2018 What’s On 4 Kids


17-19th August  2018, Brisbane

Connect – Inspire – Celebrate

Kid’s Activity & Party Businesses

2018 What’s On 4 Kids


17-19th August  2018, Brisbane

Kid’s Activity & Party Businesses

Connect – Inspire – Celebrate

How would you like to be known as an industry leader? Have a profitable business model and be confident in the direction of your life and business?

Running over one exciting weekend in Brisbane, you will interact with industry leaders and experts, and have the exclusive opportunity to network with key industry figures and peers alike. You will learn from the best, most respected people in the business, and form valuable partnerships.

The Saturday conference will combine a programme with presentations from leading speakers and Q&A sessions to maximise the opportunity for interaction and input. This is an ideal chance to network, chat with the experts and understand the latest in kids activities and party providers all presented in a fun, engaging format that will leave you inspired and motivated to grow your business.

The mastermind is a 4-hour session designed to implement what has been learnt from the day prior. It’s a ‘work on your business’ time with goal setting, business plan writing and having experts available to answer questions.

Conference + Mastermind

Welcome/Networking Drinks

WHEN: Friday, August 17th, 2018

TIME: 4-6pm

WHERE: QA Hotel, Brisbane (Reserved Area)

INCLUSIONS: Welcome Drink and Finger Food included


WHEN: Saturday, August 18th 2018

TIME: 8:00am Registration. 8:20 Start – 3:30pm finish

WHERE: QA Hotel, Brisbane

INCLUSIONS: Muffin Break Muffins/Tea & Coffee on arrival. Hot Lunch and morning tea included

Gala Awards Night

WHEN: Saturday, August 18th, 2018

TIME: 6-11:30pm

WHERE: Cloudland, Fortitude Valley

INCLUSIONS: 2 Course Dinner, Drinks & Entertainment


WHEN: Sunday, August 19th, 2018

TIME: 9:45am Registration 10:00 Start – 2:00pm

WHERE: QA Hotel, Brisbane

INCLUSIONS: Lunch included

So many ideas and so relevant to my business.  I’ve had all my questions answered.

I loved the diversity of the content covered and the networking opportunities were so valuable

Join us on Saturday 18 August for the What’s On 4 Kids Conference.

QA Hotel, Brisbane

Conference Emcee

Rachael Tiernan


Rach Tiernan is happiest when she has a microphone in hand and is becoming one of Brisbane’s most popular MC’s. Some of her work includes hosting high tea events for national charities, creating community events for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and facilitating fascinating interviews with some of Queensland’s finest celebrities and sports stars. ON a weekly basis, she’s still driven to grow the confidence and self-esteem of children through her Brisbane based performing school SUPERSTARS, and inspire others to be the best they can be.Today, 15 years down the track, SUPERSTARS has over 680 students attending weekly classes across Brisbane.

Conference Speakers

Natalie Brennan

Keynote Speaker

Muffin Break will celebrate 30 years in Australia next April. You don’t stay in business that long without constantly re-inventing and innovating. Natalie Brennan; General Manager of Muffin Break has been with the master franchisor for 17 years and has been the driving force behind many of Muffin Break’s first to market initiatives. Natalie has also re-invented herself over a career in hospitality and franchising that has spanned over 30 years (she originally trained as a Physical Education teacher!). Natalie will tell her story and that of Muffin Break showing that it takes more than one great idea, innovation is about perpetual forward motion. www.muffinbreak.com.au

Elise Easdown

Topic: “Social media for the kids activity industry”

Elise has spent 7 years working in the kid’s activity and party industry. Elise began working as a paediatric occupational therapist teaching baby massage classes and after becoming a mother herself realised how hard it was to find quality activities to do with her children.

The explosion of digital marketing and social media enabled Elise to grow an online community of over 200,000 Australian mums and become an influencer in the family sector. Elise has developed marketing campaigns for Nickelodeon Jnr, Disney On Ice, Event Cinemas, Cricket Australia & more and is passionate about supporting the kids’ activity and party industry through hosting events, conferences and awards. www.whatson4kids.com.au

Mark Harris

Topic – “Do you know where to find images and music you can legally use in your classes and shows?”

Mark Harris is a musician first and a creative small business co-owner second. Mark is a career double bassist who has performed around the world with a wide range of artists and ensembles including children’s TV and live band Lah-Lah, Australian jazz legend James Morrison, Gyp-rock leaders Monsieur Camembert, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Disney’s musical The Lion King, Baz Luhrmann’s film The Great Gatsby and more. With wife Tina, Mark runs Lah-Lah Productions, a live performance and audiovisual production and tour promotion company managing the activities of Lah-Lah, one of the most popular and successful children’s live-action music properties in Australian history. www.lah-lah.com.au

Fred Porter

Topic – “The machines are learning! What can automation do for my business?”

Digital expert Fred Porter founded his own consultancy after spending 10 years promoting live kids entertainment for the likes of BBC Worldwide, Disney, Entertainment One, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. Fred’s simple and light-hearted approach will help demystify some of the more technical concepts give you a better understanding of how Digital Marketing can help drive your business further. Fred currently works with a range of clients from big international brands to local event and activity providers. His company, Agent Digital, and growing team of experts are leading the way in the area of conversion optimised websites and landing pages, multi-channel advertising campaigns, direct response marketing and automation, as well as Digital Marketing education for small business. Expect updates on the latest techniques and plenty of practical takeaway tips to help you grow your business. www.agentdigital.com.au

Angela Henderson

Topic – “Do I really need a sales funnel?”

Founder of the highly successful online store Finlee and Me, Angela taps into the decade’s worth of knowledge of how to grow a thriving enterprise and pours it into her business consulting clients. 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. Angela’s 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. Angela knows what it truly takes to have a strong brand, consistent sales, steady growth and overall 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

Christian Morrison

Topic – “How you can start your own youtube channel and not break the bank”

Christian is a producer, director and owner of Debbie Doo Productions, a business that produces music videos for children and distributes worldwide to YouTube, Ruku, Amazon and more. He and his partner Debbie have grown their YouTube channel Debbie Doo TV to over 700k subscribers and amassed more than 1 billion views across all digital platforms. Christian provides advice and mentoring to business looking to promote their message online through video and advocates the ability for anyone with any budget or skill level to plan, produce and deliver content that will achieve results. www.debbiedoo.tv

Industry Panel Discussion

Panel Speakers to be announced

Conference Mastermind

Mastermind Speakers/Facilitators:

  • Elise Easdown – What’s On 4 Kids
  • Kristy Ellis – U.P. Agency Event Services
  • Fred Porter – Agent Digital
  • Tina Harris – Lah-Lah
  • Angela Henderson – U.P. Agency Event Services
  • & more

NB: In order to attend the mastermind you must attend the Saturday conference.

It was so good to get a better understanding of social media and marketing.  I’m going away feeling so inspired

I’ve got so many great ideas to go forward with now.  I’m so glad I came!

I had been really struggling with my business but listening to the speakers has made me realise I can create a business that is meaningful and that I’m passionate about.

Ticket Pricing

Conference & Mastermind

Build your own conference experience.

Accommodation Options

Sage Hotel Brisbane

This location is ideal for those attending the Networking party, the Conference, Awards and Mastermind.

W: www.nexthotels.com/sage/james-street-brisbane
E: reservations.jamesst@sage-hotels.com
P: 07 3222 3111

They are offering a great rate at the moment for their 1st Birthday celebration – Mention What’s On 4 Kids as they have reserved rooms for us.

Tryp, The Valley

This location is ideal for those just attending the Gala awards night or would like a trendy ‘valley’ location.
Both locations are very close to the venues.

“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

What’s On 4 Kids National Conference & Gala Awards

The What’s On 4 Kids Conference

A day event which combines an inspiring & educational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. #whatson4kidsconference


QA Hotel
64 James Street, New Farm
Brisbane, Queensland

What’s On 4 Kids Gala Awards

Each year the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards are where we reward, recognise and celebrate the very best in children’s activities, classes, clubs, volunteers, family days out and kids party entertainers across Australia. #whatson4kidsawardsAU

Gala Awards Location

641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, Queensland

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