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End of Year - Progressive Dinner - INSIGHT "Back to The Future"

  • The Deck 212 Bay Street Brighton, VIC, 3186 Australia (map)
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Progressive Dinner  Events - help you to create business relationships over dinner


It is YTM’s 5th Birthday of Running YTM Business Networking Events!

Get your ticket NOW and Enjoy the insight,  plenty of conversation started by the YTM Conversation Cards and of course, a 2-course dinner.  


Our fantastic panel of small business owners have diverse backgrounds in building and shaping their businesses.

Learn from the Panel as they share their business journey so far…the good, the bad and the key learnings which we are sure will resonate with you now.

The takeaways from the panel stories will likely include the merits of persistence, proposition, planning, pricing, partnership, negotiation, cash flow, marketing, pathways, probabilities and possibilities…and no doubt some “oooops!” Moments too.

So join us for stimulating panel discussion on the experiences others have had and how you can navigate these too.


Holly Klintworth: Managing Director / Head Distiller at Bass and Flinders Distillery

Holly is the Managing Director at Bass and Flinders Distillery, overseeing all areas of the business, from sales, marketing and strategic planning through to distillation and product creation.

Founded in 2009 by her father Wayne Klintworth and his business partner Bob Laing, the business is now entirely family owned and run. Bass & Flinders is an artisanal distillery producing grape spirit using a traditional Alembic Pot Still to create a range of world‐class distillations including award winning gins, spirits, liqueurs and a premium 5 year aged brandy Ochre.

Hear how Holly and her father Wayne transformed the family business from a hobby based passion for artisan distilling, into a thriving business now supplying widely through wholesale and retail channels.

 You will hear how the family faced into and solved many challenges which are likely to resonate with all small business owners.

Nick Sheridan: Owner of 99th Monkey

Nick is a former journalist at The Age turned food entrepreneur.

Nick is the owner of 99th Monkey, makers of Australia's finest nut butters, which are available through more than 700 independent retailers around Australia.

99th Monkey exists to spread the joy of simple, delicious food. Available through farmers markets and independent retailers around Australia, 99th Monkey nut butters are made with only the finest minimally processed ingredients.

You will hear how Nick has moved from a part time business to a full time enterprise now scaling for growth and navigating all the hurdles and risks that confront many small businesses.

Jo Johnson: The Content Coach-

When Jo found herself with a redundancy letter in hand whilst on maternity leave from, she knew it was time for a change.  15 years of working for big brand names as a copywriter, marketer, and digital strategist meant Jo had written a lot of stories – now it was time to write her own new chapter.

Originally established as a copywriting service, Jo’s business morphed into Content Coaching 2 years later.  She realised it was better to ‘teach the man to fish, rather than fish for him.’  She loves working with people who are experts at what they do, but who struggle to convey that expertise through their marketing; they typically don’t know what to say or how to say it, especially in the online space.

Now, 8 years on, her business is changing again, so that she can do more of what she really lovesbeing on stages, facilitating and leading groups of people to change through events, masterminds and retreats. 

She will share with us her new evolution: helping people become impactful thought-leaders by leveraging their expertise into a solid body of work (read: book, program or blog).  Change brings opportunity and Jo is ready to embrace it again!

What are the Benefits of attending YTM Progressive Dinner?

Sharing a meal together. Extending hospitality… In many cultures, these are expressions of trust and a commitment to amnesty and good faith. For most of us, meals are times for conversation and relationship building. So, our progressive dinners build on these characteristics because they express our belief that networking is about building relationships, not about sales. It offers you -

  • An opportunity to eat and enjoy relaxed, meaningful conversation with matched business people.

  • Introductions to other guests with whom you have common interests.

  • Structured conversations using special YTM Conversation Card decks that help you to give and receive value.

  • Opportunities for casual conversation with like-minded people.

  • Enjoyable, yet efficient networking opportunities and excellent speakers.




What Happens at a “Progressive Dinner” Event? 

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  • 3 hours of strategic conversations that give you plenty of time to talk and listen to others + a delicious 2-course meal + informative speakers.

  • Open networking with your hosts, primed to make helpful introductions and ensure you aren’t standing by yourself.

  • 2 x tables of 6-8 strategically matched, like-minded business owners (you change tables after the main course).

  • YTM’s unique Conversation Starter cards to create meaningful timed discussions (everyone gets a chance to participate).

  • Relaxed, yet structured format.

  • An informative and relevant speaker or panel to answer questions and provide ideas for your business.

Learn more about YTM Progressive Dinner Events and other YTM events

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Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions

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Kerryn Powell

0414 856 616