A gathering to connect, learn and collaborate.
Champions Retreat is an opportunity to connect with B Corps and people united in using business as a force for good. More than ever, in 2020 we need an economy that works for everyone and heals the planet.
Sponsorship is critical to making the Retreat possible, and we're grateful to all our sponsors for their contributions. If you're interested in sponsoring the Retreat, please get in touch
The Champions Retreat is a carbon neutral event thanks to Intrepid Travel.
Spring Bay Mill, Tasmania
When we discovered Spring Bay Mill we knew it was a perfect location for Champions Retreat 2020. Spring Bay is on the lands of the Paredarerme tribe and is a place of extreme beauty and the stark, rugged landscapes that Tasmania is known for – a beautiful, remote location, close to nature and appropriate for deep reflection and connection.
An hour from Hobart
After the working mill was decommissioned in 2011, environmental philanthropist Graeme Wood purchased the property and the stunning site has been transformed into an event and accommodation space like no other.
An hour from Hobart, opposite Maria Island, the Mill is placed squarely on the Bay and is a commanding presence, with rusting hulks of machinery a stark and strangely beautiful reminder of the damage once wrought by the wood chip industry in Tasmania.
The two-day retreat program will set the scene for future collective action amongst the B Corp community, and help you drive impact innovation in your business. More speakers and program to be announced soon.
Extra activities on Day 1
Shuttle times from Hobart to Spring Bay Mill*
Catching the 10am shuttle? You have all day to enjoy any of the activities below:
Maria Island Experience - departs 11:30am ($180 additional cost)
Horticultural Experience - Planting 12:00 and 1:30pm (included in your ticket)
On the 1pm shuttle? Join one of the two onsite afternoon experiences:
Indigenous Cultural Interpretation Walk and Bush Foods - 2:00pm and 3:30pm (included in your ticket)
Horticultural Experience - Planting 2:00pm and 3:30pm (included in your ticket)
For those on the 4:30 shuttle you’ll be going straight to the welcome gathering at 5:30pm
Hiring a car? Join us for any of the optional day 1 activities!
*please note that the shuttle trip from airport to Spring Bay Mill is approx 1 hour
Take bold steps
Meet other leaders, learn from their stories, and take bold steps together toward a regenerative future.
The meaningful connections made at the Champions Retreat will serve you and your business for a lifetime.
Sparking ideas, shared adventure and a remote setting will catalyse new thinking for you and your team
Getting to & from the retreat
Find your way to Hobart Airport, and we’ll take you from there. Spring Bay Mill is a one hour drive from the airport. We have organised coaches to get you to Spring Bay Mill for our 5:30pm welcome event.
Retreat coaches will leave Hobart Airport at:
If you can’t arrive in time for one of these coaches, please get in touch.
Transfers to your accommodation will be provided after the welcome dinner event.
Transport to and from accommodation
Please note that all retreat activities will be taking place on-site at Spring Bay Mill.
Shuttles will be available to take people to and from off-site accommodation.
Private car hire
You are welcome to hire a private car from any of the providers at Hobart Airport including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget.
Coaches departing Spring Bay Mill for Hobart Airport on Friday 19 March at
1:00pm (arrival at Hobart Airport 2:00pm)
3:30pm (arrival at Hobart Airport 4:30pm)
Carbon offsetting with Intrepid
Intrepid Travel will be contributing to a climate protection project in order to compensate for the event’s unavoidable CO2 emissions. Please offset your own flights, Intrepid Travel will take care of everything else
We have sourced a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. We encourage people to share accommodation to connect and make the best use of capacity.
All retreat activities will be taking place on-site at Spring Bay Mill. Shuttles will be available to take people to and from off-site accommodation but you are also welcome to make your own way between the venue and accommodation by private car.
**Rooms will not be showing as available on the web. You will need to mention B Corp when you book to get one of the reserved rooms.
Tickets include meals, transfers, and program, they do not include flights or accommodation.
It’s important to first and foremost, grab your tickets.
But a very close second is the need to book your travel and accommodation so that you don’t miss out on a bed or a flight. So that we can make the appropriate arrangements for you once you land
The B Lab team will be in touch shortly after you purchase your ticket to find out which accommodation and flight option you have chosen, and we can advise you if you need extra help.
Scholarship rates are available for B Corps that can demonstrate impact and need. Contact us for more info.
Champions Retreat 2017
"As a newly certified BCorp, the Champions Retreat (2017) was an invaluable opportunity to connect with other purpose driven businesses away from everyday life. Being on Country, in a very special part of Australia we got to know each other beyond just who we are and where we’re from, and were inspired by how each of us are using business to do good”
Stone & Wood
Frequently Asked Questions
Champions Retreat Enquiries
If we can help with transport, accommodation, connecting with B Corps, sponsorship or anything else please get in touch.
For enquiries about becoming a B Corp, please submit the form on our homepage, click here.