4-6 August 2021 | Cairns

Cannes in Cairns ...

We get it! It’s May and your usual winter escape to Europe is just not taking shape. Yes there’s New Zealand now, but do we really want to all be over there at the same time?

Fear not dear Adlanders! B&T has come storming to your rescue with a legitimate, tax deductible work expense: Cannes in Cairns.

4-6 August 2021 .

Forget the South of France, we’re putting on a bash north of the Tropic of Capricorn and all of adland is invited. With temperatures a golden 28 degrees day and night, it’s all the winter warming you’ll need and Tropical North Queensland has all the fun and activities to keep even the most restless soul satisfied. And let’s not forget, while you’re hearing from the most creative, practical and downright entertaining speakers between trips to the reef or the Daintree, you’re actually doing your bit to keep the Australian economy going. Hell, ScoMo has even offered to pay for half your airfare. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now. It’s the best offer you’re going to get this year, and probably next year too.

2021 Speakers .

Inspiring and thought-provoking sessions from high profile speakers from the Australian media, marketing and advertising industry.

Founder & Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

Chief Creative Officer, The Monkeys Sydney

Chief Creative Officer, Asia Pacific, R/GA

Founder & CEO, Showpo

Copywriter, Publicis Worldwide

Chief Investment Officer, GroupM

Senior Creative, Howatson+White

Chief Marketing Officer , Australia Post

Executive General Manager Community & Consumer, Australia Post

Chief Investment Officer, Omnicom Media Group

Executive Creative Director, Innocean Australia

APAC Communications Director, Bumble

Partner, The Works, part of Capgemini

Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R New Zealand

Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia

Founder & Global CEO, TrinityP3

Founder, The Nest Consultancy

MC - The Chaser

CEO, IAB Australia

Founder, Gloster Advisory, & Senior Advisor, Accenture Australia & UN Women Australia

Director, Quip Brands

Former CEO & MD, WPP AUNZ

CEO, OMD Australia

Managing Director, The Monkeys

Group CEO, UnLtd & MOOD Tea

Managing Partner, AKQA, Asia Pacific

Co-Founder & CEO, Livewire

Founder, Target Light

CEO, The Chiefs Esports Club & Managing Director, Icon Esports
Meet your fellow change makers.

Network .

Network with c-suite attendees from major brands and businesses who are supporting this movement.
Welcome Dinner - included with your festival pass.

Burning Cairn(s)

Imagine a spectacle like no other. An experience that is truly unique. A shared moment that makes an impression in time. Well hot digity do we have that for you. Success never tasted so sweet as you light up the sugar cane fields for their annual burn.
Flames roar, guests exclaim, drinks are poured, social barriers fall and conversations flow. Only in Queensland and only at Cannes in Cairns. Our group will be hosted at a local cane farm, wined & dined and then treated to a quintessentially Aussie experience.

Your Cairns Stay .

Our travel partner will make booking a breeze for you.
F2T is the official travel partner for Cannes in Cairns. To take advantage of stress-free, reduced rate bookings for accommodation and flights to this event, please visit the booking website here.
About F2T: At F2T, we take the stress out of Prizewinner travel, Special Events, Conference and Group travel to destinations all over the world on behalf of our Agencies and brands. From a boardroom concept to reservations and ground handling, we bring decades of travel industry experience and exceptional service to ensure a priceless experience for your client.

Sponsors .

Thanking our amazing sponsors.

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Be a part of the movement

Ticket Options .

Purchase your tickets today - limited capacity.

Early Bird

$ 499
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 10th April 2020

Full price

$ 599
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available from 11th April 2020

Sole trader?

$ Offer
  • Please contact us as we will offer you a discounted ticket price.

Bring the team

$ 50 off
  • Buy 5 or more tickets and receive $50 off each ticket
  • Reward future leaders within your business
  • Discount is automatically applied
Plan your day

Schedule .

With a range of keynotes, industry panel discussions and short stories, plus plenty of opportunities to network.
8.15 - 10.50am

Morning Sessions

8.15 - 9am

Registration

9 - 9.20am

Open and Welcome by MC

9.20 - 10am

Opening Keynote

10 - 10.20am

Keynote: Removing the stigma around mental health, one story at a time.

Mitch Wallis, Founder – Heart On My Sleeve

10.20 - 10.50am

Morning Tea – networking break

10.50am - 1.35pm

Mid-morning Sessions

10.50 - 11.30am

Panel discussion

11.30am - 12.15pm

Short stories – Redefining stereotypes

  • Jo Stone, Founder, Stone Fusion
  • Sarah Liu, Founder and Director, The Dream Collective
  • Marlee Silva, Co-founder, Tiddas 4 Tiddas

12.15 - 12.35pm

Keynote: Mental disability focus – self-advocacy and ablesplaining

Siobhán Foley, Accenture

12.35 - 1.35pm

Lunch

1.35 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Sessions

1.35 - 2.15pm

Debate

2.15 - 2.35pm

Keynote: Wesley Enoch AM, Artistic Director, Sydney Festival

2.35 - 3.20pm

Short stories: Radical ways to work

  • Kath Blackham, Founder & CEO, VERSA: The 4 day working week
  • Dr Catherine Rickwood, Founder & CEO, Three Sisters Group: Never retiring

3.20 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Tea – networking break

3.50 - 6.30pm

Late Sessions

3.50 - 4.10pm

Keynote: Rebuilding lives and identities of refugees.

Betina Szkudlarek, University of Sydney, in conversation with Chantal Mousad, Commonwealth Bank

4.10 - 4.50pm

CMOs Panel – The Clients’ Perspective

  • Gemma Hunter – GM Marketing, Myer
  • Josh Grace – CMO, Samsung
  • Michael Laxton – GM, Brand, Digital & Design, Coles

4.50 - 5.30pm

Closing International Keynote

Sandipan Bhattacharyya, Chief Creative Officer, Grey India

5:30-5:35pm

Closing Remarks

5.35 - 6.30pm

Cocktail party

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John Broome - CEO, AANA