2019 What’s On 4 Kids


Saturday, June 1st 2019 Gold Coast

Kid’s Activity & Party Businesses

Connect – Inspire – Grow

The What’s On 4 Kids Conference will help you to create your future in the kids’ activity, party or family entertainment industry. It will provide valuable connections within the industry and build your ability to grow and scale your business. As well as have a life!

Come along to find out more about marketing, social media, recruitment, PR, health and well-being, branding and more.

You will have the opportunity to hear from some of the influential speakers who understand your industry and want to see you succeed.

We also have welcome drinks on Friday night and masterclasses on Sunday that you won’t want to miss out on either.

This is the kid’s activities industries biggest event of 2019 and you do not want to miss out!

Conference and Masterclasses

Welcome/Networking Party

WHEN: Friday, May 31st, 2019

TIME: 5:30-7:00pm

WHERE: Pearl Bar, Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast

INCLUSIONS: Drinks Package and Finger Food included

The networking drinks are a great way to meet delegates in advance and start to build friendships and business connections.


WHEN: Saturday, June 1st 2019

TIME: 8:30am (Registration) 9:00 Start – 4:30pm Finish

WHERE: Pandanus Room, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

INCLUSIONS: Access to amazing speakers, networking opportunities, high quality gift bag and food & beverage inclusions.
The Gold Coast best seafood and BBQ buffet lunch, morning tea & afternoon tea.

Gala Awards Night

WHEN: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

TIME: 6pm – Midnight

WHERE: Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

INCLUSIONS: Canapes, 3 Course Dinner, Drinks Package & Award Announcements


WHEN: Sunday, June 2nd 2019

10-12 Instagram Masterclass – Mastering Instagram Get hands-on guidance on making the most of Instagram
12:00-1:30 Marketing Mastermind
12:30-3:30 Book Publishing Masterclass – Bringing A Book To Life 
3:30-4:30 Productivity/Planning Masterclass

WHERE: Boardroom, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Conference Speakers

Joel McInnes

MC – Joel is the front man, song writer and business director of children’s entertainment band, The Mik Maks. With a background in education and farming Joel and his brothers have not just created an award winning band but a fully independent production company that churn out high quality online children’s content. The Mik Maks YouTube Channel has recently reached 100,000,000 views and has allowed the band to obtain exposure on a worldwide scale. At last year’s awards The Mik Maks claimed ‘Best Kids Live Show’ Joel is super excited to emcee this year’s What On 4 Kids Conference.  www.themikmaks.com.au

Ocean Reeve

KEYNOTE – Award Winning publishing consultant, Ocean Reeve, presents the essence of expressing one’s creativity and the importance of this in childhood.  Staying current with the industries latest trends, Ocean educates, entertains and inspires attendees from a strong heart-centred and legacy establishing standpoint. Ocean’s keynote inspires all to #becreative #beinspired #bepublished  

Ocean Reeve is a master at finding people’s creative passion and driving that passion to create life-changing goals and results both personally and professionally. He believes and has proven how creative expression applies in the ‘meditate don’t medicate’ philosophy of mental health. Endorsed by workplace psychologists, Ocean’s process in inspiring creativity has had profound effects in many of his 4000+ authors in which he has shared in the establishment of their creative legacy.  www.oceanreeve.com

Kym O’Gorman

Topic: More than just pretty pictures: Understanding Instagram and its place in your small business marketing strategy

As the fastest growing social media platform, Instagram has cemented its place as a formidable force in marketing for businesses small and large. But the rate at which Instagram changes has many small business owners scratching their heads and struggling to keep up.In this talk, Kym will take you through the four Instagram “neighbourhoods” (Instagram, Instagram Stories, Instagram Live and IGTV) and how each can fit within your marketing strategy.

Kym works with small and medium-sized businesses to develop practical marketing strategies, and implement them for business growth. On a personal note, she’s a self-confessed geek and social media addict. She’s a mother of two and loves learning, reading, photography, eating good cheese and sipping great rosé. www.kymogorman.com.au


Fred Porter

Topic: Facebook Changes – What happened and how to work the algorithm

Facebook has changed a lot since the golden days where everyone saw every post on your business page. So what happened? And how can you get the best possible reach for your important content? In this fun and practical presentation, Fred takes a dive into the Facebook algorithm – what does it do, how it has changed, what strategies can you use to get the best reach, and if and when you should pay for Facebook Ads. Fred enjoys the challenge of breaking down technical topics into actionable and easy-to-digest morsels for everyday people in business.

Fred Porter has a career in media and entertainment marketing spanning more than 20 years. From his early days as a promoter in Sydney, through touring live entertainment that took him to Europe and back, to his long term engagement building one of Australia’s fastest growing entertainment companies and working with the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros and more, Fred has played a crucial role in the marketing and promotion of entertainment brands around the world. 4 years ago, Fred launched his own business Agent Digital at the What’s on 4 Kids Conference and Awards and has since built more than 200 Facebook campaigns and achieved Facebook Pro Marketing status. He is proud to share his depth of knowledge and unique perspective to those wanting to learn how to master the art of Facebook using both paid and unpaid strategies. www.agentdigital.com.au

Angela Henderson

Topic: How to Gain Visibility and Reach for Your Business

Back from the recent international social media conference: Social Media Marketing World Angela will share 3 key learnings from this. Why you need Human 2 Human (H2H) marketing to gain visibility and reach for your business. 2. Why building your ecosystem will help to gain visibility and reach for your business. 3. Why Paying to Play is a must for increasing visibility and reach for your business.

Founder of the highly successful online store Finlee and Me and now award winning business consultant, Angela taps into decade’s worth of knowledge on how to grow a thriving enterprise. As a business consultant, she partners with start up and small businesses to grow their brands through hands on support, ensuring foundations are laid in order to leverage growth. Her skills were honed at the helm of Finlee and Me, where she learned everything from branding, PR, sales funnels, email marketing, website, copy, SEO and more. She knows what it truly takes to have a strong brand, consistence sales, steady growth and over all dedication. Angela has been featured in the media including Talking Lifestyle with Ed Phillips and David Koch, Inside Small Business and on numerous Australia and International podcasts.www.angelahenderson.com.au

Pam Hird

Topic – How to spot burnout and bounce back from it? 

Our fast-paced lifestyle along with poor nutrition and lack of quality sleep can lead to burnout leaving us feeling fatigued, frustrated and fed up! Learn how to spot burn out, how it negatively impacts our health and ways to bounce back from it. Also learn why gut health plays an important role in your overall wellbeing. 

Pam helps ambitious men and women prioritise their health and well-being. Through her expertise as a naturopath, nutritionist, and personal trainer she enables people to take control of their mental health and various health conditions through natural medicine and healthy lifestyle changes. She offers realistic ways to help create a happier and healthier life. When she isn’t running her business, you can find her on the hockey field or creating some delicious food for her kids. Pam has had her own personal journey through high-performance sporting and career roles where she shifted from burnout, depression, and anxiety to balance and bouncing forward. www.pamhird.com

Linda Reed-Enever

Topic – Public Relations – Business marketing, publicity and the modern media

When it comes to public relations, marketing and the media – Linda Reed-Enever is the quintessential “go to girl”. She not only understands publicity but lives and breathes it, connecting people and ideas through her PR Company ThoughtSpot PR, her highly successful media agency, Media Connections, and her innovative online business community Business Business Business.

From corporate communications to the needs of small business and entrepreneurs, Linda has a comprehensive understanding of storytelling and promotions, message crafting, the media and how to work with it. Linda has worked with businesses of all sizes creating concise and captivating messages to have their voice heard. Her realm stretches from the big players to the small start-ups looking to have their story told.

Linda boasts over 15 years experience in the corporate world. Before branching into her own successful businesses, she began her career in sales and marketing, working with leading organisations such as Drake, RSL Com and Optus. www,lindareedenever.com.au

Elise Easdown

Topic: “Marketing to Millennials”

Millennials may seems like the elusive, snap chat-loving, socially-conscious, magical creatures that all marketers strive to reach but are they really that different? Elise will report on that latest findings of what Millennials will want from activity and party providers in years to come and how you can be ready to adapt and develop your marketing plans to meet this new tech savvy group of parents.

With over 10 years’ experience in the Australian family market, multi-passionate Elise, knows what matters to families.  A paediatric Occupational Therapist, mum of three and the owner of What’s on 4 Kids, her unique combination of skills and experience have positioned her as an authority on marketing to busy parents.  An influencer in the family sector, Elise loves good coffee, travel anywhere and cherry ripes. www.whatson4kids.com.au

Lou Duggan

Topic: Build a brand customers love and trust: How to make your Facebook group your number one sales convertor

Bombarded with over 5000 marketing messages every day, parents have become picky about who they buy from, consciously and subconsciously establishing the following factors. What does your brand represent?  Do they like you? Are you relatable?  Do you add value to their life? Are your social values aligned? Are you an expert in your field? Lou shares he practical strategies for building a highly engaged Facebook group and why Cake 2 The Rescue’s Facebook Group is now their fastest and highest converting marketing tool.  

Living on the Gold Coast, her favourite weekend hobbies are walking on the beach with her hubby Craig and their much loved Cavi Henry and crowding round the mac with her 3 teen daughters giggling over their fav You Tuber vlogs. www.cake2therescue.com.au


– Managing different personalities in the workplace
– Recruitment (experience vs good with kids candidates)
– Pros and cons of franchising/licensing/employees
– How you can work with children with NDIS funding
– Merchandising (China vs local)
– Content Creation
– Videography/Photography (simple ways to create)

“It was lovely meeting so many new like-minded business owners at the conference and awards and I’m looking forward to being part of this community!”

Aimee Eemia

Big Bang Education, Brisbane

“It was my first time at the conference and awards and it was a great experience. I learned so much my
head is full with all these ideas!”

Alison McDermott

Baby Sensory, Adelaide

“This was my first conference and I hope not the last. I can’t wait to share all thatI learned technology-wise with our Principals and teachers in WA – they won’t know what has hit them!”.

Helen Davey

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Perth

Accommodation Options

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast offers a beautiful beachfront location with 295 accommodation rooms and suites all offering spaciousness and comfort. Onsite facilities include the best seafood buffet restaurant, a la carte dining and bars, oasis poolside dining, complimentary undercover parking, onsite access to gymnasium and spa facilities, complimentary wifi and direct access to the patrolled Mirage beach.

For a discounted rate of $260 per night (double bed rooms avail) and $30 buffet breakfast contact:

Group Reservations Coordinator
T  61 5577 0183
Book here.

“The conference was nothing short of an amazing day full of information that made not just me but also my husband sit up and understand what’s involved in running our business.  I’m just so happy that I talked my husband into coming as we both walked away with such valuable information and more importantly inspired!”

Fleur Colgan

Colour My Pot, Redlands, QLD

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The What’s On 4 Kids Conference

A day event with inspiring and  educational leading speakers, facilitated group discussions, networking and Q&A sessions. #whatson4kidsconference


Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
71 Seaword Drive,
Main Beach, Gold Coast
Queensland 4217

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