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

    • 28 March 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central
    • 1
    Register

    Are you feeling the heat of legal directory submission season already?

    With the 2020 Legal 500 Asia-Pacific editorial guidelines just confirmed as 21 June 2019, ICON is inviting Legal 500 UK Bar and Asia Pacific Editor John van der Luit-Drummond to Hong Kong for a breakfast session on Thursday 28 March.

    You will hear from John on the latest developments and updates at Legal 500, including an updated list of practice areas for each jurisdiction and new lawyer ranking categories. John will also discuss the Legal 500 methodology for how firms are ranked in addition to tips and best practice for the submission process.

    Presenter details:

    ICON Legal 500 breakfast


    John van der Luit-Drummond

    John studied law and worked in both regional and boutique UK-based law firms before embarking on a career as a journalist at several well-known legal publications. Prior to joining The Legal 500, he was deputy editor of Solicitors Journal and was nominated for a legal reporting award for his coverage of legal affairs and exclusive interviews with leading lawyers, jurists, and politicians. John’s role as UK Bar and Asia Pacific Editor is to build relationships with lawyers in the UK and Asia Pacific and oversee The Legal 500 coverage in both directories. He is also the editor of The Legal 500's brand new and free legal magazine – fivehundred.


    Event details (Hong Kong)

     Date: Thursday 28 March 2019
     Time: Registration from 8:00 am; Event 8:30 am to 10:00 am
     Venue: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central
     Cost:

    Members: HKD50 | AUD9.50 per person
    Non-members HKD80 | AUD15.00 per person
    (includes refreshments and small bites)
    * please note you will be invoiced in AUD


    ICON thanks event sponsor:

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    • 29 March 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Prohibition Liquor, 22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
    Register

    Please join us for an inspiring conversation presented by Adam Carpenter, Director of Toolbox Graphic Design and more recently Prohibition Liquor as he talks about how to integrate your values and passion into the workplace.

    Developing brand passion is all about creating a journey of engagement with the customer but how do you keep that passion from fading out.

    Adam will share how his businesses interlink with each other and how important it is to keep passionate about your brand. Adam will also touch on strategies and risks that he's taken.

    “I'll be brutally honest about what I've experienced... I like to keep things real!” Adam Carpenter

    This will be a great event to kick start ICON SA’s 2019 program of events.

    Join us for an insightful speaker followed by networking, nibble platter and a Friday afternoon drink. There are limited places, so get in quick before it sells out.

    Presenter details:

     

    Adam Carpenter, Director: Toolbox Graphic Design & Prohibition Liquor Co

    Adam is a passionate and motivated graphic designer and studio owner of 14 years and juggles a booming gin business he created with a business partner only 3 years ago. Both businesses now reside in Adelaide's CBD, in the only combined distillery/design studio in the world (that they know of).

    Internationally awarded for both his gin and design work (and design work for gin), Adam is a former president of the Australian Graphic Design Association and volunteers as a board member for various NFPs... and (most importantly) a loving husband and father of three beautiful children!

    Event details:

    Date:  Friday, 29 March 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location: Prohibition Liquor, 22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
    Price:

    Members: $30
    Non-members: $45

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 04 April 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • JLL, Wentworth Room, Level 25, 420 George Street, Sydney
    • 0
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    WAITLIST AVAILABLE:

    Video content is one of the most effective ways to reach and engage with B2B audiences. The issue of cost versus production quality can often hold us back, but it is possible to create engaging video content with little more than the phone in your pocket.

    Back by popular demand after two standout sessions in 2017 and 2018, Jeff Licence, Director at Tigermonkey Productions, will run a four-hour video masterclass focussing on storytelling, camera work and editing. 

    Attendees will grow their video productions skills and gain confidence to make their own videos.

    Attendance numbers will be limited to maximise the learning and interaction. A further workshop may be scheduled if demand exists.

    What to bring:

    • A fully charged smartphone with enough hard drive space to shoot several minutes of video.
    • Make sure your phone has editing software:
      • If on an iPhone, you may already have the iMovie app. If not download it from here.
      • If on an Android phone, install Premiere Clip from here.
    Presenter Details:

    Jeff Licence

    With a career spanning over 25 years across media, education and storytelling, Jeff brings a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge to the content and digital production fields.

    His experience includes:

    • 3 years with the ABC as a digital content maker and trainer

    • 5 years creating and teaching a first of its kind media education program in a primary school 

    • 10 years working at Tigermonkey Productions with marketing depts and leadership groups in large corporates and major organisations, creating video content and running workshops and consultancies in digital storytelling and mobile production.

    His clients include: The Royal Opera House, The Royal College of Art, WSP Global and Aurecon Engineering, State Library of Qld, The Australia Council for the Arts, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, FTI Consulting, HLB Mann Judd, Bond, Griffith & Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Tourism, ICON Marketing Network, Australian Institute of Architects.

    Jeff also lectures in Documentary at Bond University and Digital Video and Content Production at the Queensland College of Art.

    You can follow Jeff on LinkedIn and view his website here


    Event details:

    JLL, Wentworth Room, Level 25, 420 George Street, Sydney
    Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
    Time: 8:30 am for 9:00 am start, with session to end by 1:00 pm
    Location:
    Price: ICON Members: $120
    Non-Members: $150


    ICON thanks Digital Decoded Series global sponsor:

    and venue sponsor:


    • 09 April 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Clayton Utz, Level 27, QV.1, 250 St Georges Terrace Perth
    Register

    Our 2019 mentoring program in WA is ready to kick off! So we invite you and our pool of mentors and mentees for an informal lunch.

    Brant Garvey, Paralympian and motivational speaker, is our guest speaker for the session. The lunch is an opportunity to connect, network and share experiences and ideas as we embark on the mentoring journey together. It is also a good opportunity for those not already registered for the program to come along and find out more about it.

    About the presenter: 

    Paratriathlete Brant Garvey became the first Australian above-the-knee amputee to compete in an Ironman Triathlon. Not only did he complete the 3.8 km swim, 180 km ride and 42 km run, but he set a world record in the process!

    From there he went on to become the first Australian Paratriathlete in his category to participate in the Paralympics. He is currently training for the Kona Ironman in 2020 and works as a motivational speaker. He also works as an ambassador for Zero2Hero, an organisation that aims to empower children with mental health issues.

    Brant will share his journey with us and how mentors have really helped him along the way. Two of his mentors include his sister who was diagnosed with three types of cancer as a teenager and well-known three-time Paralympic gold medallist and 2016 Australian Team co-captain Kurt Fearnley.

    We look forward to seeing you for what is sure to be an inspirational session!

    Event details: 

    Date:   Tuesday, 9 April 2019 
    Time:  12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
    A lunch and refreshments is included
    Location:  Clayton Utz, Level 27, QV.1, 250 St Georges Tce Perth 
    Price: 

    Complimentary for registered mentors and mentees click here to RSVP
    $20 for non-registered ICON members click here to register
    $35 for non-members click here to register

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 09 April 2019
    • 12:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • 31 December 2019
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • Perth WA
    Register

    Our 2019 reverse, cross-industry mentoring program in WA is about to take flight and we would like you to participate.

    There are many benefits to being involved in a mentoring program. Mentors have an opportunity to invest themselves in someone who is keen to learn from a seasoned professional. Mentees are able to share ideas with someone who has walked down the same path. At ICON, we are pleased to share the benefits of mentoring with our members.

    Our WA mentoring program is now it its second year. This cost-effective program matches professionals aspiring to leadership with established senior leaders and provides a framework for creating and building mentoring relationships.

    "I feel external mentor/mentee relationships are really important. Having previously benefited from being mentored earlier in my career, it is very rewarding to pay it forward in now being a mentor." ICON Mentor WA, 2018

    New to ICON WA’s mentoring program?

    To formalise your participation, there are two easy steps:

    (1) Complete an application form so we have a better understanding of what you’re looking to benefit from our program and so we can ensure you’re matched with a mentor/mentee appropriately. Mentoring Application Form - click here. Please complete and return your application to Kristy Rewell by 1 March 2019; and

    (2) Complete registration as outlined below.

    Already participating in the ICON WA mentoring program?

    As your mentor/mentee may have let you know, now is the time to renew your registration for the current year. All you need to do is click “register” as outlined below and you are all set.

    Price: 

    For Mentees (less than 8 years professional B2B marketing experience)
    ICON Members: $65*
    Non-Members: $80*

    For Mentors (more than 8 years of professional B2B marketing experience, manager or higher title)
    Gratis

    For Students (currently enrolled in University)
    Gratis

    * This price covers the program costs and includes entry to attend a mentoring lunch event.


    Click here to register by 1st March 2019. Those who register for the 2019 mentoring program will receive a separate invitation for an upcoming mentoring lunch event.

    ICON thanks event sponsor:


    • 20 May 2019
    • 21 May 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • King & Wood Mallesons, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
    Register

    Pricing has a greater impact on profitability than any other lever, yet many firms lack confidence in their pricing strategy. This workshop provides a comprehensive framework for assessing your firm’s approach to pricing. The workshop is illuminated with numerous case studies and encourages participants to identify opportunities to drive revenue and profit growth within their firm.

    Never before has the pricing of professional services received so much attention. Most clients have significantly evolved their approach to purchasing professional services and are demanding more from firms – for less. More than ever before, firms are being required to justify their price. Failure to do so results in price erosion or the loss of business.

    Professional service firms must develop their pricing competence in order to effectively deal with these increasing client pressures.

    Returning to Australia for the first time in five years and Hong Kong for the first time in four years.  This masterclass has been presented in Atlanta, Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Washington D.C.

    Presenter details:

    Colin Jasper ICON Masterclass

    Principal
    Positive Pricing

    Colin Jasper is a world leading expert in pricing professional services. He has consulted to market-leading accounting, consulting and engineering firms as well as most of the leading law firms in Asia and the UK; and an increasing proportion of the AmLaw100.

    Colin was the Program Director of the Australia Graduate School of Management’s Business-to-Business Pricing program. He has consulted to professional services firms for over 20 years and been a guest lecturer at numerous business schools and universities. Colin has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, the US, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. His articles have been published in a range of journals and magazines including Professional Service Firms Journal, The Law Management Journal, and the Journal of the Professional Pricing Society. He authored the pricing chapter in the American Bar Association book, The Power of Legal Project Management (2014) and the pricing chapter of Effective Practice Group Leadership (2017).

    Colin conducts regular research amongst general counsel on their buying behaviour and their attitudes to law firms and is the co-founder of the Legal Pricing Roundtables in New York and London.

    Principal
    Positive Pricing



    Stuart Dodds is recognised as one of the leading pricing practitioners in the global legal market. He was one of the first, and longest serving, pricing directors having been Director of Global Pricing and LPM at Baker McKenzie and having held a similar role at Linklaters. As the Director of Global Pricing & LPM at Baker McKenzie, Stuart was responsible for the development of their global pricing strategy and for providing targeted pricing and negotiation support to partners across their 77 offices worldwide. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie Stuart held a similar role at Linklaters, after working as a Management Consultant for 17 years in a variety of strategy, supply chain and procurement-facing roles across many industry sectors. 

    Stuart is the author of Smarter Pricing, Smarter Profit (published by the American Bar Association, March 2014), and editor of/ contributor to Pricing on the Front Line (published by the American Bar Association, January 2017). He is a Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) and Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management (CoLPM).


    The Masterclass is designed to a) develop the pricing capability of participants and b) to help identify specific pricing opportunities that can be immediately realised by their firm.

    Developing the pricing capabilities of participants

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of pricing theory and practices relating to professional services
    • Learn how to credibly demonstrate value to clients and how to increase price-setting discretion
    • Develop your knowledge on how to successfully price projects and explore various pricing tactics designed to avoid competing on price
    • Understand leading pricing practices within the professional service market
    • Explore various pricing strategies designed to increase profit margins and market share
    • Identifying opportunities to improve the firm’s pricing
    • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the firm’s pricing and integrate into a pricing strategy

    Identify methods of building your firm’s pricing capability

    • Review different approaches to managing the pricing function and establishing pricing policies
    • Identify and prioritise opportunities to improve your firm’s pricing outcomes
    • Numerous case studies will show how firms have significantly improve their pricing outcomes

    For more details on the programme please click on the PDF.

    Event details (Sydney)

     Date: Monday, 20 May 2019 and Tuesday, 21 May 2019
     Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
     Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
     Cost:

    Members: AUD 2,950
    Non Members: AUD 3,250


    Event details (Hong Kong)

     Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 and Friday, 24 May 2019
     Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
     Venue: Ashurst, 11/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
     Cost:

    Members: HKD 16,500
    Non Members: HKD 18,500


    ICON thanks event sponsors:

                    and                 

    • 23 May 2019
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 24 May 2019
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Ashurst, 11/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
    Register

    Pricing has a greater impact on profitability than any other lever, yet many firms lack confidence in their pricing strategy. This workshop provides a comprehensive framework for assessing your firm’s approach to pricing. The workshop is illuminated with numerous case studies and encourages participants to identify opportunities to drive revenue and profit growth within their firm.

    Never before has the pricing of professional services received so much attention. Most clients have significantly evolved their approach to purchasing professional services and are demanding more from firms – for less. More than ever before, firms are being required to justify their price. Failure to do so results in price erosion or the loss of business.

    Professional service firms must develop their pricing competence in order to effectively deal with these increasing client pressures.

    Returning to Australia for the first time in five years and Hong Kong for the first time in four years.  This masterclass has been presented in Atlanta, Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Washington D.C.

    Presenter details:

    Colin Jasper ICON Masterclass

    Principal
    Positive Pricing

    Colin Jasper is a world leading expert in pricing professional services. He has consulted to market-leading accounting, consulting and engineering firms as well as most of the leading law firms in Asia and the UK; and an increasing proportion of the AmLaw100.

    Colin was the Program Director of the Australia Graduate School of Management’s Business-to-Business Pricing program. He has consulted to professional services firms for over 20 years and been a guest lecturer at numerous business schools and universities. Colin has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, the US, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. His articles have been published in a range of journals and magazines including Professional Service Firms Journal, The Law Management Journal, and the Journal of the Professional Pricing Society. He authored the pricing chapter in the American Bar Association book, The Power of Legal Project Management (2014) and the pricing chapter of Effective Practice Group Leadership (2017).

    Colin conducts regular research amongst general counsel on their buying behaviour and their attitudes to law firms and is the co-founder of the Legal Pricing Roundtables in New York and London.

    Principal
    Positive Pricing



    Stuart Dodds is recognised as one of the leading pricing practitioners in the global legal market. He was one of the first, and longest serving, pricing directors having been Director of Global Pricing and LPM at Baker McKenzie and having held a similar role at Linklaters. As the Director of Global Pricing & LPM at Baker McKenzie, Stuart was responsible for the development of their global pricing strategy and for providing targeted pricing and negotiation support to partners across their 77 offices worldwide. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie Stuart held a similar role at Linklaters, after working as a Management Consultant for 17 years in a variety of strategy, supply chain and procurement-facing roles across many industry sectors. 

    Stuart is the author of Smarter Pricing, Smarter Profit (published by the American Bar Association, March 2014), and editor of/ contributor to Pricing on the Front Line (published by the American Bar Association, January 2017). He is a Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) and Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management (CoLPM).


    The Masterclass is designed to a) develop the pricing capability of participants and b) to help identify specific pricing opportunities that can be immediately realised by their firm.

    Developing the pricing capabilities of participants

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of pricing theory and practices relating to professional services
    • Learn how to credibly demonstrate value to clients and how to increase price-setting discretion
    • Develop your knowledge on how to successfully price projects and explore various pricing tactics designed to avoid competing on price
    • Understand leading pricing practices within the professional service market
    • Explore various pricing strategies designed to increase profit margins and market share
    • Identifying opportunities to improve the firm’s pricing
    • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the firm’s pricing and integrate into a pricing strategy

    Identify methods of building your firm’s pricing capability

    • Review different approaches to managing the pricing function and establishing pricing policies
    • Identify and prioritise opportunities to improve your firm’s pricing outcomes
    • Numerous case studies will show how firms have significantly improve their pricing outcomes

    For more details on the programme please click on the PDF.

    Event details (Sydney)

     Date: Monday, 20 May 2019 and Tuesday, 21 May 2019
     Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
     Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
     Cost:

    Members: AUD2,950
    Non Members: AUD3,250


    Event details (Hong Kong)

     Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 and Friday, 24 May 2019
     Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
     Venue: Ashurst, 11/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
     Cost:

    Members: HKD16,500 | AUD2,950
    Non Members: HKD18,500 | AUD3,250
    * please note you will be invoiced in AUD


    ICON thanks event sponsors:

                    and                 

    • 13 June 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Distrii, Level 2, Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619
    Register


    In 2018 we reimagined our conferences. ICON XQ: Market Leadership was so well received, we're bringing a half-day (afternoon) version to Singapore on Thursday, 13 June 2019.

    Speaker details will be released soon, but in the meantime, please save a space in your diaries for this innovative conference that will challenge your thinking on what makes us global market leaders and innovators and how we can use this knowledge to become better leaders.

    Five intelligence (Q) streams, each an important component of the market leadership puzzle. We aim to arm you with the insight and knowledge to master leadership in the ever evolving B2B landscape.

    1. XQ - the NeXt intelligence

    Sessions that answer what’s next? What our experts see happening now and on the horizon for us an industry and as professionals. Topics will see audiences treated to an understanding of what’s making new waves and a glimpse into the future of B2B marketing, communication and business development.

    2. CQ - customer intelligence

    Sessions focused on engaging with, and better understanding, clients and customers. Session topics include: How to cultivate a team of relationship builders, identifying and capturing your target audience, best-in-market client engagement strategy & programs AND MORE.

    3. MQ - market intelligence

    Sessions built around mastering the evolving market and B2B landscape. Sessions topics include: How to better understand your organisation’s identity and offering, discovering and defining the sales landscape in your organisation, product and solution differentiation AND MORE.

    4. BQ - business intelligence

    Sessions addressing strategy, planning and organisation know how. Session topics include: Leading & inspiring your team to achieve greater success, programs and campaign strategy, stakeholder management AND MORE.

    5. TQ – technology intelligence

    Sessions covering the latest technology and digital tools, trends and strategies. Session topics include: measurement and data, social media, emerging technology AND MORE.

    Event details

    Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
    Time: Half Day - 12 noon to 6 pm
    Location: 

    Distrii,
    Level 2, Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619

    Pricing*

    ICON Members AUD345 | SGD320
    Non Members AUD500 | SGD480
    ICON Members - Cocktail Party Only  AUD65 | SGD60
    Non Member - Cocktail Party Only AUD95 | SGD90

    For group bookings (5 or more people) please contact our events team

    *Please note all invoiced will be issued in AUD.

    ICON thanks conference sponsors:



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