STAFFLINK Conference 2021

STAFFLINK Conference 2021 Speakers

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Joel Davis

Image Property & STAFFLINK

Managing Director

Joel’s passion for real estate has been recognised by industry peers and is evidenced in his impartial advice to tenants, property investors, property vendors and buyers alike. His expertise extends across residential property management, valuation and property investment and sales.

When Joel isn’t talking to clients, radio audiences, or as a panel member, he keeps himself busy talking to whoever will listen about real estate.

Nick Reilly

InovaytMortgage Brokers Melbourne

Managing Director

Nick is the Managing Director of Inovayt and has worked in financial services since 2001. Nick has a high level of commitment and energy and is responsible for the growth and success of Inovayt Finance and Wealth to date.

He strives to ensure that all staff within the group are amongst the best in their field and that Inovayt continues to remain at the forefront of the Mortgage Broking and Financial Planning Industries.

Domonic Thompson

Macquarie Bank

National Head of Real Estate – Business Banking

Domonic has worked within the Real Estate industry for Macquarie Business Banking for over 12 years in a number of roles and is focused on helping clients navigate through the current landscape.

Domonic is passionate about innovation and exploring new ways in which Macquarie provide value to its real estate clients to give them a competitive advantage.

Alex Ouwens & Nathan Casserly

Sales Director & Managing Director

Ouwens Casserly Real Estate

Alex Ouwens and Nathan Casserly have built Ouwens Casserly Real Estate, better known as OC, into arguably one of Australia’s fastest-growing independent residential property firms since establishment in only 2014.

During this period, OC has sold well over $3 billion in property and now employ with a team of over 100+ passionate property people. Now selling approximately 1000 homes per year and managing over 1600 rentals.

1Group Property Advisory

Director and Founding Partner

After using a buyer’s agent himself in his early investing years and studying financial planning, Julian sought to enter the property industry with a business that would do things differently.

His success with residential and commercial property acquisitions nationally and vast experience in the corporate world meant he had a compelling vision of what a great real estate advisory business should look like.

Hands Across The Water


In addition to leading Hands, Peter is the principal of Peter Baines Consulting. Peter helps businesses build effective sustainable leadership programs through a unique mix of leadership and corporate social responsibility initiatives. His corporate social responsibility platforms create goodwill, staff engagement and sustainable change.

Peter was awarded the Order of Australian Medal in 2014 for service to international humanitarian aid in Thailand.

Business Depot

Founder & Managing Director

John is the original ideas man behind businessDEPOT and now is responsible for strategy, growth and managing the overall group. John is well known with the real estate industry as a leading adviser and accountant to real estate businesses on all things from profit to strategy, growth, accounting processes, tax and succession.

Leading the business advisory service offering John often presents at conferences, facilitates workshops, consults on specific projects and delivers one-on-one coaching services.

Chris Rolls

PieLab Council Capital

Managing Director

Chris Rolls has built and sold 4 business, 3 of which have become amongst the largest of their kind in Australia. As founder and CEO of Rental Express, Chris built one of Australia’s largest property management businesses with over 5000 properties under management which he sold in 2015.
As Managing Director of Australia’s first Real Estate Industry Venture Capital Fund, Chris has spent the last 6 years on a journey to discover what the future holds for the Australian Real Estate Industry. That journey has taken him to multiple countries, including study at Harvard Business School, University of California Berkeley and the world’s leading educational institution on exponential technology, Singularity University. He’s conducted countless interviews with leaders in the real estate industry, CEO’s of technology disrupters, and also spoken personally with the institutions that are pouring billions of dollars into ideas whose sole purpose is to take a slice of the trillions of dollars that keep the worldwide real estate industry alive.

Brooke Hanson

Olympic Gold Medallist, 6-time FINA champion

one of Australia’s most likable swimming personalities

Swimming star Brooke Hanson OAM, an Olympic gold and silver medallist, remains one of Australia’s most recognised Olympians.

Brooke is a much sought-after corporate motivational speaker, MC, television and radio presenter as well as key note presenter.

The Olympic Champion adds another dimension to corporate conferences as a host, keynote speaker, motivator, trainer team-building leader, her smile and bubbly personality light up the room.

Brooke is an experienced MC hosting award ceremonies, black tie balls, breakfasts, anniversary dinners, presentation nights, launches and publicity events.

Adam Empringham

Image Property

Director Of Sales

Real estate is all Adam has ever known and he loves what he does. Having lived in Brisbane for more than a decade with his wife and son, Adam is one of the area’s most prominent influencers in the real estate space – renowned for helping others grow and succeed.

Adam’s career has provided him with an invaluable depth of experience, knowledge and leadership that has enabled him to grow and inspire many great agents. His passion for his team and the industry drives him to make real estate a better space for everyone and ensures his team fulfill their dreams every day.

Conference Agenda

Sunday, 16th May 2021

Conference Day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration and Morning Tea8:30 am – 9:30 am
Joel Davis – STAFFLINK 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Alex Ouwens & Nathan Casserly – Ouwens Casserly Real Estate 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nick Reilly – Inovayt Finance1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Julian Muldoon – 1Group Property Advisory1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Tea 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Peter Baines – Hands Across The Water3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Networking Reception6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday, 17th May 2021

Conference Day 2 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Adam Empringham – Image Property9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
John Knight – Business DEPOT9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Morning Tea10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Chris Rolls – PieLab Council Capital11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brooke Hanson – Motivational Speaker12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Domonic Thompson – Macquarie Bank2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wrap Up – Panel3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


$245 per night (room only)

Check-in: 3 pm

Check out: 11 am

Internet Access: Complimentary to all hotel guests.

Parking: Complimentary self-parking is included (for one vehicle per room) but valet parking is also available at $30 per day.

Breakfast: Available in Citrique Restaurant. Breakfast is $25 per person and charged on consumption.

Existing Clients


Inclusive of 1 full conference ticket and 1 ticket to networking reception.

Standard Rate


Inclusive of 1 full conference ticket and 1 ticket to networking reception.

Group Bookings

Variable pricing

For groups of 15 or more, please contact us for pricing.

Testimonials from previous events

“An exceptional day full of information which will help us to become the agent at the leading edge of Property Management and Sales.”

“We had a great time meeting like-minded people and learning the future of where the industry is headed. We love being part of the Stafflink team!”

“The event was amazing! There was so much to take in, an exciting future for us all. It was an honour to be in the room. Book us in for 2020!”

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