Connect: Positive Profiles

Date: Wednesday 3 Jul 2019     Time: 12pm to 1pm

Venue: St John's bar & Eatery, 5 Cable Street, Te Aro

What do you think of when you hear the words Social Media? If pouting selfies, boastful meal photos, political rants and Game of Thrones memes are what springs to mind, you’re not wrong, but chances are you’re severely overlooking the power social media has to do good. When it comes to influencing society for the better, it’s time to recognise the vast potential that lies within this fast-growing and omnipresent platform for communication, so that you can start making the most of it.

For our final session of Connect: Talks to Inspire, we’re bringing in a whole panel of social media experts to shed light on some of the most integral developments in the ever-growing social media movement.

Lucy Revill, Guy Ryan and Libby Greatnews will answer questions examining the role that social media has played to benefit society so far, as well as some trends that are likely to emerge in the future. Questions will then be opened up to the floor, giving you direct access to our specialists’ knowledge on the topics that matter to you the most.

As always, St. John’s Bar & Eatery will be providing a delicious buffet lunch with a drink on arrival. Coupled with an elegant venue, an opportunity to network with likeminded business people, and the chance to win 2 x return flights to Singapore, courtesy of Singapore Airlines, this is the ultimate lunchtime learning package.

12:00pm - Doors open, Buffet and drinks available
12.30pm- Panel Presentation begins
1.30pm- Event ends

Register now to secure your seat.

Speaker Bios

Lucy Revill
Well-known Wellington blogger, Lucy Revill, is passionate about attracting the right kind of people to your business, and looking beyond page likes. You’ll learn how to reach and engage people who are ambassadors for your brand, and how you can work smarter, so you don’t need to be glued to your phone checking Facebook all day. Lucy has worked as a content creator with Samsung, Cuba Dupa and Estee Lauder, just to name a few. She has been nominated for Local Hero of the Year, Young New Zealander of the Year and previously won an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian award.

Guy Ryan
Guy has built numerous ventures, both for-profit and charitable, and is a passionate advocate of the power of young people to create solutions to the big issues of our time.
As the Founder and CEO of Inspiring Stories, he’s built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships, supporting more than 7,000 young New Zealanders to build their entrepreneurship and leadership capability, and their ideas to make a difference. The flagship initiatives of Inspiring Stories include the prestigious national event Festival for the Future , and Future Leaders programme, and the speaker bureau representing top Kiwi talent Inspiring Speakers. Guy has spoken internationally and at home to more than 25,000 people, including TEDx and World Forums.

Libby Greatnews
Libby currently works for Housing New Zealand and has been working as a social media specialist and advisor since 2016 when she took over NZ Post's social media presence. She specialises in bringing new businesses into the scary and fast-paced world of social media, with an emphasis on establishing strategy and offering social care to customers. From national Christmas campaigns to tiny giveaways, customer service strategy to responding to brand and media queries, helping co-ordinate campaign shoots to supervising the creation of in-house content, Libby's done it all and hopes to keep doing more and expanding her social media skillset.

Prices (per person):

Members: $35 + GST

Non Members: $45 + GST



Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.