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16th Sep 2015

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Hotel Urban Brisbane

345 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill QLD 4000

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Join us for networking, drinks and finger food, followed by a panel discussion on how marketers and businesses can build online communities to strengthen their, or their clients', brand.

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    During this panel, you'll discover

    • Building, growing and managing communities
    • Tips on how to engage and inspire your fans
    • Which social platforms to use
    • Customer loyalty and brand advocacy
    • Building communities online - and offline
    • Case studies 

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Community managers
    • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
    • Business owners & directors

    Panel of speakers

    • [SYDNEY] Alison Michalk, CEO, Quiip LinkedIn | Twitter @quiip
    • [BRISBANE] James Kliemt, Senior Digital Media Officer, Queensland Police Service Media and Public Affairs Group LinkedIn | Twitter: @jameskliemt
    • [BRISBANE] David Jordan, General Manager, Baskin-Robbins Australia LinkedIn 

    Panel Chair: Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane LinkedIn | Twitter: @DigitalBne @catmatson

    MC: Lisa Ma, Event Manager, Networx Brisbane LinkedIn | Twitter: @networxevents @lisama_

    Event hashtag is #nxbris

    Please use #nxbris in your posts so people at home can follow what's going on! Follow Networx Brisbane on Facebook | Facebook Events | Instagram: @networxevents | Twitter:@networxevents

  • Transport and directions

    Google map and directions.

    Hotel Urban Brisbane is located at 345 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000.

    By Car
    Drive down the right hand side of the hotel to the car park underneath. Parking at Hotel Urban Brisbane is available for $15.

    The closest public car park is Wickham Terrace Car Park, cnr Wickham Terrace and Turbot Street, Brisbane. Enter after 4.30pm for $5 night parking.

    By Foot
    Walking from the CBD (Queen St) head towards City Hall, cross over the road to King George Square then walk directly up Albert St. Hotel (on Wickham Terrace) is located on the right hand side across the road.

    By Train
    Catch the train to Roma St Station then walk through the parklands to Spring Hill exit 5 on the right. You can also walk on the road up Roma St then turn left onto Albert St and the Hotel is at the top of the hill.

    You can also walk up Wickham Terrace from Central Station.

    By Bus
    From the CBD go to Queen Street Stop 57 near Edward St and catch the Spring Hill Loop bus that stops directly outside the hotel (stop 132) Buses stop at King George Square in the CBD – walk up Albert St to the Hotel at the top of the hill.

    By Taxi
    Taxis can stop directly outside the hotel.

  • Giveaways

    [VENUE PRIZE DRAW] One night’s accommodation in a pavilion poolside room, bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, transfer to The Triffid to enjoy a concert of your choice plus full buffet breakfast for 2 with a late check out, courtesy of our Venue Sponsor, Hotel Urban Brisbane

    [NETWORX PRIZE DRAW] Nespresso Inissia machine (Ruby Red), Breville Aeroccino3 Milk Frother plus 16 coffee pods valued at $250, courtesy of Interpro Digital

    [NETWORX PRIZE DRAW] 1 x Ticket to EMSA (Email Marketing Summit Australia) to be held on 29th October 2015 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre valued at $295, courtesy of Vision6

    [NETWORX PRIZE DRAW] 1 x Ticket to Breakfast with LEGO to be held on 7th October 2015 at Pullman Hotel valued at $139, courtesy of Interactive Minds

    [EACH GUEST RECEIVES] Buy One Get One Free voucher, courtesy of Baskin-Robbins Australia

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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Alison Michalk

Alison Michalk

CEO, Quiip

Alison Michalk is CEO and founder of Quiip, a global leader in online community management services; and co-founder of Swarm, Australia’s dedicated online community management conference.

An industry pioneer with more than 10 years experience working with online communities, Alison is a respected industry leader, engaging speaker, widely published commentator and sought-after trainer in the areas of social media, online community governance, management, moderation and engagement.

With her finger on the online pulse, Alison founded Quiip after identifying a need for social media and online community services that minimised risks (including liability and brand reputation) and maximised user engagement. 
She has built a world-class team of community managers who provide private, public and non-profit sector clients with 24/7 services.

Operating as a distributed company, Quiip has a team of over 20 based around the country and world. Alison is passionate about new business models and the future of work. This encompasses ‘radical flexibility’ (work where and when you like) and a holistic approach to employees (personal and professional goals). Alison believes that modern day employees have an unprecedented opportunity to rethink the work ‘place’.

She is also advocate for raising the profile and participation levels of women in tech, start-ups and leadership roles. Quiip was recently voted in Anthill’s Top 100 Coolest Companies.

Along with an entrepreneurial passion for business Alison enjoys meditation and yoga, playing Lexulous, drinking coffee, tech gadgets, and ferrying her sons between skate & surf spots. 

LinkedIn | Twitter: @quiip

James Kliemt

James Kliemt

Senior Digital Media Officer, Queensland Police Service Media and Public Affairs Group

James is the Senior Digital Media Officer for Queensland Police Service Media. He is responsible for QPS digital strategy and solutions in the social media and web 2.0 spaces.

His team manages the largest police Facebook page in the English speaking world, QLDAlert – the whole of government Social Media real time disaster social media information hub, and the myPolice network of 32 police blogs across the state receiving 2 million page views a month.

QPS Media have won nearly a dozen national and international awards for their social media and are championed by both Facebook and Twitter as exemplars of engagement on their platforms.

David Jordan

David Jordan

General Manager, Baskin-Robbins Australia

David Jordan boasts more than 15 years’ experience in senior hospitality & retail management. Jordan is characterised as a visionary, strategist and tactician with a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance and profitability. 

Prior to his appointment as General Manager of Baskin-Robbins Australia, Jordan held several executive leadership roles including CEO of Beard Papa Australia, Group General Manager of Katarzyna Group, and Operations Manager at Coles Hotel Group. In his most recent role at Coles Hotel Group, Jordan managed the strongest performing portfolio in the group with a turnover of more than $300million pa, while overseeing more than 25 direct reports and hundreds of employees.

It was through these leadership roles, Jordan solidified his expertise in high-level operational initiatives, including infrastructure design, process re-engineering, turnaround management, and operational re-organisation within the hospitality and retail environments.

In his current General Manager role at Baskin-Robbins Australia, Jordan is responsible for developing and driving the overall business strategy for the network of more than 80 stores nationally. 

Reporting into Palm Oasis Ventures, a joint venture between UAE-based business group, Galadari Brothers Group and US-based Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DBI), Jordan has a strong focus on achieving shareholder growth expectations for the Baskin-Robbins ice-cream brand across Australia. 

Since starting at Baskin-Robbins early in 2014, Jordan has already exceeded these growth ambitions, successfully delivering an impressive 20% store network growth in the 2014 financial year. In addition to this growth, Jordan has led the Senior Leadership team and franchisees through a stunning turn-around program re-engaging all stakeholders. This turnaround strategy empowered the team to implement numerous internal programs and changes which have already improved the business’ overall profitably. 

This success has been recognised by DBI CEO, Nigel Travis, who after attending the official opening of the Manly, QLD Baskin-Robbins store stated it as: “A work of art.” Additionally, DBI Middle East described this store growth for the Australian brand in 2014 as the: “Best year in the history of Baskin-Robbins Australia.”

Panel Chair: Cat Matson

Panel Chair: Cat Matson

Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane

Cat Matson is Brisbane's Chief Digital Officer, overseeing the citywide Digital Brisbane strategy. Under the strategy, Cat is responsible for driving economic growth through digital adoption in the SME sector, strengthening the city's digital start-up ecosystem and facilitating Cyber City initiatives. Recently named as a rising female in the technology sector by the Sydney Morning Herald, Cat is considered an industry leader when it comes to the digital space, with a savvy business mind and a robust understanding of the wider business context.

LinkedIn | Follow on Twitter: @catmatson @DigitalBNE

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