May 2021 | Sydney

Changing the Ratio ...

Belonging: it starts with you

The business case for diversity has well and truly been made. For the media and marketing industry, we know ads that reflect the world we live in produce better business results. But the question is no longer why… it’s how. B&T believes it’s because realism cultivates a sense of belonging. And, belonging is not just a way to drive inclusivity in our industry, it’s how we propel society forward.

B&T Changing the Ratio brings the Australian industry together to overcome biases (gender, cultural, age, disability and more), and discuss how we can create a more effective and innovative communications industry by reminding and showing individuals they belong.

New event date May 2021

An update about this event:

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, B&T has made the decision to postpone B&T Changing the Ratio to May 2021. We have made this decision based on the advice from public health officials within the Australian government.

Our priority is to ensure we hold a safe and successful event. We are working with our sponsors, attendees, the venue and the broader industry to secure a new date in September to host this conference.

Ticket holders will be given the option to transfer or refund their ticket.

We continue to put the health, wellbeing and safety of our customers and employees first and we’re doing everything that a responsible business in our position can do to mitigate the risk posed by COVID-19.

2021 Speakers .

Check out the fabulous line up of speakers bringing you practical tools, case studies and things to do right now to drive diversity.

Founder & CEO, VERSA

Founder & CEO, Heart on My Sleeve

Founder & CEO, Three Sisters Group

CEO, Blissful Breadwinner

Co Founder, Tiddas 4 Tiddas

CMO, Samsung Australia

General Manager, Brand, Digital & Design, Coles

General Manager, Marketing - MYER

Associate Professor, University of Sydney Business School

Founder and Director, The Dream Collective

Risk Manager, Colonial First State

2019 Speakers .

Check out the 2019 line up.

The Founder and President of the Auburn Giants Australian Football Club

Chief Executive Officer, Free TV Australia

Charmaine Moldrich - CEO, OMA and MOVE

Academic Director and Program Adviser at RARE - Diversity Initiative by Google

Operations Manager - Pride Inclusion Programs, ACON

Greg Graham – BIO founder of The Nest Consultancy

Head of Membership Services, Diversity Works NZ

Chief Marketing Officer, ANZ
Plan your day

Schedule .

With a range of keynotes, industry panel discussions and short stories, plus plenty of opportunities to network.
8.15 - 10.50am

Morning Sessions

8.15 - 9am


9 - 9.20am

Open and Welcome by MC

9.20 - 10am

Opening Keynote

10 - 10.20am

Keynote: Removing the stigma around mental health, one story at a time.

Mitch Wallis, Founder – Heart On My Sleeve

10.20 - 10.50am

Morning Tea – networking break

10.50am - 1.35pm

Mid-morning Sessions

10.50 - 11.30am

Panel discussion

11.30am - 12.15pm

Short stories – Redefining stereotypes

  • Jo Stone, Founder, Stone Fusion
  • Sarah Liu, Founder and Director, The Dream Collective
  • Marlee Silva, Co-founder, Tiddas 4 Tiddas

12.15 - 12.35pm

Keynote: Mental disability focus – self-advocacy and ablesplaining

Siobhán Foley, Accenture

12.35 - 1.35pm


1.35 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Sessions

1.35 - 2.15pm


2.15 - 2.35pm

Keynote: Wesley Enoch AM, Artistic Director, Sydney Festival

2.35 - 3.20pm

Short stories: Radical ways to work

  • Kath Blackham, Founder & CEO, VERSA: The 4 day working week
  • Dr Catherine Rickwood, Founder & CEO, Three Sisters Group: Never retiring

3.20 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Tea – networking break

3.50 - 6.30pm

Late Sessions

3.50 - 4.10pm

Keynote: Rebuilding lives and identities of refugees.

Betina Szkudlarek, University of Sydney, in conversation with Chantal Mousad, Commonwealth Bank

4.10 - 4.50pm

CMOs Panel – The Clients’ Perspective

  • Gemma Hunter – GM Marketing, Myer
  • Josh Grace – CMO, Samsung
  • Michael Laxton – GM, Brand, Digital & Design, Coles

4.50 - 5.30pm

Closing International Keynote

Sandipan Bhattacharyya, Chief Creative Officer, Grey India


Closing Remarks

5.35 - 6.30pm

Cocktail party

Meet your fellow change makers.

Network .

Network with c-suite attendees from major brands and businesses who are supporting this movement.
Be a part of the movement

Ticket Options .

Purchase your tickets today - limited capacity.

Early Bird

$ 499
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 10th April 2020

Full price

$ 599
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available from 11th April 2020

Sole trader?

$ Offer
  • Please contact us as we will offer you a discounted ticket price.

Bring the team

$ 50 off
  • Buy 5 or more tickets and receive $50 off each ticket
  • Reward future leaders within your business
  • Discount is automatically applied

Sponsors .

Thanking our amazing sponsors.

Supported by .

Advisory Committee .

Thanks to our advisory committee members for your thought and leadership in championing diversity and inclusion in our industry.

Ant Melder – Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder
Anthony Xydis – Australian Radio Network
Ben Welsh – DDB Sydney
Bernie Johnson – Adrenalin
Cat Bowe – Facebook

Charmaine Moldrich – Outdoor Media Association
Claire West – Westpac
Jocelin Abbey – ABC

Martin Cowie – OMD
Rob Draper – IVE Group
Tom Stevenson – WPP AUNZ
Vanessa Nicol – CHE Proximity

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John Broome - CEO, AANA