FESPA Australia has announced an impressive line-up of both local and international speakers for this month’s inaugural FESPA Australia Annual Conference (Thursday 27 October 2022 - Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney).
The one-day conference is aimed at “bringing together industry thought leaders on sustainability, leadership and automation to guide print companies into a better future on the theme of People Planet Profit," said a FESPA Australia press release:
The speaker program includes:
Alex McClelland - Managing Director, ORAFOL
Prior to joining Orafol, Alex was a major shareholder at Spandex for 16 years and was also managing director and vice president.
He became managing director of Orafol in 2019. As MD, he sees enormous opportunity nationally for Orafol’s products. Alex is excited to work in a dynamic market and aims to be placed at the top of the hill as the preferred supplier to the high-end space.
Keith Ferrel - Co founder Cactus Imaging
Keith Ferrel is one of the founders of Cactus Imaging. Starting in New Zealand in 1992, Cactus Imaging has now become known throughout the world as one of the leading Grand Format Production companies in the Asia Pacific region. In 2000 Keith was appointed as the group sales director and later general manager. He is also recognised in the Asia Pacific region as one of the most influential people in the industry and has been inducted into the FESPA Hall of Fame and in 2014 was awarded the FESPA World Printer of the Year Award.
Zaidee Jackson - National Business Development Manager - Sustainability, Ball & Doggett
Zaidee Jackson has thrived in a career spanning over 25 years within sales and marketing. As National BDM Sustainable Packaging for Ball & Doggett, Zaidee has a clear focus on sustainable solutions for Australian brands and partnering with them on their transition pathways to meet national targets. A proud recipient of the Exceptional Woman in Print 2021 , Zaidee is a well-regarded and respected figure in the industry.
Nigel Davies - President FESPA Australia
Nigel is the president of FESPA Australia and with a long history in the industry as both manufacturer and supplier. He founded VMG Print Group in the 1990s, specialising in printed electronics and products for the automotive and transport sectors. He developed MIS software to support his company which evolved into a commercial product called M-Power Software.
Thomas Anderson - Executive Development & Sustainability Starleaton
Thomas is a passionate development executive committed to sustainability and our natural environment through the use of circular products. He began his journey in the sustainability space through working for one of the largest manufacturers of recycled plastic products. He mostly worked with the specifier in the retail, government, education and major infrastructure space closing the loop and creating demand for circular products.
Jordan Leach - Business Director, Avery Dennison
Jordan is an accomplished senior business leader with over 20 years’ experience in sales, strategic marketing, complex channel strategy, profit & loss (P&L) management, project management and organisational development. His specialities are in business building and management, profit enhancement, strategic planning and execution, channel and marketing strategy development, end-user marketing and pull through, building effective organisations and talent development.
Neil Felton - CEO FESPA
Neil held a variety of senior exhibition roles prior to joining FESPA in 2011, culminating as executive director at William Reed where he presided over a three-fold growth in event revenues from his division. Since joining FESPA as Managing Director, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, experiencing remarkable growth. Neil has been instrumental in the launch of four new regional FESPA shows across the globe.
Graeme Richardson - Locke - Head of Associations FESPA
Graeme is an enthusiastic print specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the printing industry, with knowledge acquired through hands-on design, production, sales, and operations management. He has a comprehensive understanding of printing processes, leading the goal of creating outstanding print that stimulates brand engagement through practical innovation. As FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead he presents on technical topics at conferences and seminars.
Julian Lowe - National Sales & Business Development Manager, Coritex
With 33 years of experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing, importing, procurement, distribution and retail, during which time he has grown existing businesses, built, developed and managed his own medium sized enterprise; represented European and American companies across Asia Pacific and coached and led teams in manufacturing and sales. His vast experience both running his own business and working for other corporations internationally and domestically this has allowed Julian to showcase his key strengths in developing strong, productive, and enduring relationships; people skills; as well as cross cultural communication and awareness.
Jon Dee - Author, Broadcaster, Campaigner and ‘Australian of the Year’ 2010 (NSW)
Jon Dee is one of Australia’s most influential figures on change and sustainability issues. His business guidebooks have shifted over 140,000 copies. He wrote and presented 115 episodes of his Sky News ‘Smart Money’ TV show where Jon highlighted the latest and best in business efficiency and innovation. As the founder of Planet Ark, DoSomething, Rock Aid Armenia and One Tree Per Child, Jon Dee has inspired millions of Australians in to making positive social and environmental change. He runs the RE100 initiative where 112 major companies are going 100% renewable with their electricity use. Jon Dee was the 2010 Australian of the Year in NSW and was awarded The Order of Honor by the President of Armenia for his Rock Aid Armenia earthquake initiative. As someone who started their career as a graphic designer, a letterpress printer and a publisher of a magazine, he has a soft spot for well-designed printed material. His belief is that businesses that incorporate sustainability are more resilient, efficient and better prepared for future changes. His experience is that a truly sustainable business is also often a more profitable one too.
Jaimee Rogers - Sky News Sports Presenter
Jaimee’s held multiple roles across TAB and Sky Racing, becoming a pioneer for females in the racing industry with the creation of “TAB Market Updates”. Nowadays you’ll hear Jaimee bright and early reading the news and sport on the Big Sports Breakfast on Sky Sports Radio. In August 2022, Jaimee swam 35km across the English Channel in 12.5 hours, raising $75,000 for Mental Health charity, Gotcha4life.
Eric Zimmerman - Principal Analyst Keypoint Intelligence
Eric Zimmerman is the Principal Analyst of Keypoint Intelligence’s Wide Format Printing Consulting Service. Zimmerman develops Keypoint Intelligence’s annual global market forecasts for hardware and supplies used in the wide format printing markets. He is responsible for conducting multiple primary research studies annually in the wide format market both on a custom basis and as part of Keypoint Intelligence’s syndicated research.
Greg Cholmondeley - Principal Analyst Keypoint Intelligence
Greg is a recognised expert on workflow automation, strategic planning, software solutions, and the printing industry. Before joining Keypoint Intelligence, Greg was President of PRINTelligence Consulting, where he analysed and assessed production enhancement software solutions for vendor development and consumer understanding. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events and a published author.
Doug Robey - Chief Executive, DFLOW
Doug Robey brings more than 30 years of experience working with leading print companies, driving print technology initiatives. He has enhanced the productivity and profitability of businesses with a complete focus on finding and delivering the best workflow and technical solutions. Doug is passionate about supplying solution design, application development, and product strategy using customer-first views and data analytics.
Carl Harman - Managing Director Imago
Carl is the Managing Director of Imago, a partnership who help organisations tackle the hardest leadership challenge of seeing and shifting organizational culture to enable the realization of strategic goals. Over recent years, he has worked with and coached, the senior and executive teams and boards of many prominent corporate and government organisations internationally. He specialises in designed culture shifts and the design and delivery of leadership programs and learning experiences.
Sam McCool - Emcee
Sam is a world-class emcee, comedian, keynote speaker and speaking coach. He is also a distinguished debater, voiceover artist, entrepreneur and expert in tailored events. Although he may be more known for his comedy shows, his emcee skills are in high demand, having hosted events including TEDx, DELL, ACCOR, OPTUS and other trusted brands.
Members - $180.00 per person (ex. gst)
Non Members - $210.00 per person (ex. gst)