About The Program

Now in its fourth year, Creative3 continues to bring together some of the world’s most accomplished creative game changers and leading practitioners to deliver pragmatic action-oriented insights focused on disruptive approaches to company growth.


  • 2014
  • 2013

Day 1

9:20AM > An entrepreneurs perspective on scaling a global creative business > Mitch Olson

Mitch Olson sets the scene for Creative3, offering a snap shot into forging connections, spawning new business ideas, talking issues and challenges in the creative industries, and in turn thriving. Mitch will share his own journey as a entrepreneur, and empower others to make their ideas a reality.   


9:40AM > Building, scaling and funding a global collaborative community > Kate Kendall

Kate Kendall, Founder and CEO of The Fetch will join Creative3 to discuss the role and real-world best practice of building an engaged community. Kate will impart her knowledge on getting an idea successfully to market through concept development, business matching and attracting capital and investment. 


11:00AM > The evolution of entrepreneurship > Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips, Product Manager of Twitter #music will join Creativeto discuss his journey as an entrepreneur and how he grew and scaled his music tech start-up, We Are Hunted, which was recently acquired by Twitter. Stephen’s real-world insights into securing investment, exiting his start-up and the evolution of entrepreneurship will provide a meaningful glimpse into some of the realities start-ups face at all levels. 



11:30AM > Designing in the digital age > Jess Huddart

As Creative Director of design-led digital studio Josephmark, Jess Huddart creates sustainable, culture-led design that reconnects people with what really matters. Jess joins Creative3 to discuss designing in the digital age, innovating through interdisciplinary collaboration and the value of embracing community.


12:00PM > Empowering Filmmakers and Fans > David King Lassman

Co-founder and CEO of Vyclone, David King Lassman joins Creative3 to discuss real-time collaborative content creation, and the co-creation technology driving the revolution. Vyclone’s game-changing technology synchronises and edits multiple users’ clips to create a seamless multi-camera narrative, and combines multiple perspectives to tell the whole story of a shared moment.

1:40PM > Redefining financial support and the power of community in the creative industries > Rick Chen

Co-Founder of crowdfunding platform, Pozible, Rick Chen shares pragmatic insights on crowdfunding, scaling a global creative business, and raising capital in the creative industries. This session will spark collaboration and inspire solutions to funding challenges for future and established creative practitioners.


2:10PM > Co-sharing, Co-working and Collaboration > Liu Yan

Many who work independently are discovering alienation lurking behind the home-office fantasy, and are turning to a new generation of co-working organisations who can provide a hive to be happy and productive. This session discusses how working closer together can inspire collaboration. 


2:40PM > Learning to embrace risk and take action quickly > Lisa Messenger

Editor-in-Chief and CEO of The Messenger Group, Lisa Messenger was bold and visionary from the beginning - launching issue one of Renegade Collective in newsstands, supermarkets, travel and airport stores nationally. The magazine’s distribution is now truly global with it being distributed in 12 other countries. Lisa discusses her insights as an entrepreneur including her approach to investment, risk and executing ideas from day one.   


3:10PM > Attracting capital: Insights into Australia’s Creative Enterprise Fund > John Hummelstad

Chairman of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Creative Enterprise Fund, John Hummelstad takes a strategic approach to business. John joins Creative3 to discuss the Fund, and taking small, start-up companies and transforming them into global industry leaders. 



4:10PM > Unplugging the last cable > Fady Mishriki

Fady Mishriki is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of PowerbyProxi – an Auckland based wireless power company leading the world in innovation and development of wireless power and data solutions for consumer electronics and industrial applications. In this session Fady will share insights and key learning’s from the growth and commercialisation of PowerbyProxi, while exploring the growing influence of wireless power and providing a glimpse into a world unrestricted by the power cable.


4:40PM > Why your next CEO will be a designer > Patrick van der Pijl

Innovating business models should be at the core of any company nowadays. The business model canvas is adopted by many companies but most are still at the beginners level. Masters of business model design and innovation understand the need for new tools and new skills to compete internationally. So what are new tools, skills and how can you integrate them into your company strategy and DNA to master your business model strategy? Patrick van der Pijl returns to Australia to discuss strategic tools, skills and mindsets for expanding your thinking about your future and to make strategy part of everyone's job.

6:00PM > Networking Soiree at GLNG Santos City of Lights

Providing delegates with the chance to see the city skyline and river explode in a visual celebration of pure grandeur, Creative3 is holding a networking soiree overlooking the Santos GLNG City of Lights show. Special guests Hon. Ian Walker MP, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, Noel Staunton, Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival and Glenn Turner, Oracle Attractions Laser and Water Designer will join the soiree. After the evening’s festivities, delegates are encouraged to attend a choice of productions as part of Brisbane Festival’s 2013 program.

Day 2

9:00AM > Advanced-level masterclass // Welcome > Patrick van der Pijl

Now the business model canvas is adopted by so many companies how do you integrate this into your business? 

In this session with business model strategist, Patrick van der Pijl you will learn to apply a practical business model and scenario strategy, and how to invent, design, and transform business models appropriate to any business sector. 

The highly-interactive half-day masterclass will be a mix between hands-on practice, Q&A, group sessions and presentation, and will prepare you to apply the new tools, skills and ideas in your field of work.

By focusing on methods to boost future growth, you will have:

  • Learnt and applied a practical business model and scenario strategy
  • Appreciated powerful examples of the two methodologies of business model design and scenario planning
  • Explored druptive and game-changing techniques to boost future growth and manage the future
  • Learnt to invent, design, and transform business models appropriate to any business sector
9:10AM > Advanced-level masterclass // Scenario Planning > Patrick van der Pijl
  • Understanding what scenario planning is & why it is important today
  • Exploring the concept of uncertainties – highly important & highly uncertain
  • Introduce scenario planning matrix – macro conditions (stable/volatile) & system of ideas (open/closed)
  • Discuss critical drivers impacting on business
10:45AM > Advanced-level masterclass // Business Modeling > Patrick van der Pijl

»  Introduction to business modeling

»  Understanding why different challenges need different skills

»  Introduction to the business model process 2.0 including business model canvas, vision canvas & context canvas

» Explanation of the business model process & techniques

12:45PM > Advanced-level masterclass // Scenario Planning & Business Models > Patrick van der Pijl

»  How to use scenario planning & business model methodologies to help design new business

» New trends & uncertainties driving changes in industry

»  Key learnings of business model innovation & scenario planning best practice including new design tools & processes emerging, ways to get started, pitfalls to avoid & successful tips

2:00PM > Networking Afternoon Tea

Venue: Old Government House

Set amongst the peaceful surrounds of Garden’s Point is historic building, Old Government House - the perfect venue to wind down and debrief over a cup of tea and some sweet treats, and celebrate the conclusion of Creative3 2013.

This program is subject to change. Creative3 reserves the right to change speakers without notice due to unforeseen circumstances or if the need arises.