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 […]

Gretta Van Riel

Gretta Van Riel

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Gretta van Riel is one of Australia’s most successful serial entrepreneurs. With over 16M followers on Instagram, over 5.8M impressions a month on Pinterest, and 5 successful startups under her belt, Gretta prides herself on turning audiences into brands and trends into markets. She founded her first startup, SkinnyMe Tea (SMT), at 22 with $24 […]

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 […]

Tim Ruse

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Growth.Passion.Creative.Business Tim Ruse is a co-founder and CEO of Zero Latency, a world leading free-roam virtual reality technology business. He is obsessed with using emerging technology to create new business models. This passion drove him to take Zero Latency from a garage to the world stage and 40x revenue in under 2 years. He is […]

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 […]

William Bao Bean

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William is a General Partner at SOSV, a US$300M AUM accelerator-focused venture capital fund, and Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, East Asia’s first startup accelerator. Previously, William was the Managing Director of China investments at SingTel Innov8 Ventures and a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings. William is also an active angel investor, with 39 […]

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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.