22 September 2016, Brisbane

Creative³ is the only event of its kind in Australia, featuring a series of dynamic presentations from the world’s leading creative game changers and entrepreneurs offering real-world insights into creativity, investment, and enterprise.

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Creative3 Pitch

Connecting creative tech startups with investors

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Creative3 Forum

creativity x investment x enterprise

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Creative3 Masterclass

Applying innovation to your company

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2016 Speakers

These are some of the great speakers who presented at Creative3

Ben Britten

Ben Britten

Creative³ Forum

Ben Britten carries the Hardcore Veteran achievement within both the film and games industries. With over 20 years experience on over three dozen blockbuster films, an Academy Award for technical achievement (for advancing the art of 3D volumetric camera control), and successfully launching and managing several businesses–the list goes on. Ben’s career in the games […]

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Bethany Koby – UK

Creative³ Forum

Bethany Koby is a mum, CEO, designer, art director and artist interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imagine a more positive and collaborative future. In 2012, Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us, a UK business dedicated to sparking the imagination of young people using hands-on technology. Their beautifully designed DIY kits and […]

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Hamish Jolly

Creative³ Forum

Hamish Jolly (B.Bus, ACANZ, MAICD) is a commercial innovator and technology investor. An ocean swimmer and former kite surfer, he is the co-founder of bio and marine technology company Shark Mitigation Systems Ltd which successfully debuted on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: SM8) in May 2016. SM8 develops science-led technologies for the detection and deterrence […]

Anna Reeves

Anna Reeves

Creative³ Forum

Anna is creative entrepreneur, producer and writer with a passion for culture change storytelling. She has worked for leading media production houses including: CordellJigsawZapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade as a business affairs & brand manager. She was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign, The Global Poverty Project, and was Charity […]


Steve Baxter

Creative³ Forum

Tech start-up investor Steve Baxter is a proud Queenslander, born in the remote town of Cloncurry and raised in Emerald in the State’s central highlands. He left school at 15 and joined the Army, enlisting in its apprenticeship program. There, he became a technician working in the field of electronics, telecoms and guided weapon systems. […]


Lindsay Stewart

Creative³ Forum

Lindsay Stewart is the founding CEO of Stringr— a mobile and web-enabled platform that allows its customers to source custom footage – fast. Stringr has the only nationwide network of videographers in the United States: more than 23,000 dispersed in 200 media markets. While a producer at ABC News, Lindsay experienced a need to get […]


Chris Smith

Creative³ Forum

Chris is a visionary, innovating and advancing technology to foster new ways for people to experience, understand and connect with the world around them. The Pacific Ocean separates Chris’s two unique hometowns, splitting his time for many years between two of the most beautiful places in the world, Seattle, Washington and Wellington, New Zealand. Chris […]


Ryan Lee

Creative³ Forum

Ryan Lee is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Smartstudy, a content company established in 2010 providing educational content for infants through animated songs and stories, and interactive mobile apps. The company’s PINKFONG series has achieved the #1 spot as the highest grossing educational content on mobile in 109 countries, with 100 million downloads […]


We've been running Creative3 for over six years

In April 2010, CEA initiated and hosted the first Creative3 to showcase the importance of creative industries as a driver of the Australian economy and the differing pathways to commercial success. Today, the creative industries is valued at US$2.25 trillion globally and more than $35 billion to Australian GDP.

Since launch, over 85 thought leaders and entrepreneurs have presented new models of creative business innovation to more than 1500 delegates.

Creative3 is now Australia’s largest conference for creative entrepreneurs. At heart, Creative3 is about providing innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs with the insights to succeed in scaling their business.

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Media coverage of Creative3

“A slick event with a huge amount of content for the creative entrepreneur. I was blown away!”

Christie Poulos
Global Head of Video at King Content