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

    • 20 November 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 12/259 Queen St, Brisbane City
    Register

    ICON QLD in partnership with Katanya presents: the Digital Decoded Series - What’s your opportunity appetite?

    Today’s climate provides us with an opportunity-rich environment, but our minds and tools remain problem focused. Instead of thinking outside the box – we need to expand the size of the box.

    At our last event for the year, esteemed international speaker and disruptive thinker, Dr Michael Rosemann, will unearth how your firm can break through traditional thinking and take advantage of today’s possibilities to create a compelling future.

    This interactive, rapid fire workshop is designed to encourage active thinking and provide you with the necessary tools to improve your firm’s opportunity appetite. You will leave the session feeling energised and inspired for 2019 and able to focus on positive ways to change rather than focus on just assessing risks.

    Topics covered:

    • How to create an opportunity appetite statement to guide your planning for the year ahead
    • New ideas and ways of thinking that can be implanted in your firm now
    • A practical guide to opportunity spotting
    • Real, relevant and relatable case studies to inform your thinking

    Presenter details:

    Dr Michael Rosemann, Professor for Information Systems and Executive Director, Corporate Engagement at the Queensland University of Technology 

    Dr Michael Rosemann is a disruptive thinker with a digital mind and a passion for corporate innovation (eco)systems and industry-academia collaborations. His work is focused on creating compelling future worlds with today’s possibilities that make current practices obsolete. As a researcher and advisor to board rooms and senior executives he is committed to advancing knowledge and confidence in the areas of revenue resilience, digital mindfulness, innovation/opportunity management and engagement with academic partners.

    Dr Rosemann is the author/editor of seven books, more than 275 refereed papers, Editorial Board member of 10 international journals and co-inventor of two US patents. He regularly conducts seminars and workshops, and is invited to deliver keynotes at academic conferences around the world.

    Event details:

    Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
    Time: 7:00 am for registration and networking breakfast
    7:30 am to 9:00 am presentation
    Location: 12/259 Queen Street, Brisbane City, QLD
    Price: ICON Members: $77 
    Non-Members: $99


    Digital is reshaping how we work, how we as consumers buy, and how we as marketers connect with our customers. It is creating, destroying and reshaping industries. The disruption is constant and the speed of change is accelerating. The Digital Decoded Series brings together people who are tied into this DNA. They’re helping their organisations to take advantage of new opportunities, avoid new risks and/or creating disruption within their marketplace.

    The events are designed to be interactive, to get you thinking and to give you take-aways to continue those conversations with your team, your organisation and your network.

    To register, please click here.

    ICON thanks Digital Decoding Series global sponsor:


    and event sponsor:

     

    • 27 November 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Deloitte, Level 9, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney
    • 11
    Register

    Transaction (n.) – an instance of buying or selling something.

    Relationship (n.) - the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.

    In our B2B professional services world, people buy from people. And while we’re all always pitching for that next major transaction, the relationships we nurture will drive and deliver the long term value. But how do you, both personally and professionally, connect to demonstrate value?

    We’re all faced with an abundance of frameworks and tools to help us create meaningful connections with our clients through telling compelling and valuable stories, but finding what works, or the right mix can be challenging.

    In this session, our facilitator Michael Kilrain, will take a practical approach to exploring and implementing a number of tools/frameworks that help create and curate compelling narratives – both for client relationships as well as your own. This won’t be limited to storytelling, but will explore (and break down) a number of the current buzzwords and have you working on your own problem statement or goal.

    What you can expect from this session

    • Interaction and active learning – table and chairs not provided!
    • Pre-work to support the session (which will be sent a week in advance to masterclass registrants)
    • Journey and empathy mapping to help guide your narrative approach, plus more…

    A little about our facilitator:

    Michael Kilrain leads the Client Experience team at Deloitte. He is an organisation development and facilitation specialist with deep experience in building sales and client service capability. With a background in learning and development, Michael has facilitated experience workshops for hundreds of teams. His passion for breaking down buzzwords and delivering meaningful and connected experiences centred on the client is truly a remarkable sight!


    A light breakfast and morning tea will be provided. Please advise dietary requirements during registration.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:

    Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
    Time: 7:45 am for 8:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Deloitte, Level 9, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney
    Price: ICON Members: $500 AUD (inc GST)
    Non-Members: $550 AUD (inc GST)


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 29 November 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
    • 33
    Register

    Clear, concise and persuasive writing is critical to achieving success in any marketing or business development role. Yet it’s incredibly hard to achieve in practice, especially in large and complex organisations where projects regularly involve multiple ‘key stakeholders’.

    In this presentation, experienced business writer Grant Butler will lead you through a simple process for taking control of the writing process and improving the quality of your final work. He will explain how professional writers approach each step from briefings to writing and revising drafts. He’ll also draw on the fields of plain English, journalism, storytelling and thought leadership to provide solutions to common problems, while encouraging discussion among participants.

    Most importantly, he’ll get you excited about the power of great writing and your own capacity to more quickly deliver exceptional prose that secures results.

    About the presenter:

    Grant Butler is the founder of Editor Group, a former senior journalist with The Australian Financial Review and the author of the book Think Write Grow (Wiley), about writing thought leadership material. Editor Group has offices in Sydney, Singapore and New York. The firm provides writing and editing services to leading professional firms, technology companies, financial institutions and government agencies. It has delivered articles, reports, case studies, websites, speeches, videos and more to organisations across Asia Pacific, including AECOM, Arup, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, Herbert Smith Freehills, INSEAD, Microsoft, PwC, Singtel Optus and UOB. Grant is also a long-time ICON member who oversees our content activities and formerly edited PSF Journal for our members.


    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018
    Time: 7:45 am for 8:00 am - 9:00 am session
    Location: King & Wood Mallesons - Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
    Price: ICON Members: AUD$77
    Non-Members: AUD$99

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 05 December 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Level 16, 333 Collins Street Melbourne
    • 8
    Register

    The voice of the client is usually sought by businesses at two main listening posts: at the end of a transaction and as part of an ongoing relationship management plan. While many businesses devote a lot of effort to their client feedback programs, they can be hard to sustain, expensive to conduct, elaborate in their execution and slow to yield results. In this session, you’ll discover alternative ways to gather meaningful insights from clients without busting your budget. In addition, you’ll find out how to use client experience mapping and empathy mapping to guide your approach.

    Topics include:

    • A practical five-stage client experience framework that will re-frame marketing, sales and client loyalty actions
    • How to install at least six more ”listening posts” throughout a client journey
    • How to move feedback to the front line of client engagement
    • How to use empathy mapping to inform the questions you ask
    Presenter details:

    Sue-Ella Prodonovich has more than 20 years senior level experience winning and growing business in the professional services and B2B sectors. Over that time she has helped many of the Asia Pacific’s most recognised legal and professional services firms sharpen their business development practices, attract and retain clients, and become more profitable. https://www.prodonovich.com/about-sue-ella/


    Event details:

    Date:  Wednesday, 5 December 2018 
    Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Level 16, 333 Collins Street Melbourne
    Price:  ICON Member: $77
    Non-Member: $99


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 05 December 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Ashurst - 12 Marina Boulevard, #24-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore
    Register

    Clear, concise and persuasive writing is critical to achieving success in any marketing or business development role. Yet it’s incredibly hard to achieve in practice, especially in large and complex organisations where projects regularly involve multiple ‘key stakeholders’.

    In this presentation, experienced business writer Grant Butler will lead you through a simple process for taking control of the writing process and improving the quality of your final work. He will explain how professional writers approach each step from briefings to writing and revising drafts. He’ll also draw on the fields of plain English, journalism, storytelling and thought leadership to provide solutions to common problems, while encouraging discussion among participants.

    Most importantly, he’ll get you excited about the power of great writing and your own capacity to more quickly deliver exceptional prose that secures results.

    About the presenter:

    Grant Butler is the founder of Editor Group, a former senior journalist with The Australian Financial Review and the author of the book Think Write Grow (Wiley), about writing thought leadership material. Editor Group has offices in Sydney, Singapore and New York. The firm provides writing and editing services to leading professional firms, technology companies, financial institutions and government agencies. It has delivered articles, reports, case studies, websites, speeches, videos and more to organisations across Asia Pacific, including AECOM, Arup, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, Herbert Smith Freehills, INSEAD, Microsoft, PwC, Singtel Optus and UOB. Grant is also a long-time ICON member who oversees our content activities and formerly edited PSF Journal for our members.


    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
    Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Ashurst - 12 Marina Boulevard, #24-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore
    Price: ICON Members: Complimentary
    Non-Members: SG$70 | AUD$72
    *invoices will be charged in AUD

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 05 December 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Bellezza Espresso Bar, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane
    Register

    Let’s celebrate the end of a fabulous year at the annual ICON Christmas Party.

    This year, we're giving you the opportunity to catch up with your industry colleagues and friends as well as bringing your team together for a fun night of trivia sponsored by McLoughlin Ball. 

    Gather a crew for a night of friendly competition at Bellezza on Creek Street. Register your team of 6-8 or just grab yourself a ticket and let us sort out the rest.

    Your ticket will include a drink on arrival, your dinner (shared platters and pizza) and trivia participation.

    We hope you can join us for what will be a fun and relaxed night!


    Event details: 

    Date:  Wednesday, 5 December 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - trivia to kick off at 6:00 pm
    Location: Bellezza Espresso Bar, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane 
    Price: ICON Members: $40
    Non Members: $50

    *includes a drink on arrival, food and trivia


    RSVP by Monday, 3 December 2018

    ICON thanks trivia sponsor:

    • 06 December 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Ashurst Hong Kong, 11/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
    Register

    Clear, concise and persuasive writing is critical to achieving success in any marketing or business development role. Yet it’s incredibly hard to achieve in practice, especially in large and complex organisations where projects regularly involve multiple ‘key stakeholders’.

    In this presentation, experienced business writer Grant Butler will lead you through a simple process for taking control of the writing process and improving the quality of your final work. He will explain how professional writers approach each step from briefings to writing and revising drafts. He’ll also draw on the fields of plain English, journalism, storytelling and thought leadership to provide solutions to common problems, while encouraging discussion among participants.

    Most importantly, he’ll get you excited about the power of great writing and your own capacity to more quickly deliver exceptional prose that secures results.

    About the presenter:

    Grant Butler is the founder of Editor Group, a former senior journalist with The Australian Financial Review and the author of the book Think Write Grow (Wiley), about writing thought leadership material. Editor Group has offices in Sydney, Singapore and New York. The firm provides writing and editing services to leading professional firms, technology companies, financial institutions and government agencies. It has delivered articles, reports, case studies, websites, speeches, videos and more to organisations across Asia Pacific, including AECOM, Arup, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, Herbert Smith Freehills, INSEAD, Microsoft, PwC, Singtel Optus and UOB. Grant is also a long-time ICON member who oversees our content activities and formerly edited PSF Journal for our members.


    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 6 December 2018
    Time: Registration at 12:00 pm; workshop 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. 
    A light lunch will be provided
    Location: Ashurst, 11/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
    Price: ICON Member: complimentary
    Non-Members: HK$350 | AUD$66
    *invoices will be charged in AUD

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 11 December 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    • King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
    Register

    Love writing proposals? After this workshop you will!

    Done right, a proposal is your opportunity to ‘mirror back’ your prospect knowledge, articulate your story and evidence why you’re best placed to support the prospect’s needs.

    For all the tips and tricks you need, join us for a fun and interactive workshop where we will explore:

    • The different needs of buyers
    • How to develop and tell your story
    • The articulation of benefits
    • The power of engaging copy and design

    By the end of the session you’ll know what makes a persuasive (and likely winning) proposal and how to write one. These skills will transform your proposal from paper, to profit.



    James Fielding is a Senior BDM at Grant Thornton Australia. He’s responsible for creating and embedding ‘sales-enabling’ infrastructure (incl. proposal tools and resources) and advising on ‘big-ticket’ proposals. In previous in-house roles, he’s led a global proposals team, delivered transformational proposal frameworks within ‘big law’ and helped secure over $40m of highly-competitive business. As a consultant to B2B and Prof Service firms, he advised on many of Australia’s largest competitive tenders (85% success rate), unlocked the value proposition of ‘commoditised services’ and helped save thousands of hours of unproductive proposal time. James is also the creator of BUYING ACTTS (a consumer buying model for professional services) and the co-author of Bid Benchmarks.

    Event details:

    Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
    Time: 7:45 am for 8:00am start - 9:00 am
    Location: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
    Price: ICON Member: $66

    Non-Member: $99


    ICON thanks event sponsor:



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