Meet your AHG Congress speakers

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Meet your AHG Congress speakers

March 7, 2023

It’s one of the most innovative and inspirational events on the program at the 2023 Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo presented by TAB, MAX & SKY. Will you be there at the AHG Congress on Tuesday March 21?

If you’re looking for the most insightful, innovative knowledge from our industry’s leaders, look no further than the AHG Congress.

Formerly known as the National Governance and Management Congress, the AHG Congress is set to return on Tuesday, March 21 – ahead of the 2023 Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo presented by TAB, MAX & SKY on Wednesday March 22 and Thursday March 23.

Hosted at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – where the AHG Expo will kick off the following day – the congress offers a full day of inspiration for industry members. Proceedings will start with the CMAA Annual General Meeting (for CMAA members only) with the official congress program starting at 10am.

Meet your congress speakers below…

Ian Stephens: ‘shiFt Storm – Mindset prep for what’s next!’

Known as the ‘Mindset Mastery Guy’, Ian Stephens has presented compelling and entertaining speeches to over 3500 audiences across 29 countries. He couples energy, humour and audience participation with world-class tips, tools and content with inspirational results. Voted in the top 20 inspirational business speakers in Australia thanks to his memorable impact, Ian is the perfect blend of practical experience and thought leadership.

Mark Puncher: ‘Staff Recruitment, Referral and Retention: The new challenges faced by clubs’

Mark Puncher is a dad, CEO of Employer Branding Australia and a big fan of gin. He’s spent much of the last 20 years with one hand in marketing, the other in talent attraction and engagement, and both feet in leadership. He has run marketing or employer branding operations in the APAC and the UK for organisations including Guardian News & Media, Hobsons (formerly DMGT Group) and Hanson Wade.

Gary Bertwistle: ‘My Brand’s Got Mojo – The new rules of Engagement’

Gary Bertwistle has always had a passion for doing thinking differently. His career has spanned the retail, music, media, corporate education, not for profit and radio industries. Gary’s drive comes from having people and organisations think differently to generate new ways of doing things by challenging status quo. He curates the best learnings, from the world’s best minds to help leaders and their teams unlock their great ideas to get their mojo working.

Nadine Champion: ‘10 Seconds of Courage: Life Lessons from a Fighter’

As a martial arts expert and ‘courage creator’, there are few people better equipped to discuss the importance of being prepared to take risks and fail, and not allowing fear to create missed opportunities, than Nadine Champion. Nadine lives the concepts she is devoted to sharing with others, so they can move forward from allowing fear to create missed opportunities in their personal and professional lives.

Panel: Leadership and Governance challenges and suggested solutions for 2023 and beyond

This 40-minute insightful leadership and governance panel which will discuss such pressing topics as ‘Cybersecurity: How ready are you?’, ‘The gender binary environment – what is the expectation?’ and ‘Storytelling: Are clubs any good at this?’. Speakers include…

  • Mick McHugh, Chief Information, Security Officer at Tabcorp
  • David Hiscox, CEO at Dapto Leagues, Club & Federal President at CMAA
  • Michael Lewis, CEO at Pannam Group
  • Geoff Wohlsen, Wohlsen Consulting

Click here to purchase your tickets to the 2023 AHG Congress.

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