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ICON Next Step 2020: Session 1- Secrets to Career Success

  • 16 September 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.

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ICON is pleased to announce that our popular development program for early-stage marketers and BD professionals will be expanding into a regional program. Starting on 16 September, the program will run for 5 consecutive weeks, featuring a series of five virtual (and only where possible, in-person) events dedicated to preparing members for their next promotion or milestone.

At ICON, we want to ensure that all participants will have the opportunity to continue learning and growing during this uncertain time.

Highlights for Next Step 2020 include:

  • Designed specifically to support in a virtual world, this year’s program also includes a one-off small-group mentoring session to support the specific challenges an individual may have.
  • Each session will also be accompanied with L&D tools and checklists to support participants beyond the program.
  • Get access to advice from 10+ senior leaders who have successfully navigated their next steps, and to a community that can help support you in your next step.

This hybrid regional / local format program will be presented by senior professionals, representing a variety of professional services industries in the region.

Session overview:

Helen Bogie will speak to Pamela Qiu over a virtual fireside chat covering Pamela’s story of how she has gone from starting out locally to leading globally. She will talk about issues on diversity, working with mentors, communication strategies with your seniors and changing roles to achieve your goals.

Presenter details: 

Pamela Qiu

Head of Business Development and Engagement , The Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Pamela Qiu has recently joined The Alliance to End Plastic Waste as the Head of Business Development and Engagement. She works with global leaders in business, governments and society to drive changes in the Plastic value chain to end Plastic Waste in our environment.

Previously Network Director for The Economist Corporate Network in South-east Asia. She advises multinational corporations on the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in the Asia Pacific region. She regularly chairs Economist events and roundtables, and delivers custom briefings to senior business executives. She joined The Economist in June 2011.

Prior to joining The Economist Group, Pamela worked as a policy analyst and associate at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, where she worked on policies to tackle socio-economic problems such as inequality and unemployment. She also worked on policies that were featured in the Singapore Budget. From 2009 to 2011, she was a researcher for the Center for Public Economics at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for public policy and economics research. Her research areas included the role of government in markets, public private partnerships, privatisation, fiscal policy, and behavioural economics. From 2004 to 2006, Pamela also worked as a market analyst with Prudential Health Insurance, based in London.

Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in development studies, both from the London School of Economics.


Details of the full program can be found on our Next Step page.

Event details:

Date:  Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Time:  Auckland - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide - 12:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Login Details: 

Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar
Webinars are also recorded and loaded onto our website for future viewing.

Price: 

ICON Member: AU$80 (single session)
Non Member: AU$160 (single session)

ICON Member: AU$290 (full series)

Non Member: AU $390 (full series)

To register for the full series please follow this link


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