Regional Forum 2017 - Brisbane

    • Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
      7:30 AM  -  8:15 AM
      Networking breakfast
      8:15 AM  -  9:30 AM
      S1 Review, reflect, grow - How can purpose guide your growth and key business decision making?
      Hear first-hand the story behind the phenomenal growth of Australian behaviour change business, KeepCup. Entrepreneur Abigail Forsyth designed KeepCup as a commercial business which connected to her values around sustainability. Since June 2009 the business has sold over three million KeepCups, avoiding billions of disposable cups going to landfill. KeepCups are now sold in 32 countries around the world with major bases in Melbourne, London and Los Angeles. Discover how she has grown the business and how her innovation has been driven by purpose.
      9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM
      S2 Harnessing the power of purpose to differentiate your business
      With a background in CSR at UK-based Alliance and Leicester and Santander, James Grugeon, Founder of The Good Beer Company has been a part of the purpose movement, through its evolution from ticking boxes to becoming central to business strategy and performance. Understand why setting up a purpose-driven business venture is critical to its success. Learn from Grugeon’s experiences about the whole process of establishing purpose; from the conception of an initial business idea, to a growth and profit plan, the long term thinking, employee ownership, keeping shareholders happy and the reporting to feed into metrics.
      10:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Speed Networking
      Meet other attendees and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event.
      10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Morning tea and networking
      11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM
      S3 How do you use your purpose to create a shared sense of meaning and value for your people?
      Royal Flying Doctors Service CEO, Nino Di Marco will share his insight into how to harness the power of purpose to better engage and motivate your staff. He will explore how developing a bond between your staff and the community you serve will enhance internal and external engagement. Di Marco will highlight what the for-profit sector can learn from the not-for-profit sector on this topic.
      11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM
      S4 Driving growth while staying true to your purpose
      Surf Life Saving Queensland is a not for profit with a turnover of $28 million, with over 30,000 members, a staff workforce of 600 and a huge cost centre staying true to their purpose whilst driving efficiencies has been vital. CEO, John Brennan shares their journey of growth, offering insight into the business model and how they have been able to drive returns, measure their impact and fulfil their purpose.
      12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
      S5 Business lunch: Deloitte Access Economics session: The Changing Face of Queensland
      The Queensland of 2027 has the potential to undergo a radical transformation from what it is today - even more liveable, more diversified and more connected. Queensland is shifting from a once in a lifetime resources construction boom towards a more diversified and knowledge based economy. However many Queenslanders – especially those in the regions – are grappling with how best to respond. Collaboration between all levels of government, industry, communities and individuals, is the key enabler to both exploit the mega trends and build the necessary platforms that are so vital for a better Queensland. Deloitte is working to co-design an overarching approach and economic blueprint to shape the future of Queensland.
      1:45 PM  -  2:30 PM
      S6 Capturing your passion and driving your purpose to have a BIG impact
      2016 Young Australians of the Year, Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi tell the story of award winning Orange Sky Laundry. They will examine how to drive innovation to achieve growth, while delivering on social purpose. Learn how their heartfelt investment resulted in a transformative product with a major impact, positively connecting the community and improving homeless living. Gain insight into how this mobile laundry service unleashed the power of conversation and achieved rapid expansion Australia-wide in just two years.
      2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
      S7 B Lab Panel discussion

      In recent years, business increasingly has been viewed as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely perceived to be prospering at the expense of the broader community. The solution lies in the principle of shared value for all stakeholders—companies should actively benefit its employees, communities, customers and the environment.

      Hear from B Lab on how they are redefining success in business by growing a movement of leaders who are using business as a force for good. Also hear from certified B Corporations Silver Chef and Montville Coffee and their inspiring case studies on how to put purpose into practice.

      3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM
      Afternoon tea and networking
      3:50 PM  -  4:35 PM
      S8 How do you measure both financial and social impact?
      When the Queensland Government rejected a proposal for funds contribution to an innovative mobile cardiology clinic that would treat hundreds of people in regional Queensland. Before Queensland Health would offer future funding to expand the services, it asked for ‘independent health economics work’ to be completed to measure the impact. Find out how Dr Rolf Gomes measured and reviewed the organisation’s performance, while identifying tangible contributions to community and nation.
      4:35 PM  -  5:35 PM
      S9 Pioneering meaningful progress to enable your business to walk the talk and deliver your purpose
      Motivational design expert and leadership adviser Dr Jason Fox will move you away from default thinking in order to generate real momentum behind your organisation’s purpose driven business model. What does meaningful progress look like? Dr Jason Fox will aid you in establishing an execution plan which you can take home and implement your first day back in the office.