2019 Conference Speakers

Jacyl Shaw

Global and Australian Practice Director
Digital Lab, GHD Digital

Cameron Stone

Chief Information Officer
Virgin Australia

Jake Carroll

Chief Technology Officer
University of Queensland

Iain Pepper

Chief Executive Officer
Study Loans

Dr Sue Keay

Research Director
Data 61, CSIRO

Dr Nico Adams

Future Factory

Dr Brendan Markey-Towler

Senior Advisor
Behavior Innovation

Dhugal Ford

Director of Human Capital
Deloitte Consulting

Libby Marshall

CEO & Founder
Steam Capital

Dr Michael Kane

Innovation & Economic Strategies

Peter Laurie


Theme: Fourth Industrial Revolution


Industry 1.0

Mechanical production
Steam and water power
Weaving loom

Industry 2.0

First assembly line
Mass production
Discovery of oil and production or petrol

Industry 3.0

Computers and IT
Micro circuits and processors
Automated production
Global supply chains

Industry 4.0

Interconnection of technology
Internet of Things, Smart devices
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Big data analytics, Advanced algorithms
Robotics, 3D printing

Saturday 7th September 2019 at Mercure Hotel

Networking Event

Network and engage with like-minded peers, and thought leaders. Engage with like-minded MBA candidates from business schools across Australia, share experiences and build networks. Get involved in a forum for Australian MBAs and companies to lay the foundation for a collaborative future.


Learn from Industry leaders sharing views and experiences

Hear from industry leaders such as Dr Nico Adams (Future Factory), Cameron Stone (Virgin Australia), Jacyl Shaw (GHD) and Dr Sue Keay (CSIRO) on 4th industrial revolution and its impact across multiple industries. Industry 4.0 is here now and would disrupt all businesses

Develop and explore ideas in workshops and panel discussions

Great opportunity to be part of a collaborative and engaging environment with other MBA candidates. Explore ideas in facilitated panel discussions on Startups and Blockchain Fintech. Activate your career through facilitated workshops.


Come together with MBA students from all over Australia to hear from leaders in industry, government and the not-for-profit sector about digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Themes include technology and innovation, policy and government, and social and sustainability.

Who Should Attend

Australia’s first conference for MBA candidates

Be part the annual conference to promote and raise awareness of the value of Masters of Business Administration. Australia’s very first conference for MBA students, led by MBA students. This conference brings together bright minds in business across Australia.

MBAus provides a forum to network with peers and thought leaders, explore current business and social issues, exchange big ideas, collaborate with like-minded MBA candidates, and develop skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can cancel your registration up to a month before the event, and we will refund 90% of the ticket fee. If you cancel in the two weeks before the event, there is no refund. You are however free to transfer your tickets to someone else at any point. If you do transfer your tickets, please notify us via email.

Yes the student ticket is at $40 while general admission for MBA alumni is $50. There is also early bird registration for $30.

Yes. MBAus is a conference bringing together bright minds in business from across Australia.  Conference delegates includes MBA students, MBA alumni, business leaders, and those interested in undertaking graduate business studies.

Yes, Guests must have a valid ticket to attend MBAus events.

Please contact us on contact@mbaus.com.au to discuss speaking opportunities.

MBAus relies on sponsor support to make the annual MBAus conference a success. Please contact us on contact@mbaus.com.au to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

MBAus is a professional conference for MBA candidates. We hope to provide a professional yet relaxed experience. In line with this, the conference dress code is Business Casual.

Apart from for your enthusiasm and active engagement, all you need to bring to the conference is proof of registration (electronic preferred).

You will be asked about special dietary requirements during registration. Your registration confirmation will also display your dietary consideration requests.
Please contact us on contact@mbaus.com.au if you would like to discuss this further.

Conference Location and Registration time:

Saturday, 7th of September 2019
8:00 am at  Mercure Hotel
Conference would finish 5:30 pm
Networking Drinks would be at same location

MBAus will provide snacks, lunch on Saturday. Some light refreshments will also be provided during the Saturday Night networking event.

Please send your enquiries and contact details to contact@mbaus.com.au and the relevant team member will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

MBAus Conference aims to provide a welcoming and professional environment so that diverse groups of people – regardless of age, race, gender identity or expression, background, disability, appearance, sexuality, walk of life, or religion – can get together to learn from and be inspired by each other.

To attend MBAus Conference, your behaviour must not violate this code of conduct.

We don’t tolerate harassment in any form. If you violate the rules in our Code of Conduct, you will be given a warning or asked to leave the event and your ticket price will not be refunded.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

    • Comments about gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion, which are designed to assert dominance.
    • Sexual language and images in public spaces
    • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
    • Unwanted photography or recording
    • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
    • Inappropriate physical contact
    • Unwelcome sexual attention
    • Encouraging or advocating for any of the above behaviour
    • Insults or personal attacks


All attendees must comply with our Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.

We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help to ensure a safe environment for everybody. If your behaviour violates our Code of Conduct, we retain the right to take any action required to maintain a welcoming environment for event participants.

We may give you a warning, require you to leave the event immediately (with no refund for paid events), or ban you from attending future events. Our actions will attempt to resolve anything designed to disrupt the event or create a hostile environment for participants. If you are asked to stop the behaviour which violates this Code of Conduct, you are expected to comply immediately.

We value your participation and appreciate your help in realising this goal!

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