Building Connected and Engaging Partnerships

Why partnerships are the next trend for business success

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26th Sep 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Loft West End

100 Boundary Street
West End QLD 4101

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Join us for networking and a panel discussion to find out why, how and the benefits of Building Connected and Engaging Partnerships.

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Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Project Manager, Hydric Media LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci @hydricmedia

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    Trends are beginning to show integrated strategic partnerships may be the difference between thriving and surviving in the next 5 years. 

    Partnerships are the forgotten dark horse, usually mistaken for a highly effective sponsorship arrangement. A well executed integrated strategic partnership blurs the lines between the two, creating disruption in the market and successfully servicing the consumer's experiential needs. 

    Building partnerships is an ‘all-in’ organisation activity, an effective partnership touches every aspect of the organisation - brand penetration, consumer engagement, operations and administration.

    Join us for networking and a panel discussion to find out why, how and the benefits of Building Connected and Engaging Partnerships.

    During this panel, you'll discover

    • The importance of integrating strategic partnerships within the organisational structure
    • How partnerships can enhance customer experience and increase brand exposure
    • Effective execution of strategic partnerships through tried and tested case studies

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
    • Business owners and directors
    • Brand, Sponsorship or Community Managers
    • Not-For-Profits and Corporates

    Panel of speakers

    Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Project Manager, Hydric Media LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci @hydricmedia

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

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


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    [VENUE PRIZE DRAW] 1 x $500 event voucher, courtesy of Loft West End.
    Enjoy a celebration for you and your team at Loft West End. Prize includes a selection of mouth-watering canapes and beverages to the value of $500. Conditions may apply.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] 1 x Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera with Integrated Printer valued at $200, courtesy of Interpro Digital

    [NETWORX PRIZE] 1 x Double Pass to Interactive Minds' seminar on 4 October 2017, 8.00-10.30am, Fishburners

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

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Chief Communication Officer, RACQ

Paul Turner is Chief Communication Officer for RACQ where he has served for more than seven years. RACQ has almost 1.7 million members and is Queensland’s peak motoring body and largest club. Paul is responsible for Advocacy, including traditional and social media, public and road safety policy, education and publishing and Membership, which acts as the internal champion for RACQ members. Paul also serves as a Director on RACQ’s long term community partner, LifeFlight.

Paul has worked for more than 30 years in media, politics, public relations and corporate communications including for companies such as Bank of Queensland and Origin Energy. He has previously worked in politics as a media advisor and chief of staff and began his career as a newspaper journalist on the Sunshine Coast.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @RACQofficial

Kirsten Wiskar

Kirsten Wiskar

Customer Engagement & Sponsorships Manager, Suncorp Group

Kirsten Wiskar is the Customer Engagement & Sponsorships Manager at Suncorp Group. Kirsten has worked in an eclectic mix of fields throughout her career, and has 20 years experience in marketing, communications and sponsorship.  Having worked on both agency and corporate sides, Kirsten has expertise across a range of genres, including sport, health charities, the arts, support services and Government organisations.  She has worked with such organisations as Vision Australia, Teacher Support Network UK, International Quarterback, Telstra, Australian Rugby Union and Suncorp.  A strong believer in balancing priorities, Kirsten maintains a fulfilling career while raising two small boys and keeping her husband and dogs in check.  

LinkedIn | Twitter: @SuncorpGroup

Simone Givney

Simone Givney

Director, Partner 2 Be

Simone Givney is the Director of Partner 2 Be. Simone is referred to as an expert connector and engager having built solid networks across Queensland and Australia, working with some great companies and great people across a variety of sectors including state government, fundraising, theatre, iconic festivals and media. 

With a culmination of 15+ years experience in marketing, partnership strategy development, digital communication, sponsorship management and events, Simone has a vast array of industries tucked into her pocket. 

During her career Simone has developed and launched multi-million dollar campaigns and businesses, sought & managed in excess of 300 sponsorships and integrated strategic partnerships. She recently has jumped head first into entrepreneurship taking to it like a duck in water setting up Partner 2 Be; a support network to assist businesses in identification and development of integrated strategic partnerships. 

LinkedIn | Twitter: @simoneandevents

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Digital Director, PPQ

James is an agile leader and delivery specialist with a keen interest in technology and creativity. Over his 10-year career he has led cross-functional teams to deliver award-winning projects for the likes of Spotify, MTV, Northwestern Mutual, Brisbane Festival and many others. James is also an experienced general manager, having overseen operations and digital transformation initiatives in for-profit and for-purpose contexts, yielding improvements in profitability, productivity, culture, and customer satisfaction.

James is Digital Director at Personalised Plates Queensland, Non-Executive Director at Metro Arts, and sits on the national management committee of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). He holds an MBA from Deakin University.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci 

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