The Green Maze

Guiding you through Sustainability & 'Green' Marketing Practices

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27th Oct 2010

6:00pm - 8:30pm

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The Ship Inn

Stanley Street (cnr Sidon St)
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Organisations beginning the sustainability journey can feel like they are entering a 'green maze'. 

Words like 'sustainable', 'green', or 'eco-friendly' can have vague connotations so the thought of entering the sustainability movement can be worrying... and many have delayed entering altogether. 

Join us for an interesting panel discussion with MICHAEL DUGGAN, Managing Director of FWR Group, an experienced consultant, educator, trainer and sustainability facilitator, NATALIE DILLON, Marketing Director of 3Fish, a Melbourne-based market leader in ethical sourcing in the promotional marketing industry and ANGELA DAY, Senior Communications Consultant in Corporate Communications for ENERGEX who managed the launch of ENERGEX's first Peak Demand Advertising Campaign to raise awareness in the public about the impact of power use at peak times.

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    Event Photography by Clare Smith, Lucid Photography @lifeatlucid

    Event Information

    Thanking our Sponsors

    • Venue: The Ship Inn | What was once a rowdy sailors drinking den has been transformed into a civilised gastro-pub run with energy and enthusiasm by our crew.  This South Bank favourite has developed a reputation as a Lamb Lovers paradise, although it also boasts a menu full of accomplished dishes constructed by our French Chef, Olivier Boudon. For function enquiries, please contact Ellie James  on 07 3844 8000 or email [email protected]
    • Promotional Marketing: Superfox Merchandise | For fresh ideas to go from frumpy to foxy call 07 3899 6933 or email [email protected]
    • Audio Visual: Fairchild Multimedia | For your AV requirements for your next event call 07 3257 2000 or email [email protected]
    • Photographer: Lucid Photography | For your corporate head shots to corporate functions & weddings call 07 3342 1401 or 0433 957 677 or email [email protected]
    • Website Development: Vivo Group | For intelligent & innovative online media call 07 3368 3860 or email [email protected]
    • SEO: Reload Media | For SEO & internet marketing strategy call 07 3371 1055 or email [email protected]
    • Gift Sponsor: Edible Blooms | For all corporate gifts and chocolate bouquets, order online or call 1300 768 996

    More info on our sponsors.

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Company directors and business owners developing their business strategy
    • Marketing professionals building ‘green’, sustainable marketing campaigns
    • Those who are interested in sustainability or have a role relating to sustainability in the organisation
    • Marketing Managers, Purchasers of promotional marketing products, Sustainability Managers, Corporate Social Responsibility Managers, of companies pursuing, or interested in starting on the journey toward more sustainable marketing practices.


    • Michael Duggan, Managing Director, FWR Group 
    • Natalie Dillon, Marketing Director, 3Fish 
    • Angela Day, Senior Communications Consultant, Corporate Communications, ENERGEX

    Facilitator: Kelly Quinn, Branding Specialist, Superfox

    About the speakers

    3Fish Merchandise Display

    3 Fish will be displaying great examples of sustainable and fair trade products such as bamboo products, solar products, recycled leather notepads, recycled and biodegradable pens and pencils for you to look at. There will also be a garment rack to showcase 3Fish's Fairtrade Organic Clothing Range including classic tees and women's clothing.  This will be a great opportunity to look at what sustainable products can look and feel like!

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    Participants are welcome to bring along their personal devices and mobile phones to tweet during the session!  Please use the hash-tag #Networx!  Follow us on Twitter:

    No. of tickets remaining: 30
    Tickets on sale until 1pm, 27 October or until sold out.

  • Giveaways

    Event Giveaways

    • Dinner for 2 at The Ship Inn (separate prize draw)
    • One night's accommodation with breakfast for 2 adults at Mantra Legends Hotel on the Gold Coast, valued at $260. Ideal for a relaxing getaway, family holiday or business trip to the Gold Coast, Mantra Legends Hotel offers premium accommodation in a prime location.  Their studio rooms are all with stylish decor and a full range of services to make you feel at home. The studio room with kitchenette features a king bed and is 34sqm in size.
    • 1 x Dolphin Adventure Tour for 2 people, valued at $330 (includes return launch transfers, buffet lunch, Desert Safari tour including sand tobogganing, wild dolphin feeding experience, use of day lounge, Dolphin Behaviour and Data Collection talk plus more) courtesy of Tangalooma Island Resort.
    • 1 x 16GB USB Flash Drive, courtesy of Fairchild Audio Visual.
    • 1 x $150 voucher to GW Private Room, hair salon in Festival Towers, Brisbane City (National Award Winner 08-09 for Best Hairdresser). All attendees receive a 50% off all services voucher the 1st appointment for you and/or a friend (excludes perms or hair extensions).
    • 1 x Double pass to Interactive Mind's 3 November event: 'Online in 2011: Digital Trends & Predictions'
    • All attendees receive a handmade pair of glass drop earrings, courtesy of She Inspires. Be Inspired Online with – your online women’s magazine with competitions, stories, inspiration and news.
    • Each attendee will receive a Superfox Merchandise notepad & pen in their tote bag, so you won't need to worry if you forget your own!
    • Curves fitness centres for women - are offering all Networx friends a Free One Week Membership for you and a friend, valued at $100. Download e-voucher.

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

Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan

Managing Director, Four Walls and a Roof (FWR) Group

Michael Duggan is an experienced consultant, educator, trainer and sustainability facilitator having presented at and facilitated numerous local and national seminars on sustainable business, education, housing, communities and development, including most recently the Central Queensland Carbon Forums (2009/2010) and Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (USQ) Business Seminars, 2010. 

Michael is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF) and has worked as a consultant, educator, and/or trainer with such companies as: Queensland Energy Resources, The Good Guys Electrical Retail Stores, QLD X-Ray, the PASK Group, and QLD Department of Environment and Resource Management. 

Through his continuing role in sustainable consulting practice and research, education, and training, he is committed to accelerating sustainable development and facilitating its uptake into the mainstream.  He is a very energetic, passionate speaker, with a strong business focus.

Michael will cover:

  • How sustainable marketing needs to be transparent
  • How sustainable marketing needs to achieve triple bottom line outcomes
  • How sustainable marketing needs to be part of your overall business strategy

Follow on Twitter: @FWRGroup | FWR Group on Facebook

Natalie Dillon

Natalie Dillon

Marketing Director, 3Fish

Natalie honed her marketing expertise with names like Deloitte, Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks and Vanguard Investments before embarking on parenthood and being delivered one of the most critical wake-up calls of all, a premature baby in intensive care.
Invigorated and inspired with by a fresh reminder that life is short and should be lived to create a better world for all the generations hence, Natalie co-founded, with husband Marty, 3Fish, provider of sustainable promotional product options, and the fastest growing fairtrade clothing company in Woodend. And so, equipped with the experience of managing national campaigns, global tenders, events, branding, communications, marketing planning and strategy, these days Natalie uses the skills of the dark side for good over evil.

3Fish now supports national promotional marketing campaigns with sustainability as a baseline, has a retail brand of fairtrade, organic cotton, carbon neutral clothing stocked in 80 of the most lovely high street stores around Australia, and works with thinkers and doers, the likes of John Butler Trio, Mambo (Europe), The Global Poverty Project, World Vision, Compassion, The Greens, Origin Energy, RMIT and University of Technology, Sydney.

Natalie firmly believes marketing decision making with sustainability as a baseline is no longer an option but an imperative; that every dollar spent has the opportunity to create change, and given that the knowledge and options are available, the potential damage to brands that choose not to put sustainability at the core of their marketing framework is enormous.

Natalie will discuss this, in light of:

  • Global data, statistics and growth of fair trade in particular, and with reference to Mobium research
  • What fairtrade is and how it is being used in companies today
  • Understanding the benefit of 3rd party accreditations in establishing 'green' credentials and the pitfalls of 'green claims'
  • Creating or maintaining a commercially successful company while 'going green'
  • How 'going green' is a journey you can take your clients and customers on with you

Follow Natalie DIllon on Twitter: @NatalieDillon | 3Fish on Facebook

Angela Day

Angela Day

Senior Communications Consultant, Corporate Communications, ENERGEX

Angela has worked at ENERGEX for 5 years in the Communications Team and has a strong interest in sustainability. In this time, she has worked on several projects relating to sustainable marketing practices.

Last summer, she managed the launch of ENERGEX's first Peak Demand Advertising Campaign - to raise awareness in the public about the impact of power use at peak times. The Peak Demand Campaign is the overarching public message supporting power demand trials initiated by ENERGEX in selected suburbs of South East Queensland. In the second year of ENERGEX's participation in the Corporate Responsibility Indexed (CRI), the company recieved a bronze rating and looks forward to more improvements in the next submission.

Angela will cover:

  • About Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a tool to assist in positioning company as sustainable
  • Importance of internal commitment to sustainability
  • Developing your public message

Follow Energex on Twitter: @ENERGEX




Director, Superfox Merchandise

Kelly Quinn's ultimate passion is marketing and branding development and really being the sticky glue between sales and marketing whatever the job looks like!  Kelly’s worked in multi-nationals and SME’s in branding for over 13 years and her pursuit for new and exciting challenges has taken her from the UK, to Asia and now to sunny Australia.  What you wouldn’t expect to hear is she’s a penny-pinching marketer and believes that we could do a whole lot more with our marketing $$$’s if we just did the right planning.

Kelly started Superfox, a boutique promotional marketing company here in Brisbane almost 3 years ago and now lists Tourism Queensland, QIC Hutchinson Builders, Heart Foundation, Fone Zone and QR as her clients.  If you ask any of the Superfox team for advice on promotional marketing, they’ll drill with a hundred questions, give you some tough but down to earth advice and most of all you’ll get products and a plan that will deliver results for your brand.

Follow on Twitter: @superfox_ | Superfox Merchandise on Facebook

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