Super Early Bird Registration

8 March – 22 May

Keynote Speakers

Hagai M. Segal

An award-winning academic, consultant and analyst, specialising in Middle Eastern affairs, geopolitical and geostrategic risk, and modern terrorism. Segal lectures at New York University London, and works globally with numerous companies/corporations, banks, investors, police and counter-terror agencies,  business groups and politicians. A UN-recognised expert, he served on the London First Security and Resilience Advisory Board for the whole of its 10-year tenure.


Icehouse believe in the extraordinary potential of New Zealand business owners and entrepreneurs. They enable their success  through knowledge, connection and investment.

New Zealand is a country of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The Icehouse was founded in 2001 in recognition of the importance of this sector to the NZ economy. There are committed to creating a high performing New Zealand economy where ideas and businesses thrive. They believe that to unleash the economic potential, we need to lift the capabilities and aspirations of owners, entrepreneurs and people who run startup and SME businesses to enable them to take the business forward.

Matt Church

Matt Church is committed to helping people prepare for tomorrow by taking action today. His philosophy can be summed up in one word NEXT! What is the best next thing you can  do to future proof your business or career? He is a strategic thinker obsessed with the idea  of leverage. While many are painting a scary view of the future he sees one full of potential. Whether its what he writes, his direct advice to thought leaders or his conference presentations delivered to audiences around the world, Matt communicates with deep focus, commercial  clarity and a razor sharp wit on three things: removing fear and replacing it with confidence, removing confusion and replacing with certainty and mobilising people in pursuit of a better future.

Major Matina Jewell

Major Matina Jewell (Retired) CSP grew up in the hinterland of Byron Bay and joined the
Army at age 17. During her 15year military career, Matina:

• Served on five missions and earned eight war medals
• Is the only Australian to receive two Republic of Lebanon war medals for bravery on the battlefield and wounded in combat
• At 23yo, was appointed Officer in Command of the Army Department and Diving Officer for HMAS Kanimbla, then Australia’s largest Navy     ship
• Was the first woman in the Australian Army to complete the physically demanding ‘Navy Diver’ course
• Worked with the elite SAS and American Navy Seals
• Tracked-down militia leaders in the Solomon Islands
• Trained in three languages (Bahasa Indonesian, Arabic and English)
• Gained her Masters in Project Management

Since being medically retired, Matina has continued to champion change for veterans and others in honorary and advisory roles.

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