See below for the list of speakers for Incentivise Live by Site ANZ, 2023. 

Dee Madigan

A fabulous down to earth MC, Dee Madigan is a well-known panelist on The Gruen. With a focus on creativity, communications, brand and marketing, Dee is also a published author having released her book (2015) The Hard Sell. Dee is an award winning Creative Director with 18 years’ experience in the advertising industry. She has worked on some of Australia’s largest brands in almost every category including FMCG, banking and finance, health and education. She appears on Sky’s The Contrarians, PM Live and The Perrett Report and can also be heard regularly on ABC radio. She lives in the twitterverse.

Colette Baini

Director & Founder, The Conference Room & Australia Conferences and Incentives

2020 Winner SITE Crystal Award Incentive Travel Europe

Founder and Director of The Conference Room, a leading Australian owned boutique conference, incentive and event agency, Colette Baini excels in the provision of strategic performance-based business solutions, creating and operating business events across the globe. She has proudly accrued over 30 years’ experience in event management, international tourism, event production, wholesale and group travel, and international and domestic airline operations. Renowned for producing unique and innovative events and experiences that challenge the status quo, Colette manages her team to ensure consistent guest experiences with a flawless record of personal attention to detail. Customer service and satisfaction are her priorities. She has enjoyed participation in a variety of industry advisory boards. In July 2020 Colette was elected President of Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, Australia New Zealand Chapter (SITE ANZ).

Adam Fraser - Speaker

Adam Fraser

Dr Adam Fraser is a human performance researcher
and consultant who studies how organisations adopt a
high performance culture to thrive in this challenging
and evolving business landscape. Adam has a true passion for the research behind his work and has long held partnerships with various Universities throughout Asia Pacific. In fact, he is thought to be the only keynote speaker in the world to have had the impact of his keynote presentation measured in a
University study (It improved the behaviour of attendees by 41%).

He has worked with elite level athletes, the armed forces and business professionals of all levels. In the last 10 years he has delivered more than 1500 presentations to over half a million people in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide. He has worked in many industries with clients including CBA, Westpac, Optus, Telstra, IBM, PwC, Ernst & Young, Asteron, AON, Local Government Managers Association, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Queensland Law Society and the Department of Education. In addition to this Dr Adam is the author of four best-selling books, including his latest book released in 2020 ‘Strive’ and the acclaimed ‘The Third Space’.

His topics included the psychology of performance, improvement of productivity, transformational leadership, engagement of teams, work life balance and development of high performing cultures.

He is regularly featured in the media, having appeared in the AFR, SMH, The Age, CEO magazine, BRW, Fast Thinking, Readers Digest, Human Capitol Magazine and Management Today. He has held regular radio spots on ABC Radio Nationally and his own slot on Sky Business. He is also regularly on Channel 7’s Sunrise & The Morning Show, Channel 9’s Today and Today Extra and Close Up in Auckland.

Peter Ceglinski

Peter Ceglinski has been around the ocean his entire life and enjoyed surfing exotic destinations around the globe.

With a background of product design combined with ten years of boat building for high-end racing yacht teams, the switch to developing a technology that both cleans the oceans, addresses science and behavioural change has proved invaluable for the development of Seabin Project and its Smart Cities focus.

Along with the development of the Seabin Project as a business, Pete is heavily involved in the technical design and development of the products. Speaking engagements include United Nations, Bangkok, TEDX Auckland, Volvo Ocean Summit Valencia and other numerous events.

Free-diving, surfing, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, camping, road trips, travel, photography, art and design are just some of Pete’s interests when he has spare time.

Juggling all of the above, Pete also is a father to two wonderful boys, Koa aged 2
½ and Ziggy aged 14 months

Avinash Chandarana

Avinash Chandarana is an experienced business leader who consults global companies and international associations in Leadership, Talent Development, and Learning & Performance strategy.

His global perspective has been shaped by living and working in the United States, Europe, and Asia combined with extensive project execution in over 33 countries. He has collaborated with some of the world’s leading corporations, non-profit organisations and international institutions including UNICEF, The European Union, ASAE, Project Management Institute (PMI) Association for Talent & Development (ATD) PCMA, and moderated SITE’s Global Conference in 2019.

With both a deep understanding of the Global Incentive Travel Industry and techniques to applied learning , Avinash will be one of the keys  to walking away from this years event feeling ready and excited to apply new thinking and knowlesge gained from our inspiration led program. 

Simon Kuestenmacher

Simon Kuestenmacher is a Director and Co-founder of The Demographics Group and we welcome Simon back to continue our SITE conversation in 2023!

He presents on demographic and global trends that are shaping Australia today and into the future and his observations are enjoyed by corporate, government and industry audiences alike.

Simon is a columnist for The New Daily newspaper and a regular contributor to The Australian newspaper; and he is a media commentator on demographic and data matters.

In his spare time Simon has authored three books on maps and runs what is by now the world’s largest Twitter account dedicated to maps and data. His social media posts reach over 25 million people every month. Simon ranks as one of the world’s top 10 influencers in data.

Selina Sinclair

Selina Sinclair , CEO Realm – Selina is an Australia national whose international career has seen her spend her professional life between Sydney, London and Singapore. As Global Managing Director of Pacific World , she took the company to new heights leading the brand to regain its position as leading DMC in Asia and spearheaded global expansion activities.

She is now one of the owners of REALM, the hottest new DMC Company in Asia aswell as being an active member of the global Business Events community currently representing Asia Pacific on the Executive Board for the SITE Foundation and the Asia Pacific Advisory board for PCMA.

Dinesh Palipana

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.

Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. Dinesh has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at the Harvard University.

Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a researcher and senior lecturer at the Griffith University. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team. Dinesh is a senior advisor to the Disability Royal Commission. He is an ambassador to the Human Rights Commission’s Includeability program. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. He is an advisory board member to HealthyLife.

Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. He was the 2021 Griffith University Young Alumnus of the Year. Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021. In 2022, Dinesh was listed as number 33 in the Courier Mail’s top 100 power list for Queensland’s most influential in health and wellbeing. His autobiography, Stronger, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2022.

El Kwang

El Kwang is the Founder and Chief Engager of BEAM, a content and engagement design agency in Singapore and Thailand with a community of 14,000 business professionals.

With over 20 years of experience working across the hospitality and business event industries, El’s passion is creating an environment for cross-cultural learning. El is also a qualified Positive Psychology Practitioner and has been working with leaders to build high-performing teams based on having a “possibility” mindset.

Darren Gorelick


Founder and CEO, Darren is a dedicated advocate of organizational transformation and operational optimization, leveraging AI and innovative methodologies to drive high-performance outcomes. Drawing on his impressive 25-year career across diverse industries such as Banking, Fintech, Financial Services, Mining, Software & Gaming Industries, Darren brings a wealth of experience to his work. As Head of APAC for the AI suite of products under “Dawn of Disruption”, Darren is often speaking at events and conferences on how to leverage the power of AI in organisations, and then facilitating Dawn of Disruption sessions to assist teams in AI education and identifying use-case opportunities.


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