GMAA Conference Locks In’s Glenn Smith

Glen_SmithThe Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) has scored a major coup, locking CEO and Director Glenn Smith as the keynote speaker for the organisation’s upcoming conference.

Mr Smith will be speaking  on ‘Economy in transition: Startups, innovation, and a workforce for the future’.

The 2016 GMAA National Conference will be held at the University of Woollongong’s Sydney Business School on August 12. Early bird registrations close on July 31.

The conference provides Australia’s current and future industry leaders as well as business school academics the forum for sharing their knowledge and ideas that will shape Australia’s future leaders.

About Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith is an entrepreneur, innovation leader, and growth agent.

His success to date has been built around his involvement with growing customer centric businesses at all stages of the growth cycle (listed and private) from existence (start-ups), to resource maturity (>$1B) in the areas of consumer internet & media, biotech/medical devices, enterprise software, financial services and agribusiness.

He is passionate about guiding entrepreneurs and organisations to understand the effects of emerging technology on business and society with a mantra of creating “shared value” – the idea that corporate success and social good are interdependent.

Glenn is a Director for, Growth Expert with the ANZ Business Growth Program, Chairman of, and CEO of

He holds an MBA, a BA (Econ) and holds a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Melbourne and is a qualified vigneron (“wine is life”).

Other Speakers include:

  • Dr Andrew Reeson, Research Team Leader CSIRO (Keynote Speaker)
  • Professor Roy Green, Dean UTS Business School
  • Dr Belinda Gibbons, Sydney Business School
  • Ms Robyn Hobbs OAM, NSW Small Business Commissioner
  • Dr Colin Sharp, Program Director UniSA

To register for the conference visit


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