Upcoming events

We’re committed to delivering a dynamic program of events for our members and community. Our promise to you is a combination of exclusive member-only events as well as all events being heavily discounted for members against non-member rates.

Events plan for 2019

Here’s our events plan for 2019. We’d love to hear what you think if you have feedback (please contact our VP for Events). Events, speakers and times are subject to change, and will be updated regularly.

Don’t miss:

How can you better manage your organisation’s reputation?

Presented by IABC NSW

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (AEDT)

Karina Keisler doesn’t shy away from a tough gig – be it addressing reputational damage or taking on a political football. Over the past 20 years she has worked for some of Australia’s most complex, issues rich organisations, meeting with politicians, fighting fires with the press, and traveling the length and breadth of the country.

Karina is currently the Executive General Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at Cricket Australia. She previously worked in Executive positions for NBN Co, Telstra and Vodafone. Working closely with the likes of Bill Morrow (NBN Co), David Thodey (Telstra) and Bruce Akhurst (Sensis) to implement communications and government relations strategies.

The IABC NSW is proud to host Karina who is going to give you the tips and tricks you need to better manage your organisation’s reputation.

Get your ticket here.

Event Details:


  • Tuesday, 26 March 2019


  • PwC Australia, One International Towers, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Event format:

  • Drinks and canapés from 5:30 – 6:00 pm
  • The event starts at 6:00 pm sharp
  • Karina to present for 45 mins
  • 15 mins of Q&A
  • The event concludes at 7 pm

About Karina:

A senior member of the communications industry in Australia for more than 20 years, Karina has solid relationships with Australian media in particular business, media, consumer and telecommunications journalists across print, online and broadcast media.

She has directly advised and implemented communications and government relations strategies for former nbn CEO Bill Morrow and his executive team, and previously for Inaki Berroeta and Bill Morrow at Vodafone Australia; Telstra CEO David Thodey and the Telstra executive team; and Bruce Akhurst, CEO of Sensis and Chairman of Foxtel, and his executive team.

Karina is a corporate spokesperson on national affairs and currently manages a team of professionals across all disciplines of Corporate Affairs including: Corporate Media; Consumer Media; Social Media; Employee Communications; Corporate Positioning; Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations, and State Corporate Affairs.

She was also brought into Vodafone to assist change the perception of the brand following a well-documented reputation crisis and support the business through a three-year turnaround strategy.

With extensive experience, Karina has led diverse teams of communications professionals across disciplines including experience working with media and managing a PR company in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong) following Sensis’ acquisitions of shareholdings in five internet advertising businesses. Also played an integral role in the communications strategy for these acquisitions (in addition to some domestic mergers and acquisitions).

An evening on the couch with Gabrielle Dolan, presented by IABC VIC

Thursday, 4 April 2019 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (AEDT)

Our partner IABC chapter in Victoria is hosting a special evening with industry expert, Gabrielle Dolan.

Event Details:


  • Thursday, 4 April 2019


  • TBC, Melbourne, Victoria

Event format:

  • Drinks and canapés from 5:30 – 6:00 pm
  • The event starts at 6:00 pm sharp
  • The event concludes at 7 pm with book signing

Gabrielle Dolan is obsessed about changing the way we communicate in business – and she wants to share this with the world.

Her latest book, Real Communication: How to be you and lead true, offers a timely reminder of the need for authentic leadership and genuine communication. In a world of declining trust, we’re confused and bewildered by leaders who aren’t prepared to say it as it is. We want them to talk in a way that is more real.

Her new book is packed with real-life examples, stories and insights from her clients, as well as other high-profile companies. It will help you to see what real leadership looks like in practice and, ultimately, how you can get real with your own communication and leadership, regardless of your job title. And the fact that we’re drowning in a sea of corporate jargon, acronyms and weasel words doesn’t help.

So, join us on Thursday 4 April for an evening on the couch with Gabrielle Dolan where we get to ‘pick her brains’, ‘push the envelope’, ‘take it to the next level’ and ‘let the cat out of the bag’.

You’ll also receive a FREE copy of Gabrielle’s new book on the night, which she’d be more than happy to sign for you. Win-win!