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ACPET Queensland 2016 State Forum - "Disruption. There's good and bad."

Monday, April 4 2016

The full program for the day is complete with this year’s theme “Disruption. There’s good and bad.” being particularly relevant to the disruptive, challenging and complex environment ACPET members are facing.

The subject of disruption motivates some people and panics others. Putting the current climate into perspective, the constant negative media targeting the sector, the never ending roll out of new legislation, administrative guidelines and reforms, can be viewed as an impediment to your business, or it can be seen as the opening you’ve been waiting for to strategically position your brand and create exceptional student growth by addressing a market that couldn’t previously be served. There’s certainly good and bad elements to disruption, the question is; ‘Does the attention ‘disruption’ creates take away from the application of your actual training product and realistically, is your business ready to maximise the probabilities that disruption presents’?

Our list of key note speakers for this year’s event is astounding

  • This year our key note speaker, is Jack Perlinski, Creative Director DAIS, a well renowned Brisbane based company for their capabilities in strategic branding. Jack’s presentation Personal Branding: Discover the Why in You, will essentially set the scene for the day on Disruption. Read more about DAIS at
  • Our master of ceremonies is Simone De Haas, a renaissance woman. Her creative capacities move effortlessly between stage and boardroom, singing or directing and leadership, and the freedom of improvisation to the acuity of corporate storytelling. Simone will not only facilitate the conversations throughout the day, she will also provide delegates with a key note address. Read more about Simone at
  • The Honourable Yvette D’Ath, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills will join us and provide an update on the formation of Jobs Queensland and the 2016/17 VET Investment plan.
  • Negotiations with a key sponsor, well renowned for their capabilities in strategic branding, are underway and more information will be available shortly. Their key note presentation will essentially set the scene for the day.
  • Allan Bonsall from Brand Genetics, will facilitate ACPETs own version of the ‘Hidden Persuaders’ where the panel will put the spotlight on the big disruption issues facing the sector. The panellists (Amanda Newberry and Michael Crutcher) will contend that the private training sector does not control its future, that ultimately it is controlled by funding on the one hand, and incorrect perceptions that exist in the marketplace, on the other. The private training sector must find its own disruption strategy!
  • Colin Kinner is the founder of Spike Innovation. Collin is a technology industry professional with 20 years’ experience working with startups and technology-based businesses in Australia and the UK. Colin will present on Ten Steps to Disruption - A practical guide to embracing disruptive innovation. Read more about Colin here.

For further information and to register click here.


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