Australian Grand Prix Corporation for their work on Albert Park Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit 2017 - 2017 National Finalist: Best Achievement in Venue Management

Tania de Jong

Tania de Jong

Thinking outside the box: Leading Innovation and Change
There is a real opportunity to learn new ways and thinking and possibly have your perceptions changed. Innovation is coming from everywhere. Almost anyone can be an entrepreneur. We will need to be more creative and innovative than ever before, thinking “outside the box” and using techniques to stimulate creativity to overcome challenges, build new concepts and reinvent existing ideas to keep events and your work ahead of the game.

Skills & Outcomes:

  • Develop creative, intuitive, right-brained and agile mindsets and think ‘outside the box’
  • Deal with failure and develop resilience
  • Build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that leads to new concept development
  • Prepare for and manage in times of massive uncertainty, disruption and change
  • Understand why diversity and inclusion will increase your event’s profile, attendance and success
  • Ways to make a difference to the community and support those in need through your events

Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 5 businesses and 3 charities over the past 3 decades including Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and With One Voice, Creative Innovation Global, Mind Medicine Australia, Dimension5, MTA Entertainment & Events, Pot-Pourri and The Song Room.

She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors. Tania speaks and sings around the world as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri releasing ten albums. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs in 2018.