June 2022 | 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.

Click here to view Belonging: Understanding Diversity & Inclusion in Adland presented by Honeycomb

We're back in 2022!

In 2022, we’ll be hosting another Changing The Ratio event and as always championing D&I through our editorial content.

It’s so important to us at B&T to shine a light on diversity and inclusion, exploring topics like gender, disability, and ethnicity with some of the most talented people in the industry!

Hence, why we are so excited to share that on Thursday 2nd June thanks to IVE, Microsoft, OMD and Paramount we will be hosting a breakfast where we will be facilitating conversations about Mental Health, Australian First Nations and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Did we also mention there will be coffee?

Register here to secure your seat for this delicious and satisfying content.

2022 Speakers .

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

General Manager, Data, Insights and Analytics – Paramount ANZ

Presenter/Reporter, News – Paramount ANZ

Sales Director, AUNZ, Microsoft Advertising

Journalist, B&T

Founder & CEO, Heart On My Sleeve

Session Recordings .

Missed the breakfast? You can watch the sessions here.

Narelda Jacobs + Gareth Tomlin: Reflecting Me: Representation on Screen, sponsored by Paramount.

Jason Tonelli + Mitch Wallis + Renee Stopps: The Workday Consumer has arrived, How do we Make Hybrid Work, Work, sponsored by Microsoft.

Welcome Address + Marlee Silva: How Adland Can Ensure Indigenous Australians Thrive, sponsored by OMD.

Keeva Stratton, Tommy Trout and Jackson Trout: Overcoming the Invisibility of Disability, sponsored by Quip Brand

Ant Melder, Avish Gordhan and Pia Chaudhuri: Only One In The Room, sponsored by Adrenalin

Meet your fellow change makers.

Network .

Network with c-suite attendees from major brands and businesses who are supporting this movement.

Sponsors .

Thanking our amazing sponsors.

Supported by .

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
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

Kumi image

John Broome - CEO, AANA