Ron Anderson

Creative Experience Officer, Unicorn Group and REALM Australia

Ron has been designing unique experiences for brands in Australia and around the world for the past 20 years. With a background in marketing and advertising, combined with a permanent curiosity around the psychology of the ‘how and why’ people think, he has dedicated his career to designing experiences that trigger emotive responses.



Session Name:

How Your Personal Core Values Can Make The World A Better Place Through Events



This session is for people who have a strong desire to positively change the world but aren’t sure how they can do it at work. If you have a passion for a local or global issue, this session is for you. You will learn how you can influence your team to make a difference and how to identify and align your personal values with those of your clients to ensure your events are designed to make a positive impact.
Junior team members will learn how to have a positive voice of influence while more senior professionals and managers will learn how to uncover the secret superpowers that exist in their teams that will boost productivity and job satisfaction. Join this session to tap into one of the industry’s most strategic and creative thinkers to help you find your purpose in your events career.


Key Takeaways

1. You will leave the session with a blueprint on how you can tap into your core values to connect and align with your team members
2. You will learn how to uncover the core values of your clients and business partners and strategically align them to your own core values
3. Once aligned, you will learn how to design experiences that change the world in a positive way


Target Audience

This session is suitable for event professionals at all levels who have a strong desire to change the world but aren’t sure where to start.

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

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

Nicole Tingey

Director, Clockwise Consulting

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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