The Summit

The 2021 WYNnovation Summit provides local businesses and budding entrepreneurs with the opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s best speakers, this year virtually from the comfort of your own home or office!

With a focus on ‘REGENERATION’, the impressive line-up of keynote speakers will aim to inspire, educate and energize through interesting and insightful presentations.

Presented by Wyndham City and proudly supported by Major Sponsor Victoria University Polytechnic, this popular annual event on the Wyndham local business calendar is once again a not to be missed opportunity. Local businesses have the opportunity to attend FREE of charge in 2021, with tickets for non Wyndham local businesses available via Eventbrite.

Key Dates:

  • Thursday 4th February 2021- 9am-12:30pm
  • Friday 5th February 2021 - 9am-12:30pm
  • Online - a schedule will be available closer to the event.

Keynote Speakers


Stephen Scheeler

Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan. Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow to become one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.

The world has gone digital, but Australian business risk falling behind. As advisor, mentor and speaker, Stephen Scheeler partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture & leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses. As a speaker, Stephen has a unique ability to excite audiences on the power of technology, the future of business and the new paradigm of 21st-century leadership. He is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages – including TEDx, the Australian Governance Summit and AMP Amplify – and is a member of the Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.

Current work Stephen is the founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management – he partners with the senior leaders of some of the world’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Brambles, Google, DellEMC, Lenovo, Seven West Media, MCN, QBE, Hollard, BAT, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Flight Centre, Mirvac and the Australian Government.



Adam Ferrier is the founder of THINKERBELL, an agency that creates ‘measured magic’. Adam is one of the leading consumer psychologists in Australia, a brand strategist and an authority on Behavioural Economics. He’s also the author of The Advertising Effect and part of The Australian Creatives’ ‘Power 20’; A regular on the Gruen Transfer and featured on The Project, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC Radio. Current Work: The creator of the idea behind the WARC World Innovation prize (2013), and winner of the rare Cannes Gold Lion and Gold Effie double, Adam has won at all of the world major advertising shows. Adam also created the successful board game The Analyst (translated into four languages). Adam Ferrier doesn’t just think outside the square – he’s blown the square up.

An unstoppable force in the Australian advertising landscape, Adam was previously a co-owner of Cummins & Partners – Mumbrella Agency of the Year and a founder of Naked Communications. Adams hands delegates the keys to skyrocketed motivation – whether to buy, perform or change – through cognitive behavioural psychology and a deep understanding of behavioural economics. Adam also sits on the boards of social giving company Good Thnx, and social influencing company TRIBE. Through cognitive behavioural psychology and a deep understanding of behavioural economics Adam hands delegates the keys to skyrocketed motivation – whether to buy, perform or change.



A specialist in disruptive strategy, a private company director and advocate for social and economic inclusion, Holly Ransom is recognized globally for her super-human ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues, and create engaging, thought-provoking conversation.

An in-demand keynote speaker, Holly breaks open obscure technical language and ambiguous challenges to ignite inclusive debate and drive pragmatic responses. Having presented over 500 sessions across six continents in the past three years to corporate, public and not-for-profit audiences, Holly brings high energy and a strong new voice to the topics of leadership, culture and innovation. As founder and CEO of renowned consulting firm Emergent, Holly has partnered with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and across all levels of government to catalyse new strategic thinking, build innovative workplace cultures and to help leaders prepare for the employment, consumer and community challenges created by the rapid evolution of both technology and society.

A 2019 Fulbright Scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of ‘21 fellow, Holly is currently undertaking a Master of Public Policy with a focus on how we drive better decision-making when it comes to technology’s impact on humanity. Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Holly has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, interviewed Barack Obama on stage and was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch in 2017.

In 2019 she was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence. Identified early as a dynamic leader by the Australian Prime Minister, Holly was asked to Co-Chair the G20 Youth Summit in 2014, the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs in 2016, and is the youngest Director to have been appointed to an Australian Football Club. Holly attributes her bias for action and intense curiosity to a childhood in which answers always warranted further questions!



Carolyn Creswell is an inspirational leader whose success proves that you can run a multinational business, love what you do and have a genuine work-life balance. As an 18-year-old university student, Carolyn Creswell founded Carman’s in 1992. She bought the tiny business for $1,000. In 2020 Carman’s proudly celebrated its 28th birthday and is Australia’s number one selling muesli brand along with being a leader of deliciously good for you bars and nutritional snacks.

From humble beginnings where Carolyn used to park her tiny Daewoo alongside semi-trailers in supermarket loading docks, Carolyn’s determination and focus on producing quality products using whole foods, has seen Carman’s build a strong following in more than 30 countries around the world. Carolyn’s passion for healthy food made from real ingredients has cemented Carman’s reputation as a food brand that customers around the world can trust to be natural, healthy and delicious. As a proud mother of four children aged 16 and under, Carolyn understands the importance of producing nourishing foods for herself and her family and applies this to every Carman’s recipe.



Jessica Cleary is a psychologist, founding Director of the Hopscotch & Harmony psychology clinics in Melbourne and Geelong, and the mother of three children.

Jessica and her team of clinicians have worked with thousands of children, teens and adults regarding social, emotional and behavioural challenges. The dedication and passion Jessica and her team have for well-being has been recognised at both a local and national level with Hopscotch & Harmony winning multiple awards and being classified as national finalists for their provision of allied health services.

With a background in organisational psychology, Jessica provides professional supervision to leaders in the corporate and educational sectors. She also delivers workshops to staff on topics such as burnout prevention, communication skills, work/life balance, parenting stress, self-care and team harmony.

Her online workshops, courses and membership program have helped individuals and teams around the world learn about stress, anxiety, self-compassion, trauma and behaviour in workplace, home and educational settings.

Registration/Ticket Sales

FREE local registrations

If you are a Wyndham local business, budding entrepreneur or student you are eligible to attend the WYNnovation Summit FREE of charge.

To register for FREE attendance, please complete the form indicating your eligibility.

This form does allow you to register more than one person from the same business, household or education provider if required (up to 10).

WYNnovation 2021 Summit Registration Form

Ticket sales

Non-Wyndham based businesses, residents and students who are not eligible for FREE attendance are most welcome and encouraged to attend the WYNnovation Summit.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite

2 half day Summit- $45+ $3.65 booking fee

Register via Eventbrite

Contact us
Wyndham City Economic Growth Team
Phone- 8734-5416 or 9742 0788

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