‘Be’ 2019 — Here’s What You Missed

Entrepreneurship, sustainability and mindfulness the hot topics at this year's 'Be' Summit

Words by Nicole Thomsen
October 9th, 2019

Our annual ‘Be’ Summit took place last Saturday at The Richmond Education and Event Centre in Smithfield, and what a day it was.

Despite the heavy rain, we were joined by 20 awe-inspiring speakers, each of whom is a trailblazer in their own individual area of expertise. Delving into the topics of sustainability within the fashion industry, entrepreneurship and founding your own business, and the simple yet effective power of mindfulness, there was plenty of key insights for attendees to take away.

Of course, ‘Be’ could not have happened without all of the amazing brands and sponsors who joined us. We would like to say a very special thank you to DFS and CREATE by kld who, together, transformed The Richmond into the venue we always dreamed of with four uniquely designed stages and the ‘Chill Out’ Room, which we did not want to leave.

Thank you to Just Eat for providing vouchers for lunch on the day, to Lily O’Brien’s Share Bags, Diet Coke, Properchips, Neutrogena, Mavala, Moxi Loves, and OGX for creating incredible goodie bags for all of our guests to take home; to all of the vendors, who were a new and welcome addition to ‘Be’ this year, and brought the Marketplace to life; to Raven App for ensuring everyone looked their best with hair touchups throughout the day; to Cocobrew for the much-needed coffee fix; and to Method and Madness who got the party started early with an open gin bar. Lastly, to all of the speakers and attendees who travelled near and far to join us — we’re so glad you came.

DFS Chill Out Room
Róisín Lafferty of KLD
Alison Canavan
Moon Mood
Kaiko Studio
Fiona Brennan
Liz Bacelar
Method and Madness
Alison Stroh, Milena Jaksic and Sonia Deasy

For those of you who missed it, fear not as ‘Be’ will be back again next year; we look forward to welcoming you there.

Get a sneak peek of what went on this year in the video and slideshow below.


Photography by Niko Salvino and Max Lederer.