Successful business leaders from across the creative, event and lifestyle industries were brought together in a mix of keynote presentations, panels and breakout sessions where they shared their knowledge and expertise with our hundreds of guests.
The day was hosted by Bahar Etminan who is no stranger to reinvention.. Born in France, she emigrated to Australia when she was 7 having left war torn and revolutionary Iran. By the time she was 11 she was representing Australia as a public speaking champion in a language she couldn’t speak 4 years prior. By the time she was 21 she had already completed a Bachelor of Commerce and become the youngest MBA in Australia. By 27 she had already had a stellar career as GM of Gucci Timepieces aged just 24, and was headhunted GM of two Estee Lauder Brands. By 28 She had moved to Paris to start her first business Brandmakers a multi brand distribution business for beauty products. Bahar believes that the only way to soar like a phoenix is to own your ugly duckling. Watch her keynote presentation below.
“What a day! I am so grateful and glad that I decided to come to Sydney for the INSPIRE19 event to learn from my inspirations and from the absolutely business powerhouses who I look up to and utilise as motivation,” one guest who travelled interstate shared.
“Thank you Wonderland Media for putting on today’s incredible event at Doltone House and for all the incredible connections I have made.”
Another said, “Yesterday I had the privilege of attending INSPIRE19 hosted by Wonderland Media at Doltone House. It was a superb event with phenomenal and inspiring speeches by Sydney’s top creatives in the fashion, food, events, hair, beauty marketing and social media fields.”
Not only did guests receive tangible business insights and knowledge like how to properly engage influencers and make them a successful part of your marketing strategy, the tools needed to shoot the best social content, how to generate leads and so much more, but they had the opportunity to network and make connections with peers from across multiple industries.
And it wasn’t just our guests who were inspired, but our speakers too.
“I could have listened to our panellists all day! Thanks so much for having me as part of this lineup, & for attracting such a diverse & inspiring audience too,” Katherine Sabbath said. “A huge amount of talent & creativity in one room”.
Keynote presentations by: Bahar Etminan, Founder of rescu.com.au and Rescu Me Academy Natalie Anne, Owner of Natalie Anne Salon and Haircare, Digital Influencer and Educator Taryn Williams, Founder of theright.fit Lisa Messenger, Founder of Collective Hub and Collective Retreat Wendy El-Khoury, Founder and Director of Wedded Wonderland and Wonderland Media
Panels: #1 Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Business- John Alten, Bruce Keebaugh, Diane Khoury & Steven Khalil #2 Opportunities in a Saturated Market – Alison Egan, Dr. Joseph Hkeik and Kristin Fisher #3 Unique Concepts That Make You Money – Aaron Favaloro, Jeanine Bribosia, Katherine Sabbath and Jason James #4 Does evolution equal money? – John Emmanuel, Daniella Boutros and Melissa Sassine
Breakout sessions: Rita Agoulian, Co-Founder of Lick Your Phone Sandra El-Ayoubi, Photography by Sandra George Pappas, Red Search Ameer El-Issa, Knafeh Bakery
A special thank you to our MC John Alten, our host Bahar Etminan and event sponsors: Doltone House Splendid Photo & Video In-Amaze John Emmanuel Floral Event Stylist John Alten Red Search Edge House Design Starlight Chandeliers Sydney Fireworks & Pyrotechnics Pink Mix Events Renee Touma Makeup and Crown Cosmetics Juv’ae Wonderland Media Wedded Wonderland
And another huge thank you to the following for their help on the day:
Edge House Design – Agenda, feedback form, badges and crowns Jonathan Madanat – Event Coordinator Mary Ronis Events – Style Coordinator Event Dancefloors – Stage wrap Rent A Garden – Lemon trees Tiny Tots Event Hire – Ball pit and media wall crates Letters by Lou Lou – Media wall signage John Emmanuel Floral Event Stylist – Media wall, Centrepieces and stage backdrop Limelight Letters – Neon INSPIRE19 sign on stage backdrop Pink Mix Parties – Balloons Splendid Photo and Video – Event photography In a Maze films – Event videography Handle Branding – Social media graphics