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    • 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:


    • 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)
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    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!

    • 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)
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    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


    • 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:


    • 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:




     

     

Past events

08 August 2017 ICON NSW: Shifting the focus – Marketing ideas for Associates, Seniors and Managers
13 July 2017 ICON NSW: Next Step Session 3: Design thinking – making sense of the hype (interactive session)
02 June 2017 ICON NSW: CONNECT Lunch 2 - Client Relationship Managers
18 May 2017 APSMA NSW: CONNECT Lunch 1- Event Organisers and Event Marketers
18 May 2017 APSMA NSW: Next Step Session 2 - Building and Enhancing your Personal Brand: Ask the Panel!
05 May 2017 APSMA NSW Digital Dimensions: The War of Attention – How to Capture your Audience with Inbound Marketing
06 April 2017 APSMA NSW: #BeBoldForChange – Continuing the Conversation
04 April 2017 APSMA Masterclass: Successful Premium Pricing
28 March 2017 APSMA NSW: Next Step session 1 - Trend alert: Breaking down the professional services buzzwords
28 March 2017 APSMA NSW: 2017 Next Step Program
08 December 2016 APSMA NSW: Christmas Party 2016
22 November 2016 APSMA Webinar: Client Centricity – How to Execute and Measure ROI
27 October 2016 Australia & New Zealand Conference 2016 - Conference and Cocktail Party
26 October 2016 APSMA - Annual General Meeting 2016
19 October 2016 APSMA NSW: Next Step - Presenting with impact
12 September 2016 APSMA NSW Next Step: Writing to win!
31 August 2016 APSMA NSW Next Step: Networking Your Way from Now to WOW!
05 August 2016 APSMA NSW Next Step: Increasing your impact – techniques for influencing senior people
05 August 2016 APSMA NSW: 2016 Next Step Program
27 July 2016 APSMA Webinar: What drives favourability? How have General Counsel and their legal teams been evolving?
20 July 2016 APSMA 1 Day Masterclass: Storytelling for Leaders
02 June 2016 APSMA Asia: 2016 Asia Conference - Navigate
26 May 2016 APSMA NSW - Autumn drinks - Come and have 'chips and a chat'
13 May 2016 APSMA NSW: The Legal 500
15 March 2016 APSMA Masterclass: Winning work in the age of procurement
26 November 2015 APSMA NSW: The future of video for professional services
19 November 2015 APSMA NSW: Leveraging LinkedIn
28 October 2015 APSMA NSW: The value of your firm’s value proposition
22 October 2015 Australia & New Zealand Conference 2015 - Conference and Cocktail Party
14 October 2015 APSMA NSW: Shifting the Focus: Marketing ideas for Associates, Seniors and Managers
29 September 2015 APSMA NSW – Digital automation for professional services marketing
16 September 2015 APSMA QLD - Technical Toolkit Series: Search engine optimisation, something everyone owns
27 August 2015 Postponed: APSMA NSW - Thirsty Thursday Reconnect with your colleagues!
18 August 2015 APSMA VIC - Short Black series Dîner en Blanc: Building an event from the ground up
06 August 2015 APSMA QLD - The good, the bad, and the ugly: Navigating corporate politics
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