The ICON Queensland committee is excited to invite you to be part of the 2018 Mentoring Program. The program will facilitate mentoring relationships with B2B BD, marketing and communications professionals resulting in a mutually beneficial professional development relationship.
Our aim is to enhance a mentees ability in their current role, with mentors providing guidance and strategies that will allow them to improve performance and confidence. Mentors will benefit from developing their leadership skills and shaping the careers of marketers within B2B organisations.
We would like to stress that the program seeks to cater for all career stages. We will go through a process of matching mentees with mentors according to career stage and personal requirements detailed on the registration form.
The program will officially run from July to December 2018, with one scheduled meeting each month, 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 the mentor and mentee. We suggest catching up at a café over coffee. Additional communication may include phone or email interaction, depending what is agreed by both parties.
There will be a casual launch event towards the end of June to provide participants with the opportunity to meet their program pairing and other participants. Details to be confirmed upon registration. A summary of the details and how to register is below:
If you have questions on the program please contact Karen Kalkaus
We look forward to welcoming you to the Queensland ICON Mentoring Program!
When marketing budgets are tightening and stakeholders are looking for more return on dollars spent, are sponsorships a good option? How do you turn a sponsorship into a partnership and what benefits should be part of the package?
At this highly anticipated panel discussion, our experienced panellists from both sides of the table will provide you with practical tips and guidance on how sponsorships and partnership can bring real value and benefits to all involved.
Topics considered include:
Kristie Fankhauser, Partner, FifthEagle – Next Generation Business Advisory; Principal Consultant - Kanvas4 Consulting
Kristie is a partner at corporate advisory firm Fifth Eagle and owner of boutique marketing consultancy, Kanvas4.
Prior to embarking on a portfolio career, she held senior marketing and business development roles with Davidson, McCullough Robertson, DibbsBarker (RIP) and the former Australian arm of NortonRose Fulbright, Deacons.
With over 20 years’ experience, Kristie has managed, developed and curated a range of sponsorship and partnership programmes covering sport, creative industries, corporate programs and awards. Through her consulting business she has also worked with theatre companies, charities and other profit for purpose organisations to help develop their corporate partnership and development strategy.
Michelle Connery, Commercial Partnerships and Development Director, Brisbane Powerhouse
Michelle is a committed partnership management professional with significant experience in marketing, business development and growth strategy.
Commencing her career in relationship management at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Michelle has worked in a range of events, marketing and partnership management roles - locally, nationally and internationally. Her eighteen years of experience gives her the ability to recognise, develop and pursue unusual opportunities and business development strategies.
Experienced in both sides of partnership management, Michelle has a reputation for developing business relationships that are highly respected and valued by all parties involved. Michelle has managed partnership strategy for Brisbane Festival, Mission Australia, The Mater Foundation, QPAC, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, and has recently taken on the role of Commercial Partnerships and Development Director at Brisbane Powerhouse.
Nick Vincent, Marketing and Executive Management
Nick has worked with many of Australia’s great brands including McDonald’s, The Coffee Club, IGA and Eagle Boys Pizza. With foundations in consumer marketing, Nick has developed a full general management skill set and held leadership roles covering Operations, Technology, Supply Chain, Commercial and People Management.
Within these roles Nick has developed and curated different sponsorships and partnerships with corporates and not for profits always seeking to add value to the business and key stakeholders.
Now working with different organisations in a consulting capacity Nick advises them to help solve critical business issues with a focus on developing marketing strategy that closely measures and drives return on investment.
ICON thanks event sponsor:
We're excited to announce the 2018 ICON Australia & New Zealand Conference will be held at Sydney's award-winning boutique hotel, Ovolo Woolloomooloo on 18-19 October.
Our annual conference offers a unique opportunity for marketers, sales leaders, business developers, client engagement specialists and communicators working across Asia Pacific’s B2B market to come together to connect, learn, collaborate and discover over two days.
Excitingly, we are introducing a new format to this year’s conference to enhance your learning and networking experience. Together with a luxury venue and breathtaking harbour views, the annual conference promises to deliver an unforgettable event, unlike anything you’ve seen from us before.
We look forward to sharing more details, including ticket purchase options and an inspiring speaker line-up, with you soon. In the meantime please save the date and if you’re not already, follow us on our social media channels where we’ll be sharing conference updates regularly.
Practitioner registration is suitable for attendees whose roles are technically focused. The practitioner registration provides access to all practitioner stream sessions and other conference activities however this ticket will not provide access to the leadership stream and its sessions.
Leader registration is suitable for attendees who hold senior roles within their organisation. Best suited to chief marketing officers, senior managers and discipline leaders, this ticket provides access to all conference activities including the exclusive leadership focused sessions, as well as the more technical practitioner focused sessions.
Cocktail only registration
Cocktail party registration is suitable for attendees who can’t make the conference, but would still like to take the opportunity to connect and network with their peers. This registration will provide access to the conference cocktail party on the evening of 18 October but does not provide access to any of the conference’s other components.
ICON thanks our conference sponsors: