Optional workshops

Business workshop

$500 + GST

How to build & lead a high-performance business

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory will guide you in a workshop session designed to give you actionable leadership strategies and practical “people tools” to ensure your team’s engagement lifts, individual performance increases, and that your business delivers the results required to turn customers into passionate advocates.

Designed for business owners, leaders, managers and supervisors, this interactive and engaging presentation will include skills and tools that have practical application to leadership, persuasive communication, customer service, autonomous performance and innovative problem solving.

This will be a working session, so come prepared to learn new skills, to apply them to your business and build a strategy for implementation for when you get back to work after the conference.

Dan & Kieran are the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history, have worked with the UN in Asia, created customer engagement systems for financial institutions and developed communications and behavioural design strategies for high performance leaders and teams across six continents and look forward to doing the same for the rotational moulding industry.

About our presenters

Kieran Flanagan & Dan Gregory

Kieran and Dan are part of a long pedigree of comic partners including Abbott & Costello, Key & Peele, Fey & Poehler, Flight of the Conchords and Penn & Teller, as well as conference and event duos such as Future Crunch and Troy & Zara Love.

Together, they work with their clients to create and deliver conference presentations exploring critical Behavioural Insights, Trends & Strategies.

Some of their proudest achievements include:

  • Working with the UN and the Singapore government on strategies to reduce human trafficking in the region
  • Developing leadership teams for multinational tech giants across multiple continents and cultures
  • Winning local and international awards for communication and creativity
  • Developing the strategy behind for the most successful new product launch in Australian history
  • Directing one of the most extraordinary brand resurrections achieved anywhere in the world
  • Serving as a Partners and a Faculty Members at Thought Leaders Business School
  • Developing a graduate curriculum on The Business of Human Behaviour with the Schools of Psychology & Business at Western Sydney University
  • Performing stand-up comedy across 3 continents
  • Being voted by Meetings & Conventions USA in “the top 20 keynote speakers to watch.”
  • Appearing as expert commentators on TV news programs, in newspapers, magazines and on radio programs & podcasts around the world
  • Co-authoring three books, about: Behavioural trends | Our Fundamental Human Drives | The Future of Skills and Intelligence
  • Creating & Co-hosting A show called Brandin’ - Produced in a collaboration with LinkedIn, Mo MacRae & Mi-3

Registrations now open

Technical workshop

$300 + GST
Maximum 20 participants

PARTEC - The Plastic & Rubber Technical Education Centre

In 2024 PARTEC installed a 1m diameter fully electric shuttle oven. The rotomoulding machine boosts PARTEC’s ability to train highly skilled Rotomoulding Apprentices, helping to ease the skills gap in Oceania plastics manufacturing.

PART 1 - Moulding Parameters

  • Benefits of internal mould air temperature measurement
  • Moulding from inside the mould (In-mould videos)
  • Bubble formation and removal


  • Basic mechanisms of shrinkage and warpage
  • Cooling methods and their effects on material properties

PART 3 - Testing

  • Powder Dry Flow & Bulk Density testing
  • Low temperature (-40°C) drop-dart impact testing on moulded parts

This 3 hour workshop will be conducted at PARTEC which is an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that issues qualifications recognised Australia-wide, including the Plastic Rotomoulding Apprenticeship.



7:00am Depart QT Gold Coast
8:15am Arrive PARTEC, coffee & tea
8:30am - 10:00am Workshop
10:00am - 10:15am Morning tea
10:15am - 12:00pm Workshop
12:00pm - 1:30pm Depart back to QT
1:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch at QT
2:00pm Rotomould24 starts

About our presenter

Ian Hansen

Ian is a rotomoulding industry veteran, with over 40 years experience in the plastics industry. His background includes 15 years in colour compounding and grinding of powders plus over 25 years in rotational moulding operations.

Ian is an ARMA Icon of Rotomoulding, and he has previously served as President of ARMA, and on the ARMO Executive board. He has presented to rotomoulding audiences around the world on the subjects of quality, safety and tank design. Over the years he has written a number of articles for Rotoworld, the global industry magazine, plus has presentations available at the online Roy Crawford Library.

Ian has worked for both small and large manufacturing companies within Australia and New Zealand, and is currently working as an independent consultant to the global rotational moulding industry.



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