JCI Australia National Convention 2022

21-23 October 2022

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney

Picture 7

Leading Is Our Duty

As a changemaker, what does JCI’s 2022 global tagline “Leading is Our Duty” mean to you? We would like to invite you to share your thoughts this October as we welcome you to JCI Australia’s National Convention (NatCon) in Sydney.

Hosted by JCI Sydney and themed “Leading is Our Duty”, the 2022 JCI Australia NatCon will offer participants the opportunity to network with passionate individuals and businesses from different industries, as well as activities and sessions that are all about upskilling our participants so you can be an effective and inspiring leader. Come along and hear from inspiring speakers who will share their leadership knowledge and experience with us.

This jam-packed event will be held at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney, from 21 to 23 October 2022, and offers you various ticket options, including the full program which is really worth it.


Hosted by JCI Sydney from 21 to 23 October and themed “Leading is Our Duty”, the 2022 JCI Australia NatCon will kick off on Friday night with Networking Drinks to get us ready for a weekend of engagement, inspiration and impact. 

NatCon Saturday will feature training opportunities in governance, debating and public speaking through sessions such as National Special General Meeting and debating and public speaking programs. Participants will also connect with our Honourees from the National Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Program and learn from these high performing and high profile leaders how they practise leadership and create impact. 

On Saturday night, we will come together for the JCI Australia Gala Dinner. This formal event will see the national initiatives and awards ceremony recognise the hard work that our members have done throughout the year. We will also be part of the inauguration of the elected 2023 National Board. It is a night for celebrating achievements and connecting with like-minded people.

NatCon Sunday will see us continue the theme “Leading is Our Duty” through keynote speakers. These keynote sessions are designed to cement the learnings of the weekend to help our participants be ready to lead.


The full weekend passes include:

  • Friday Night: Drinks & Canapes
  • Saturday Conference: Arrival Tea, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Saturday Gala Dinner: 3 Course Meal & Drinks
  • Sunday Half Day Conference: Morning Tea

Senator's Opt-in Program

We are very excited about inviting our Senators to join at this year’s NatCon. There will be an opt-in program for Senators that runs concurrently to the Delegates’ Program. Activities in the opt-in Senators’ Program will be available on a first come basis. Bookings for these extra activities can be purchased in addition to the full weekend pass.

Senator Friday
Senator Saturday
Senator Sunday

To check accommodation and ticket options, click here

Your Speakers

We're excited to present the following speakers.

Matthew Caruana - Joshua Stephens

Matt Caruana

Matt unintentionally became an international speaker after becoming a paraplegic when he attempted suicide at 16.

Now he is best known for his humanitarian work surrounding mental fitness. His initiatives have been featured on 7 News, ABC, SBS, Channel 9, The Daily Telegraph and many other media sources while bringing him two separate (NSW) state-wide awards.

Matt was recognised by JCI Australia as a 2021 National TOYP Honouree for turning his lived experience into life-saving work.

Kel Gleeson Headshot

Kel Gleeson

Kel served with the Australian Army for 20 years, afterwards joining the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations as an international civilian, serving in Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, East Timor and Sudan.

He was awarded the Australian Overseas Humanitarian Medal from the Australian government, and served as President of the United Nations Association of Australia from 2013-2016.

In his presentation “Making the United Nations Fit for Purpose”, Kel will discuss his experience with the United Nations (UN) and give us an honest appraisal of where the UN is today but what needs to happen to make it relevant for the future.

Frederick Marcoux

Frederick Marcoux

Frederick is the National Director of BNI in Australia, an organisation that currently helps BNI Members generate half a billion dollars of new business each year through referrals. Under his leadership, the BNI Business Community has more than doubled in size from 3,000 to 6,000 businesses today.

Before this, Frederick was a Partner in a national firm delivering management consulting services to large corporates and government.

Frederick lives in Perth with his wife Pauline and has 2 Children Sophie and Alexander. He’s passionate about Surfing, about adventure travel and Charities involving supporting the education of Children.

DavidPhoto - Rochelle Borton

David Mckenna

Named a Top 20 Finalist by JCI for the 2022 Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World Program, David McKenna is an experienced entrepreneur, non-executive director and public sector leader. 

David has engaged in volunteerism, community service and social impact work his whole life. His determination to serve stems from his upbringing – he genuinely wants to ensure others have the opportunity to grow as individuals and a genuine desire to leave the world better than he found it.

David’s professional career and his chosen directorships continue to focus his effort in areas that provide enrichment for others. He is dedicated to improving the lives of others and providing opportunities for young people.

Troy Morgan Head Shot

Troy Morgan

Troy Morgan is a Corporate Wellbeing Strategist, CEO of Willows Health Group, Head of Strategy and shareholder of Health and Wellbeing Technology companies Well360 and Springday. 

He was a Business Partner in Australian Broadcasting Corporation Commercial’s Award Winning Happy Body at Work Program, which won the prestigious AMY Digital Awards for the best Health and Wellbeing Online program in Australia.

He has served on the boards of the Skills Alliance Qld, Healthy Active Lifestyles Toowoomba and is the current Chairperson of Qld Touch Football.

Troy’s has worked with Optus, PWC, Australian Taxation Office, Vodaphone NZ, Virgin Australia, Accenture, Australia Post and ANZ. 

In his own touch football career Troy has played in 13 State of Origin Series, 5 World Cups and has played in over 70 games for Australia.


Lachlan Stevens

Lachlan is the director of the successful restaurant and bar ‘His Boy Elroy’ located in the heart of Wollongong CBD. He was awarded Business of the Year 2020, Excellence in Digital Service Delivery, Excellence in Innovation and Adaptability and Resilience in Small Business. He is also the founder of Barstool Brothers - A Men's Mental Health Initiative.

Recognising the increasing challenge of men's mental health, Lachlan started the Barstool Brothers in 2019, giving men the opportunity to meet, share stories and discuss any issues that they are facing. Lachlan supplies free burgers and beers at his restaurant ‘His Boy Elroy’ for the group. His life and career has revolved around ‘service to humanity’, from his time in the Australian Amy to his thriving business, which consistently gives back to the community.

Recognised by JCI Australia in 2021 as a National TOYP Honouree,  Lachlan continues his tireless efforts in giving back to the community.

Our Sponsors



Direct Couriers

Operating in Australia and New Zealand, Direct Couriers offers a range of courier and taxi truck services for local same day delivery as well as interstate and international delivery services.

Direct Couriers maintains a fleet of over 1250 vehicles, all fitted with the latest GPS tracking systems, offering full visibility to its customers. To ensure highest quality of service, Direct Couriers works with an exclusive network of contractors who are trained by and dedicated to Direct Couriers.

Equipped with sophisticated and custom-built technology including an online booking and tracking system, Direct Couriers is the leader in information technology in the transport industry.


Symbol + Eduinfluencers + Building Cohesive Team_HORIZONTAL-01
Coutts Lawyers and Converyancers - Silver


Connect English Study - Bronze
Trusted Trader Consulting - Bronze

Senate Sponsor

Senate Award - JCI Australia Senate Logo

National Awards Sponsor

National Awards - Aliferous Leadership Strategies logo - black[300ppi]

Ready to Become a Changemaker?

Join us on 21 – 23 October 2022