Nicole Tingey

Director, Clockwise Consulting

A business events, tourism and hospitality professional with extensive sales management experience, highly motivated with an innovative approach to designing and managing successful business expansion strategies. Commercially astute, with the skills to increase revenue, develop sales pipeline and channel growth while significantly enhancing brand value.

Industry Representation
• Australia’s Northwest Tourism – Marketing Sub-Committee
• Australia’s North West Tourism / Tourism Western Australia – Broome Steering Committee
• Tourism Australia – Domestic Industry Advisory Panel

Specialities: Regional tourism development



Session Name:

How Will We Top This Year? (powered by SITE ANZ)



“How will we top this next year?” It’s both the ultimate compliment and the ultimate challenge for all Incentive Practitioners. Our clients desire an exceptional & unique experience that creates a sense of unity and shared commitment, in a unique environment characterised by inclusivity & cultural sustainability. In a climate where demand continues to increase but budgets don’t, how do we achieve this?


Key Takeaways

1. Current trends & expectations in the Corporate Incentive space, drawing from SITE Global research
2. How to exceed end-client expectations when there’s no budget increase
3. How to work with destinations to provide a ‘new’ experience

How to exceed end-client expectations when there’s no budget increase.

How to work with destinations to provide a ‘new’ experience.


Target Audience

This session is suitable for Incentive Practitioners who plan domestic, inbound & outbound Incentive programs. And for suppliers to the incentive sector including destinations (CVB) and product.

AIME 2024 Speakers

Knowledge Program and Ideas Academy Speakers Announced

Mark Cooper


Katy Aldrich

General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, SongDivision

Julz Partington

Creative Director, Encore Event Technologies APAC

Lisa Kelliher

Head of People & Culture, Be Challenged

Ron Anderson

Creative Experience Officer, Unicorn Group and REALM Australia

Kate Atkinson

Regional Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Pacific and Indonesia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Sarah Morse

Director, Unchained Solutions

George Hawwa

Founder and Growth Director, Attention Experts

Rebecca Grace

General Manager, Centre for Inclusive Design

Lisa Ronson

Chief Marketing Officer, Coles Group

Thomas Staunton

CEO, SoldOut Events

Kai Hattendorf

CEO, UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

Stephen Koukoulas

Managing Director, Market Economics Pty Ltd

Simon Cooper

Managing Director, Interpoint Events

Virginia Loyola

Senior Manager, Global Sales, Arinex Group

Bruce Keebaugh

Co-Founder, The Big Group

Seb Terry

Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Sebastian Terry

El Kwang

Founder + Chief Engager, BEAMexperience

Ian Curley

Director of Kitchen Operations Australia, Ovolo Hotels

Diane Demetre

Motivational Leadership & Mindset Speaker, Diane Demetre

Peter Haycroft

Head Chef, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Katerina Grant

Director, Kat&Co

Mike Williams

Senior Partner & Senior Consultant, GainingEdge

Samantha Ferrier

Sustainability Manager, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

Tanya Wick

Senior Leader, Totem Connections

Melissa Brown

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Business Events Association

Chris Sheldon

Managing Director, Curtis Stone Events

Deanna Varga

CEO & Founder, Mayvin Global

Megan Van Den Berg

Co Owner,

Alana Bicknell

Director of Sales and Planning, New Zealand International Convention Center

Daniel 'Fuzz' Walker

Managing Director (Asia Pacific), Afterburner

Michelle Sargent

Director, CWT Meetings & Events

Melissa Murphy

Head of Conference Operations, Arinex

Veemal Gungadin

CEO, Gevme

Charlotte Juniper

Winner of ICCA AP Youth Challenge 2023, Adelaide Convention Center

Henri Turra

Managing Director, Radish Events

Bernard Stephens

General Manager, Harry the Hirer

Natalie Simmons

Founder & CEO, Barefoot Citizens Consulting

Fernando Barraza

Creative Director, Cirkus Bizurkus

Jill Midlovets

Kitchen Coordinator, OzHarvest

Lucy Meixner

Adelaide Convention Center, Winner of ICCA AP Youth Challenge 2023

Lauren Hayward

Owner and Managing Director, Forum Group Events and Marketing

Lisa Meehan

Head of Delivery, Diversified Communications

John Burgess

Director of Strategy, Little Rocket

Nadav Kahn

Lead Wellbeing Facilitator, Vibrate Your Mind

Vanessa Green

CEO, Cliftons

Waikin Wong

Regional Director, ICCA Asia Pacific

Emma Bamblett

Artist and Co-owner, Kinya Lerrk


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