Lessons Learned in Failure

How to avoid the same fate

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27th Aug 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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The Greek Club

29 Edmondstone Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Panel of Speakers:

  • Chris Platt, Director, Media and Engagement, BCM LinkedIn
  • Murray Galbraith, Co-Founder, Myriad Live LinkedIn
  • Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO & Co-Founder, World's Biggest Garage Sale LinkedIn

Panel Facilitator: Liam Fitzpatrick, Founder & Head of Communications, Commswork LinkedIn | Twitter: @liamtfitz

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    In the Silicon Valley world of technology, failure has less negative connotations than in any other area of business. There are always more lessons learned than when an individual, team or company achieves success. And changing your mindset to embrace failure can have fantastic results. We speak to panellists across creativity and technology about failures in their own careers, what they've learned, how to avoid the same mistakes and how it's changed their approach to business. 

    What you will learn:

    • Learn from founders and chief execs about the mistakes they’ve made and how to avoid similar pitfalls.
    • Learn about the warning signs of when failure is approaching and when to call it quits.

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
    • Business owners and directors

    Panel of Speakers:

    • Chris Platt, Director, Media and Engagement, BCM LinkedIn
    • Murray Galbraith, Co-Founder, Myriad Live LinkedIn
    • Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO & Co-Founder, World's Biggest Garage Sale LinkedIn

    Panel Facilitator: Liam Fitzpatrick, Founder & Head of Communications, Commswork LinkedIn | Twitter: @liamtfitz

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

    Event hashtag is #nxbris

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    Ticket inclusions

    Your ticket includes networking with drinks & finger food prior to the presentation, facilitated networking, panel discussion, event giveaways, attendee list prior to the event. 


    Networx is information, introductions and inspiration.

  • Transport and directions

    The Greek Club is located at 29 Edmondstone Street, West End. 

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    Parking: Complimentary secure parking is located directly next door to The Greek Club on Edmondstone Street. Please collect your ticket from the boom gate and keep it with you. When you are ready to depart, please present your parking ticket at Nostimo Restaurant and the friendly team will validate it for you. 

    Public Transport: Please refer to TransLink for bus schedules and routes. The closest train station is South Brisbane Station.

    Uber/Taxis: Pick up and drop off points are straight at the front of the entrance.

  • Giveaways

    [VENUE PRIZE] Complimentary sweet station to conclude your next event at The Greek Club.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] Complimentary Session for 4 people which is valued at $180, courtesy of Lumber Punks Axe-Throwing.

    [INTERACTIVE MINDS PRIZE] Complimentary ticket to Interactive Mind's Email Marketing Seminar on Wednesday 4th September, valued at $75.

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Murray Galbraith

Murray Galbraith

Co-Founder, Myriad Live

Best known as co-founder and Creative Director of Myriad, Australia's most influential tech and digital culture event, Murray's multi-award winning career spans several industries and disciplines, including design, media, advertising, technology and events. 

A serial entrepreneur, insatiably exploring the intersection of culture and technology, Murray is the creator of cult streetwear label Because Design, one of Australia’s very first successful Kickstarter projects - Pretty Rad For A Dad along with literally dozens of other startups and side projects. 

A founding board member of BDO for Startups, The Healthy Dads Advisory Board with Beyond Blue and The Aboriginal Art Company, Murray is currently serving as Head of Innovation at Cohort, designing programs to help accelerate the future of health. 

Yasmin Grigaliunas

Yasmin Grigaliunas

CEO and Co-Founder, World's Biggest Garage Sale

Yasmin is an entrepreneur of impact, who loves people and has an innate passion to help others - it's her native genius. She loves to win, but more importantly, she loves to see others win. Her mission is to make a difference and create meaningful impact daily.

Having worn many hats throughout her career including sales, business development, manager/leader, project management, training & admin, HR, customer experience, intrepreneur and most recently an entrepreneur, Yasmin has energy levels that are the envy of most. In her spare time, she also competes in Ironman Endurance Events to help burn off energy!

In 2017 she ditched a lucrative salary to commit full-time to her role as CEO and Co-founder of The World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS), a Brisbane based start-up/scale-up, designing solutions to commercialise the circular economy through the activation of dormant goods for good. Via WBGS she wants to provide a platform for positive impact for people, planet and profit for purpose on a global level. 

Chris Platt

Chris Platt

Director, Media and Engagement, BCM Group

Chris has been working in media and creative agencies for 20 years, experiencing the excellent highs and epics lows that this great industry brings across London, Sydney and Brisbane. His career started in digital in the ‘90’s just as it was finding it’s feet, moving into communications planning and then strategic roles working with brands such as Gillette, BP, Ford, Amex, Tatts Lotteries and Tourism and Events Queensland. More recently Chris was MD of an agency, which brought a whole new level of intensity as he balanced the human, technology and financial aspects of running a modern day business. Chris is now part of BCM Group, a Brisbane based independent full service agency. 


Panel Facilitator: Liam Fitzpatrick

Panel Facilitator: Liam Fitzpatrick

Founder & Head of Communications, Commswork

Liam has over a decade of experience in media and tech comms across North American/European/APAC markets. He's founder of Commswork, a consultancy helping business leaders refine their voice in industries plagued with jargon. Liam is also host of Cut the Cliches podcast, which explains the buzzwords in business and technology.

Graduating from City University with a BA in Journalism and Psychology, he now helps translate what businesses want to say into something their audience want to hear. Working with The Walt Disney Company for a number of years in London, he helped craft its narrative around brand partnerships. He has offered counsel to clients including Google, Microsoft, Havas, iProspect and TBWA.

As head of ANZ comms at Freelancer.com in Sydney, he worked together with the chief exec to develop corporate strategy and coordinate with product heads. The communications campaign for StartCon, Australia's largest startup conference, helped sell out the 3,500 person event.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @liamtfitz

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