Personal connections with media

​MediaConnect events takes the journalist connections into the real world, allowing companies to better understand the journalists the media, build relationships and educate about their company and products.

​Tech Leaders Forum is the premier media event for the technology sector and a must-attend for any company communicating with, or planning to work with, technology journalists. ​Tech Leaders Forum presents participating companies with the opportunity to:

  • Network for two days with more than 50 of Australia's most influential journalists
  • Present a five-minute presentation positioning your ideas and messages
  • An hour of round-table discussions where you'll meet and talk to all journalists
  • Up to six one-on-one interviews with relevant journalists
  • Ample opportunity for building relationships at social events

Since 1993, the annual IT Journalism Awards have recognised excellence in technology journalism and publishing. Optus became the proud naming rights sponsor of our awards in 2014. The gala dinners bring together more than 300 journalists, PR professionals and vendor representatives together for the sector's 'night of nights'.

  • Entries receives from almost all major mastheads
  • Hundreds of entries received each year
  • 20 categories including Best Journalist and Best Title
  • More than 320 people attended the tenth anniversary awards

​Media Insights are training events for PR professionals which aim to help them understand the . While valuable to any technology PR professional wanting to update their knowledge, it is of particular benefit to new tech PR professionals, either those just beginning their careers or for those entering the IT sector for the first time.

  • Presentations by up to 20 journalists
  • Pitching workshops give you unique feedback
  • Keynotes from two industry heavy-hitters
  • Stay informed with changes to the media sector