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

    • 17 April 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 July 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 9 sessions
    • Refer event details for login. All times are AEST.

    Many individuals and teams are being encouraged to work from home, and as a result some employees and organisations are finding themselves overwhelmed and underprepared. ICON would love to invite you to a fortnightly informal zoom meeting #coffeecatchup where you can share tips for working from home, how you communicate with your teams and clients. It will also provide an opportunity to share and hear how other organisations are helping to ensure that you and your teams are as productive, creative, consistent and mentally healthy as possible. 

    Please feel free to pass this invitation onto anyone in your network who you think may be interested.

    We look forward to chatting with all soon!

    Event details: 

    When Every other Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AEST. 
    Login Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/679630922
    Meeting ID: 679 630 922
    Price: This event is free of charge and registration is not required.

    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.  Fortnightly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/u5MkceqopzkoTBkBYA7LHFiNDLjwvXVySQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu-vpz0pGt2XslyCf60qE53ibuHqjUVsoYFkvUjJKwZaTCfaPPVUCoRmI-mB



    • 15 July 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.
    Register

    As 2020 continues to centre around a global pandemic and economic crisis, companies of all sizes - and people of all walks of life - are being forced to ask better questions to face their new and uncertain circumstances. In this dynamic session, you will have the chance to receive on-the-spot advice from a “quick-start” brand and business strategist and marketing mentor to co-create pragmatic solutions that you can take immediate action on to start moving your business, career, or life to the next level, regardless of external conditions.

    After the session, you will have experienced first-hand how the questions you ask can BE the answers that lead to even better possibilities and innovative breakthroughs. So bring ONE burning question you are grappling with personally or professionally, an open mind, and a willingness to have some fun while getting things done!

    Marta would like you to have an opportunity to ask questions and has asked that you email any questions directly to her prior to the webinar.

    All attendees will be able to book a further 20-minute, complimentary quick-start call if they desire, post webinar.

    Presenter details:

    Marta Grutka - Speaker & Strategist

    Whether supporting capital markets development projects in sub-Saharan Africa at the World Bank, IFC; launching some of the earliest and most successful interactive programming and transmedia offerings at AOL; or introducing the first nationwide 4G Wimax network in Malaysia, Marta’s unconventional, her quick-start approach has helped to create positive disruption in diverse industries worldwide.

    After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages (French and German) and mass communications, and a Master's in International Relations from Boston University (Brussels), she went on to live and work in some of the world’s leading business, media and political centers, including: Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, and Washington, DC.

    From 2005-2012, she was a founding Board Member of the Singapore chapter of Junior Achievement, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Over the years, she has served as a mentor and volunteer for The Alliance for Women in Media (Los Angeles); The Singapore Council of Women’s Organization (Singapore); Women in Media (Sydney); and Women’s Media Networks (Hong Kong & Singapore).

    Event details:

    Date:  Wednesday, 15 July 2020 
    Time:  Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
    Login Details:  Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar
    Webinars are also recorded and loaded onto our website for future viewing
    Price:  ICON Member: Free
    Non Member: AUD$90


    • 22 July 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.
    Register

    Handshakes and canapés are out, at least for the short term, and virtual is here to stay. Active wear is in, but only sometimes and the same goes for Zoom incognito. The good news is, connecting in new ways invites a different approach to strategic networking and building your personal brand.

    In this session we will explore the new age of corporate networking. What it could look like over the next year and the skills required to build confidence, professionalism and your personal brand to master any event or meeting medium. You will walk away equipped with high impact skills for impression management, introduction protocol, making great conversation and building strategic rapport to name a few.

    Our facilitator Belinda Melocco, Head of Client Engagement & Sponsorships at King & Wood Mallesons, and Chair of the Sydney Event Network will share insights from the front line of a new era of connection with clients, internal stakeholders, peers and industry.

    Don't miss this opportunity to:

    • Hear the very latest event networking ideas and insights from the corporate events industry
    • Imagine a different future and the implications and opportunities for growing your personal brand

    Event details:

    Date:  Wednesday, 22 July 2020 
    Time:  Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
    Login Details:  Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar
    Webinars are also recorded and loaded onto our website for future viewing
    Price:  ICON Member: Free
    Non Member: AUD$90
    • 05 August 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • TBC
    Register

    ICON Queensland members and guests are invited to a BYO networking meet up on Friday 7 August at 10.30am.

    This informal BYO coffee will be a chance to network, reconnect and share your recent experiences in a safe and friendly environment!

    Due to limited spaces available please email Naomi for an invite and rsvp details. The CBD location with COVID friendly details will also be communicated to confirmed attendees.

    We hope you can join us for a fun catch up!


    Date: Friday, 7 August 2020
    Time:  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location:  TBC
    Price: ICON members: Free
    Non-members: Free


    • 05 August 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.
    Register

    More information on this great webinar coming soon.




    Presenter details:

    Carmen Bekker
    Partner, Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory - KPMG

    Carmen is a KPMG Partner specialising in Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory and currently runs their ASPAC customer team. Carmen works alongside some of Australia’s best Marketing and Customer teams delivering transformational customer led strategy, operations and experience. Carmen runs the CMO Advisory helping clients achieve the very best from their Marketing and Communications functions from people to technology. Carmen’s focus is on delivering customer centric results for her clients.

    Carmen has more than 20 years’ experience managing complex, multi-regional marketing and communications issues for clients with one key passion; to grow clients’ brands and their businesses. She was based in London for over 15 years, and has worked with leading international brands in London, Europe, USA and Australia, She developed transformational strategy and campaigns for major global brands.

    Andrew Baxter
    Senior Advisor, Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory - KPMG

    Prior to joining KPMG in 2018, Andrew was the Chairman of Publicis Communications, one of the country's largest groups of communication and marketing businesses, and was a trusted counsel to many of Australia’s largest companies and brands, as well as the NSW, Victorian, Queensland, Northern Territory and the New Zealand and Australian Federal Governments.

    His expertise lies in Marketing, Digital Transformation, Branding, Creativity, Brand Reputation, Communications, Data, Customer Experience, and China Cross-Border. In addition to being the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney, he holds a number of Board roles , including as Chair of Deakin Business School, Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, and Chair of Tjapukai, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australia Pork, and on the Advisory Board of the NBL.

    Event details:

    Date:  Wednesday, 5 August 2020
    Time:  Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
    Login Details: 

    Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar
    Webinars are also recorded and loaded onto our website for future viewing.

    Price:  ICON Member: Free
    Non Member: AUD$90


    • 26 August 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.
    Register

    Today, we are at a time where leaders are much more educated than at any point in history. But many of us still inherit the story of how we should not sell ourselves.

    In her webinar, Yasmine addresses the psychology of what’s holding us back. How to reframe how we see sales and why it’s crucial to sell our ideas, our projects and ourselves.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover what holds people back from saying yes to you
    • Discover this one mistake that you might be making that will stop getting any buy-in
    • Discover how to get the brain to trust faster

    Presenter details:

    Yasmine Khater
    Executive Coach & Sales Storytelling Trainer

    Yasmine is an award winning half Egyptian, half Singaporean storyteller, TEDx Speaker, executive coach and an adventurer. She is the host of the Sales Story Podcast where she interviews Asia's leading CEOs on how they use storytelling to scale their impact.

    She helps leaders and sales teams learn how to use storytelling so that they can stand out, get more sales and eliminate confusion. Unlike other programs that teach you sleazy or icky tactics, or to tell a story for story sake, SSM teaches leaders how to use brain based selling and video to connect at a deeper level so that you can build trust.

    Backed with 14 years of experience in psychology, communication and mixed heritage, Yasmine has helped Danone craft the story to launch the first 100% circular bottle and enabled ClubMed employees to amplify their story.

    Focusing on building trust, her Sales Story Labs enable leaders to have greater influence, visibility, and impact on their business. During her show, the Sales Story Podcast, she interviews CEOs from across Asia on how they utilised storytelling to sell ideas, raise funds, and inspire teams to scale their business.

    Event details:

    Date:  Wednesday, 26 August 2020
    Time:  Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
    Login Details:  Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar
    Webinars are also recorded and loaded onto our website for future viewing
    Price:  ICON Member: Free
    Non Member: AUD$90


    • 22 October 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.
    Register

    This 2.5-hour masterclass will equip participants with an understanding of risk management, crisis identification and crisis management techniques, including strategies for internal communications and media relations.

    The session will cover (including but not limited to):

    • What is a Crisis? Who does it ‘belong’ to?
    • Identifying a Crisis – Are you dealing with an Issue, a Crisis or a Catastrophe?
    • Assessing and Improving Your Crisis Capability
    • Taking Control – Critical Crisis Communication Techniques
    • Handling Media in a Crisis
    • The impact of digital media in a crisis environment
    • The Golden Hour – launching your emergency communication response

    The session is interactive and participants will learn to use some standard risk assessment and crisis communication planning tools.

    “My goal during these sessions is to try and give the tools and strategies to make sure leaders are in the best possible position to be able to manage their organisations’ reputation in a crisis, and even come out the other side in a stronger position. It is definitely possible for organisations to enhance their reputation with stakeholders in a crisis environment.
    Lisa Nixon, BBS Managing Director

    “It was a great event! Content hit the mark, internal comms was seamless, timing was spot on and the engagement was certainly maintained for the entire session with all but one attendee leaving due to an emergent interstate teleconference. Hopefully not a crisis!”
    Jade Hauser, Food Leaders Australia Industry Engagement Manager and recent Crisis Communication 1010 Digital Workshop attendee


    About the Presenter:


    Lisa Nixon is Managing Director of BBS Communications Group, one of Australia’s longest standing independent communication agencies. Lisa is a former journalist but for the last 26+ years she has coached and advised executives in brand and reputation management, issues and crisis communication, media engagement (amongst other things). Her team of 20 work with clients all over Australia on both proactive and reactive communications activities for public and private organisations. Lisa’s crisis communication experience is extensive and covers risk identification and assessment, crisis communication planning, crisis training and testing, live crisis handling. Her background includes:

    • Global interest in the aluminium composite panel/fire issue for Australian-based property clients
    • Supreme court matters for clients facing trial, sentencing and conviction in both criminal and commercial matters
    • Royal commissions of inquiry including the Aged Care Royal Commission and the Banking Royal Commission
    • Food tampering, poisoning, product quality consumer communication
    • Commercial partnership controversy involving media scrutiny
    • Government advocacy on substantial issues including retail trading hours, taxation, pharmaceutical benefits scheme, licensing and regulation and more.

    BBS Communications Group (BBS) is an award-winning, independent consultancy operating across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for more than 30 years.

    Our team of expert communicators, journalists and copywriters is augmented by specialists in stakeholder engagement, business-to-business marketing, organisational change management, risk management and digital communications. We focus on what we are very good at – crafting and telling our clients’ stories to help them build business and community relationships which underpin enduring and profitable organisations.

    We do this through Corporate Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, Financial Communication, Media Relations, Digital and Social Media, plus we build capacity in these areas within our clients’ own teams through our training programs.

    BBS’ growth has come with the increasing recognition by businesses of all sizes and across all economic sectors, that corporate reputation management and high quality client and stakeholder communications are matters of critical importance to profitability and longevity.

    Our success has been built on meeting these needs with an intense focus business strategy alignment, consistent achievement, and an approach to client service which means our clients enjoy doing business with BBS.

    Event details:

    Please note numbers for this masterclass are strictly limited. 

    Date:  Thursday, 21 May 2020 
    Time:  Auckland - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Adelaide - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm 
    Login Details:  This masterclass will be run via Zoom.  Links will be sent by separate cover, closer to the event. 
    Webinars are also recorded and sent to registrants. 
    Price: 

    ICON Member: AU$250
    Non Member: AU$500
    **All invoices will be issued in AUD.


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