9 to Thrive 2018 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know

9 to Thrive 2018 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know

We’re kicking off THIS Friday!

BY Business Chicks, 8 min READ

9 to Thrive is kicking off in just 3 DAYS!

Friday’s schedule is ABSOLUTELY jam packed with panel sessions like: Winging It with Emma Isaacs, Glasshouse’s Nicole Eckels, Incy Interiors’ Kristy Withers, and Dream Job with Channel 10’s Natarsha Belling, UN’s Fadzi Whande, and Google’s Aisling Finch, and Swipe Up with influencers Tanya Hennessy, Sophie Cachia, and Emmylou MacCarthy. And. So. Many. More. Incredible. Women.

Come along and learn from some of Australia’s most influential women in business, and with so many brand experiences and things to do over the two days (hello, beauty lounge!), it’s going to be a cracking two days.

Read on for everything you need to know ahead of our biggest event of the year!

What time should I get there?

The doors open at 9am on Friday and 10am on Saturday. The first panel starts at 9:30am on Friday, but you’ll want to get there early to secure a good seat, grab a coffee and listen to our CEO, Olivia Ruello kick things off at 9:15am on the main stage.

Can I only come for one or two sessions?

Yes! You can pop in and out between meetings, come for a half-day or join us for the full two days – it’s completely up to you!

How can I see the speaker schedule?

Check it out here and there’ll be programs at registration as well!

Can I meet the speakers?

Most of the speakers will be available after their session for either book signings or meet and greets. Times and location details will be provided on the day.

Do I need to print my ticket?

Bringing your printed ticket (check your inbox for your ticket) will make your entry into the expo more seamless, but we can also scan your ticket from your phone on the day too.

How do I check-in?

Simply turn up to the entry with your ticket and the Business Chicks team will get you and your guests all checked in. We’ll give you a site map and program so you can find your way around the expo.

Can I grab a coffee there?

100%! There will be many stalls providing coffee throughout the day. Heads up, you might want to check the site map to locate The Daily Edited, they’ll be giving away FREE pink lattes.

Can I bring my kids?

Of course, children under 15 are free and babies and prams are welcome too! We have a creche available for 0-5 year-olds. To book in your 2-hour session, email [email protected]

Are men welcome too?


Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, you can buy tickets on both days at the door, but it’ll be at a higher flat fee rate. It’s cheaper to pre-purchase your ticket online or while you’re waiting in the queue.

How do I book for speaker sessions?

Each speaker session is first in best dressed for seating so make sure you get there early to get a good spot!

Can I sit with my friends during speaking sessions?

You sure can, but we can’t reserve seats so make sure you get there early to find seats together. Seats cannot be reserved between sessions.

Can I become a Premium Member on the day?

Absolutely! We’ve put together an epic deal, so head to the Business Chicks booth on the day to find out more information.

I’ve got a two-day pass, do I register both days?

Yes! Keep your ticket as you’ll need to show it at registration both days.

I can no longer make it, can I give my ticket to someone else, and how?

Yes, absolutely. Make sure you send your ticket onto your friend so they can bring it along on the day. Each ticket is allocated via number not name, so there’s no need to tell us, just give the new person the ticket and that’s it. If you have any concerns you can email us at [email protected]

Will there be food and drinks available to buy at 9 to Thrive?

You betchya! We’ll have several food trucks and a cafeteria with plenty of food and drinks available both days.

Can we take photos at the event?

Yes please! Take as many photos as you like! Feel free to tag us on Instagram @businesschicks and #9tothrive and #businesschicks.

Getting there: 

The Royal Hall of Industries is situated within the Moore Park Precinct next to the Entertainment Quarter and Fox Studios Australia, only 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. The venues are easily accessible by car, coach and public transport.

By Public Transport

As timetables change so frequently we always suggest you check www.131500.com.au for up to date train and bus timetables.


  • Make your way to Central, Wynyard or Town Hall stations. From there, you can connect with the 339 bus service, which brings you directly to Fox Studios.
  • Town Hall, Bondi Junction and Wynyard stations connect with frequent bus services which run along Moore Park Road or Anzac Parade, and have stops close to Fox Studios Australia.
  • For a diagram of the Sydney Suburban Train Service click here.For a diagram of the Sydney Suburban Train Service click here.

The closest station to Moore Park is Central. Sydney Buses operate regular services from Central to Moore Park.

  • Routes 338, 374, 376 and 391 depart from Eddy Avenue stand C. Alight at the first stop on the bus roadway at Moore Park.
  • Routes 372, 393 and 395 depart from Eddy Avenue stand C. Alight at the first stop on Anzac Parade.


  • Entertainment Quarter operates a managed taxi rank within the site from Errol Flynn Boulevard.

By Car
Car parking is available in the Wilsons multi-deck car park. Entry is via Lang Road, off Anzac Parade. Rates can be found here.


Is there wheelchair access?

Yes, the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney is wheelchair accessible.

What if I have more questions?

We won’t leave you hanging. Check our FAQs here.

Still haven’t purchased your tickets to 9 to Thrive? Head to our 9 to Thrive page to see all our ticket options. See you there!


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