LEADERS FORUM – 29 & 30 MARCH 2017

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AMSRO’s Leaders Forum promises to explore new realities and the prospects that exist within it.

In today’s increasingly connected, fragmented data-driven world, it’s no surprise that organisations able to adapt quickly will capture enormous opportunities. Over the next decade, increasing consumption in the emerging world will create new markets. Technology will stimulate new products and services. Start-ups will tap into global investors, suppliers, and customers. But organisations will face intense pressure to innovate and become more productive – not only to grow, but also to survive the change.

Which begs the question, where to from here?  

Please join us at the Leaders Forum to start the conversation.

The Forum allows AMSRO members to ask questions and share ideas with peers in a uniquely confidential environment.  We  focus on the latest issues affecting the market and social research industry and engage with leading experts across a range of topics in a truly collegiate setting.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
7:30PM ARRIVAL DINNER, AMARU
THURSDAY 30 MARCH – THE LANGHAM HOTEL MELBOURNE
8:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS
8:45AM – 5:00PM LEADERS FORUM PROGRAM
5:15 – 6:30PM WINE TASTING AND CANAPÉS ON THE ALTO DECK, THE LANGHAM HOTEL (TASTING LED BY YVONNE WALLIS)
7:30PM OFFICIAL DINNER, ESP by SCOTT PICKETT
LATE CLOSE

GUEST SPEAKERS

HOLLY RANSOM  – CEO EMERGENT

The March of the Millennial Generation and What It Means For Business

In 2015, Millennials became the largest generation in the workforce and within ten years they’ll comprise almost 3/4 of it. Named one of Australia’s ‘100 most influential women’, Holly examines the key intergenerational trends impacting on business and what this new dynamic means for how we engage, work, lead and retain Millennials.

HOLLY-RANSOMABOUT HOLLY  – Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in the development of high performing intergenerational workforces, leadership and social outcomes. Holly is renowned for generating innovative solutions to complex multi-stakeholder problems for corporations, governments and non-profit organisations, and for coaching and professionally mentoring leaders of all generations around the world.

In 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to chair the G20 Youth Summit, resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 leaders. Holly also co-author the strategy paper on youth entrepreneurship and unemployment for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal agenda. Her corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth Chief Executive Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, leading key organisational strategy and business improvement initiatives and integrated corporate affairs projects. Holly’s company, Emergent, has worked with the likes of INPEX, CBH, Conoco Phillips, KPMG, as well as local, state and federal government departments around the world.

KATH BLACKHAM – MANAGING DIRECTOR – DEEPEND GROUP

Driving business transformation through digital innovation 

We live in a connected world where technology and disruption are the norm and change is the new constant. Businesses need to embrace ‘change thinking’ to adapt and thrive, forging innovation at the intersection of culture, technology and brands.

Direct from SXSW Conference (Austin, Texas) Kath presents the very latest on digital innovation, technology and ‘change thinking’.  Kath reviews the current market, up-coming trends and uncovers what the (broader) digital agencies are doing and how market and social research can collaborate on digital platforms to create new business opportunities.

ABOUT KATH – Kath is the Managing Director of the Deepend Group in Melbourne.  She has had a 20 year career working in countries as diverse as Russia, Switzerland, England and Australia.  Kath has been involved in the digital space for 15 years and responsible for some of the leading websites in Australia.

JULIET BOURKE – DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY

PARTNER CONSULTING – DELOITTE AUSTRALIA 

Industry’s new norms and what it means for research organisations

Juliet focuses on how to draw insights under pressure and use diversity of thinking and inclusive leadership to add value.  He presentation explores the shifts across markets, emerging models, upcoming trends and what that means for research agency’s workplace performance.

JULIET-BOURKEABOUT JULIET – Juliet leads Deloitte Australia’s Diversity and Inclusion Consulting practice and co-leads the Leadership practice.  She has over 25 years’ experience in human capital, management and law. Juliet works with Executives and global organisations to improve workplace performance through cultural change, focusing on D&I, leadership and culture.  Her latest book, the 2016 bestseller entitled ‘Which two heads are better than one?: How diverse teams create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions’, helps leaders understand how to systematically create diverse thinking and take team performance to the next level.

MICHELLE MCQUAID – FOUNDER, MICHELLE MCQUAID

How to set goals that cultivate grit

Grit is what allows us to fall down seven times, and stand up eight.  It is the passion and perseverance to achieve long-term goals and studies suggest that when it comes to our success it’s more than our IQ, EQ or good looks!  The goods news is that grit can be improved in all of us by cultivating growth-mindsets that enable us to get comfortably uncomfortable with taking risks, to welcome feedback and criticism as part of the learning process and to value failure for the lessons it brings.

Understand how to cultivate growth mindset in yourself and your team with small changes to ensure performance doesn’t plateau but instead reaches ever higher levels of success.

MICHELLE-MCQUAIDABOUT MICHELLE – Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organisations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting-edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.

 

ROBERT MELLOR I MANAGING DIRECTOR, BIS OXFORD ECONOMICS

State of the Economy

Robert joined BIS Shrapnel in 1984, was appointed a Director of the company in 1987 and Managing Director in July 2007. In March 2017, Oxford Economics took majority control of BIS Shrapnel and it became BIS Oxford Economics and Robert continues as Managing Director. With over 35 years’ experience, Robert is regarded as Australia’s leading forecaster on the building and residential markets. His views and comments are regularly sought by the national media. Many of Australia’s leading builders and building material manufacturers consult with Robert in preparing their annual budget plans.

NETWORKING EVENTS

ARRIVAL DINNER- WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2017 

AMARU

To celebrate the start of what promises to be a gastronomic feast like no other, don’t miss our Wednesday night arrival dinner with ex-Vue de Monde Chef, Clinton McIver.  Exclusive to AMSRO members, the arrival dinner at AMARU’s private dining room offers a unique and contemporary Australian degustation menu.

Voted No 1 in the Sunday Herald Sun’s Delcious.100 People’s Choice Awards and No 9 by the Experts Choice, AMARU’s ‘sensory’ menu is a progression of nine to 14 small dishes reflective of contemporary Australian cuisine. With a focus on Australian ingredients and low-miles produce, diners’ imaginations are evoked by careful technique and attention to flavour and texture. Awarded one-hat in the 2017 Good Food Guide, this exclusive space is the ideal venue for mingling with AMSRO’s market and social research industry decision makers.  www.amaru.com.au

Wines matched by leading International Food and Wine expert, Yvonne Wallis.

OFFICIAL DINNER – THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2017 

Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP)

Possibly the very last exclusive AMSRO Leaders Forum official dinner…and not to be missed.

Awarded one hat upon opening and two hats in the 2017 Good Food Guide, ESP continues to receive rave reviews.  A high-end dining experience delivered in a bespoke setting designed by Scott himself, AMSRO members will be treated to a tasting menu that Scott has drawn influences from his entire career to create. Having won the Salon Culinaire at the young age of 18, Scott was dubbed ‘one to watch’ by Judge Bruno Cerdan.  He has certainly proven this true over the years and AMSRO Leaders will have the opportunity to hear from the chef himself on a night entirely to ourselves.

AMSRO’s Leaders Forum dinner will be coupled with exquisite wines from our very own food and wine expert, Yvonne Wallis.  Limited spaces available – register your place at the table today. 

ABOUT YVONNE WALLIS

Former AMSRO president and long time industry supporter, Yvonne Wallis is the mastermind behind the infamous Leaders Forum Wine appreciation events. A ‘not to be missed’  highlight of the Leaders Forum for over 15 years, Yvonne brings a wealth of expertise and extraordinary wines to the tasting table from her extensive personal cellar, which contains over 12,000 wines from all over the world.

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