Speakers

Jane Lu

Jane Lu, CEO and Founder of Showpo, transformed a challenging start into a global fashion success. Quitting her corporate job secretly, she overcame debt and a failed business to create Showpo, known for trendy, affordable clothing and empowering women. A prominent influencer and keynote speaker, Jane advocates for startups and women in business, appearing on Shark Tank Australia and co-founding the Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine community. Known as The Lazy CEO, she promotes working smarter, not harder. Jane's insights cover e-commerce trends, social media marketing, resilience, and inclusivity in business, inspiring entrepreneurs worldwide.

Ms. Melissa Ambrosini

Melissa Ambrosini is the co-founder of SheLaunch, the world's leading provider of business training and tools for female coaches. From small beginnings as a health coach, Melissa went on to generate more than $11 million in sales and now heads a thriving online empire that inspires millions. These days, she's devoted to helping women scale their income and impact - without compromising on the stuff that's important to them, and while still having a life!

Dubbed a "Self-Help Guru" by Elle Magazine, Melissa is also a sought-after speaker, host of the top-rated podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show (which has over 26 million downloads), and a bestselling author of four books - including Mastering Your Mean Girl (voted 'The Best eBook Of All Time' by Book Depository) and Time Magic (winner of three ABBA awards, including 'Book Of The Year').

When she's not helping women bring their biggest vision-board goals to life, you'll find her hanging at the beach, tending to her veggie garden, or doing a kitchen dance-off with her daughter and husband.

Kerry Tucker

When Kerry Tucker was jailed for five years in Victoria’s maximum security prison for fraud, she had two choices. She could give in to the shame and hopelessness, or apply her energy and brains to building a future. Kerry decided to turn incarceration into an opportunity. Rather than break her, prison made her. She regularly visits cities across Australia, providing her insights and lived experience to a captivated audience, on topics like criminal justice, education, cybercrime, prisons, fraud behaviour and overcoming challenges.

Abbie White

Abbie White is the Founder of Sales Redefined and The Execution Zone. She is one of Australia's most dynamic and in-demand sales and execution experts. With over 15 years' experience in sales and sales management, Abbie's proven track record includes assisting in the delivery of over $300M in sales, across a range of industries.

Gerd Leonhard

“People, Planet, Purpose, and Prosperity” is Gerd’s motto, and helping to design “The Good Future” is his key objective. Gerd is one of the top-rated contemporary futurists worldwide. He has presented at over 2000 leading conferences and events over the past 20 years, worked with Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, NBC, Visa, Google, the European Commission, L’Oréal, Audi, Deloitte, and IBM. Gerd has influenced and inspired millions to “imagine and create a better tomorrow”. Wired magazine named him one of the most influential Europeans, and he is listed as #7 in the global ranking of futurists.

Luke Hannan

Luke Hannan is one of Australia's most Experienced, Energetic and Engaging Professional Conference and Event MCs who truly understands what it takes to keep the atmosphere electric. 

Across his MC career Luke has partnered with clients such as Westpac, Google, IBM, BUPA, CPA Australia, Dell, Oracle, SAP and Citrix to deliver over 500 seamless live and virtual events spanning Financial Services, Marketing, Health, Government, Construction, Mining and Sport. 

Dr. Catherine Ball

Dr Catherine Ball is an Academic at ANU's School of Cybernetics, bestselling author, futurist and visioneer.

Associate Professor, Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director and company director working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.

Oriel Morrison

A finance expert who's covered the industry from both sides, Oriel Morrison has built a national profile as one of the Nine Network's leading financial journalists. She began her career in the financial markets trading equities for one of Australia's most prominent brokerage houses. She then moved on to trade, and advise on the futures and foreign exchange markets. That experience led her to one of the world's financial hubs - she headed to London to work as a reporter for the Reuters Financial Television network.

In London she covered news on all of Europe's major equity, currency, bond and commodity markets. Returning to Australia, she joined the local operation of Reuters Television as a presenter and the lead television reporter.

Oriel then covered finance nationally for Channel Seven, and internationally for Sky News, as well as being a regular presenter on Sky Business Report.

In addition to television, she appeared as a regular finance expert on the Macquarie Radio Network, featuring mainly on Sydney's premier station 2GB.

Oriel is now a presenter and senior financial journalist with Australia's premier free-to-air television network, the Nine Network. She also appears as a regular finance expert on the Radio station 2UE.

Aside from her media commitments Oriel is an accomplished corporate presenter and spokesperson.

Laura Jayes

Laura Jayes has been a journalist and broadcaster for almost two decades. She hosts Am Agenda on Sky News - the channel's highest rating day time program, committed to politics, current affairs and challenging debates. 

Laura has covered every leadership challenge and election since 2010. She's covered the biggest breaking news stories in the world - Brexit live from London, the Queensland floods, the war in Afghanistan from Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kowt, Donald Trumps' election win and inauguration in Washington, the US Mid Terms and the death of Queens Elizabeth (to name a few). She is also one of the only journalists to be granted access to Nauru to report on the Australian funded detention centres. 

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