There’s lots to take in at 9 to Thrive Summit this year – from leadership lessons with Ita Buttrose to learning how Miranda Kerr built her skincare empire, but there’s plenty going on outside the main stage too. Ball pits, headshots, career advice, 1:1 help from Facebookers, there is so much to do and see. Read on to find out about all the magic that’s happening at 9 to Thrive this year!
Snap a FREE professional headshot
Does your LinkedIn profile need some love? Are you using a selfie to promote yourself? Head to ActivEdge’s booth for your free professional headshot – that’s worth the ticket price alone!
Complimentary hair & makeup touch-ups
Blow Bar Co will be onsite offering free dry styles and makeup touch-ups throughout the day. Get in early to get professional waves to go with that new fancy headshot.
Expert career advice
Visit the MAYDAY Career Bar for your 15-minute expert consultation. Their team of specialists will assist with refining your resume, and share the tips and tricks on how to nail that interview, and ultimately secure your dream job.
1:1 Facebook help
Facebook’s experts will be available at the summit to help with anything from setting up a Facebook Page or Group to targeting international audiences with Facebook advertising. You’ll be able to book in on the day for specialised 1:1 help that you can’t get anywhere else!
Power up in the connection lounge
With so many Instagrammable moments at the summit, you won’t want to run out of battery. Head to Charles Stuart University’s connection lounge to charge your phone. While you’re powering up, take some time to recharge yourself, create professional connections and explore your career options in their hang-out zone.
Miranda Kerr’s skincare line, KORA, will be hosting an immersive space where you can reinvigorate your energy, discover products to try and buy – and take advantage of offers only available to Summit ticket holders.
Jump in a ball bit
What’s better than a ball pit? A ball pit filled with prizes. Thanks to Lime and Tonic, you can win prizes throughout the day like Premium memberships and day spa experiences at the Langham Hotel in Sydney. Heaven.
WeWork Happy Hour
We know you’re there to make new connections, so this year we’re making it even easier for you to meet your fellow attendees. After the last session wraps, make your way to the bar for happy hour drinks and networking opportunities thanks to WeWork.
Test your skills
Test your handiwork at The Daily Edited’s Skill Tester Machine (yes, like those ones usually filled with chocolate and toys). If your skills are up to scratch on the day, you’ll be able to win prizes and vouchers from The Daily Edited. Run, don’t walk!
Pop by and meet the Springfree team and experience the world’s safest, highest quality trampoline. While you’re there, go in the draw to WIN a Springfree Jumbo Round Smart Trampoline (including Australia-wide delivery) plus two nights’ accommodation at Novotel Surfers Paradise and a Thankyou hamper valued up to $3,894!
Roll up! Roll up!
Visit the Zip fairground and try your hand at winning some fantastic prizes from brands like Ecco, Jo Mercer and more. Just quietly, we’ve heard that everyone’s a winner – so be sure to stop by their stand!
All day refreshments
But first, (FREE) coffee
We’re all about the important things in life (aka caffeine). If you’re anything like us, you don’t fire well without a latte or two in the morning so bring your non-disposable cup to enjoy free coffee during the day thanks to Vittoria coffee. All Premium member ticket holders will receive a FREE Business Chicks KeepCup too – head to the Business Chicks booth to pick yours up, snap a pic in our gif booth and say hi to the BC team, we’d love to meet you!
Arrive early to pick up your free coffee and stop by the breakfast bar (serving until 10 am) to grab a smoothie bowl from Freedom Foods or granola thanks to our friends at InnaMuse. Now’s the perfect time to mix and mingle with your fellow attendees too.
Get your chocolate fix
Get your hands on the exclusive Business Chicks x Hey Tiger flavour, only available at 9 to Thrive Summit. Pick up a bar, and you’ll also be doing your bit for charity, $7 from each one sold goes to The Hunger Project.
Pick up a gift in our Marketplace
It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, 12 May (that’s two days after 9 to Thrive Summit), and we know how busy you are so we’ve hand-picked a few of our favourite brands to exhibit, so you can pick up a gift – for yourself, your mum, or your fave work-wife while you’re at the Summit this year. Consider it a grown-up version of the primary school Mother’s Day stall (without the potpourri or daggy coat hangers).
Emma Blomfield, interior stylist and author will also be at this year’s 9 to Thrive Summit selling copies of her (sold out!) book, it’s the perfect thing to grab for Mum this Mother’s Day to unleash her talents to produce a beautifully curated home.
UberKate will be showcasing her Everyday Gemstone Collection of cocktail rings. The cocktail ring is a symbol of female empowerment, born in the 1920’s and bought by women who were earning money for the first time as a sign of independence. In the lead up to the event, UberKate has 20% off their personalised Mother’s Day jewellery collection, if you want to get in early!
Kettle & Bloom Not sure what to get Mum for Mothers Day? Let Kettle and Blooms help! They will have their gorgeous flower jars available for the special offer of $40 for Business Chicks members. Limited number available, so get in quick!
Krystle Knight will be showcasing her hand crafted jewellery at 9 to Thrive Summit. Hailing from Byron Bay, her crystals are hand-picked and naturally sourced, making each piece individually beautiful and unique. Pick up a gorgeous piece for that hard-to-buy-for friend.
Nervous about coming alone? Don’t be, lots of people are! We’ll be encouraging networking during the day, but if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, head to Business Chicks booth and meet the team. We’re here to answer any questions and help you have the best experience on the day.
Haven’t got your ticket yet?
We’re almost at capacity, so if you’re thinking about coming along, don’t sit on this! In case you missed it, we’ve partnered with Zip Pay so you can buy your tickets now and pay later. Find out more here.