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2017 What's On 4 Kids Awards & Conferencewhat's on 4 kids awards and conference

Connect - Inspire - Celebrate

Australia's First & Only National Conference
for Kids' Activity & Party Providers 

How would you like to be known as an industry leader; have a profitable business model and be confident in the direction of your life and business?

Running over one exciting day, you will interact with industry leaders and experts, and have the exclusive opportunity to network with key industry figures and peers alike. You will learn from the best, most respected people in the business, and form valuable partnerships.

The day will combine a programme with presentations from leading speakers and Q&A sessions to maximise the opportunity for interaction and input. This is an ideal chance to network, chat with the experts and understand the latest in kids activities and party providers all presented in a fun, engaging format that will leave you inspired and motivated to grow your business.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th 2017

TIME: 8:00am Registration 8:20 Start - 4:30pm Finish.  Awards event from 6:30pm

WHERE: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane QLD (Discounted rates for delegates)

PRICING: Includes Full Day Conference, Lunch, Di Bella Coffee, Morning & Afternoon Tea. 

What's On 4 Kids Conference tickets $196 (gst inclusive) 
Bring a Friend & Save Conference tickets $299 - $149.50 each!! (gst inclusive) 
Table of 10 discounts also available.


Rachael Tiernan
SUPERSTARS Performing School Owner

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Rachael Tiernan’s passion is to change the lives of young people.  For the last 14 years, she has grown the self-confidence of thousands of children through the creative arts at her performing school SUPERSTARS. Starting with just 5 children in the family garage, she now welcomes over 630 students weekly across her 2 Brisbane studios. Rachael loves sharing the highs and lows of her journey with others in small business. 

Alongside managing SUPERSTARS, Rachael is a popular Master of Ceremonies at a variety of functions from school fetes to national conferences and loves fronting her band, The Party Club, at corporate events.


Keynote Speaker 

Keynote Speaker - Rochelle Courtenay

Rochelle Courtenay is the founder of the charity “Share the Dignity”.  From a grass-roots idea to supply sanitary items to homeless women in her local QLD suburb, Rochelle’s charity has grown to include more than 1,500 volunteers participating in multiple national initiatives across Australia, all with a focus on giving dignity to women. Share the Dignity has successfully collected and distributed over 450,000 packets of sanitary items and a further 130,000 handbags full of essential items to women in need. Rochelle’s 'can do' attitude and her ability to inspire her team has seen these amazing numbers occur within an 18 month period and further growth for the charity in the works for 2017 with "Activities 4 All", a proud silver sponsor of the 2017 What's On 4 Kids Awards. www.sharethedignity.com.au


Conference Speakers

Tina Harris - Lah-Lah Productions 

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"The magic of building lists and communities" 
Are you spending all your waking hours trying to attract customers and fill classes?

Are you chasing the next booking and running yourself ragged?

Are you passionate about what you do but don’t know how to take it to the next level? These were the thoughts of Tina Harris too until very recently. Tina will share some tricks of the trade that she has picked up travelling the countryside while on tour that might just help you switch from chasing business to having business chase you!  www.lah-lah.com

Kate Meade - Victorian Dance Festival

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Collaboration. Connection & Community.  Having competition is a great thing in business. Knowing how to work with competitors is even better. Kate shares how to break down the barriers, find common ground and how to keep working at relationships. Kate is the Founder & Director of the Victorian Dance Festival (VDF), the only festival of it’s kind in Australia. VDF is unique in that it is not a competition, it is a community. www.victoriandancefestival.com

Katrina McCarter - Marketing To Mums

"9 Mistakes To Avoid When Marketing To Mums" Mums are the powerhouse of the Australian economy – they’re responsible for 80% of consumer spending. How well do you know them?

Katrina will help you navigate the pitfalls in selling your services to mums. She shares her latest research from more than 1800 Australian mums and identifies the key mistakes most businesses make so you can avoid them. Safeguard your sales and profit and be guided by Katrina, Australia’s mum expert, on how to attract mums to your business, then turn them into raving fans. www.marketingtomums.com.au


Julia Ham (Hampton Swim School Founder) & Dr. Nicole Grant (Occupational Therapist - Gateway Therapies)

julia ham"Treasures ASD Program – Effective, Specialised Swim Lessons for Children with Autism" 

Children with autism are often drawn to water but can struggle to participate in mainstream swimming lessons due to difficulties with attention and concentration, sensory processing dysfunction, and social and communication difficulties. After discovering that there were no autism specific swim classes for children in Brisbane, Julia Ham (Director, Hampton Swim School) and Nicole Grant (Director, Gateway Therapies) developed the Treasures Swim Program for Children with Autism. The program combines the expertise of Julia as a swim instructor, and Nicole as an Occupational Therapist specialising in children with autism spectrum disorders. The Program commenced in 2015 and remains the only program of its kind in Australia.

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Julia and Nicole will reveal how they modified mainstream swimming lessons to accommodate children with special needs. We will discuss the preparation that went into developing the program (including collaborating with key stakeholders, running a pilot, reviewing the research, and training for program facilitators). They will share with you some of the challenges and other learning opportunities we have encountered along the way, and also provide some examples of the success they have enjoyed since the program was launched.  www.hamptonswimschool.com.au   www.gatewaytherapies.com.au



Jayne Day - Webonize

"Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) To Get More Traffic To Your Website And Get More Bookings"

 Jayne will talk about the importance of SEO and why it should be a part of your overall online marketing strategy. Jayne will explain exactly what Search Engine Optimisation is and the exact steps that you should take in order to get more traffic to your website or blog. The tactics can be implemented and maintained by any business owner as long you know the correct steps and procedures to put into place. It isn’t as hard as you may believe.  

When your website is optimised correctly you will see a big increase in the amount of traffic being sent to your website for free, from Google and other search engines.  And not just any traffic, but people that are interested in what you are offering on your website.  This increase in traffic will naturally lead to more sales for your business. www.webonize.com.au


Loren Downing - Sync or Swim 

"Compliance Doesn't Have To Be Scary" Do these words scare you? WHS systems,  HR policies, Award Wages, Employment, Contracts, Superannuation, Insurance, Work Cover, Fair Work Ombudsman, Tenancy Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Bankruptcy? This session will help you get on the front foot so these concepts are less confronting!  

As the one and only Benjamin Franklin says "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”. Effectively, ignorance is bliss until you are confronted with hefty fines or litigation. Loren will take you through the 8 most common mistakes Sync or Swim witness in small business. This will be followed by an open mic opportunity for you to ask questions!
Best come prepared! www.syncorswim.com.au 


Lisa Corduff - Small Steps Living

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Marketing 101 is that people buy from PEOPLE! Are you present in your marketing. Yes YOU? 

Online video provides a huge marketing opportunity for your business. Learn super simple and effective ways to build engagement and excitement in your community using video.
Lisa will also talk about simple techniques to differentiate your brand and stand out from the crowd. kvr.lisacorduff.com and smallstepsliving.com



Susan Pearse - Mind Gardener
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"Do Less, Achieve More: focusing on what really matters" 
Most people think they achieve more by working longer hours, spending more time thinking about things and trying harder.  But the science reveals the opposite is true.  You can actually achieve more by doing less.  This session will show you how you can focus on what matters, slow down, avoid burnout and overwhelm and at the same time tap into the potential that you never knew you had.

In her talk, Susan will help you to digest all of the things you learnt throughout the day and focus on the ones that will bring you most return.  She will give you some practical tips for banning busy and making space for what matters in your business and life.  www.mindgardener.com

Lou Duggan (aka Baker Girl Lou) - Cake 2 The Rescue

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"How to bake a business with the wrong ingredients"   From the outside so many small businesses look incredibly successful and worse they appear to make it look so easy! In this session, Lou dispels the myth by taking you behind the scenes of well-known online DIY Cake Kit brand – Cake 2 The Rescue. Be inspired to, roll with the punches, pick yourself up, move sideways and diversify your business as she shares with us her rollercoaster journey, transforming a brilliant concept into an international brand, one “stuff-up” at a time. www.cake2therescue.com.au


Angela Henderson - Finlee & Me and Angela Henderson Consulting

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"The power of networking is a key business" 
Networking is a key business strategy that all businesses should implement. As an entrepreneur/small business owner, networking is a key activity that is not only fun, but critical to your personal growth, business development and taking action. Business consultant Angela Henderson will explain about the power
of networking and why you need to get started now. www.finleeandme.com.au




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"The conference was nothing short of an amazing day full of information that made not just me but also my husband sit up and understand what’s involved in running our business.  I’m just so happy that I talked my husband into coming as we both walked away with such valuable information and more importantly inspired!" Fleur Colgan, Colour My Pot, Redlands, QLD



Ticket Information 

What's On 4 Kids Conference tickets $196 (gst inclusive) 
Bring a Friend & Save Conference tickets $299 - $149.50 each (gst inclusive) 
Table of 10 discounts also available. 

Bookings of 10 or more: Discounts available

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2017 Conference & Awards