event in late September (details to follow).

    Again, if you have any questions about the program, please get in touch with your VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts:

    Kate Fisher (Kate.Fisher@wrays.com.au | +61 3 8538 5813)  
    Angela Rook (arook@deloitte.com.au | +61 435 863 785)
    Hannah Shillson (Hannah.Shillson@au.kwm.com | +61 438 513 638)

    We hope the benefits for all will be numerous, and that you are as excited about this program as we are.  We look forward to receiving your application!

    • 06 September 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Allens Deutsche Bank Place Corner of Hunter & Phillip Streets, Sydney

    Most firms have formal client feedback mechanisms and programs in place, but, do the programs work and are we really listening to what our clients are telling us? Are we taking steps to play back the feedback our clients provide us and improve the overall client experience? Moreover, are we asking the right questions of our clients to uncover where the commercial drivers and their individual career objectives intersect, and, understand the role we can play?

    We've assembled a panel of experts including Chief Marketing Officer of Allens, Julie Barber, Director and principal consultant of QED Business Development, Paul McAllister, to explore these questions, the programs they’ve seen work and more.

    A little about each of our panellists:

    Julie Barber is the CMO at Allens. She leads a very talented team of around 40, whose focus spans client experience, client relationships, business development, marketing, brand and communication.

    Before Allens, Julie spent a number of years working in the UK, including for Linklaters on their series of European mergers in Sweden, Belgium and Luxembourg. Before law, Julie worked in a number of roles for government, including advising on media, public education and community consultation strategy.

    Paul McAllister is the Director of QED Business Development. Since its establishment in 2003, Paul has spent over 10,000 hours coaching and training professionals in business development with significant and tangible increases in revenue and sustainability.

    He has worked with, coached and trained a variety of professionals – from hydrologists to M&A lawyers to tax accountants. He uses his experience to help firms and individuals create their best business development plans, and, most importantly, to execute them. He has a particular focus on helping to improve provider’s standing in their client’s eyes in order to improve sustainability and reduce churn.

    Before starting QED, Paul spent seven successful years in business development roles with Ernst & Young and a further ten years in senior oil trading roles, both in Australia and in Asia, for BHP.


    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
    Time: 7:45 am for 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Location: Allens, Deutsche Bank, Corner of Hunter & Phillips Streets, Sydney
    Price: $77 AUD (including GST)
    $99 AUD (including GST)

    To register for this session, please click here.


    A light breakfast will be served. Please advise dietary requirements during registration.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 12 September 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • BDO - Level 10, 12 Creek Street Brisbane

    The greatest challenge for B2B Marketing & BD professionals is demonstrating tangible value back to the business. Often perceived as reactive and transactional, they can be overlooked, or not included, when strategic decisions need to be made and executed. In order to ‘future proof’ firms are embracing technology, innovation and outside-of-the-box thinking therefore creating new ways for marketers to step in and be counted. Now is the time to increase your value and show how marketing can pump up profit!

    One of Australia’s leading executive and professional development coaches, Sue-Ella Prodonovich, will share strategies and tactics you can use now to thrive and deliver top line results from a marketing perspective.

    By attending this event you will learn more about:

    Finance 101 – understanding the key profit drivers and how are you going to improve profit of the firm

    Adding value – Innovation and how to align marketing and BD efforts to build top line growth and manage expenses

    Client experience – Knowing the client experience pathway and how that should fit with value proposition

    Analysis of ideal clients - knowing the triggers for prospects and how to churn ‘not so good’ clients.

    Presenter details:

    Sue-Ella Prodonovich (@sueella) has more than 20 years senior level experience in winning and growing business in the complex business-to-business services and professional services sector. She has more than two decades’ experience in business development and sales, including managing my own business and those of global professional service organisations, and providing coaching and training to other professionals.


    Event details:

    Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
    Time: 12:00 pm arrival and networking lunch
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm presentation
    Location: BDO - Level 10, 12 Creek Street Brisbane
    Price: ICON members: $55
    Non-Members: $77


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 13 September 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Minter Ellison, Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street

    If you believe that strategic thinking is only for senior executives, think again. These days it can, and must, happen at every level of an organisation. It’s one of those unwritten parts of all job descriptions and it all starts by changing your mindset.

    So what specific steps can you take to form a strategic mindset and be more strategic in your current role? In this session Gary Smythe and Lucia Halliburton will focus on what the key abilities are that will assist you in demonstrating your strategic prowess, and how you can develop them.

    Presenter details:

    Gary Smythe 
    Industry Marketing Director at Deloitte

    Click here to view Gary’s LinkedIn profile

    Lucia Halliburton
    Business Development Manager – Professional Services at Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

    Click here to view Lucia’s LinkedIn profile 


    Event details: 

     Date:  Wednesday 13 September, 2017
     Time:  08:00 am - 9:30 am
     Location:

    Minter Ellison, Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street

     Price:

    ICON Members: $110 AUD (inc GST)
    Non-Members: $130 AUD (inc GST).


    Upcoming sessions in 2017:

    • October – Next Step session 5: Getting sh*t done: Project management and achieving a good brief

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 13 September 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place

    Social media can be a powerful tool in professional services marketing. Done well, a considered strategy can drive significant engagement, leads and business. We look at how firms are using social media as part of their digital strategy and share ideas on:

    • optimising your social media posts
    • the role of content marketing distribution
    • proving the ROI of social media campaigns
    • the most effective social media channels to use
    • the impact of influencers and third-party endorsement
    • devising a sound social media plan.

    Presenters:

    Regina Kennedy, Senior Marketing Manager, JLL Asia Pacific

    Regina is a passionate marketer with experience in the real estate and legal sectors within Singapore and Australia. Regina has 9 years' experience in professional services marketing and communications and is a senior marketing manager at JLL where she devises and delivers marketing campaigns for products and services across the Asia Pacific region.

    Monique Retief, Head of Marketing, Nexus International School, Singapore.

    Monique has over 10 years' experience in marketing and communications in London and Singapore and brings a unique perspective having worked in both client and agency marketing sectors. She has worked with brands such as Clarins, Rockstar Games and Johnson & Johnson. She is currently heading marketing for Nexus International school in Singapore after four years with media agency IPG Mediabrands.


    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017
    Time: 8:45 am - 10:15 am (includes a light breakfast)
    Location: CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place
    Price:

    ICON Members: SG$95

    Non-Members: SG$130

    To register for the full program, click here


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 14 September 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Duke, 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne

    Grab your colleagues (BD, marketing, HR, business operations, PR), bring your smarts and join the fun at our annual ICON VIC trivia night sponsored by McLoughlinBall!

    Get ready to enjoy a night of laughter and great entertainment at The Duke as our trivia master challenges you to pitch your wit against your ICON colleagues.

    You can register as a team (tables of up to 10) or sign up on your own and let the ICON team you up, giving you even more opportunity to network with fellow ICON members.

    Your registration fee includes nibbles, dinner and your first drink, as well as your trivia participation.

    Be sure to book in quickly as tables are sure to be snapped up.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:

    Date:  Thursday, 14 September 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location:  The Duke, 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne
    Price:

    ICON Members $40 per person or $375 table of 10
    Non-members $45 per person or $400 table of 10


    Click here to register. 

    ICON thanks trivia sponsor:



    • 20 September 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Madgwicks, Level 6, 140 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Learn how to increase your productivity and reduce stress with Getting Things Done®.

    Built upon David Allen's groundbreaking methodology for achieving control and focus amidst a world of constant change and ever-increasing input, this powerful methodology provides a highly effective and sustainable way to get meaningful things done.

    When applied, GTD® will create space in your life. Space to be more creative, strategic, mindful and meaningfully engaged in whatever we decide to do, or to simply 'be' at any moment.

    About this seminar:

    During this seminar you will get an overview of the GTD methodology's 5 steps to gain or regain control over your life-work-flow:

    1. Capture - everything that has your attention

    2. Clarify - Process what it means

    3. Organise - Put it where it belongs

    4. Reflect - Review frequently

    5. Engage - Get Things Done with confidence!

    Who should attend:

    Anyone wanting to manage a busy life more effectively, get more of the right things done, in less time, with less stress and greater mental clarity.

    Presenter Details:

    Cyrille Jegu
    Cyrille is a Certified GTD® Master Trainer, Certified Licensee of the David Allen Company. After careers in Utilities and Financial Services in Europe and Asia, Cyrille has been Training, Coaching and Consulting in Change Management, Personal and Team Productivity and Performance across Europe and Asia for the last 6 years. Cyrille is also Certified UseClark® Trainer, Certified Best Year Yet® Coach, and a Certified Holacracy® Facilitator & Guide.


    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 
    Time: 7:30 am arrival for a 7:45 am start to 9:00 am 
    Location: Madgwicks, Level 6, 140 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 
    Price: ICON Members: $66
    Non-Members: $99


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 26 September 2017
    • 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • MinterEllison, Level 10, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

    Everyone knows customer relationships affect the success of your business, but do you know how impactful loyalty is?

    Heather Croall, Director and CEO, and Julie Moralee, Head of Marketing, Brand and Business Development, Adelaide Fringe, both know a thing or two about collaborating with artists, venue owners, sponsors and the corporate world.

    Heather and Julie will share their experiences in leveraging a brand and identifying key clients to develop a relationship with. In this session you will learn:

    • how to distinguish your brand and services to support client needs
    • how to build your marketing strategy and encourage cross-promotion
    • how to identify and adapt to specific client behaviour styles
    • the importance of client loyalty and how to encourage loyal clients.

    The presenters:

    Heather Croall, Director and CEO
    Adelaide Fringe

    Heather first worked at the Fringe in the Star Club in the early 1990’s and also ran the film event, Shoot The Fringe from 1992 to 2002. After a decade away from Adelaide running a festival in the UK, Heather returned to take up the role of Director and CEO in 2015.


    Julie Moralee, Head of Marketing, Brand and Business Development
    Adelaide Fringe

    Julie started her arts career back in 2002 at the Adelaide Fringe as the Signage Coordinator, followed by Marketing Manager for Come Out and has worked at the Adelaide Festival Centre as a Marketing Executive and Brand Strategist for the past 13 ½ years. Julie has delivered on more than 250 projects, specialising in brand management, festival and event marketing.


    Event details:

    Date: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
    Time: 4:15 pm registration, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm presentation, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm canapes and networking
    Location: MinterEllison, Level 10, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
    Price: ICON Members: $35
    Non-members $50


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 28 September 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • PerBacco, 20 Craig Road #01-03 Singapore 089692

    Leveraging your networks and connecting with your peers is a vital part of career progression.

    We’re celebrating the Singapore launch of an innovative new career platform from Seldon Rosser and invite you all to join us for an Italian Wine & Cheese Tasting at PerBacco on Thursday, 28 September.

    Come and build networks with Seldon Rosser and your peers, create opportunities and learn something about the wines and cheeses of Italy!

    Your ticket will include three glasses of wine tasting, a selection of cheese and antipasti.

    Registration is required. Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event Details:

    Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Location: PerBacco, 20 Craig Road #01-03 Singapore 089692
    Price: Members: SG$25 | AU$25

    Non-Members: SG$35 | AU$35

    Price includes 3 glasses of wine tasting, a selection of cheese and antipasti


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 10 October 2017
    • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Minter Ellison - Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street Melbourne

    ICON VIC is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Next Step Program.

    Next Step events are designed to support the development of up-and-coming marketing, communications and business development professionals.  The program of events has been specifically created to help expand skill sets, build professional networks and provide inspiration for career success.

    The program is a series of five separate events run over the course of a year (each interactive event runs for approximately 1 hour, with networking opportunities at Minter Ellison, Melbourne). Click here to view information on our speakers and upcoming sessions. 

    We are excited to invite you to our first event of 2017 and share what we have in store for the rest of the year.

    Although individual registration and attendance is available, we encourage attendees to take advantage of the Next Step Program package which provides the opportunity to register for all five events in the series at a discounted cost. This year for the first time, full program registrants will also be enrolled in our mentoring program for no extra cost. More details on registration for this series are located at the end of this email.

    We look forward to seeing you at our first Next Step event on Wednesday 21 June!

    Upcoming sessions in 2017

    • July – Next Step session 2: Building your career path: The good, the bad and the ugly panel discussion click here

    • August - Next Step session 3: Life without a capability statement click here

    • September – Next Step session 4: How to form a strategic mindset, starting at your desk click here

    • October – Next Step session 5: Getting sh*t done: Project management and achieving a good brief click here

    Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.


    ICON thanks event sponsor:



    • 10 October 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Minter Ellison, Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street

    Business development and marketing teams often have to juggle multiple tasks and keep everyone happy at the same time. Project management is an art and a skill that can make it easier to deliver results and manage time and expectations more effectively.

    During this session Michael West, Project Services Manager, will talk about a simple way to scope a project, establish a plan, and identify risks at the outset in a manner that will allow you to deliver better results. This session will be interactive, and will help you to familiarise yourself with project terminology and techniques that you can use in a project or just to manage large tasks. These tasks or projects could include managing a key event, managing a major marketing campaign, setting up a key client program or redesigning a website. 


    Presenter details: 

      Michael West
    Project Services Manager at Level Crossing Removal Project, Technical Advisory Services 


    Michael is an experienced project manager and mechanical engineer with over ten years’ experience in the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas and construction industries. He has worked on projects from concept through to construction and from both consultancy and client-side. Michael is currently a member of the Joint Venture Leadership Team of the Level Crossing Removal Program Technical Advisory Project.

    Click here to view Michael’s LinkedIn profile


    Event details: 

     Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
     Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     Location: Minter Ellison, Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street
     Price:

    ICON Members: $110 AUD (inc GST)
    Non-Members: $130 AUD (inc GST).


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 11 October 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place

    How can you impact a client relationship? In large firms, you may feel that client relationships are far removed from your day-to-day role. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s vitally important that we are client-centric at all levels. In this session, you will learn about what you can do to improve and impact the client relationship within your firm.

    What we will cover:

    • what it really means to be client-centric
    • what role you can play to help manage a client account and cross-sell services
    • how to negotiate the challenges of a client that spans many of your firm's service offering
    • how to advise your partners/business leaders on managing the client relationship.

    Presenter details:

     

    Luke Soon, Customer Experience Leaders, EY

    Luke is an experienced executive with a skill for start-up and operational transformations of fast moving and volatile businesses. He combines customer relationship management, marketing, product management, and sales and distribution gained from his work in the accounting, banking and technology sectors. Luke currently leads the CX practice at EY for the ASEAN region.


    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
    Time: 8:45 am - 10:15 am (includes a light breakfast)
    Location: CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place
    Price:

    ICON Members: SG$95
    Non-Members: SG$130


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 18 October 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Herbert Smith Freehills - QV.1 Building, Level 36, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

    The WA chapter of ICON is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural reverse, cross-industry mentoring program to match professionals aspiring to leadership with established senior leaders. Mentoring benefits everyone involved - mentees, mentors and the organisations for which they work. Mentees are able to learn from someone who has travelled the path before them. Mentors have an opportunity to invest themselves in someone who seeks what they can offer. And at ICON, we can share and spread the acquired learning and know-how.

    There is still time to sign-up for the program and register for our launch event!

    Presenters:

    Amber Hasler - Director of the FRINGE WORLD Festival and a senior member of the Artrage management

    Brent Fairhead – Managing Director of Lawrence Group - one of the top financial services firms in Perth

    Amber Sheldon – Associate Director of gtmedia - media, PR, corporate communications and reputation management specialists

    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 
    Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 
    A light lunch and refreshments is included
    Location: Herbert Smith Freehills - QV.1 Building, Level 36, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
    Price: ICON Members: $65
    Non-Members: $80
    Mentors and students - gratis. This cost covers your entry to the launch event.


    Don’t forget to register here.

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 19 October 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 October 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Sheraton on the Park, Sydney


    #ICONCONNECT 

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

    More than one booking advantage – discount deadline approaching!

    Early Booking Advantage – book before 31 July discount
    Group Booking Advantage – groups of 5+ discount

    Program update

    New speakers confirmed 

    Leadership

    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

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

    New panel confirmed

    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
    Anthony Quinn, Value Machine, asking Is Design Thinking the path to Utopia?

    Intelligent content

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

    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

    ICON is the keynote professional development and engagement network for sales, business development, marketing and communications professionals working for the leading professional services firms in Asia Pacific.

    Please see below the conference program snapshot.


    Registration Fees:

    Early bird - Members: 
    $1,295 AUD
    Early bird - Non Members:   
    $1,795 AUD
    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


    ICON thanks the conference sponsors:




     

     
    • 15 November 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

    Want to know the secret ingredients to managing a successful career? During this workshop, we will look at the “PIE of Success” and delve into each of the three elements – performance, image and exposure. We will discuss how to take positive steps to build on each of the elements and focus on how to implement new strategies to achieve career success.

    Presenter:

    Louise Tagliante
    Founder & Managing Director of Differentiate and mentoring program, Protégé


    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
    Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (includes drinks and canapés)
    Location: CulinaryOn, #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
    Price: ICON Members: SG$95
    Non-Members: SG$130


    ICON thanks event sponsor:



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