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Michael McQueen Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2017 Building Better Futures for Health Challenge

ide Group is excited to announce award-winning speaker, social researcher and best-selling author, Michael McQueen will be the keynote speaker and official master of ceremonies for the 2017 Building Better Futures for Health Challenge. The final event will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia on 8 June 2017, during this year’s Vivid Ideas Exchange as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. 

Remarking on his involvement in this year’s event, McQueen said, “With the pace of disruption today greater than ever, initiatives like the Building Better Futures for Health Challenge are critical to ensuring the best ideas, brightest innovations and smartest strategies get the attention they deserve.”

Join us at the final event to witness Australia’s best and brightest entrepreneurs battle it out for the chance to win $25,000 worth of product design, development and commercialisation support from ide Group. 


About Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. 

Widely recognised for having his finger on the pulse of business and culture, he has helped some of the world’s best-known brands navigate change and stay ahead of the curve. 

As a leading specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends, Michael features regularly as a commentator on TV and radio and has written four bestselling books. 

His first book, The ‘New’ Rules of Engagement focuses on strategies for leading and connecting with Generation Y. His newest release, Winning the Battle for Relevance is a revealing look at why even the greatest brands and organisations become obsolete... and how to avoid their fate. 

Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across 5 continents since 2004 and is known for his high-impact, research-rich and entertaining conference presentations. 

In 2015, Michael was named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year and was inducted into the Speakers Halls of Fame.
About ide Group

ide Group creates meaningful products that change lives, grow new organisations and build better futures. Together, ide partners with like-minded organisations and invests in new technologies to create new businesses around intellectual property. Since 2003, ide has grown over 70 organisations and realised over 250 projects across the medical technology landscape, including respiratory care, drug delivery, radiology, radiotherapy and point of care diagnostics. Driven by the hope to make a difference, ide helps bring complex projects to life through selflessness, creativity, discipline and grit.

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