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Summit Program

The Momentus Innovation Summit is coming to the Gold Coast in May 2023! Discover what to expect from the upcoming Summit with the below preliminary agenda. Session updates (with guest speakers) will be made in due course.

Sunday 7 May

Collect your name badge and join our team and Summit attendees for the Welcome Reception!

Meet the Momentus team and other delegates in a relaxed welcome cocktail function before the Summit officially begins. Meet some new faces and connect with your peers around the tranquil Marriott Resort Poolside. Welcome event brought to you by our summit sponsor Humanforce.

Monday 8 May

Collect your name badge on level 2, and get ready for the beginning of the Momentus Innovation Summit!

Join Momentus Technologies CEO Alex Alexandrov and Chief Innovation Officer Steve Mackenzie as they introduce the new company brand. Learn more about the company vision and our commitment to our customers as well as the mission of the Worldwide Innovation Lab.

Keynote and guest speaker Simon Kuestenmacher will discuss demographic trends and the role they play in changing consumer behaviours – especially when it comes to expectations of venues and events.

Keynote speaker:

Simon Kuestenmacher, Co-Founder of The Demographics Group

Morning tea to be served in the Tamborine Foyer.

Come together with your peers and brainstorm tech innovations that you think would make a difference for the future of our industry around the central conference themes. Attendees will be split into teams and given a specific theme to discuss.

Momentus’ Global VP of Risk Manager, Wayne Middleton, will interview the General Manager at Brisbane’s iconic Gabba, Mark Zundans; as the two unpack the incidents and risks that have shaped their careers, and their insights into what risks and opportunities lie ahead.

Guest speaker:

Mark Zundans, General Manager at The Gabba

Robert Clifford, Managing Director at Alto Cibum will facilitate a discussion on trends and best practices within the catering side of our businesses.

Lunch to be served in the Tamborine Gallery Room

Managing the constant advancements of technology in your venue can be a challenging task, but with the proper implementation plan and resources, it can be a smooth process. Hear how our panel of experts are managing technology change within their venues, and how staying ahead of the tech-game is benefiting not only their venue, but also their employees, clients, and guests.

Guest Speaker:

Missy Ivan, Business Systems Analyst at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dana Haycock, Event Coordinator at H3 Group

Hear from Peter Ward, Managing Director at WeTrack on sustainability goal setting and tracking and what things to consider when setting goals.

Steve Mackenzie will drive the discussion around what key areas are venues interested in seeing benchmarks on.

Join this session to discover how automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting our industry, and how utilising these properly can bolster productivity levels, streamline processes and improve efficiencies.

Guest Speakers:

Martin Clapham, Director of Business Services at ICC Sydney
Michael Duckworth, Technology & Innovation Director at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Afternoon tea to be served in the Tamborine Foyer on Level 1

In conversation with Michael Brierley, CEO at Venue Management Association, Steve Mackenzie leads a discussion about the latest industry trends and challenges.

Hear from Momentus Technologies Chris Laffey and our Summit Sponsors Humanforce and TASK on their take on what future trends look like.

Guest speakers:

Andrew Williams, Sales Director at Humanforce
Owen Scott, General Manager – Sales at TASK
Chris Laffey, Solutions Architect at Momentus Technologies

Come dressed to the nines and feel like an A-list celebrity at the glamorous and entertaining Hollywood-themed Gala Dinner. Get your competitive high-heel shoes and bow ties on and find out what all the buzz is over, as we enjoy friendly live-voting competitions with Trivia Game Show LIVE, fine dining and funky live music. Prepare for a night like no other thanks to our Gala Dinner Sponsor Applause Entertainment!

Location: Level 1, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
Dress code: Cocktail
Theme: Hollywood – Black and Gold

Tuesday 9 May

After a jam-packed Day 1, our MC will do a short welcome and run through what to expect for Day 2 of the Innovation Summit.

Ken Surden, Chief Product Officer of Momentus Technologies, will discuss Product Innovation and it’s role in helping to grow and scale successful businesses.


Ken Surdan, Chief Product Officer at Momentus Technologies

Morning tea to be served in the Tamborine Foyer on Level 1

Discuss with your peers on best practices for creating a seamless sales and booking process and how this benefits your organisation.

Guest Speaker:

Jessie Newell, Director of Sales & Events at Victoria Park
Angie Martin, Director of Sales at Momentus Technologies
Stephanie Martin, Head of Sales at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Join our guest speakers as they share their valuable insights and experience around social, environmental, and/or economic challenges in our industry and how event businesses are responding to these.

Guest Speakers:

Dwane Goodman, Chief Operating Officer at Gema Group
Tim Watsford, Chief Innovation & Sustainability Officer at Supercars
Chee Chiang Ang, SVP Centre Management (Venues) at Constellar

Hear from our guest panellists on best practices for event delivery and operations.

Guest Speaker:

Steve Gilbey, Event Information Systems Manager at ICC Sydney
Pamela Smith, Manager – Meetings & Special Events (MASE) at VenuesLive

Hear from Chris Laffey and our Summit Sponsors Uniguest and EventDraw on their take on what future trends look like.

Guest speakers:

Ben Donald, Director at TriplePlay (Uniguest)
Melanie Ivory, Global Director of Sales at EventDraw
Chris Laffey, Solutions Architect at Momentus Technologies

Lunch to be served in the Tamborine Gallery Room on Level 1

Dive into best practices on how to integrate all of your systems to improve data integrity and make informed business decisions with real-time information.

Guest Speakers:

Chris Laffey, Solutions Architect at Momentus Technologies
Dale King, Event Systems Development Manager at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Daniel Farrar, General Manager Marketing, Digital and Technology at VenuesLive

Learn about the latest trends with financial processes and how this can improve experiences for your patrons and customers.

Guest Speakers:

Martin Clapham, Director of Business Services at ICC Sydney
Wayne De Wet, Chief Finance Officer at Cape Town ICC
Irene James, Finance & Commercial Director at H3 Group

Join us for the closing session of the 2023 Momentus Innovation Summit. Alex Alexandrov and Steve Mackenzie will round out your experience with some key takeaways from the Summit and address some questions you have posed throughout the event.

Afternoon tea to be served in the Tamborine Foyer on Level 1 for those who are staying after the Closing for one last networking opportunity.

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