Expert Speakers Include:

Benjamin Stavert

Social Media Head at Network Ten

With a focus on bespoke, sticky and shareable content, Benjamin has led the social media strategy for some of Ten’s biggest shows, including MasterChef Australia, Offspring, Australian Survivor and The Bachelor Australia. He has also traveled to South Africa twice to manage the social media activity on Ten’s reality hit, Ten’s A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Lyndsey Douglas

Head of Social Media, Ray White

Ambitious professional with over ten years of experience in fulfilling journalist, communications and public relations roles. Accountable and autonomous individual able to undertake challenging and complex projects.

David Higgins

Head of Social at Foxtel

Experienced Social and Content Marketer and a recognised figure in the media industry as a former editor of and David drives the social advertising at Foxtel from a top-of-funnel engagement focus towards a multi-million-dollar campaign channel activating consideration and conversion.

Dr. Leif Hanlen

Social Technologist at CSIRO

Dr Hanlen is Director of the NICTA eHealth business team, which is responsible for developing new data analysis for national scale personalized health. He holds 3 patents and over 70 peer-reviewed publications, including two recent reports on the implementation of a national telehealth system in Australia.

Cindy Burke

Director, Twitter

She is an experienced Senior Sales Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Strong sales professional skilled in Digital Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Integrated Marketing, and E-commerce.

Amanda Dennett

Communication and Digital Strategy at Australian Government

She is passionate about women’s health, gender equality and sport. Her key strengths include digital marketing strategy, reputation management, brand promotion, media relations, risk and project management, and public speaking.

Meg Coffey

Managing Director of Coffey & Tea and #SMPerth

A social media and marketing strategist and public speaker, Meg understands how to navigate and harness ‘people power’ for businesses in the digital age. Her years of experience working in hospitality locally, nationally and internationally have given her a unique viewpoint and understanding of this dynamic and competitive industry.

Megan Simm

Social Media Manager at Bank West

Simm has a real passion for helping organizations turn technical and complex ideas into real language that is accessible to the general public, creating communications pieces and plans that will educate, inspire and motivate. Her skills and experience include marketing, social media strategy, speech writing, graphic design, web, copy writing, video production and management of Gala events.

Susan Manniche

Head of Social Media at Bureau of Meterology

Living and loving the digital freeway, connecting people with information and building relationships. This is why I love social media and why I love my job. Anything digital, gadgets, tools, apps, software, websites, and my favourite, social media are all in my playground.

Roghan McKerlie

Founder & Director, Rogues Gallery

With more than 15 years experience in the fields of content creation and strategy (including print, TV and digital), Roghan is a certified Digital Content Jedi who loves designing relevant narratives to engage your target audience.

Anthony James

Social Innovator, TCS

Anthony has a global reputation – inspiring innovation within leading organisations, including the Government’s Digital Transformation Office. He has assisted in delivering exceptional social and digital campaigns to many large scale organisations and will be at hand to share insights and practical social advice to attendees throughout the two days.

Rod McGuiness

Social Media Lead, ABC

Rod has extensive experience in strategy, training and policy development for media organisations and their effective use of social media. His specialities include – Managing
team, social media strategy, moderation and editorial guidelines, customer support & governance, developing and delivering projects as well as managing campaigns.

Travis Longmore

Social Specialist, Australia Post

Travis develops and implements all online community programs for Australia Post and is responsible for the organisation’s future focused social road map. Former Head of Social at the US Embassy, Travis will share his key learnings in social integration and growth.

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