OUR 2019 SPEAKERS
Frank Camorra is Executive Chef and co-owner of the MoVida group of restaurants. Born in Barcelona and later migrating to Australia, Frank was trained in some of Melbourne’s best restaurants. After spending time in Spain to rediscover his culinary roots, he returned to Australia to share his passion for Spanish cuisine with the diners of Melbourne. Today, Frank is the owner of four restaurants, has authored numerous cookbooks and appears regularly on shows including MasterChef and SBS’s Food Safari.
Bonnie Power is a LinkedIn marketing strategist, speaker and trainer and is internationally known for bridging business strategy with personal branding. Delivering strong results on organizational objectives, Bonnie is passionate about online positioning and growing a business in the ‘new economy’.
Global Sales Director - MICE
Hyatt Sales Force, Pacific
Maggie Diasinos has over 19 years of experience in hotels, working for a number of well-respected brands including Mirvac, Rydges and IHG hotels. In her current role as Hyatt’s Global Sales Director - MICE, Maggie harnesses her passion for events and expertise in the MICE industry to partner with event agencies in creating memorable experiences around the world.
Founder / Managing Director
Event Sales Expert
Conversion’s Founder and Managing Director, Nicole Bates is Australia’s leading expert in sales and management for the meetings and events industries. Driven by a passion to help make meeting and events businesses the best they can be, Nicole and her team work with clients to grab hold of their potential, to convert prospects into clients, and to help restaurants, venues and suppliers transform into profitable powerhouses.
DR. LARA CORR
Set Me Free Coaching
Dr Lara Corr is a career coach for ambitious women who want to excel in work they are passionate and excited about. Her unique coaching style will get you on your right path and clear about your next career steps and how to achieve them so that you can enjoy a fulfilling career and make the impact you crave. Lara has a PhD in women’s wellbeing at work and is also a certified life coach.
Nerina Papanastasiou is one of Conversion Management’s leading sales trainers, helping clients to realise their potential through their people, processes and product. Nerina has had over 20 years experience working in the hotel, meetings, catering and event industries in various sales leadership roles. With an ability to uncover attributes of a team and their unique selling points of their products, Nerina harnesses these qualities to help her client’s achieve success.
Watch this space - More speakers to be announced.