Speakers

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Gihan Perera

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Digital disruption, the global pandemic, and the changing workplace affect us all, and at all levels – individual, team, organisation, and community. Gihan Perera is a futurist, online presenter, conference speaker, and author who gives you a glimpse into what’s ahead – and shows you how to become fit for the future and be successful in a fast-changing world.

Since 1997, he has worked with organisations and leaders throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and North America.

He is the author of “The Future of Leadership”, “Disruption By Design”, and 10 other books.

Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.

Danielle Bear

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Danielle obtained her Nutrition and Dietetics degree at the University of Wollongong and after working for a short time in Sydney, she moved to London and has been the Principal Critical Care Dietitian at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) for the last 10 years. Danielle was one of two dietitians on the trial management group for the CALORIES Trial and she has recently completed prestigious Health Education England / National Institute for Health Research (HEE/NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship where she is exploring the measurement and prevention of skeletal muscle wasting during critical illness and the effect on recovery. Danielle has been instrumental in guiding critical care dietetic services during the COVID-19 pandemic, being awarded British Dietetic Association Roll of Honour 2020 for her work.

Joel Feren

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Joel Feren is The Nutrition Guy, an Accredited Practicing Dietician with a background in the biomedical sciences. He is a media dietician, recipe developer and nutrition consultant.

Joel specialises in credible and evidence-based health communications and nutrition marketing. He helps food brands and businesses tell their nutrition story and engage, educate and connect with customers to drive meaningful change. Joel also considers nutrition to be too important to be an afterthought for food brands and businesses.

Joel is also a seasoned media performer and appears regularly on tv. He is a Dietician Australia media spokesperson.

Karen Inge

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Karen Inge is one of Australia’s most established and recognised leaders in the fields of sports nutrition and dietetics. She is an award-winning author and provides specialist nutrition commentary to the media as well as having her own weekly radio segment on Melbourne radio 3AW.

Karen is passionate about culinary nutrition and is a Founder of the healthy food company Dineamic. She has also created a food destination at her family owned Flinders Hotel and Georgie Bass Cookery in Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Karen is a Director of St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) of Medical Research and Chair of the SVI Foundation. She is also an ambassador for FareShare a food rescue organisation that cooks and distributes nutritious meals to people in need.

In 2015, Karen was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Monash University for her work in sports nutrition and named Deakin University Alumni of the Year 2018.

Manling Ng

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Manling Ng has been an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2016. She has been working as a corporate dietitian at Sanitarium Health Food Company since 2017.

She is part of the team of dietitians and nutritionists, who help the company to identify and drive nutrition opportunities, translate and communicate nutrition science and engage with key external stakeholders in support of a healthy plant-based diet.

She has years of experience in the area of liquid nutrition and beverages, working with the multidisciplinary teams within the company in new product development, reformulation and associated nutrition education, communication and marketing.

She is also experienced in food and nutrition-related policies and regulations in Australia and export countries including China, Thailand and Singapore.

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