Rethink, refresh, reinvent.

In a climate of change, the constant pursuit of innovation and relevance is taking brand marketing to new heights of responsibility in order to meet customer needs and make a meaningful impact.

Engaging customers, driving growth, and navigating the disruptive influence of new technologies and emerging players requires marketing leaders to act as fast-moving entrepreneurs – blending logic with creativity and encouraging agility.

Gathering an unrivalled audience of CMOs and senior brand marketing executives from across all sectors, the 3rd annual Brand Forum explores the latest trends, tactics and innovations in brand marketing at the highest level. Enrich your thinking to inspire and invigorate your brand strategy.

Why attend?

The Brand Forum is Australia’s only executive-level event dedicated purely to brand marketing. A unique opportunity to re-envisage the dynamics and influence of brands, the Brand Forum congregates an esteemed audience of CMOs, brand strategists and top marketing stakeholders from all sectors of the national economy.

This strategic event is your guide to the complexities of brand marketing in an era defined by digital media, content, data, analytics, startups and innovation.

  • Gain insight into the dynamics of the modern brandscape
  • Understand how to be at the forefront of overall business strategy
  • Learn the best ways to create desire and influence your customers
  • Be Inspired by leaders and innovators at the forefront of marketing
  • Engage with your fellow marketing professionals
  • Network effectively at dedicated lunches, breaks and networking drinks
  • Discover what the future hold for marketers and brands

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 300+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Eric Petersen
Senior Vice President Global Brand
Lululemon (USA)
Jerome Hiquet
Chief Marketing Officer
Tough Mudder (USA)
Kelly Stuart-Johnson
Director of Brand Training & Organisational Development
Brooks Brothers (USA)
Andy Goldberg
Chief Creative Officer
Sir Martin Sorrell
Chief Executive Officer
WPP Group (Live Link)
Grant Langston
Chief Executive Officer
eHarmony (USA)
Robbert Rietbroek
Chief Executive Officer
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand
Tracey Raso
Managing Director & General Manager
Revlon Australia & New Zealand
Matt McGrath
Chief Brand Officer
Network Ten
Jodi Williams
Head of Global Brand
Air New Zealand
Lisa Ronson
Chief Marketing Officer
Tourism Australia
Andrew Knott
Chief Marketing Officer
Loo Fun Chee
Chief Marketing Officer
Brad Cramb
Chief Marketing Officer
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
Anna Jones
Chief Marketing Officer
Guzman y Gomez
Louise Eyres
Group General Manager Marketing
ANZ Bank
Kirsten Lea
Brand & Marketing Manager
Natalie Truong
Head of B2B Marketing, Pacific
Nick Reynolds
Chief Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific
Claire Murphy
Chief Marketing Officer
Ben Allen
Chief Marketing Officer
Mitchel Harad
Chief Marketing Officer
Ana Bacic
Marketing Director
Seven Network
Ian Maxted
Chief Development Officer & Chief Executive Defence, Social & Property, ANZ
Joe Talcott
Chairman & Host
Levi Aron
Country Manager - Australia
Kara Glamore
Head of Marketing & Brand
Caltex Australia
Emma Rugge-Price
Vice President Marketing & Communications
GE Australia & New Zealand
David Rohrsheim
General Manager


  • From Vision to Legacy: Brand Leadership in a Culture of Change
  • Collective Conscience: Nurturing People, Passion & Purpose
  • Integration versus Segmentation: Aligning B2B & B2C Marketing
  • Outsmarting Adversity: Secrets of Success from Startup Upstarts
  • Capturing the Care Factor: Authentic Narratives to Propel Compelling Content
  • From the Inside Out: Partnerships that Strengthen Reputation
  • Odyssey into the Future: Pioneering the Destiny of Brands


The Brand Forum is exclusively crafted for – and delivered by – the nation’s CMOs and senior marketing executives. This event offers a powerful business agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.

Being a sponsor of the 3rd annual Brand Forum actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of brand and marketing decision-makers.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an elite, influential audience at this exciting event.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectevents.com.au


Sofitel Wentworth Hotel
61-101 Phillip Street,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.


To receive a discount on rooms. Contact reservations directly on (02) 9228 9188 or H3665@sofitel.com and quote BRAND2017

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Packages Early Bird Price (ends 9 Dec) Standard Price (from 10 Dec)
Brand Marketer: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Brand Marketer: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. GST

* This option is for service providers to marketing professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Events endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Events reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Events reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

    Photography and Video

    Connect Events may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Events in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Events in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events.

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email privacy@connectevents.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.com.au/privacy-policy

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectevents.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@connectevents.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass?
    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A Service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or business services to the primary audience of marketing professionals.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available?
    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy
    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available?
    No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.