Last chance to buy the remaining 9 to Thrive Summit tickets!

9 To Thrive Summit Melbourne

9 to Thrive Summit is a one-day business conference full of thousands of amazing go-getting women, killer content from speakers like Lisa Wilkinson, Ita Buttrose, Emma Isaacs, Kemi Nekvapil and Megan Gale, and great activations from brands like ZIP, Synergie Skin, WeWork and GlamCorner. There’s awesome food, FREE coffee and enough Instagram photo opportunities to fill a phone! If you’re looking to feel inspired, get some great tips on how to edge closer to what you really want, or just meet some incredible people and have an amazing day out, then 9 to Thrive Summit is for you.

The Speakers

AC, OBE

Journalist & TV Presenter

Global CEO, Business Chicks

Speaker & Coach

Co-Founder, Hatch & The Iconic

OUR 9 TO THRIVE MC!

INVESTOR, FOUNDER & ADVISOR

ACTRESS AND BUSINESSWOMAN

FOUNDER, MATCHA MAIDEN & SEIZE THE YAY

DEVOPS SECURITY SPECIALIST, AMAZON

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, AMAZON

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

BUSINESSWOMAN, ADVOCATE & ATHLETE

BUSINESSWOMAN, PHILANTHROPIST & TRAILBLAZER

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON & AUTHOR

WORKSHOP STAGE EMCEES

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER, ZELLA WEALTH

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, BE FIT FOOD

COMMUNITY TRAINER NETWORK, FACEBOOK

CFO, OFX

FINANCIAL COMMENTATOR

AO, OBE

Journalist & TV Presenter

Global CEO, Business Chicks

Speaker & Coach

Co-Founder, Hatch & The Iconic

BUSINESSWOMAN, PHILANTHROPIST & TRAILBLAZER

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON & AUTHOR

JOURNALIST, TV PRESENTER, MEDIA TRAINER, MC

BUSINESSWOMAN, ADVOCATE AND ATHLETE

DEVOPS SECURITY SPECIALIST, AMAZON

Community Trainer Network, Facebook

FOUNDER, MATCHA MAIDEN & SEIZE THE YAY

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, AMAZON

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

INVESTOR, FOUNDER & ADVISOR

ACTRESS AND BUSINESSWOMAN

OFX, CFO

WORKSHOP STAGE EMCEES

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER, ZELLA WEALTH

FINANCIAL COMMENTATOR

Buy Tickets

  • Access to all Keynote and Panel sessions in the Main Theatre with guaranteed seating.
  • Access to sessions in the Workshop Room
  • Breakfast snack on arrival and refreshments provided throughout the day
  • All VIPs and Premium members will receive a Business Chicks reusable cup on the day and unlimited FREE coffee.
  • Welcome pack with the day’s essentials: tote bag, pen, notebook, lanyard and water bottle
  • Access to our Networking session with unlimited drinks (the drinks are on us!)
  • Access to exclusive recordings of stage sessions (subject to talent approval)
  • Surprises (as always)!

MONDAY 25 NOV 
Member price: $295
Non-member: $375

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Strictly limited ticket opportunity for Premium members to bring a guest and save big time!

  • Access to all Keynote and Panel sessions in the Main Theatre with guaranteed seating.
  • Access to sessions in the Workshop Room
  • Breakfast snack on arrival and refreshments provided throughout the day.
  • All VIPs and Premium members will receive a Business Chicks reusable cup on the day and unlimited FREE coffee.
  • Welcome pack with the day’s essentials: tote bag, pen, notebook, lanyard and water bottle
  • Access to our networking session – the drinks are on us!
  • Access to exclusive recordings of stage sessions (subject to talent approval)

MONDAY 25 NOV 
Two Premium members: $550
Member + Non-member: $630

All the General Admission inclusions plus:

  • VIP seating in the Main Theatre and Workshop
  • Skip the queues with express entry into the event, and when ordering food and coffee
  • All-day catering
  • 1-year Business Chicks membership
  • Access to the VIP lounge with;
    – Charging stations
    – Unlimited bubbles
    – All day catering
  • Meet and greet opportunity with a speaker of your choice
  • Welcome pack with the day’s essentials: tote bag, pen, notebook, lanyard and water bottle
  • A Business Chicks resuable coffee cup and unlimited FREE coffee
  • VIP luxury gift bag valued over $350

MONDAY 25 NOV 
Member price: $800
Non-member: $950

  • Guaranteed seating
  • Highly curated workshop sessions
  • Unlimited FREE coffee all day for VIPs and Premium members
  • FREE breakfast and refreshments
  • Happy hour networking drinks
  • Welcome pack filled with goodies
  • Keynote talks
  • More networking opportunities
  • Access to panel and keynote recordings to watch again 
  • Surprises (as always!)

The Schedule

MAIN STAGE

WORKSHOP ROOM

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST ON THE GO

Arrive early to grab your free coffee and brekkie, mingle with your fellow attendees, check out the activations, snap Instaworthy pics, and grab your seat in the auditorium.

9:00 AM

WELCOME / MAIN STAGE

Take your seats, our 9 to Thrive MC, Shelly Horton and Business Chicks CEO, Olivia Ruello will kick off the day!

9:20 AM

LISA WILKINSON ON HER BIGGEST LESSONS

Lisa Wilkinson will be delivering a keynote on the lessons she’s learned (and the mistakes she’s made) throughout her successful 30-year career in media.

10:00 AM

MINDFUL MEDITATION / MAIN STAGE

Stay in your seat for a mindful morning meditation from our friends at Gwinganna.

10:15 AM

PANEL / OVERWORKED AND OVERWHELMED

Do you kick start your day with coffee and end it with wine? Feel pulled in a million directions? You’re not alone. You don’t have to experience a health crisis to take your mental and physical health seriously, but we often keep going (and going and going) until we’re at breaking point. Dr. Nikki Stamp, Megan Gale and Kemi Nekvapil will discuss their own personal experiences with stress as well as the impact it has on your hormone, heart and mental health. Expect to walk away feeling uplifted, lighter and more on top of things.

INSTAGRAM STORIES SCHOOL

Join us in the Workshop Room to learn the best and latest ways to use Instastories for your business facilitated by Heather Porter.

10:45 AM

MORNING BREAK

MORNING BREAK

11:15 AM

HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR EDUCATION TO GET AHEAD

Victoria University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Students, Naomi Dempsey shares her five tips on being a successful change leader in a changing world with changing economies.

11:30 AM

ITA BUTTROSE ON LEADERSHIP

New ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose AC, OBE, will be discussing her career journey, life lessons, and the pivotal moments that have shaped her into the leader she is today.

11:20  WOMEN IN TECH: JOBS OF THE FUTURE

Join Raisa Hashem, DevOps Security Specialist of Amazon Web Services as she explores what jobs will be in most demand in 2025, the top 10 innovation skills every business needs to thrive, and the impact of diversity and how to harness it in your organisation.

12:00 PM

NEVER READY

In this session, Founder and Global CEO of Business Chicks and author of bestseller Winging It, Emma Isaacs will share how you can shake the ‘never ready’ mindset in a discussion with Sarah Davidson (founder of Matcha Maiden). You’ll walk away feeling inspired to take action, follow your dreams and start doing whatever you dream of, right now.

HOW I’D START MY BUSINESS AGAIN

Kate Save, Co-Founder and CEO of Be Fit Food talks her biggest business lessons, growing pains and life after Shark Tank investors.

12:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK 

Time to refuel! Now’s the time to grab some delicious food and check out ALL the awesome experiences at 9 to Thrive Summit. Snap a new headshot, take part in a styling session, jump in a ball pit, recharge your phone, and mix and mingle with your fellow attendees!

LUNCH BREAK

Time to refuel! Now’s the time to grab some delicious food and check out ALL the awesome experiences at 9 to Thrive Summit. Snap a new headshot, take part in a styling session, jump in a ball pit, recharge your phone, and mix and mingle with your fellow attendees!

1:35 PM

SURVIVING OR THRIVING?

Author, motivational speaker and life-coach Kemi Nekvapil shares her practical session that will show us how we can put ourselves back on top of our to-do lists.

2:15 PM

ADAPT OR DIE

Entrepreneur and investor, Gus Balbontin will deliver a presentation focused on the adaptability required to chase an ever-changing customer. He’ll cover what global companies have got right (and wrong) during the last two decades of unparalleled change. The lessons he shares can be applied to all modern business and individuals facing market shifts and the relentless pace of technology. Don’t miss it!

INSTAGRAM STORIES SCHOOL

Join us in the Workshop Room to learn the best and latest ways to use Instastories for your business, facilitated by Heather Porter.

2:45 PM

AFTERNOON BREAK

AFTERNOON BREAK

3:20 PM

PANEL / HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

In this tumultuous global economy, it’s vital that business owners take proactive steps to future-proof their businesses. Our panellists, Selena Verth Chief Financial Officer of OFX, financial advisor Konara Gena, and Co-founder and Director of Zella Wealth, Victoria Devine, and Business Chicks Global CEO, Emma Isaacs will join moderator Effie Zahos for a robust discussion full of practical takeaways.

HOW TO SET UP YOUR BUSINESS ON AMAZON

Brittany Rinker, Amazon’s Senior Program Manager in Australia, will be sharing everything you need to start a successful business on Amazon. So you can start selling and increase your customer reach, stat.

3:50 PM

ADAM JACOBS ON BUILDING GREAT TEAMS

THE ICONIC’s co-founder on building Australia’s largest fashion e-commerce site and the leadership lessons he learned along the way.

4:30 PM

SUSAN ALBERTI AC, AND MOANA HOPE IN CONVERSATION 

These two trailblazing women who came together to spearhead the Women’s Football League (AFLW) will be talking about their unlikely friendship, how they’ve succeeded in traditionally male-dominated areas, driven change, and dealt with setbacks both professionally and personally.

5:15 PM

WeWork HAPPY HOUR 

WeWork are kindly picking up the tab, so all you have to do is make your way to the bar after the last session wraps and be ready to mingle!

The Venue

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

MCEC is easily accessible by tram, bus, train, taxi and uber. We encourage green travel, but if you’re driving in, the Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. See more info about how to get there here.

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