Friday, 24th May

Veronica is a renowned Singer, Celebrant, MC, and NLP Master Trainer, with more than 3 decades of experience engaging audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

In her own words, Veronica is "a passionate connector" – whether it’s connecting with someone you love, someone you have lost, or to someone you need to know - she thrives on contributing to the success of others. Veronica has been a proud member of BNI for over 14 years, and currently serves as an Area Launch Director for BNI Melbourne South.


Veronica brings her boundless energy, enthusiasm, and excitement for all things BNI to the conference stage. Having been the conference MC before, she feels privileged to be invited back a second time, and is ready to make it an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Veronica Lees - Amato

Wendy Lloyd-Curly

Wendy Lloyd Curley is the Executive Director for BNI Sydney North East. She will rock your networking socks off! She is a fun keynote speaker, bestselling author, successful business owner, marketing powerhouse, and, yes, the singer in the band.

Justine Sandry

Justine’s introduction to BNI was early 2017 when she applied for membership with a launching chapter on the Gold Coast, and she's not looked back since.

As a BNI member on the Gold Coast, Justine grew her business every year of membership and over 60% of her business came from BNI referrals, just because she followed the system.

During her first year of membership, Justine was asked to join the Regional Team as an Ambassador which gave her the privilege of meeting and supporting new members in different chapters, as well as supporting two chapters going through a program called the Diamond Growth Strategy.


Justine was then appointed Director Consultant, giving her the opportunity to work with a leadership team of a local chapter. It was so exciting to see that all the support and care she had put into the chapter alongside the leadership team saw the Chapter become number 1 in Australia 6 times during 2019. Her next role was Area Director, working with 7 Chapters and their Director Consultants in a support capacity, with the largest chapter having 55 members at the time.

In 2018, Justine project managed the first BNI Australia National Conference on the Gold Coast with over 600 attendees. And still to this day, Justine helps to oversee the organizing of the BNI Conference.

In 2020, Justine and her family moved from the Gold Coast to Port Macquarie, NSW, and the very first thing she did was become a BNI member. Soon afterwards, Justine became a Director Consultant, providing support to some more leadership teams and chapters.

Mid 2021, an opportunity arose for Justine to become a BNI Executive Director in Logan and surrounding regions, and knowing this would bring her back home closer to her family, she gladly accepted and today is the proud owner of BNI Brisbane Southside. Starting with only 1 chapter in September 2021, today there is 3 chapters with another couple on the horizon.

With the mindset that “anything is possible”, Justine has seen doors open, opportunities present themselves and new relationships form. BNI has been more than business growth for Justine as her own personal growth has been outstanding. Justine loves what she does, gives generously, and loves to support others to reach their goals.

Alvin Cooney

Since leaving school almost 25 years ago, Alvin has been an entrepreneur. In fact even while in school he showed his entrepreneurial talent by selling his lunches to his schoolmates. He made his mum make extra sandwiches so he could build his tuck shop enterprise.

Alvin has been working in Relationship Marketing for the past 20 years. He started in the UK and is now based in Australia teaching Referral Marketing Programs. Over the years Alvin has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners understand the power of relational development - what it is and how it can generate business via referrals. Alvin is the National Director of Asentiv Australia, a consulting business delivering growth strategies for Australian businesses.


Alvin’s burning desire is to finish a day completing his TO DO LIST and something no-one knows about him is…he has never received a WAGE.

His key to success is…You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take! So don’t let yourself down - you can have an amazing business and a spectacular life, too!


May 24 - 25, 2024

Net Proceeds Go To BNI Australia Foundation

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Please note: Should circumstances prevent the 2024 Business Growth Conference from going ahead in person, tickets will be transferred to ‘virtual’ tickets, and the difference refunded. Airfares, accommodation, and any other expenses associated with attending the in-person event at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns, Queensland are outside the control of BNI Australia. Therefore BNI Australia cannot be liable.

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