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Keynote Speaker - Rachael Bermingham


Exciting & Expert Programme

What better way to spend the morning than hearing from a trio of experts.


8.00am - 8.45am Registration and arrival tea/coffee in exhibition area
8.45am - 9.00am Welcome
9.00am - 9.50am

Tech Tips Productivity Forum

From Dropbox to Doodle Polls to LinkedIn, we guarantee you’ll leave with tips to save you 20-30 minutes out of your busy day.  There will be an opportunity to share your tips with others!


In this session, we’ll cover ways you can save time each day by efficiently using the latest technology such as Dropbox, Doodle Polls, Google alerts, SmartArt and many more.  Also learn how to use LinkedIn to reap national and global benefits for your organisation.

9.50am - 10.00am

Presentation from OPBE Charity Partner - Grant Richards from Signal Flare

10.00am -10.40am Morning Tea with Exhibitors and networking time - take the chance to get your free professional head shot photograph taken courtesy of Kirkland Photography
10.40am – 11.45am

Savvy Ingredients for Success

Rachael Bermingham, author of 4 Ingredients and Savvy – Ingredients for Success
11.45am - 12.00pm

Prize draws, wrap up and close

12.15pm - 12.45pm If attending the Masterclass, you will receive a light lunch
12.45pm - 4.15pm Masterclasses (to include 20 minute afternoon tea break). Both groups come back together during this time for afternoon tea networking
Masterclass 1

Event Management – Tips and Tools to Running a Seamless and Successful Event

- Susan Harris, Director & Event Manager, Absolute Events & Marketing

Masterclass 2

7 Tools to Stress-Free Writing - How to Become A Confident, Professional Writer

- Robyn Henderson, Networking to Win & Write It For Me



Masterclass 1: Event Management – Tips and Tools to Running a Seamless and Successful Event


For some people, being asked to organise an event can make you want to run away.  You need to meet the expectations of your boss, the guests, other stakeholders.... all while juggling multiple suppliers and making sure all the details are not forgotten – let alone managing the rest of your job.


How do you plan for a seamless event that achieves its objectives?  It doesn’t have to be stressful. In a very interactive and sharing Masterclass, Susan Harris, Director of Absolute Events & Marketing (and Meeting & Events Australia’s National Meetings Manager of the Year), will share some of her experience gained from more than 12 years as a leading conference and event organiser.


Susan will help you understand the key strategies, tips and tools needed  to guarantee a successful event.


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Masterclass 2: 7 Tools to Stress-Free Writing – How to Become a Confident, Professional Writer


In this half day hands-on, interactive workshop prolific author, Robyn Henderson ( and ) will share