2-4 February 2022 | Cairns
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2022 Schedule .

With a range of keynotes, industry panel discussions and Q&As, plus plenty of opportunities to network.
Wednesday 2 February

Day 1 .

8.00 - 11.00am

Morning Sessions

8.00 - 8.45am

Registration – City Terrace

Grab your lanyard and a coffee. Meet your fellow festival attendees and check out all the activations.

8.50 - 9.00am

Open and Welcome – Plenary B

MC – Chris Taylor

9.00 - 9.45am

Headline keynote speaker – Plenary B

Speaker to be announced

Presented by

9.45 - 10.20am

Keynote speaker – Plenary B

Mark Bouris – Executive Chairman, Yellow Brick Road

10.20 - 11.00am

The power of great populist creative that people love – Plenary B

Susan Coghill – Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia

Moderated by


Rob Dougan – Executive General Manager, Strategy & Research, Tourism Australia

11.00 - 1.00pm

Lunch — City Terrace

Enjoy a light lunch at the conference or head off to check out the many gourmet lunch offerings on the waterfront.

1.00 - 4.00pm

Stream 1 - Plenary B

1.00 - 1.30pm

Session 1

Presented by

Moderated by

Mitchell Long – Head of Strategy, PHD Australia

1.30 - 2.00pm

Session 2

Fad or future: how marketers can unlock the next wave of technology
Douglas Nicol — Partner, The Works
Rémi Lafon, Managing Director – ANZ, Teads

Moderated by

Karen Halligan — Practice Leader Media Advisory, KPMG

2.00 - 2.30pm

Session 3

Presented by

2.30 - 3.00pm

Session 4

Semi Permanent & Highsnobiety

Murray Bell — ECD, CEO & Co-Founder, Semi Permanent

Nicholas Ingate — Country Lead, Highsnobiety

Moderated by

Mary Madigan – Journalist, B&T

3.00 - 3.30pm

Session 5

Presented by

3.30 - 4.00pm

Session 6

Presented by

1.00 - 4.00 pm

Stream 2 - Plenary C

1.00 - 1.30pm

Session 1

Gaming Marketing leads the Attention Economy 

Presented by

Brad Manuel — Co-Founder & CEO, Livewire

Moderated by

Meredith Besseling — Art Director, TBWA Sydney

 

1.30 - 2.00pm

Session 2

TBC

2.00 - 2.30pm

Session 3

Grant Patterson, Paralympian

Presented by

2.30 - 3.00pm

Session 4

Presented by

Yaron Farizon — CEO, MediaCom AUNZ

3.00 - 3.30pm

Session 5

MOOD Tea Panel
Matthew Michael — Managing Director, The Monkeys
Michael Stephenson — Chief Sales Officer, Nine
Aimee Buchanan – CEO, GroupM Australia & New Zealand

Moderated by

Jenni Hayward, General Manager, MOOD Tea

3.30 - 4.00pm

Session 6

Presented by

4.00pm - late

Wrap for the Day

4.00 - 5.30pm

Break and free time — Happy Hour at Hemingways Brewery

Presented by

Enjoy a refreshing beverage before we head off to the welcome party.

5.30pm

Shuttle pick up to Yorkeys Knob Cane Farm

6.30pm - late

Pinterest’s Cannes in Cairns Welcome Party!

Presented by

Welcome Party for all attendees

Thursday 3 February

Day 2 .

9.00 - 11.30am

Stream 1 - Plenary B

9.00 - 9.30 am

Session 7

Dishing the dirt on the pitch
Greg Graham — Founder, The Nest Consultancy
Darren Woolley — Founder & CEO, TrinityP3

9.30 - 10.00am

Session 8: Panel

Media Investment Officers

Presented by

Kristian Kroon — CIO, Omnicom Media Group

Seb Rennie — CIO, GroupM
Virginia Hyland — CEO, Havas Media

Moderated by

Janette Higginson — Head of Buyer Development APAC, Index Exchange

10.00 - 10.30am

Session 9

Tech And Creativity – A Match Made In Heaven
Why you should care about ad tech infrastructure

Presented by

Moderated by

Gai Le Roy – CEO, IAB Australia

10.30 - 11.00am

Session 10

Digital transformation of an iconic Aussie Brand: lessons from Australia Post
Amber Collins — Chief Marketing Officer, Australia Post

11.00 - 11.30am

Session 11

Blindspot: Why our obsession with age is costing Australian marketers millions

Presented by

Toby Boon — Director of Strategy, Nine

9.00 - 11.30am

Stream 2 - Plenary C

9.00 - 9.30 am

Session 7

Cannes Jury Panel: the one that got away
Tara Ford — CCO, The Monkeys
Shivani Maharaj — National Head of Content & Partnerships, Wavemaker

Moderated by

Maurice Riley — Chief Data Officer, Digitas

9.30 - 10.00am

Session 8

CMO Panel: creativity vs. effectiveness — can they co-exist?

Chris Brown, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s Australia

Matthijs van der Putten – Chief Marketing Officer, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand

Mim Hayson, Chief Marketing Officer, Suncorp

10.00 - 10.30am

Session 9

Spotlight on Asia
Elaine Li — Senior Creative, Howatson+White

Willie Pang – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Limepay

Moderated by

Nolan Yu —Senior Account Manager, OMD

10.30 - 11.00am

Session 10

Embracing the female gaze
Anais Read — Copywriter, Publicis Worldwide
Lucille McCart — Communications Director APAC, Bumble

Moderated by

Mary Madigan, Journalist, B&T

11.00 - 11.30am

Session 11

Creativity in Ecommerce
Andrew Balint, VP Marketing ANZ & APAC, Afterpay
Cassandra Gilbert, Agency Lead, Pinterest

Moderated by

Brian Vella, Managing Partner, AKQA

11.30 - 4.30pm
11.30 - 1.30pm

Light lunch served – City Terrace

Offsite Lunch — Salt House

Hosted by

Registrations opening soon.

1.35 - 2.15pm

Special Performance – Kirk Pengilly – Plenary C

Kirk Pengilly, Australian Musician

2.15 - 2.55pm

Keynote Speaker – Layne Beachley – Plenary C

Layne Beachley, World Champion Surfer

2.50 - 3.20pm

You can’t ask that! Q&A – Plenary C

Industry powerhouses share funny stories and lessons from their careers.
Julia Zaetta — Market Magazine Editor, Harris Farm Markets

Willie Pang – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Limepay

Adam Ferrier, Founder/ Chief Thinker, Thinkerbell

3.20 - 4.00pm

Media Owner Panel – Plenary C

Peter Charlton – Chief Executive Officer, NOVA
Mark Frain — Chief Executive Officer, Foxtel Media

Cathy O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, oOh!media

Michael Stephenson, Chief Sales Officer, Nine

Moderated by

Sue Squillace – CEO, dentsu media ANZ

4.00 - 4.30pm

In-Conversation with Sir Martin Sorrell – Plenary C

Sir Martin Sorrell — Founder & Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

Live from the UK

4.30pm

Wrap for the Day

4.30 - 5.30pm

Happy Hour – Hemingways Brewery

Presented by

6.00 - 9.00pm

Dinner – Hemingways Brewery

Hosted by

Register your interest, limited spaces available.

Friday 4 February

Day 3 .

All Day

Offsite Group Activity

Reef excursion

Presented by

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  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 10th April 2020

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  • Meals and drinks included
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