The world is changing faster than ever. Power is shifting. There are new rules. How can business be a force for positive change in the world and for ourselves? We’re exploring these questions through themes which will be your sign posts on the Purpose playing field.


Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation
Business Model Innovation

B Corporations, social enterprise, shared value, conscious capitalism and co-ops; it’s a brave new world of purpose-driven business models and we’re here to navigate them with you. Together, we’ll look at the new models that are emerging, new forms of currency and capital, the hybrids and the hacking of traditional models. We’ll share and formulate best practice, explore common mistakes, insights and learnings in this new territory.


Purpose sessions around this theme include…


Pitfalls & Air Punches: The Road to Social Enterprise Success

Day 2 | 1pm, The Playhouse

Get into the heads of some of the most successful social enterprise leaders out there. Find out what worked, what didn’t and most importantly, what they learned and can share with us.

SPEAKERS Matt Wicking (Facilitator). Tom Dawkins – Founder & CEO, StartSomeGood. Chris Raine – Founder & CEO, Hello Sunday Morning. Anna Robertson – Founder, YEVU.


Becoming a B Corp

Day 2 | 11am, The Den

Join Executive Director of B Lab Australia, Alicia Darvall to find out more about becoming a B Corporation in Australia.

SPEAKER Alicia Darvall – B Lab Australia and New Zealand


How to Community

Day 2 | 1pm, The Playhouse

At the heart of every successful brand is a community of passionate users propelling it forward. Our panel have all managed the impossible: to infuse meaning and purpose amongst a group of strangers. But are they?

SPEAKERS Helen Souness – Managing Director, Etsy Australia. James Meldrum – Founder & CEO, Whole Kids. Lauren Capelin – Head of Venture Community, Reinventure Group.


Purpose-Driven Business Model Innovation

Day 2 | 1pm, The Commons – Courtyard

Driving purpose into the core of your business model.

SPEAKERS Michael Eales – Partner, Business Models Inc. Suhit Anantula – Social Change Strategist, Business Models Inc. Ben Hamley – Design Strategist, Business Models Inc.

Check out the full program here.