Dec 2017

Golden Key will be celebrating 25 years in Asia Pacific next year, and we are excited to share this milestone with members, advisors and alumni at the 2018 Asia Pacific Conference 8-10 February in Melbourne.

The early-bird rate of AU$200 for a three-day Full Conference Pass is still available register nowand don't miss out on an action-packed event in Melbourne, Australia!

We are also excited to let you know we have arranged discounts for accommodation at a number of hotels in Melbourne near the conference location. Please contact for more details.


Come along and celebrate our 25th Anniversary in Asia Pacific :

  • Network with fellow Golden Key members from across the Asia-Pacific
  • Be inspired by six incredible  keynote speakers including Edda Hammer, Young Queenslander Young Australian of the year, Gordon Renouf, leading social entrepeneur;   Holly Ransom Australia Chair for the G20 Youth Summit andSimon Dorries Australia CEO of PEFC the world's largest sustainable forestry certification program. 
  • Develop yourself personally through professional workshops for both students and advisors
  • Gain tips for your career through the University Executive Panel
  • Participate in thought-provoking panel discussions
  • Give back to the community through our sustainable service initiative
  • Celebrate, dress up and mingle at the closing Gala Dinner
The Golden Key Asia-Pacific Conference 2018 will provide you with all of these opportunities and much more. Join us from 8-10th February 2017.

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A wide range of personal and professional development workshops are being confirmed, including:
  • Supporting your chapter development
  • Advisor round table
  • Managing events, networking and time management
  • How to Build a chapter site and newsletters
A few more workshops are currently being confirmed. You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with workshop presenters from around the world, have your professional headshot taken, and more!

If you wish to lead a workshop session to further enhance your leadership, organizational and communication skills, then please email by the 8th of December, 2017. 

Keynote Speakers

Gordon Renouf  

Gordon is a long term consumer advocate turned social entrepreneur. In 2014 he co-founded Good On You to empower consumers to create change as they shop. He is also on the board of several NGOs and industry bodies including Justice Connect, Good Environmental Choice Australia and Consumers Federation of Australia.


Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom is an experienced non-executive director across the private, government and non-for-profit sectors, in a statutory and advisory board capacity. In 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit, resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 leaders. In 2016, Holly became the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL football club with her appointment as a Director of Port Adelaide Football Club and was also asked by the AFL to serve on their advisory Board for the launch of the AFL Women’s League.

Holly holds a Law degree and BA (Economics). In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest ever Rotary President. Her work with Rotary has played a key role in the global efforts to lift youth participation in the organisation, more than doubling engagement.


Simon Dorries

Simon Dorries is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Forestry Standard  Limited / PEFC Australia. PEFC is the world's largest sustainable forestry certification program that ensures responsible practices around the world. Simon brings with him over thirty years of experience in the industry and is a proud advocate for ethical standards and certified practices.Simon will join us at the Asia PacificConference to talk about Goal 15 Life on Land.