Seven of the eight Featured Speakers for the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition have been announced.
“The Speakers announced today feature a diverse group of impressive achievers who will address many of the uncertainties conference and meeting planners are learning to live with,” said PCO Association President Barry Neame.
Belinda Brosnan: Belinda will have the audience “tuning-in” to leverage their leadership capacity by moving away from autopilot modes of operation through awareness and into abundance. Shift your leadership up a gear by becoming resourceful, responsive, decisive and emotionally aware in your leadership.
Andre Eikmeier: At age 40, André had a discovery around the key to happiness. Weaved through his 25-year story of quitting uni, a struggling acting and music career, and five failed businesses before building one of Australia’s most loved and successful start-ups in Vinomofo, André will share his learnings from creating a benchmark human culture of love, the importance of standing for something, and ultimately the key to happiness.
Tomer Garzberg: It might be called the ‘future’ of work, but there is nothing futuristic about it. Machine intelligence is rapidly replacing human tasks in workplaces around the world, and we are just about set for rapid acceleration. Tomer’s talk is a practical look at machine intelligence in the workplace, its limitations, and opportunities, as well as the importance of the augmented human employee, as the global arms race for artificially-augmented efficiency takes front and centre.
Samantha Gash will outline her methodology for tackling giant goals in uncertain environments. Insights on purpose, execution under duress, and resilience are valuable for any organisation seeking to move into new and uncertain territory – or to push themselves beyond their comfort zone.
Simon Griffiths: Founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap, a direct to consumer toilet paper company that uses 50% of its profits to help build toilets in the developing world, will talk through the journey of taking Who Gives A Crap from an idea to a global social business with more than $1 million donated in five years.
Robbie Mack is a passionate advocate for self-leadership and innately understands the importance of consciously raising resilience imperative to our mental and emotional well-being. Robbi will take participants on an inspiring and courageous journey of personal triumph during difficult times.
Stephen Scheeler: Former CEO of Facebook Australia and New Zealand. Today, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are in a race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, yet, 20 years ago, none of these businesses factored in the Fortune 500 – and Mark Zuckerberg was just starting high school!
The conference and exhibition will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9-11 December 2018.