Towards 2030 Forum

Young talent is the lifeblood of our industry.

The inaugural Towards 2030 Forum, presented by News Corp Australia, is a natural extension to B&T’s 30 Under 30 Awards.

THURSDAY 27TH APRIL
IVY, 330 GEORGE ST, SYDNEY
MC – TBC
Keynote speaker: Tony Phillips – Chief Marketing Officer, News Corp Australia

Attendees have the chance to take part in speed mentoring with the top 8 senior leaders from across the marketing, media and advertising industry and gain up-close exposure to highly successful and inspiring business pioneers.

In the spirit of collaboration, there will also be a cross-agency, cross-business hackathon, guided by 16 top experts from the industry, with the aim of driving tomorrow’s talent forward in thinking what an ideal agency should look like in 2030.

Attendees will benefit from the rich pool of ideas on how agencies and media companies can respond to increasing disruption to take back to their respective agencies and companies.

Agenda

8.45:00-8:50am Welcome and housekeeping by MC
8:50-9:10am Introductory Keynote – speaker TBC
9:10am-12:10pm Speed Mentoring –  small groups rotate every 20 minutes to meet a different mentor, with morning tea break from 10.35-10.50am.
12:10-12:55pm Quick lunch
12:55-2:25pm Hackathon – Create your ideal agency of the future – 8 groups of 20 attendees each, each group lead by 2 table captains, with afternoon tea break from 2:25-2:40pm.
2:40-4:45pm Presentation from each team – Table captains form the judging panel, giving score out of 100 for each team (cannot score own team).

Meet our mentors

Sharing their expertise and insights with an aim to giving the next generation of our industry valuable sources of information to help them make the most of their career and to reach their full potential.

Georgia Suttie

Georgia Suttie

New Business Director - Enero Group
Tony Phillips

Tony Phillips

CMO - News Corp Australia
Aimee Buchanan

Aimee Buchanan

CEO - OMD Australia
Jason Dooris

Jason Dooris

Group CEO - Atomic 212 Group
Matt Michael

Matt Michael

Managing Director - The Monkeys
Jane Huxley

Jane Huxley

Former Managing Director - Pandora
Sean Seamer

Sean Seamer

CEO - MediaCom Australia
Lorraine Jokovic

Lorraine Jokovic

CEO - LOUD Communications Group

Hackathon – Create your ideal agency of the future – 12.55-4.45pm

The hackathon component of the day aims to challenge attendees with a task of creating their dream agency of the future and pitching it, ala Shark Tank style, to win investment from VCs.

Each group of 20 participants will be guided by 2 table captains – multi-discipline experts of our field – to create their dream agency. With tasks including:

  • Creating an executive summary of the agency – Including a business name, tagline, description and vision for this agency.
  • Construct the basic structure of the agency – What are the main roles of this business?
  • Outlining unique offerings by their agency – What are their main services? How do they stack up in an increasingly fragmented market? Anticipate types of services that’ll be in demand in the next 5-10 years.
  • Establishing the pillars of their agency culture and values – What makes their agency distinctive? How will this culture impact on innovation, staff development and retention, and ultimately, commercial outcome?
  • Pitching to VCs – the table captains will form the judging panel of acting VCs (cannot judge their own team). Attendees need to convince them on why this agency should exist and why the VCs should invest.

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Meet our table captains

These powerhouses will help guide the discussion by sharing their extensive industry knowledge; as well as forming a judging panel to determine the winning team.

Cate Stuart-Robertson

Cate Stuart-Robertson

Managing Partner, TKT Sydney
Jules Hall

Jules Hall

Founder & CEO - The Hallway
Virginia Hyland

Virginia Hyland

Founder - HM Communication Group
Mark Hollands

Mark Hollands

Former CEO - NewsMediaWorks
Andrew Howie

Andrew Howie

Group Marketing Manager - MLA
Ally Watson

Ally Watson

Co-Founder - Code Like a Girl, .NET Developer - Deepend
Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor

MD - Milkmoney
Dominique Hind

Dominique Hind

COO & Co-founder - WiTH Collective
Fern Canning-Brook

Fern Canning-Brook

MD - Edelman Australia
Denis Mamo

Denis Mamo

Creative Ringmaster - White Space Concepts
Jodie Sangster

Jodie Sangster

CEO - ADMA
Rob Hall

Rob Hall

CEO - PLAYGROUND XYZ
Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn

General Manager of Network Sales - News Corp
Ellie Rogers

Ellie Rogers

Head of Agency, Australia & NZ - Facebook
Ashley Earnshaw

Ashley Earnshaw

Chief Investment Officer - Carat Australia
Lauren North

Lauren North

Executive Manager Consumer Wealth Marketing - Commonwealth Bank

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR

News-Corp-Australia

Contact us

Sponsorship

Frank Masterson
Group Sales Manager
0451 831 647
frank@bandt.com.au

Giulia de Goursa’t
Account Manager
0481 105 247
giulia@bandt.com.au

 

Event details / enquiries

Vivian Luo
Events Director
viv@bandt.com.au
0421 944 003

Riin Rodenberg
Events Manager
riin@themisfits.media
0415 576 111

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