Event cancelled: QUT Business Leaders’ Forum on 31 March 2020

You’ll be aware that on Friday 13 March, the Australian Government advised that gatherings of 500 or more people should not be staged. QUT's priority is the health and safety of staff, students and our community, and with this in mind we have decided to cancel the QUT Business Leaders’ Forum on 31 March 2020.

We'll be providing a full refund for all tickets purchased via the same way that you purchased your tickets, for example, if you paid by Visa, your refund will be made back onto that same card. The refunds will be processed over the next two weeks.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. We'll continue to monitor and respond to advice from Australian Government authorities and global health organisations with respect to future QUT Business Leaders’ Forum events this year. Join our mailing list to stay up to date regarding future events.

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Pip Marlow

Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN

Tuesday 31 August 2021
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Our next speaker: Pip Marlow, Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN

About Pip Marlow

Salesforce, the worlds #1 CRM, designs and develops enterprise software and applications to help businesses of every size and industry better connect to their customers. As Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce in Australia and New Zealand, Pip Marlow is responsible for ensuring Salesforce delivers on its values of trust, customer success, innovation and equality across Salesforce's customers and in its communities. In Australia, the company has been named as one of the best places to work for six consecutive years, reflecting a passionate advocacy for workplaces that are flexible, diverse and inclusive.

Prior to Salesforce, Pip was Chief Executive Officer, Customer Marketplace, at Suncorp and before this at Microsoft, where she held a number of senior executive roles in Australia and the USA, culminating in her role as the Managing Director of Microsoft Australia for six years. Pip is also a non-executive director of Rugby Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women.

At the QUT Business Leaders' Forum, Pip will speak about her personal leadership journey, involving senior executive roles in multinational technology companies, and how Salesforce has been built into one of Australia's best places to work in a “work-from-anywhere” world. She will also speak to how businesses can be one of the great platforms for change, responding to critical issues including women in leadership roles, bridging the gap in STEM education opportunities, and supporting reconciliation and equality for Indigenous Australians.

It will be a pleasure to welcome back Ellen Fanning, one of Australia's leading journalists, as moderator for the third of our QUT Business Leaders' Forum events in 2021.

About the Forum

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum is Brisbane's pre-eminent business leadership event. For more than 20 years it has developed an international reputation for attracting dynamic, world-class leaders in a dialogue on today's leadership challenges. The Forum informs, challenges and inspires audiences on:

  • leadership
  • business excellence
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainability
  • related public policy.

Hear prominent speakers share their personal leadership journey as they explore trends, issues and ideas shaping the economy and politics of the nation. The Forum is also the city's premier event for high-level networking.

Why attend

Hear from world-class leaders

Keep your business know-how relevant and hear from executive thought leaders. Our Forum has developed an international reputation for attracting dynamic world-class leaders in a dialogue on today's leadership challenges.

Professional development

Attend the Forum as a professional development activity. Members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand may claim this activity as formal CPD hours.

Expand your network

Our Forum brings together a diverse community of business leaders giving you the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and extend your network. Make an impression on your clients by inviting them to the Forum when you buy a table.

Previous speakers

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum has developed its reputation and following by inviting only prominent and effective speakers with the requisite national and international standing.

After each Forum, we produce a snapshot video to showcase the highlights of the speakers keynote presentation and Q&A session with Forum moderator, Kerry O’Brien.

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