A visionary is a pioneer.
A visionary sees things that others don’t.
A visionary inspires.
A visionary lights the way for others.
Our visionaries are all people who’ve made a difference in their industries by seeing opportunities others haven’t.
Our advocates have been championing their industries, Business Events Tasmania and the beyond tourism benefit of business events for years.
Tasmanian Antarctic Advocate
Passionate Antarctic advocate specialising in connecting people and businesses with opportunities for the benefit of Antarctica and Tasmania and public sector policy development. Karen is Tasmania’s Antarctic Advocate.
|Professor Gretta Pecl
Professor of Climate Change Ecology
Professor of Climate Change Ecology and IPCC Lead Author, Professor Gretta Pecl has been ranked in the top 200 most influential climate scientists in the world. With a rich background in research Gretta’s focus has been on the impact of climate change on natural systems and helping with the development of adaptation options for conservation, fisheries and aquaculture.
Associate Professor Mathematics Education, Programme Director BEd (Primary) and Deputy Associate Head Teaching and Learning, School of Education, University of Tasmania.
Professor Greg Oates has committed his career to passionately advocate and advance mathematics learning and teach. Associate Professor in Mathematics Education and Associate Head of Learning, Teaching and Performance at the University of Tasmania, Greg is a leader in mathematics education.
Research Director at Blue Economy CRC; Professor at Australian Maritime College
Research Director of the Blue Economy CRC, an industry-driven research and development initiative to enhance the development of Australia’s blue economy, Irene is an expert in the maritime industry.
Founder, Theo Kapodistrias – Speaker & Coach
Multi-award-winning lawyer having worked in the higher education, cyber security, tourism, and energy industries. Theo was named one of Australia’s Most Influential Lawyers by the Australasian Lawyer magazine. He is also the director and Tasmanian President of the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia.
Our Leaders showcase Tasmanian industry through business events on their field.
Owner, Mt Field Retreat, Waterfalls Cafe & Gallery
During her time as a writer for one of Australia’s first ever family travel blogs – The Great Aussie Road Trip – that was designed to inspire families to experience Australia; Rachel and her family fell in love with Tasmania and quickly decided to move here for the foreseeable future.
With Mt Field National Park becoming the family’s favourite location in Tasmania, Rachel became a Tasmanian business owner after purchasing the Waterfalls Café & Gallery.
Dr. G. Reza Emad
Senior Lecturer | AMC Masters of Applied Science Course Coordinator | Cognitive Human Element and Maritime Education Professional
Born and raised in Iran, Reza has worked and trained around the world in classrooms and ships in the pursuit of rectifying the disconnect that can be present between what is taught in the classrooms of universities and what is vital knowledge for those working within the maritime industry.
This pursuit saw Reza working and training at some of the world’s leading maritime colleges in Sweden and Canada before making the move to what remains his home, the #1 maritime college in the world – The Australian Maritime College (AMC) – in 2015.
Sean Van Steel
Operations Director at Core Marine
Tassie raised; Sean is an AMC alumnus who alongside business partner Ben founded Core Marine over three years ago in Norway.
Now running the Australian branch from here in Tasmania the focus is on providing engineering solutions that unlock the ocean space as a sustainable resource.
Founder and Co-Director at The Distillers Institute | Director IBD Board Asia-Pacific | Distilling education advocate
Founder of the Tasmanian Whiskey Academy and co-founder of the Distillers Institute, Anne showcases the greatness of Tasmania’s distilling industry to people coming from interstate and overseas through her distilling education courses.
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