Our Events

Exchange Knowledge.
Build Connection.

We believe business is best done face-to-face. Our advanced event model provides executive learning, networking opportunities, and an elevated platform for direct access to decision makers.

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25 - 26 Feb 2025

Sydney

Set to return in Sydney in February 2025, The CX Leaders Forum brings together some of the nation’s most influential minds in experiential marketing. This industry leading event is designed for CX leaders and delivered by CX leaders. For a one-day conference and networking event, the Forum invites an esteemed delegation of executives and world-class speakers to come together and drive powerful, case-based discussion and insight.

5-6 Mar 2025

Melbourne

The Summit features an ambitious, outcomes-focused agenda with over forty frontline perspectives from the highest levels of sustainability practice in Australia. From the macro and micro issues that challenge businesses in their transition to sustainability, to the opportunities that are there for businesses that can take a forward and leadership position, the Summit is an exclusive, executive-level event that will unite the sustainability decision makers from the region’s most influential companies.

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26-27 Mar 2025

Melbourne

Returning March 2025, the Retail Leaders Forum arrives at a critical time for our nation’s retail community.

As pillars of our society, retailers are uniquely positioned to restore confidence in the face of uncertainty. While spend patterns continue to shift, leaders must reimagine the ways they connect with their customer, leveraging the opportunity to create reliable experiences that sustain lasting loyalty through the downturn and beyond.

5-6 May 2025

Sydney

This industry leading event is designed for HR leaders and delivered by HR Leaders. For a two-day, cross-sector conference and networking event, the Forum invites an esteemed delegation of executives and world-class speakers to come together and drive powerful, case-based discussion and insight. Together, we will interrogate the challenges and opportunities underpinning the industry, arming attendees with the tools to lead as a people-first business.

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May 2025

Melbourne

The Diversity and Inclusion Forum is dedicated to better understanding and unlocking this value by drawing on the shared experiences of Diversity and Inclusion Leaders from some the nation’s most respected businesses. The Forum will feature the voices of international and local leaders of authority and proven success to drive this mission-critical dialogue and attendees will walk away with practical, case-based insights into advancing and innovating within their own Diversity, Inclusion and Equity programmes.

May 2025

Sydney

Firmly established as the singular agenda-setting event for Australia’s corporate public affairs and communication community, the Corporate Affairs Summit is returning in May with renewed ambition to build business resilience.

As our operating environment corrects, the Summit presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s Corporate Affairs and Communication leaders to connect, combat shared challenges, and leverage opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

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Jun 2025

Melbourne

The Learning and Development Forum gathers the nation’s top in-house L&D professionals for a powerful day of networking and peer-to-peer discussion, creating an environment dedicated to elevating your practice. Through a diverse array of keynotes, panels and workshops, attendees will walk away with a refreshed outlook on the landscape in which they operate, and the tools needed to thrive in it.

Jun 2025

Auckland

Retail is operating in a changed world. Consumer expectations are heightening, global pressures are mounting, and leaders have a remit to respond with pace and precision. Now, the industry is starting to look forward once again, and leaders are readying their strategies and models with a revitalised energy to pursue growth, strengthen loyalty and embrace innovation.
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1 Aug 2024

Swissotel, Sydney

The HealthTech Forum is dedicated to mapping this digital progress, hosting national and global business leaders, innovators and medical professionals for a day of valuable discussion and critical insight. Attendees will walk away with a detailed understanding of the digital forces shaping the landscape they operate in.
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14 Aug 2024

Grand Millenium, Auckland

This industry leading event is designed for HR leaders and delivered by HR Leaders. For a one-day, cross-sector conference and networking event, the Forum invites an esteemed delegation of executives and world-class speakers to come together and drive powerful, case-based discussion and insight. Together, we will interrogate the challenges and opportunities underpinning the industry, arming attendees with the tools to lead as a people-first business.
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21-22 Aug 2024

Swissotel, Sydney

Firmly established as the pinnacle event for Australia’s sport industry, the Business of Sport Summit will be returning in 2024 set to map what lays ahead for our golden decade of sport. Hosting local and international speakers, attendees will share in the challenges and opportunities that this time in history presents.
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17 Oct 2024

Swissotel Sydney

Pressures of continuous economic headwinds have prompted change for many organisations. While the challenge of charting this journey falls on all business leaders, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead from the helm, moving through the uncertainty that so often obscures opportunity.

23-24 Oct 2024

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

As our operating environment corrects and the sector begins to unlock, the Summit presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s Marketing leaders to connect, combat shared challenges, and leverage opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.
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5 Nov 2024

Aotea Centre, Auckland

The Sustainability Leaders Summit congregates these executives, facilitating an esteemed platform of cross-industry insight, discussion and connection between some of New Zealand’s most respected organisations. The Summit features an ambitious, outcomes-focused agenda, driven by world-class speakers for set on transforming businesses for the better.
Acknowledging those before us
Connect Media acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we facilitate our events. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.

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Arti Oza

As Connect Media’s sole Designer, Arti is responsible for the creative visual direction and design of our entire suite of multimedia commercial and promotional material. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Design in Animation from the University of Technology Sydney. Arti’s artistic skill extends beyond her diverse corporate portfolio, and she has been known to draw incredibly realistic and stylised portraits of people.

Rachel Dreyfus

As Production and Operations Coordinator, Rachel has direct oversight over our event production portfolio and is responsible for securing our executive keynote speakers and panellists for our major events. She has a diverse administrative background in hospitality and database management, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics) from the National Art School, as well as a Masters of Management from ICMS.

Outside of the office, you will find Rachel teaching ceramics to kids and strategically surf-lifesaving outside of the water.

Imogen Smith

As Content Manager, Imogen is responsible for setting the strategic-agenda for our entire suite of industry and bespoke events, as well as the design, execution and editorial oversight of B2B content marketing services for our clients. She has diverse multimedia experience, having worked as a journalist and podcast host, and has had editorials featured across different national outlets. Imogen completed her Bachelor of Media, Communications and Journalism at the University of New South Wales with a minor in French studies.

Imogen is our resident coffee connoisseur, mountain-lover and word-smith.

Zoe Baptist

As Account Manager, Zoe is responsible for bringing new clients into our business community to establish long-term partnerships. Zoe begun her journey with Connect Media in our Marketing Team, and brings a wealth of experience around service delivery and customer experience to her Commercial role. She holds a Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Management from the University of Technology Sydney.

Zoe is a diehard Good Charlotte fan, and unfortunately for the rest of the team, has executive control over the office Sonos Speakers.

Lisa Eam

As Client Event Manager, Lisa is responsible for the seamless, back-end management of our event operations. She also charges the management of client, speaker and sponsor needs across both our event and bespoke roundtable offerings. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management in Events and Leisure from the University of Technology Sydney and has an extensive background in venue management and hospitality.

She currently holds the office title of ‘In-House Expert’ when it comes to the Sydney culinary scene, and is often the envy of all our office lunches.

Jessica Ewing-Flynn

As Commercial Director, Jessica is responsible for developing commercial partnerships across our entire suite of industry-leading events. Her extensive experience in the events sector spans both operational and client-facing roles, covering large-scale events through to bespoke engagements. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Australia, and a Bachelor in Event Management from the International College of Management Sydney.

Jessica hails from the Northern Beaches, where she is renowned as an extremely average runner, and a slightly better swimmer.

Sam Bray

As Production Manager, Sam oversees the acquisition of national and global speakers across our portfolio of industry and profession-based events. Originally hailing from Canada, she has a diverse background in politics and the public sector, and has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Public Policy and Governance at the University of New South Wales.

Sam has a hardcore love for country music, cowboy boots and the dumplings near the office.

Jane Forbes

As Marketing Director, Jane plays a pivotal role in realising our long-term marketing agenda. Before assuming her current role, Jane served as Connect Media’s Data Manager for over two years. Jane holds an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, and has over a decade’s dedicated senior experience in the events space. Jane enjoys escaping the hustle and bustle of the city to spend quality time at the beach with her young family.

Bridee Arrighi

As Operations Director, Bridee has operational oversight of our entire event portfolio, including stakeholder relations and end-to-end event management. Bridee graduated from Macleay College with a Bachelor of Business specialising in Event Management, and has over five years’ dedicated experience in the events space.

Bridee has a passion for the outdoors, and was quick to commandeer the best window seat in our office.

Dominic Patterson

Since founding the company in 2009, Dominic has fostered a culture of innovation and creativity, producing world-class conferences and pioneering advancements within the industry.

A media entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in B2B communications and events, Dominic has led Connect Media to be twice recognised as a BRW Fast Starter, a BRW Fast 100 Company, and a SmartCompanySmart50.

A keen sportsman and a supporter of the performing arts, Dominic maintains an active interest in public policy and has hosted a radio show with several listeners.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Management (Economics) from the University of Westminster in London, certificates from AFTRS, NIDA and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.