Connect has two full days packed with presentations, networking opportunities and great evening events including welcome function, international awards gala dinner and a closing party to end all closing parties.



Elite Day 10.00am - 5.30pm
Dress code: smart casual

Commercial specialist session 1.00pm onwards
Dress code: smart casual

Welcome function 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Dress code: smart casual


Conference 9.00am - 5.00pm
Dress code: smart casual

International Awards 6.30pm onwards
Dress code: black tie


Conference 9.00am - 4.30pm
Dress code: smart casual

Gatsby gala party 6.00pm onwards
Dress code: costume


Sunday 2 August

10.00am - 4.00pm Crows Nest visit — Crows Nest
10.00am - 5.30pm Elite Celebration Day — Palazzo Versace
Exclusive to Alan White Elite Members and Loan Market Elite Brokers
1.00pm Commercial specialist session — Gold Coast Convention Centre
6.00pm Welcome function — Gold Coast Convention Centre
6.00pm Rural Awards — EAST Broadbeach
6.30pm Commercial Awards — Gold Coast Convention Centre

Monday 3 August

9.00am Gala Opening
9.20am The Murdoch media dynasty Lachlan Murdoch
10.00am The fourth generation - the future comes alive The White family
10.30am The domino effect Don Meij
11.15am Morning tea
11.45pm Know First. Be First. Profit First Craig Rispin
Loan Market State of the Nation Sam White
12.45pm Lunch
Arena 1A
1.45pm Level 5 Leadership - Megan Jaffe shares her journey to No. 1 office
Andrea McNaughton
2.30pm Employing a Team/PA - is the juice worth the squeeze?
Steve Pettit
3.15pm Capacity - how to unlock the potential and grow your business
Ben Faulks
4.00pm One of the most remarkable and successful relationships: The Andrew Bell & Michael Willems Story
Andrew Bell & Michael Willems
4.45pm The best habits of our Elites - an insight into what makes our top operators so successful
Sam White & Julie Ryan
Arena 1B
1.45pm Creating competition - the great marketing stories of 2015
Dan White
2.30pm Automate your success - time saving technology that actually works
Craig Rispin
3.15pm The Asian connection - exploring the opportunities
Dan White
4.00pm Creating a business of attraction
Tony Warland & Stephen Nell
4.45pm The power of pride - the Ponsonby story
Carey Smith
Room 5
1.45pm The art of personal branding
Emily Kucukalic
2.30pm Embracing the latest marketing trends
Lisa Phillips
3.15pm Business process outsourcing - what can we learn from the Manila experiment?
Stephen Scahill
4.00pm Have a look at the dark side - there is money in private treaties
Mark McLeod
4.45pm Our journey into the future - what tools are we developing to keep you at the cutting edge?
Mark McLeod
Room 6
1.45pm Finding talent to join your business - how Linkedin can work for you
Hannah Timcke
2.30pm Mentoring and developing new talent
Matt Sims
3.15pm The challenge of retaining good people
Tony Roumanous
4.00pm The key rules of leadership
Brian White
4.45pm Stand out from your competitors with your agent profile
Steve Carroll
Room 7
1.45pm The danger zone - beating the 2 to 3 year slump
Zarko Jokic
2.30pm Integration - some lessons from the Old Dart
Bob Scarff
3.15pm Community engagement - what does good look like?
Michael McCullagh
4.00pm Social media - the good, the bad and the ugly
Lisa Phillips
4.45pm New marketing & technology for Loan Market
Julie Caulfield & Jo Church
Room 8
1.45pm A numbers game - understanding your rent roll growth potential
Ben White
2.30pm Lessons from mystery shopping - opportunities and pitfalls
Jodie Stainton
3.15pm Becoming a best practice property management agency
Michelle Delaney
4.00pm Driving cash flow - maximising the financial return on your rent roll
Craig Heath & Lisa Pentland
4.45pm Getting things done - developing an action plan for your property management business
Lisa Pentland
Room 9
1.45pm Understanding profit and systems - how Xero can revolutionise your business
Luke Richardson
2.30pm Equipment leasing and finance
Stephen Scahill
3.15pm The growing opportunities of lifestyle transition - what it could mean for your business
Brian White
4.00pm Succession planning - how to preserve the value of what you've created
Peter Camphin
4.45pm The young guns - age is no barrier to success
Haesley Cush & Brent Ilicic
7.00pm Ray White / Loan Market International Awards

Tuesday 4 August

9.00am Choose, change, adapt - a story of transformation John Maclean
9.45am The new way of doing business A panel of our best business owners
10.30am Stop playing safe - unlock the power of courage Maggie Warrell
11.15am Morning tea
11.40am Building a champion team Adam Gilchrist
12.15pm Money, madness and mediocrity - an economic update Hans Kunnen
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Final : international auctioneers' championship Finalist auctioneers
2.30pm The Countrywide story - a world leader in integrated property services Bob Scarff
3.15pm Life is the career Andrew Denton
4:15pm Conference closes
6.30pm Great Gatsby Gala Theme Closing Party

*Agenda subject to change