Tasmanian Women in Business Conference

Learn strategy, mindset, marketing and productivity from leading entrepreneurs

Get practical tips and advice you can implement in your business or workplace

Be inspired by and connect with like minded women in business and leadership

15 & 16 May 2024 | Devonport, Tasmania

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Ambitious women in business, join us for an empowering two-day event designed to elevate your entrepreneurial journey.

The Tasmanian Women in Business Conference is the first event of its kind on the north west coast (possibly in all of Tasmania), and we can’t wait to celebrate and uplift the amazing women shaping the local business landscape.

Learn from talented women in business, connect with fellow trailblazers and unlock your full potential in an atmosphere of inspiration and collaboration.

Whether you’re a small business owner, a corporate leader, marketing professional or an aspiring entrepreneur, this conference is created for you.

Over two dynamic days, you’ll be captivated by our lineup of exceptional speakers and thought leaders, who will share their insights, expertise and success stories. We’ve handpicked ten remarkable women who have achieved amazing success and results in their careers.

Prepare to be inspired, motivated and armed with practical strategies to take your life and business to new levels.

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The Tasmanian Women in Business Conference will feature an esteemed keynote speaker, an influential figure whose visionary ideas and accomplishments will leave a lasting impact on your entrepreneurial journey. Prepare to gain invaluable knowledge and guidance from this industry luminary.

The Paranaple Convention Centre provides the perfect backdrop for this groundbreaking event. Positioned centrally on the North West coast of Tasmania, you’ll find yourself immersed in a setting that fuels creativity and fosters connection. From the moment you step through the doors, you’ll feel the energy and excitement that only a gathering of like-minded, ambitious women can bring.

With plenty of networking opportunities, allowing you to make meaningful connections with fellow attendees, industry experts and potential collaborators. Share stories, exchange ideas and build lasting relationships that will propel your business forward.

No matter the size or stage of your business, the Tasmanian Women in Business Conference is a must-attend event for women seeking growth, inspiration and support. This is your opportunity to tap into the collective power of remarkable women who are changing the game.

Mark your calendars and secure your spot at this inaugural event. Join us on 15th and 16th of May 2024, and embark on a transformational journey that will ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and supercharge your success.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the first Tasmanian Women in Business Conference.

Speakers 

Dr Hazel MacTavish-West

Keynote: 'An Entrepreneurial Survival Guide. My thoughts on sunflowers and trains.'

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Karyn Parkinson

Turning your browses into buyers

Melissa Duniam

Cultivating leadership skills

Bianca McKenzie

Marketing is not a dirty word

Samantha Baldock

Harnessing your strengths

Tracey Martin-Cole

Mentorship, leadership & mental health

Renae O'Neill

Purposeful productivity - finding fulfilment beyond the to-do list

Mila Kisuma

Branding

Skye Cusack

Copywriting for a competitive edge

Andi Lucas

Challenges, resilience & crowd funding

Our MC: Dr Kate Cashman

Tasmanian based Speaking Coach who supports change-makers, teachers and leaders to build their courage and speak confidently in public in a way that feels authentic, natural and impactful.

katecashman.com

Schedule

DAY 1

15 May

9:30am

Open & Morning Tea


10:00am - 10:25am  

Welcome to Country


10:30am - 11:00am  

Session 1: Melissa Duniam


11:05am - 11:35am  

Session 2: Bianca McKenzie


11:40am - 12:10pm  

Session 3: Renae O'Neill


12:15pm - 12:45pm  

Lunch


12:50pm - 1:20pm  

Session 4: Tracey Martin-Cole


1:25pm - 1:55pm  

Session 5: Karyn Parkinson


2:00pm  

Close


2:05pm - 4:00pm  

Informal networking
(in collaboration with Devonport Chamber of Commerce)
Pam's Bottles & Cups,
6B Edward Street (Entry Via Rooke Lane) Devonport
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DAY 2

16 May

9:30am

Open & Morning Tea


10:00am - 10:50am  

Keynote: Dr Hazel MacTavish-West


10:55am - 11:25am  

Session 2: Mila Kisuma


11:30am - 12:00pm  

Session 3: Andi Lucas


12:05pm - 12:35pm  

Lunch


12:40pm - 1:10pm  

Session 4: Samantha Baldock


1:15pm - 1:45pm  

Session 5: Skye Cusack


1:45pm - 2:00pm  

Thank you


2:00pm

Close

VIP DINNER 15 MAY

Gold ticket holders only

5:00pm  

Welcome 


6:00pm  

Be seated for dinner


7:00pm

Dinner keynote: Catie Mulvaney-Horder (from Spark Property)


8:30pm 

Dinner close


Location:

Verona Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, 5 Rooke St, Devonport

*schedule is subject to change

Location

The Tasmanian Women in Business Conference will be held at the beautiful Paranaple Convention Centre, centrally located in Devonport on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

137 Rooke Street, Devonport

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Three reasons why securing a ticket to the Tasmanian Women in Business Conference is a must

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A first of its kind on the North West Coast (and a first of its kind statewide!), this event is designed to empower entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. Whether you’re a budding visionary or a seasoned business owner, our carefully selected lineup of speakers represents a diverse range of voices, offering a captivating blend of perspectives and expertise. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and uplifted as you connect with a community of like-minded individuals, all driven by the shared goal of entrepreneurial success.

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Immerse yourself in a fully catered experience, starting with delightful morning tea featuring a scrumptious assortment of house-made cookies, muffins, and delectable Danish pastries. For lunch, tantalise your palate with an appetizing selection of wraps, sandwiches, and an array of mouthwatering hot savoury options. Rest assured, your culinary journey will be as memorable as the knowledge and connections you’ll gain at this extraordinary event.

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We prioritise your experience and ensure an environment free from sales pitches. We compensate all our speakers, guaranteeing that their presentations are focused only on delivering expertise and authentic advice, empowering you with invaluable insights to elevate your business journey.

FAQs

When and where is the conference?

The conference is held on 15 and 16 May 2024 at the Paranaple Convention Centre, Devonport.

What format is it?

The conference is made up of short, informative sessions on business, motivation, digital marketing and more. Our keynote speaker will share her incredible story of business, resilience and ambition. 

I don't have a business, can I come?

Yes! The conference is for women in business, leadership, marketing and anyone who would love to learn about marketing, resilience, mental health, branding, copywriting and more. We simply had to pick a name for the conference that wasn't too long and somewhat descriptive. 

Why the conference and who organises it?

A few years ago my husband, daughter and I moved to Tasmania, seeking a slower pace of life and a strong sense of community. We have since welcomed our son and have settled into life on the North West Coast. As a business owner of over 10 years, who lost some of her ‘village’ after moving, I was eager to engage with like-minded women in the community who share a passion for entrepreneurship and leadership.

As an ambitious professional, much like you, I longed for a space where I could meet other inspiring women, exchange ideas, and learn from their experiences. I believe that stories are the glue that holds us together and helps us grow. I believe in the power of a supportive community and the impact it can have on individual growth and collective success. Despite my search across Tasmania, I couldn’t find the kind of business event I had in my mind. 

Driven by the desire to create something that could fill this void, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a space where women leaders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring professionals come together, share their stories and learn from each other’s journeys. 

But my goal goes beyond just creating a conference; it’s about featuring and amplifying the incredible talent that exists within Tasmania. There are so many remarkable women who are achieving great things in the business world but they aren’t necessarily easy to find. I’m determined to provide a stage for these extraordinary individuals, to showcase their success stories, their knowledge and to inspire others with their experiences. 

That’s how the Tasmanian Women in Business Conference was born. 

It’s not just about organising an event, it’s about fostering a community of women who would support, uplift and learn from each other. 

While I recognise that it’s not an easy goal to achieve, I’m pouring my heart and soul into every detail of this event and hope that it will be a beacon for women in business – a place to connect, learn and be inspired by the amazing and diverse talent in Tasmania. I want this event to be a testament to the power of community and the incredible potential that comes from supporting each other on the path to success. 

Can I be a speaker?

We have locked in our speakers for this year, but feel free to apply to be a speaker for upcoming conferences.  

How do I become a sponsor?

We’re on the lookout for amazing sponsors that align with our mission of celebrating, empowering and uplifting women in business and the community. Please get in touch to be a sponsor. hello[at]northmarketing.com.au

Do I need to bring a printed ticket?

No, we like to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We’ll have a list of who’s attending at the registration table.

Will the venue have internet access?

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access will be available to all attendees.  

Are meals provided?

Yes, morning tea will be available when you register and lunch will be provided in between sessions 3 and 4. 

We’ll check your dietary requirements closer to the date of the event. 

Can I bring my baby or child to the conference?

Babies under the age of 1(ish) are welcome to attend the event. We will have a dedicated table at the back of the room for you and your littlies (just let us know beforehand). If your baby is extra vocal we ask that you leave the room to settle them out of respect to other guests. 

What do I need to bring with me?

It’s entirely up to you. Bring a laptop or tablet if you’d like to take notes digitally. Notepads and pens will be provided. 

What is the dress code?

There’s no formal dresscode. Come entirely as yourself, wear whatever is comfortable. 
For our VIP dinner we’re dressing up a bit.

How do I buy a ticket?

Review the ticket options available here and hit “BUY NOW”.

Payment plans

  • 5 Part payment plan available until 31 December 2023
  • 2 Part payment plan available 1 January – 31 March 2024

Full payment to be made/completed prior to the conference dates.

When do ticket sales end?

Ticket sales end 6 May 2024.  Purchase before 6 May to secure your spot. 

What's the nearest accommodation option?

There are a range of options nearby, with the newly opened Novotel as the closest option. The Novotel has kindly given us a special arrangement for conference attendees – use this link to book.

For more accommodation options, go to the Visit Devonport website

Does the ticket price include accommodation?

No, accommodation is not included.  

Is there parking nearby?

Yes. The Multi-level car park is located directly behind the paranaple convention centre, with disability parking, elevator access and flat walking surface between the car park and paranple precinct.  Fees apply.

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm – $1.00 per half hour.
$5.00 all day parking available on the top-level of the car park.

On-Street Parking Meters
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm and Saturday 8.30am to 2pm. Fees apply.  

What's the refund policy?

We will not provide refunds on tickets. 
In the event that the Tasmanian Women in Business Conference is cancelled, you will be refunded the face value of the ticket.

You are allowed to pass your ticket onto someone else, but please let us know in advance.   

I have other questions, can I contact you?

Have other questions? Email us [hello@northmarketing.com.au] and we’ll answer your questions.

Event sponsors

We’re on the lookout for more amazing sponsors. Keen to be one? Get in touch.

Download our sponsorship information here.

Sponsors

We’d like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their generous contribution to the conference.

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Gift sponsors

We’d like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their generous contribution to the conference.

Tickets

The first 70 registrants receive a free gift when presenting themselves at the registration table at the conference. Gifts include a selection of Tasmanian produce and products. Only 70 gifts available.

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Gold (VIP) Tickets

2 Day Conference Pass + Dinner

  • 2 Day Conference Pass
  • 10 Conference Speakers
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • VIP Dinner Evening
  • 1 Keynote Speaker at Dinner
  • Free Gift (first 70 only)
  • Prices in AUD

$650 + GST
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Silver Tickets

2 Day Conference Pass

  • 2 Day Conference Pass
  • 10 Conference Speakers
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • VIP Dinner Evening
  • 1 Keynote Speaker at Dinner
  • Free Gift (first 70 only)
  • Prices in AUD

$500 + GST

Silver Tickets

1 Day Conference Pass

  • 1 Day Conference Pass
  • 5 Conference Speakers
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • VIP Dinner Evening
  • 1 Keynote Speaker at Dinner
  • Free Gift (first 70 only)
  • Prices in AUD
  • Select your preferred conference day at the checkout

$275 + GST

Prices are in Australian dollars. GST will be added for Australian buyers.
Payment plan purchasers commit to 2 x monthly payments.

Secure your ticket now and be prepared for an extraordinary conference that will leave you motivated, connected, and equipped to take your business to new heights.


Ticket sales for the inaugural 2024 conference have now ended.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please email us at hello@northmarketing.com.au to be placed on the waitlist.