Queensland Events

Upcoming events

    • 11 July 2018
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 December 2018
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Queensland

    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.

    Program overview

    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:

    Program details:

    Duration: July - December 2018 
    Fees for mentees: ICON Members: $78 (inc. GST) 
    Non-Members: $99 (inc. GST) An invoice will be issued to mentees by the ICON accounts team.
    Fees for mentors: You pay only with your time and knowledge
    Registration: Please complete the relevant form and return to Karen Kalkaus by 11 July 2018. Mentoring program application pack

    If you have questions on the program please contact Karen Kalkaus

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Queensland ICON Mentoring Program!

    • 01 August 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Boardroom, Norton Rose Fulbright Level 21, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane

    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:

    • How do you find sponsorship and partnership opportunities in your market?
    • How do you measure the value of an arrangement?
    • How do you sell the opportunity to your stakeholders?
    • What is the difference between a sponsorship and a partnership, and what are the benefits of both?
    • You’ve signed up but how do you use the opportunity to raise your profile?
    • How do you build relationships with your sponsor to ensure these arrangements are mutually beneficial and have longevity?


    Kristie FankhauserPartner, 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.

    Paula RobinsonPartner, MinterEllison Gold Coast

    In 2017 Paula Robinson was named Australian Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards and her team was named Sports and Entertainment Legal Team of the Year.  Over the last few years alone, Paula has advised on at least 85 sponsorship agreements worth close to $100 million dollars.  She is one of Australia’s most highly credentialed and regarded sponsorship advisors and has acted for both sponsors and rights holders alike. 

    Paula has also been a sponsor herself with her firm MinterEllison sponsoring both the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Sydney 2018 Invictus Games.  Paula is known for her ability to ‘help get the deal done’ and her commercial approach to negotiations is what sets her apart from other lawyers in the field. 

    Nick VincentMarketing 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.

      Toni PalmerDevelopment Manager, Queensland Performing Arts Complex

    Toni currently leads the Development team at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The team focuses on both corporate and philanthropic relationships to assist QPAC with the delivery of performing arts in Queensland. She has extensive experience in the startup and corporate environments, working in the media, ecommerce, consumer products, manufacturing, fashion and agricultural sectors n Australia, Europe and Asia. Toni’s business background creates successful partnerships that deliver a meaningful and commercial return on investment to partners.

    Event details: 

    Date: Wednesday, 1 August 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm for registration and networking lunch
    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm presentation
    Location: Boardroom, Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 21, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane
    Price: ICON Members: $66
    Non-Members: $99 

    ICON thanks event sponsor:

    • 18 October 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 October 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Ovolo Hotel: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, Sydney

    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.

    Event details:

    Date: 18 and 19 October 2018
    Time: Full Day
    Location: Ovolo Hotel: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, Sydney


    Early bird practitioner member  $1,403
    Early bird practitioner non-member $1,658
    Group booking member (5+ registrants) $1,403
    Group booking non-member (5+ registrants) $1,658
    Practitioner member standard $1,650
    Practitioner non-member standard $1950
    Early bird leader member (CMO's) $425
    Early bird leader non-member (CMO's) $506
    Leader member $500
    Leader non-member $595
    Cocktail party only member $150
    Cocktail party only non-member $195

    Registration categories

    Practitioner registration

    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

    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:



Past events

28 June 2018 ICON QLD: How to Use Client Experience and Empathy Mapping to Boost Client Insights
05 June 2018 ICON QLD in partnership with Katanya presents: the Digital Decoded Series - Masterclass in video production skills
02 May 2018 ICON QLD: “Self-promotion is not a dirty word” - Getting the right attention to progress your career
06 March 2018 ICON & beaton Webinar: Innovation – what clients want from law and engineering firms
11 December 2017 ICON study: Pursuing web performance - Complimentary session
07 December 2017 ICON QLD: Kick off the festive season at the annual ICON CHRISTMAS PARTY!
30 November 2017 ICON QLD: Next Steps - Silence is not always a virtue – how to get your good ideas heard
19 October 2017 ICON Australia & New Zealand Conference 2017
18 October 2017 ICON - Annual General Meeting 2017
10 October 2017 ICON QLD: The Future of Business
03 October 2017 ICON QLD: Tech Tools of the Trade
28 September 2017 ICON QLD: Next Step Session 3 - Sharpen your everyday business writing
20 September 2017 ICON QLD: Creativity, and how to do it!
12 September 2017 ICON QLD: Pumping up profit – how marketers can think & act like a CEO
31 August 2017 ICON QLD: Next Step Session 2 – Creating a career development action plan
17 August 2017 ICON QLD: The Art of Storytelling
26 July 2017 ICON QLD: Driving & Sustaining Key Account Management
30 May 2017 APSMA QLD: Learn to Make Your Own Video
14 March 2017 ICON QLD: Next Step Program 2017
14 March 2017 APSMA QLD: Next Step 1: Speed Mentoring
28 February 2017 APSMA QLD: Rethinking Your 2017 Digital Strategy
07 December 2016 APSMA Qld: Christmas Party - Celebrate The End of Another Busy Year
07 December 2016 APSMA Qld: Leveraging client insights
22 November 2016 APSMA Webinar: Client Centricity – How to Execute and Measure ROI
15 November 2016 APSMA QLD: Social Media – Finding Value in the Hype
27 October 2016 Australia & New Zealand Conference 2016 - Conference and Cocktail Party
26 October 2016 APSMA - Annual General Meeting 2016
19 October 2016 APSMA QLD: Next Step 4 - Leadership discussion: earning a seat at the table
12 October 2016 APSMA QLD: Shifting the Focus - Marketing ideas for Associates, Seniors and Managers
07 September 2016 APSMA QLD: Next Step 3 - Find your networking groove
27 July 2016 APSMA Webinar: What drives favourability? How have General Counsel and their legal teams been evolving?
30 June 2016 APSMA Qld: Digital Stream – Disrupt to survive. Innovate to thrive
23 June 2016 APSMA Qld Next Step: What does it take to be a person of influence
02 June 2016 APSMA Asia: 2016 Asia Conference - Navigate
27 April 2016 APSMA Qld: Digital Stream - Content Chaos, are you ready to disrupt?
21 April 2016 APSMA Qld: Next Step 1 Building resilience in times of change
21 April 2016 APSMA QLD: Next Step Program 2016
15 March 2016 APSMA Masterclass: Winning work in the age of procurement
09 December 2015 APSMA Qld: Kick off the festive season at the APSMA Christmas Party!
25 November 2015 APSMA Qld - Technical Toolkit Series: What winners do differently
28 October 2015 APSMA Qld: Next Steps - Project Management in Marketing
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