Special offer: Game Changer Table 8 x General Admission
Bring your team, clients or friends and enjoy a day of inspiration and game-changing leadership together! Buy as a table and get a 3rd off the price of a ticket. Profits from every ticket will empower the next generation of leaders. Ticket price includes lunch, refreshments and beverages.
The Game Changers Gathering is the Bambuddha Group annual leadership conference.
We have an amazing lineup of 15 inspirational leaders joining us on the day for you to enjoy talks, breakouts, workshops & networking as we champion sustainable business.
They will share their lessons, hacks and tips for making good business, profitable, impactful and people-centric.
Full of Bambuddha Good vibes and inspiration the day promises to be one to remember.
Good food, good people and a different KIND of community.
Confirmed speakers include:
Matt Wright-Simon – MC Host & Compare
Matthew Wright-Simon is the founder of Ecocreative, a pioneering business in the sustainability, wellbeing and social impact sectors dedicated to ‘engagement for changemakers’. Matthew is a serious values-driven creative practitioner with a ready sense of humour. This is evident in the energy and sense of enthusiasm in his work as an emcee and presenter, curator, mentor and advocate for the positive impact enabled through human connection, including his work with Newday Leadership and volunteering for TEDxAdelaide.
Kate Ringvall – Ikea – Topic (Circular Economy)
Kate has 20 years practical and academic experience in the three areas of sustainability – social, economic and environment. She spent 10 years in Academia teaching and researching urban and regional planning, in particular sustainable urban design, energy efficiency in building suburb design, sustainable transport and accessibility, mobility and people-centred cities.
Yemi Penn – Inspirational speaker
Self-made, single mother millionairess Yemi Penn is a name to note. Not just because she has achieved a level of business success unexpected, for a solo parent to two kids. But because the legacy she is intent on leaving in the world goes well beyond imparting business tools. Yemi Penn is living testament to the power of owning our story, stepping out of our shadow and finding our voice.
Gerry Wilde – Director of Sustainability at Deloitte
Gerry has been leading Deloitte Australia’s Responsible Business team and The Deloitte Foundation since 2015 and is shaping the firm’s strategy to be a leading corporate citizen and to make a ‘profit with purpose’. In this role, Gerry relishes being able to strengthen relationships and deliver shared value outcomes with our National Community Partners. Gerry will be sharing her tips and lessons with the Bambuddha Community.
Debbie Haski-Leventhal– Tedx Macquarie Uni – Topic Purpose Lead Business
A consultant for United Nations Volunteers and co-wrote the State of the World Volunteerism Report, launched at the General Assembly. Debbie has submitted a briefing paper on volunteering and social inclusion to the Prime Minister. She has published over 100 articles on CSR and volunteering, including over 50 papers in leading academic journals. Her book, Strategic CSR: Tools and theories for responsible management, was published in 2018 with a foreword by Professor David Cooperrider.
Dr Manisha Amin – CEO Centre for Inclusive Design
Dr Manisha Amin is the CEO of the Centre for Inclusive Design (CfID), a social enterprise leading the conversation in the power of thinking from the edge. Manisha has over 20 yrs experience in strategic marketing, communication, transforming cultures and creativity. As the real and the digital worlds collide CfID help people to build and design products, services and policies that are as inclusive and useful for as many people. Manisha is also on the Board of ADHD Australia and is a published novelist.
Sarah Meredith – Global Citizen
Global Citizen’s Australian Country Director, overseeing the movement’s efforts in Australia since 2016. Sarah has been involved with Global Citizen Festivals in New York, London, Johannesburg and Montreal. Sarah comes to the role with more than 13 years experience advising a number of Australia’s federal and state government Cabinet Ministers, Sarah will be sharing insights on the global movement and how the NextGen are galvanising for change.
Jo Obrien – Platinum Pre School
‘Be Kind’ is the motto for the Platinum Pre School group.
Jo O.Brien is changing the game with the next generation of leaders by embedding empathy, kindness and gratitude into early years. Jo is an ambassador for kindness and sustainable education. A community orientated local business owner who will be sharing her personal story of impact, resilience and change. Jo continues to drive forward by aligning her business to the sustainable development goals and is working to change the education system with a focus on a sustainable Next Generation.
Jack Jones – Banksia Project (The art of genuine connection)
Jack will be running a special workshop session on genuine connection and leadership. He currently runs a mental health charity called The Banksia Project that run evidence-based preventative programs in the community to enable participants to be healthier, happier and more resilient. Wellbeing is a hot topic for business success and sustainability and Jack will touch upon key strategies for how to keep your team and yourself well and thriving.
Saarah Abdeen – Bambuddha NextGen Member
Saarah will be sharing her story of extreme inclusion and exclusion, her passion to create a sustainable and inclusive world and her take on how we can improve the otherness that we all face. Saarah is a Bambuddha ambassador for the NextGen of leaders and we are so happy and privileged that she will join us to share her highs and lows at the Game Changers Gathering 2020.
Leigh Strass – Tedx Speaker Centre for Smart Green Cities
TEDx Speaker and thought leader, Leigh will be challenging us on an important topic: how much would you be willing to pay for shade? The Centre for Smart Green Cities is a collaborative hub that connects industry, government, researchers and the community to create liveable urban environments by inspiring change through evidence-based problem
Oscar McMahon– Young Henrys
Oscar McMahon was born and raised in Sydney. After a misspent youth of skateboarding, touring in a rock n roll band and bartending, a chance meeting over said bar lead to him and some cohorts founding Young Henrys Brewing in Sydney’s Newtown. Oscar is passionate about music, beer, hospitality and the world around him. He loves Sydney and believes we are all responsible for preserving, nurturing and promoting it’s incredible culture
Live performance from E for Echo
We will also be fundraising for a local charity.
Even more info on the speaker line up and entertainment to follow.
Did you know Bambuddha Group is a social enterprise and can only keep delivering high impact leadership events with the help of sponsors?
We have two sponsorship opportunities available for this event.
Contact [email protected] to learn more
Saturday August 15th, 2020
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt St, Redfern , Sydney NSW, 2016Book Here