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A new addition to the 2022 HIA National Conference program are the workshops being offered on Friday 22nd April. These workshops are included in the cost of the conference pass and delegates have the option to choose the workshop they wish to attend. Capacities at each workshop are limited and once full cannot be changed so be sure to register and choose a workshop quick!

Innovation in changing times

Facilitator – Gus Balbontin

An investor, advisor, adventurer and alternative futurist, Gus is involved in the start up scene as a founder, investor and advisor and is on the board of Startup Victoria and Director of Above All Human. He currently runs a small Creative Studio and Innovation agency called Roshambo, is the co-founder and partner at Atessa and is the Entrepreneur in Residence and Executive Director of VU Innovations at Victoria University which keeps him close to large public corporate challenges as well as small business puzzles. This workshop will open your mind to new ways of understanding and solving old challenges.

How to nail your social media

Facilitator - Kay Ridge

“Want to know how to be found in the world of the internet?  Then this is the workshop for you.” Social Media is your new business card and without it you are behind your competitors! This is an interactive workshop that will allow you to ask anything to do with social media and the internet.

Kay Ridge is the Founder of Dash Social, President of the Maleny Chamber of Commerce, Panelist on the Digital Toolkit Q&A Panel, Facilitator in the Hot & Healthy Academy in Business, Advisor for the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) federally subsidized program, and Lions Australia Q3 Marketing and PR Chair.

LEGO serious play

Facilitator – Michael Fearne

"The best way to predict the future is to build it."

Are you ready to build the future of the industry... using LEGO? Join LEGO® Serious Play® master facilitator Michael Fearne as he gets you to dive deep into where the industry is headed. You don't need to be good at LEGO, but you do need to be ready to play.