When: 07.00 – 09.00, Friday 29 March 2019

Where: Eureka Room 1, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

ATTRACT, RETAIN & ADAPT – lead from the top

While many indicators point to an improvement in the fundamental economic conditions of manufacturing, one key factor that could hold back that recovery is the shortage of skilled workforce. In order for our organisations to respond to our workforce requirements we must plan now for the changes, challenges and opportunities we face in developing the right jobs and skills for future generations.

The NextGen Breakfast Forum on Friday 29 March 2019, features an expert line-up of business leaders who will discuss how to attract, retain and get the maximum value from the next generation, and includes insight into their employment expectations, motivations and goals.

This session will also include a discussion panel bringing insight and opinions from multiple different industries. Featuring organisations who are leading the way on best practices when it comes to the future generations in our workplaces.

Key Topics Covered:

  • NextGen workplace motivations and goals and the importance of leading the message from the top
  • Tactics for adoption and retention of our NextGen workforce
  • Understanding the power of employer branding to attract the right talent
  • NextGen lifestyle insights, spending habits and spending patterns
  • Recruitment trends and tips on how we can use the latest tech to find the best talent

The NextGen Breakfast Forum is hosted by David Willey the founder of Growth Tank, one of Australia’s prominent voices on understanding millennials and GenZ. David has worked with some of the biggest brands across Australia and Europe including Apple, Nike, Spotify, Google, Ogilvy, Budweiser, Dan Murphy’s plus many more.

full speaker line-up

Chau Tran, Digital Manager, Step change

Chau is Step Change’s Digital Manager. She specialises in automation, developing multichannel journeys, and optimising the client experience. Chau has a wealth of experience in leading global work streams and has worked with a range of clients across industries of varying sizes.Prior to joining Step Change, Chau worked for Deloitte working major clients across Australia and also the United Kingdom. When she’s not working on strategy and harnessing behavioural data, you’ll find her sipping her favourite rum with her nose firmly in a good book. 

Julie Duncan, Talent acquisition leader, pwc australia

Julie is the Talent Acquisition leader for PwC Australia.  Julie is a passionate advocate for skills based assessment (not CVs) and innovation in education leading to employment pathways for underrepresented communities. Julie specialises in strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition strategy, innovative sourcing, early ID programs and employer branding. In her role at PwC as the TA Director, Julie has re engineered the recruiting and global mobility functions for the firm and designed the contingent workforce solution in response to changing workforce needs.

Peter Hammer, Managing Director, Marketing Scientist Group

Peter Hammer is Managing Director of the Marketing Scientist Group, and works with some of the largest media and marketing businesses in Asia Pacific to help them make evidence-based decisions and drive growth. He regularly conducts research on the younger generations in the area of advertising / media consumption, lifestyle insights and spending habits.

Sammy Major, AU Sales Director, TRIBE

Sammy Major is a proven and experienced digital sales leader with 9+ years experience working for some of Australia’s most innovative and progressive tech and media companies. She is particularly passionate about leadership and people development and currently holds the position of Australian Sales Director at TRIBE who are transforming the way brands can connect with leading influential content creators to create powerful 1:1 marketing campaigns.

NextGen Breakfast Forum



incl. GST


incl. GST
  • 2 Course Hot Breakfast
  • Tea and Coffee on Arrival
  • Pre-breakfast Networking Opportunity
  • Access to Exhibition

All Access Bundle



incl. GST


incl. GST
  • 2 Day Conference Ticket (all inclusions)
  • 1 Awards of Excellence Ticket
  • 1 NextGen Breakfast Forum Ticket
  • Access to VIP Lounge with Refreshments
  • Access to Concierge Service at Event