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Boardroom Lunch with Leanne Kemp, QLD Chief Entrepreneur
Boardroom Briefing

21 Nov
Brisbane CBD

*Exclusive Event


The AICC, in collaboration with Grant Thornton, is delighted to invite you to a boardroom lunch with

Leanne Kemp
Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

Thursday 21st November 2019


Blockchain: The Circular Economy

Blockchain is a system in which a record of transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are maintained across several computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network. It is reliable and difficult-to-hack record of transactions – and of who owns what.
The goal of blockchain is to allow digital information to be recorded and distributed, but not edited.

How does it work? Could it be the key to a circular economy?

Join us for a boardroom lunch with Leanne Kemp and find out how companies are using blockchain technologies and how it can advance the circular economy.

Meet Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp is Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. She is a prominent figure in the technology sector and recognised internationally as an innovator and leader. Her company Everledger uses Blockchain technology to track high-value assets such as diamonds, art and wine with the aim of increasing transparency and trust with technology.

Leanne co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Manufacturing and takes part in the Global Future Council on Blockchain. She also workstreams at the Global Blockchain Business Council, co-chairs the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group and is on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.

Leanne’s awards include the Advancing Identification Matters (AIM) Global Allan Gilligan Award 2019, Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 for Technology Innovation, and Innovator of the Year 2016 and 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London).

In 2018, her entrepreneurial success saw her appointed as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in Australia, to develop the state’s startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold this position. In 2019 her tenure as Chief Entrepreneur was extended for another year, the first time the role has been extended since its creation.


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We are constantly evolving and developing alongside our clients.

Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1,300 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mindset and a broad commercial perspective.