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    Innovators on the Reef | TIF2024

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    Get ready to dive into one of the most breathtaking experiences of your life with Innovators to the Reef – the signature event of the Tropical Innovation Festival!  

    Engage with fellow Founders, Investors, Ecosystem Enablers, and TIF24 Speakers aboard the magnificent Evolution Reef Boat for a day rich in networking, learning, diving and snorkeling in the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef.

    Time: 7:15am – 4:15pm Meet at Reef Fleet Terminal @ 7:15am SHARP



    Registration open @ Reef Fleet Terminal

    Grab and Go Breakfast provided


    Boat registration closes


    Welcome, Overview and Keynote Speakers

    Hosts and MC

    Kate Montgomery | Launch Y(E)P

    Carmen Braidwood | Media Personality and Expert Trainer

    VIP Welcomes and Addresses

    Acknowledgement and education re: GBR and First Nation influence

    Hon. Minister Leanne Linard | Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation

    Peppi Iovannella | Down Under Cruise and Dive

    Keynote Presentations

    Brianna Thompson |Marathon Swimmer

    Vu Tran | Co-Founder, Go 1

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    New technologies and future-thinking learning lab

    Facilitated by Heather Smith | Anise

    Drew Hammond | KJR

    Alex Khor | Afterwork

    Joni Sytsma | Outerloop engineering

    James Ryall | James Ryall

    Support for your high growth venture Learning Lab

    Facilitated by Julia Spicer | Engage

    Kay Strong | AusIndustry

    Guillermo Beltramin | TIQ

    Sean Cranny | Advance Queensland

    Investment and Funding Learning Lab

    Facilitated by Baden U’Ren

    Matt Vitale | Birchal

    Jodie Iman | Tractor Ventures

    Llew Jury | Sprint VC

    Sid Kasbekar | Airtree

    Leo Channon | QIC

    Marketing and Communications Learning Lab

    Facilitated by Carmen Braidwood

    Miroslav Petrovic | Enlivened Speaking

    Scott Crowe | Canva

    Brody Oxenham | Manexo Media

    Mark Cox | Cox Co. 

    Founder stories - Resilience, Relationships and Relativism

    Simon Molnar | Flagship

    Tim Brewer | Functionly

    Niamh Mooney | Software

    Matthew Tetlow | Inovor

    Moderated by Carmen Braidwood


    Arrive back @ Reef Fleet Terminal


    Tropical Innovation Festival Welcome Function

    * included for all Innovators to the Reef Participants

    Note: Included in Gold Festival Ticket

    There are more events on throughout the week - Explore the Tropical Innovation Festival Website HERE

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