conference speakers

conference program

Success-Starts-Here | LNA Landscape ForumThe LNA Landscape Forum’s two day program has been developed for the industry, by the industry with current ‘need to know’ topics. The topics will deliver landscape business owners & professionals the knowledge that is required for a business to grow, give it that much needed edge, and stay dynamic in an ever changing market.

The LNA Landscape Forum is featuring many high calibre speakers, as well as renowned and knowledgeable panellists across multiple Q&A sessions.

See below to see the current program and find out more about each of the presenters participating.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

TimeConference Room 1Conference Room 2
08:00-08:45Registration Open & BreakfastRegistration Open & Breakfast
08:45-09:00Official WelcomeOfficial Welcome
09:00-09:45The 202020 Vision: The Landscape and Your Business
Ben Peacock, 202020 Vision
Logistics and challenges in the plant supply for Barangaroo Point
Darren Mason & Tim Carroll, Andreasens Green
09:45-10:30The 10 Step Business Health Check
Terry Moody, MKP Finance
Taking the Next Step (Includes case studies)
Mike Platt, Design Landscapes
10:30-11:30Morning TeaMorning Tea
11:30-12:15Panel Session: Recruiting, Empowering and Rewarding Great Staff
Tim Buckle, Landscape Solutions & David Bambridge, The Gardenmakers
Building a Successful 21st Century Business
Hanna & Jock Gammon, Junglefy
12:15-13:00 LNA Study Tour
Rowena McMahon Slater, Northern Sydney Institute TAFE - Ryde
Plant Types and Substrates for Green Roofs and Walls
Todd Layt, Ozbreed
13:00-14:00LunchLunch
14:00-14:45Panel Session: Show Gardens
Jim Fogarty, Brendan Moar & Dean Herald
Panel Session: Show Gardens
Jim Fogarty, Brendan Moar & Dean Herald
14:45-15:30Panel Session: Show Gardens
Jim Fogarty, Brendan Moar & Dean Herald
Panel Session: Show Gardens
Jim Fogarty, Brendan Moar & Dean Herald
15:30-16:30Leadership
Phil Waugh, Keynote Speaker
Leadership
Phil Waugh, Keynote Speaker
16:30-17:00ExpoExpo
17:00-19:30Networking Function
Sponsored by American Express
Networking Function
Sponsored by American Express

Friday, 26 June 2015

TimeConference Room 1Conference Room 2
08:00-09:00Registration Open & BreakfastRegistration Open & Breakfast
09:00-09:45Teamwork
Mark Tonelli, Keynote Speaker
Teamwork
Mark Tonelli, Keynote Speaker
09:45-10:30Risk & Reward
Simon Elliot, MKP Finance
Business transformation & business efficiencies, paying yourself super, & how to unleash the power of your SMSF
Steven Skinner BTO, & Tim Coates Dixon Advisory Group
10:30-11:30Morning TeaMorning Tea
11:30-12:15How to get BIG marketing for your small business
Florencia Pyke, Elva Marketing
Greening the Play Space: Plants and Turf Safe for Fall Zones
Katrina Baglin, Ozbreed
12:15-13:00Social Media - Building your online business presence/existence
Matt Carroll, Hortiman
Tendering – How to win bids and make money
Bevis Pyle, Benchmark Estimating Software
13:00-14:00LunchLunch
14:00-14:45HR Processes & Utilising Psychology to Understanding Staff and their Work Needs
Rebekah Silver, Be Do Change
The power of building residential & commercial real estate agent relationships
Matt Morley, Doyle Spillane Real Estate
14:45-15:30One year on; Starting a new business
Fiona Ericsson & Julia Thomas, Sticks & Stones Landscape Design
Cloud Software: The Benefits of Cloud Technology
Steven Skinner, BTO Group
15:30-16:155 things from this Conference you will be using in your business - 2 Day Wrap Up
Open Forum
5 things from this Conference you will be using in your business - 2 Day Wrap Up
Open Forum
16:15-17:00ExpoExpo
Phil Waugh | Speaker | Landscape Forum
Name : Phil Waugh Topic : Leadership, sport and business STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: - Leading successful Teams - Teamwork and collaboration - Challenges and how best to overcome them Professional Bio: Phil Waugh is an inspiring speaker on leadership, sport and business. Currently employed as a Financial Services Executive Manager at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia within the Business and Private Bank Business Unit, Phil Waugh leads a team of experienced and motivated Relationship Executives whom all specia

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Mark Tonelli | Keynote Speaker | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : Mark Tonelli Topic : Teamwork and Leadership STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: Mark Tonelli is a specialist at improving individual and team performance. He is the creator and host of Real Estate News (a half hour national show covering a wide range of investment, residential and commercial properties for sale) on Sky Business Channel every Saturday. He is a journalist, sports commentator, elite coach, author and expert motivator. He knows how even the smallest of margins can change a lifetime and says the difference between sport

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Jim Fogarty | Speaker | Landscape Forum
Name : Jim Fogarty Topic : Show Gardens - Panel Session STREAM & NQS :

Jim Fogarty is a landscape designer and gardening media personality based in Melbourne. With over thirty internationally recognised design awards including fifteen gold medals, Jim is passionate about raising the profile of Australian garden design both in Australia, and overseas. In May 2009, Jim won the award for Best Design for his Australian Show Garden at the World Garden Competition in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. At the Chelsea Flower Show in 2011, Jim designed an Australian Show Garden fo

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Katrina Layt | Speaker | Landscape Forum
Name : Katrina Baglin Topic : Greening the Play Space: Plants and Turf Safe for Fall Zones STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: There is demand and interest in greening play spaces with the use of more plants and turf, and using less rubber or artificial grass. This research shows how plants and turf can be grown in the fall zone, whilst still meeting the Australian Standard. Incorporating plants and turf into playgrounds creates a more natural and attractive space. It also reduces the open, bare appearance of equipment in mulch. Green life benefits children using the playground in

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David Bambridge | Speaker | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : David Bambridge Topic : Recruiting, Empowering and Rewarding Great Staff - Panel Session STREAM & NQS :

Worked in the landscape Industry for nearly 40 years. Director of The Gardenmakers since 1979. Past President of Landscape LNA NSW (formerly LCA) Part time lecturer TAFE NSW and Tutor UNSW Former board member Building Industry Specialist Contractors Association. Work experience ranges across the provision of a broad range of landscape and public open space projects for the residential, commercial and government landscape sectors Current roles and responsibilities involve Staff man

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Tim Buckle | Speaker | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : Tim Buckle Topic : Recruiting, Empowering and Rewarding Great Staff - Panel Session STREAM & NQS :

It was 22 years ago when Tim Buckle, armed only with an education in horticulture and stonemasonry, a shovel and a can-do attitude, first registered the name ‘Landscape Solutions’. But the phrase “buckle down” – that is to apply oneself with determination, could not be more appropriate to Buckle and his company’s performance since. Every year the company has recorded profits and expanded. Landscape Solutions today, is a $70 million dollar business with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, M

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Matthew Carroll | Speaker | Landscape Forum
Name : Matthew Carroll Topic : Social Media - Building your online business presence/existence STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview:  Matthew will detail how to build your online business presence with the aid of social media. As well as looking at lead generation via Facebook and Twitter, be will also look at the business networking opportunities presented by Linkedin. What is Social Networking/Media? - Brief overview and difference between both - Common basics/rules across all platforms. - Hardware requirements. B2B Networking (LinkedIn) -

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Tim Carroll | Speaker | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : Tim Carroll Topic : Logistics and challenges in the plant supply for Barangaroo Point STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: Tim will discuss some of the logistics and challenges in the plant supply requirements, production and delivery of plant stock for Barangaroo Point. This project was a text book example of a true pre-grow contract. With a three year lead time and a desire for provenance sourced stock from Sydney Sandstone Flora areas, careful production planning and management was paramount to the success of the project. The design called for a broad range of sizes and pal

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Fiona Ericsson & Julia Thomas | Speakers | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : Fiona Ericsson & Julia Thomas Topic : One year on; Starting a new business STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: Our approach; Business Structure, Marketing & Networking. What we have learnt along the way. Background:  Sticks & Stones Landscape Design is a dynamic and contemporary young business breathing fresh life into the garden scene with their ambitious and energetic approach. The  team consists of Fiona Ericsson and Julia Thomas, who met while studying a Diploma in Landscape Design and Horticulture at the Northern Sydney Inst

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Hanna and Jock Gammon | Speakers | Landscape Forum 2015
Name : Hanna & Jock Gammon Topic : Building a successful 21st century business STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: One Central Park is one of the most successful and high profile residential projects in the world today, winning countless awards and accolades predominately for its living green infrastructure. For Junglefy, a small family owned business, this project was the riskiest and largest project ever undertaken and it had the potential to make or break them. This is the story about how Junglefy used OCP to set themselves up as a 21st century business a

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Dean-Herald | Speaker | Landscape Forum 2015
Name : Dean Herald Topic : Show Gardens - Panel Session STREAM & NQS :

Principal Landscape Designer and Managing Director, Dean started Rolling Stone Landscapes at age 19. Since then he has achieved the pinnacle of the landscape design industry winning a gold medal at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London along with being named New South Wales and Australian Landscaper of the year. Over the years Dean has built a reputation as a landscape designer in the prestige residential market designing resort-style external spaces and ta

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Todd Layt | Speaker | Landscape Forum 2015
Name : Todd Layt Topic : Plant types and substrates for green roofs and walls STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview:  After more than 7 years of research it is clear stabilised organics have a lot to offer for better quality plants in Green Roofs and walls. But there are secrets to what are the best organic mixes. Research has also shown which type of plants perform the best in Green Roofs and walls. Some plants even work Australia wide, where others are more suited to Sydney. Wet feet or drought are often the issues so finding plants that simply work, and keep working,

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Brendan Moar | Speaker | Landscape Forum 2015
Name : Brendan Moar Topic : Show Gardens - Panel Session STREAM & NQS :

Brendan Moar has many strings to his bow. TV host, landscape architect, writer, (occasional) actor and photographer are among the things he is known for. Growing up in Armidale New South Wales, he became obsessed with photography and was determined to become a photographer. After a few years of training and working as a photographer he then felt a desire to study landscape architecture – blending another two loves – the environment and design. With a degree in Landscape Architecture he worked w

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Matt Morley | Speaker | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : Matthew Morley Topic : The power of building residential & commercial real estate agent relationships STREAM & NQS :

Professional Bio: With over 27 years experience, a genuine passion for property and boundless enthusiasm, Matt Morley is ranked amongst the top real estate agents on the Northern Beaches and in Australia. A Director and Partner of Doyle Spillane, Matt is considered a steady hand in the industry thanks to his astute business sense, extensive market knowledge and impressive negotiation skills. Treating each property as if it were his own, he is one of few agents with the unique

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Bevis Pyle | Speaker | LNA Landscape Forum
Name : Bevis Pyle Topic : Tendering – How to win bids and make money STREAM & NQS :

Presentation Overview: Estimating is a crucial part of every landscaping business. In the current economic climate everyone is extremely conscious of their costs. Poor planning, bidding and estimating processes is the main reason for losing money. So it’s all about winning the right jobs at the right price, while standing out from your competitors at the same time. Bevis has had many years’ experience working with companies to produce accurate estimates. During his pre

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