Creative3 2011

In 2011, Creative3 focused on the needs and experiences of the creative entrepreneur or small business owner. The key themes reinforced the importance of innovative thinking, peer to peer mentoring, the ongoing influence of digital technologies to business success, and the challenges of managing creative talent.


Speakers from 2011 Creative3 included

Andrew Mason

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Andrew Mason is a major figure of the Australian film industry with a career spanning 30 years. A visual effects artist turned producer his credits include The Matrix, and its sequels, Red Planet, Scooby Doo, Queen of the Damned, Kangaroo Jack and, Tomorrow When the War Began. Mason began his film industry career in the […]

Caroline Hamilton

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From polar explorer to indie music investor, Caroline Hamilton has never been one to take the easy route. As a leader in both business and expeditions, she is always at the forefront of breaking new ground. As Managing Director of Icebreaker Management Services Limited and Icebreaker Management Limited, she has been the principal architect behind […]

Stefan Sagmeister

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Stefan Sagmeister is an internationally acclaimed graphic designer recognised by the world’s most prestigious international design awards. In 1993, Sagmeister formed New York based Sagmeister Inc and has designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, and the Guggenheim Museum. He won two Grammies for the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David […]

Mario Andreacchio

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Captain Johnno directed by Mario Andreacchio won an International Emmy Award, beginning for him a career specialising in the “family movie”. This was after having made FAIR GAME, an action thriller that Quentin Tarantino acknowledges was a major influence on Death Proof. Mario’s feature film, NAPOLEON, was inspired by his children, who wanted him to […]

Gavin Barnes

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Gavin is the founder of Redchip Lawyers and a graduate of the AICD. He has experience and understanding when it comes to dealing with the challenges and opportunities which face fast growth and technology companies in all aspects of their business from formation to exit. He is an advisory board member to some of these […]

Adam Blake

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Adam Blake has worked across a range of sectors growing innovative organisations, ventures and partnerships. His career encompasses business development, communications, social marketing and social policy roles in health research, not-for-profit, philanthropic sectors and government. Adam has founded and led a consultancy company, SOCIAL, and a range of successful social ventures. He is an alumnus […]

Margaret Bolton

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Margaret Bolton is an independent UK consultant who specialises in voluntary sector policy. Margaret was Director of Policy and Research at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and was seconded from this post to work in Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Strategy Unit. Since becoming a consultant in 2002 she has undertaken policy and research […]

Rebekah Campbell

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Rebekah Campbell is a music industry entrepreneur. At the age of 19, she organised a music festival to raise awareness of New Zealand’s youth suicide epidemic resulting in Wellington’s largest youth contemporary music event. Two years later, Rebekah moved to Sydney to work for Grant Thomas Management and within three months signed the band George. […]

Craig Davis


Craig Davis is one of the world’s most revered creative leaders and founder of the world’s first brand-centric social media platform: Returning to Australia from his London based post as Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of JWT’s 10,000-strong global network, he joined Publicis Mojo as Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer in 2009. Craig has been […]

Shainiel Deo

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    Shainiel Deo is CEO of Brisbane studio, Halfbrick the creators of the hit game Fruit Ninja which has been downloaded by more than 3.5 million people. He has over a decade of experience in various roles in the IT industry, with over seven years in game development. He has successfully developed a number […]

Belinda Drew

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Belinda has been in the role of CEO at Foresters Community Finance for four years. In that time, she has led the transformation of the organisation into a social business providing finance, investment and training to the community sector. Belinda has developed a unique synthesis of skills across the areas of finance, investment and social […]

Kevin Finn

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Kevin Finn is an internationally respected designer based in Brisbane, Australia. Having begun his career in Dublin with the studio that produces all the design material for Irish rock legends U2, Finn left Ireland to explore the world. This led him to saatchi Design, Sydney, part of the saatchi & saatchi global network, where he […]

Vince Frost

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Vince Frost runs an internationally focused creative ideas studio of 30 people, Frost*, from Sydney Australia.He is an Executive Committee member of D&AD (Design and Art Directors, London), a member of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale, switzerland) and an Honorary Fellow of the IsTD (International society of Typographic Designers, London). Awards have included D&AD silvers, […]

Simon Goodrich

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Simon Goodrich is co-founder and Managing Director of Portable, a digital studio with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and New York. Portable runs, a daily video channel curating the best in fashion, art, culture and music as well as Portable Shops – an e-commerce platform for fashion designers. He is currently National President of the […]

Sonya Henderson Edbrooke

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Sonya Henderson Edbrooke has over 20 years experience in business consulting, project management and training development/facilitation within the creative industries in both Australia and the United States. She was co-founder and managing director of interactive media firm Schizomedia, and was the Director of Creative Enterprise at Creative Economy Pty Ltd, where she focused on supporting […]

Cathy Hunt

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Cathy Hunt is one of the founding Directors of Positive Solutions, a consultancy specialising in the cultural, creative and non profit sectors, in Australia, Hong Kong and formerly the UK. She is a member of the board of directors of Events Queensland and of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Her expertise is in cultural policy […]

Pip Jamieson

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From economist to media player to entrepreneur, Pip Jamieson’s career has never been dull. After graduating from Edinburgh University in 2002 with a first class masters degree in Economics, Pip was recruited as a fast stream civil servant for the British government. Disillusioned with politics, she pursued her dream of working in the media industry, […]

Yaron Lifschitz

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Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, University of Queensland and National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Yaron has directed over 60 productions including large-scale events, opera, theatre, physical theatre and circus. His work has been seen in twenty-two countries, across five continents by over 500 000 people. […]

Alexander Lotersztain

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Alexander Lotersztain is director of Derlot Pty Ltd, a multi-disciplinary studio focusing on projects including product, furniture, branding, hotel design, interior design and art direction. Its clients include IDEE-Sputnik/Japan, Planex/Australia, SIGG/Switzerland, COVO/Italy, Asahi/Japan, Mizuno/ Japan UFL/New Zealand, Escofet/Spain, S&G/Australia, Nestle/Switzerland, Queensland Art Gallery and the Limes Hotel in Brisbane. Derlot Editions is a co-brand of […]

Margaret Manning

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Margaret Manning is CEO of Reading Room, a global Top Ten Digital Agency (Interactive Media Awards) and the UK’s Third Top Digital Agency (Design Week Top 100). Having established Reading Room in the humble beginnings of a North London flat in 1996 with a staff of just two, her company now employs over 150 staff, […]

Anthony Merrilees

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Anthony Merrilees is a trained solicitor and business consultant with a background in commercial law, creative business consulting and intellectual property. For the last eight years, he was the Principal Consultant and in-house Legal Counsel for Creative Economy Pty Ltd, a company that provided business development and commercialisation services for creative industries and organisations seeking […]

Mitch Olson

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Mitch Olson is Co-founder of SmallWorlds, New Zealand’s largest social gaming company with over 6 million registered players. SmallWorlds is a next generation social game and 3D virtual environment blending rich visuals, social interplay, and a healthy dose of imagination into an immersive and engaging experience. Members shape the world, selecting from thousands of items […]

Gretha Oost

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Gretha Oost is the creative brain and director of Half A Teaspoon Pty Ltd, established in 2004. Half A Teaspoon is a design and product development business in Melbourne, focussing on product innovation to stimulate conscious use of water. Dutch-born Gretha Oost finished a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management (1997) and has gained experience […]

Nick Pritchard


Nick is one of Brisbane’s best-known and most well-respected creative directors. He is the architect behind a large number of successful brand, advertising, direct marketing and outdoor campaigns for some of Australia’s household names, including Triumph, Golden Circle, Colorado and Queensland Tourism. Over the course of a 15-year agency career, Nick developed his own ideas […]

Tracey Robertson

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Tracey Robertson is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Hoodlum, an award-winning entertainment company that specialises in producing high quality content for multiple platforms. Tracey is charged with overseeing Hoodlum’s interactive and branded storytelling campaigns for the biggest networks, studios and brands worldwide as well as the development of the company’s own original projects. […]

Sarah Vick

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Reading Room is one of the most experienced, well-established, independent global digital communications agencies. Founded in 1996, with a worldwide staff of over 180 working from offices in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Singapore, London and Manchester, we bring together all of the strategic, creative and technical skills necessary to deliver highly successful and award-winning online strategies. […]

Anna Rooke

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As CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) since 2007, Anna’s goal is to build a vibrant and scalable creative industries sector in Australia. Anna has over 20 years’ experience in leading commercialisation, incubation and business development initiatives in the UK and Australia. She is passionate about nurturing startups and boosting early stage investment, establishing […]

“Creative3 was three days packed full of valuable information for all involved in the creative sector. Each day included speakers who are truly inspiring and their willingness to share their stories of success and setbacks was very generous.” Delegate

“Taking time out to attend Creative3 was worth every minute! It provided a welcome opportunity to look up from day to day tasks and listen to the words of those who have made it (and are making it still!) in their own creative fields… For me Creative3 was also a place to re-connect. A direct benefit for me has been the formation of a monthly meeting of sole practitioners/colleagues to workshop and support each other in our endeavours. I think it is so important that events like Creative3 continue to grow and gain traction in Brisbane.” Delegate

The History of Creative3

In April 2010, CEA initiated and hosted the first Creative3 to showcase the importance of creative industries as a driver of the Australian economy and the differing pathways to commercial success. Today, the creative industries is valued at US$2.25 trillion globally and more than $35 billion to Australian GDP.

Since launch, over 85 thought leaders and entrepreneurs have presented new models of creative business innovation to more than 1,500 delegates.

Creative3 is now Australia’s largest conference for creative entrepreneurs. At heart, Creative3 is about providing innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs with the insights to succeed in scaling their business.