Creative3 Forum

Bringing together the creative industry’s brightest minds and empowering the next wave of entrepreneurs, the Creative³ Forum celebrates the game changers, the business leaders and the disruptive thinkers in the creative industries. Creative³ exists to help us forge valuable connections, to break down the barriers to success and to let us learn from one another and drive Australia’s creative industries forward.


The Creative3 Forum is designed for and by creative enterprise professionals to address some of the key challenges facing the industry. Creative3 offers the rare opportunity to connect, collaborate and contribute to these important issues with some of the best creative minds on the planet. The format is designed to provide a 1 day intensive program on the latest innovations for new business model innovation spanning key creative business disciplines.

Previous Speakers

Some of the great speakers who have presented at Creative3

Bethany Koby – UK

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Bethany Koby is a mum, CEO, designer, art director and artist interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imagine a more positive and collaborative future. In 2012, Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us, a UK business dedicated to sparking the imagination of young people using hands-on technology. Their beautifully designed DIY kits and […]

Anna Reeves

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Anna is creative entrepreneur, producer and writer with a passion for culture change storytelling. She has worked for leading media production houses including: CordellJigsawZapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade as a business affairs & brand manager. She was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign, The Global Poverty Project, and was Charity […]

Ben Fogarty

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Ben Fogarty is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shorthand, an agile company which has built, and continues to develop, a web application to help news outlets tell digital long-form stories in more engaging, and creative ways. Shorthand has now been used by some of the best media outlets internationally including the Guardian, the BBC, the ABC, FourFourTwo and Reimagining […]

Gwendolyn Regina Tan

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Gwendolyn is currently spearheading Mashable’s global expansion into Asia. Previously she built and sold tech startup-focused media, SGEntrepreneurs to Tech in Asia. Gwen was also a founding team member of an early stage technology investment firm in Singapore with three exits to date and continues to angel invest with a portfolio that includes and […]

Lisa Messenger

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Inspired by entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation, Lisa Messenger’s passion is to challenge individuals and corporations to change the way they think. Launching Renegade Collective in March 2013, Lisa had a vision to create an innovative, authentic and inspiring entrepreneurial magazine. Lisa fills Renegade Collective with thought-provoking stories with revealing profiles on global and Australian […]

Chris Smith

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Chris is a visionary, innovating and advancing technology to foster new ways for people to experience, understand and connect with the world around them. The Pacific Ocean separates Chris’s two unique hometowns, splitting his time for many years between two of the most beautiful places in the world, Seattle, Washington and Wellington, New Zealand. Chris […]

Jess Huddart

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As Creative Director of design-led digital studio Josephmark, Jess Huddart leads a team of 25 in the U.S. and Australia to create sustainable, culture-led design that reconnects people with what really matters. In addition to Josephmark, she is Co-Founder of exhibition series Seven With Another, which invites seven pairs of artistic individuals from diverse disciplines […]

Ryan Lee

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Ryan Lee is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Smartstudy, a content company established in 2010 providing educational content for infants through animated songs and stories, and interactive mobile apps. The company’s PINKFONG series has achieved the #1 spot as the highest grossing educational content on mobile in 109 countries, with 100 million downloads […]

From the Blog

Posts from 2016 Forum

Creative3 Photo Galleries

Six years of Creative3 in pictures

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.