Keynote Speakers

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Weather patterns may just prove to be as dynamic as Sara Groen's media career, which has seen her report on everything from cocoa flavanols in remote northern Brazil to climate patterns in Sydney and fashions on the field at The Melbourne Cup. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Joining the Sydney Seven News team in 2007 where she worked until 2010 as the weather presenter and reporter, Sara Groen’s popularity and talent grew quickly. By 2008 she was presenting the local and national news updates, stepping in to present Today Tonight, and singing her heart out on the high-rating celebrity singing show, It Takes Two.
  • Network Seven

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event host and MC

The strikingly beautiful television presenter and journalist, Sarah Cumming, has recently landed the coveted weather role on Channel Seven's nightly news in Sydney, as well as frequently presenting the news on Weekend Sunrise. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Since moving to Sydney to join the Channel Seven team as a senior news reporter in 2007, Sarah’s profile has grown enormously as she has gained a wealth of experience and covered a wide range of local and international stories some of which include; the devastating Black Saturday bushfires and the tragic 2009 tsunami in Samoa.
  • Network Seven
  • Seven News Sydney (TV Program)
  • Nova 91.9 Adelaide (Radio)
  • Weekend Sunrise (TV Program)

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From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, board member; and inspirational and motivational business speaker, Stella Axarlis consults with organisations that are undertaking significant cultural change and presents nationally and internationally on issues of business excellence, management, organisational culture and education and training. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. As a member of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Board she chaired the ANTA Board Advisory Committees to implement major reforms to vocational education and training and the New Apprenticeships and the National Quality Council.
  • Member of the Order of Australia (1998)

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Sue Williams is an award-winning journalist and columnist who has written for all of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines along with those in the UK. She appears regularly on TV and radio, has had her own TV segment on SBS TV’s popular Hotline program. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. A bestselling author, Williams has written a number of books, on a wide range of topics. Her books include Love Is In The Air, about a group of dancers who defy all the odds to achieve excellence; Women of the Outback, telling the astonishing life stories of 14 remarkable women, from high-achievers to everyday heroes all living in the outback while battling drought, flood, harrowing isolation and often horrific accidents to survive and thrive.

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event host and MC

Amber Sherlock is a news and weather presenter for the Nine Network with over 14 years experience. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Amber’s career has taken a number of forms, starting out as a reporter in the NSW snowfields, before moving to the Commonwealth Bank’s financial news service and then to the Ten Network for the Sydney Olympics.
  • Nine Network
  • Network Ten
  • Today (TV Program)
  • Nine News Sydney (TV Program)Nine news Now (TV Program)

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Growing up on Sydney's beautiful northern beaches there wasn't much that would drag Hayden away from the surf and sand but there was one thing that was always guaranteed to get him home by sun down, his Mum's cooking. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Mum, Jo-Anne a Home Economist, spotted her sons enthusiasm for cooking at an early age and it was this eagerness to learn (or maybe the appeal of a kitchen hand) that saw Jo-Anne teaching a young Hayden everything she knew about food.

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Kate has loved cooking for almost as long as she can remember! Growing up she loved helping her Nanna to crumb lamb cutlets, she invited her parents to her 'restaurant' in their dining room and her chosen work experience at age fifteen was in the kitchen of a fine dining restaurant. Little did she know then that one day she would take out the title of Masterchef 2011! Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Since winning the hit television competition Kate has written her first cookbook The Sweet Life, and countless other recipes for food festivals, magazine publications, cooking demonstrations around the country and corporate advertising campaigns.

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Vale Max Walker, 1948-2016. In his life Max Walker had experienced most speaking scenarios in a diverse range of locations – from magnificently appointed high-tech theaters and glamorous ballrooms, to the outdoor arenas of the Australian desert. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Given Max’s vast life experience and genuine curiosity for what makes people and organizations tick, he consistently produced tailor-made keynote presentations full of relevance and impact. It is his education, confidence and ability to deliver that takes the risk or “unknown quantity” from the speaker equation.
  • Member of the Order of Australia 2011
  • The Sunday Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Nine's Wide World of Sports (TV Program)
  • Nine NetworkAustralian Pensioners Insurance Agency

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Adam Spencer first hit the airwaves in 1996 when he won the prestigious Triple J Raw Comedy Competition. He then went on to become a casual radio presenter, which ultimately led him to work alongside fellow comedian Wil Anderson as a co-host for the popular Triple J Breakfast Show from 1999-2004. At the end of this chapter of his life, Adam joined Wil Anderson for their Last Time Tour to commemorate their time on Triple J. The tour was a huge success and tickets sold out in every capital city across Australia. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. His unsurpassable passion for knowledge led him to attain his first class honours degree in Pure Mathematics. Combined with his fascination of science, Adam went on to host a variety of ABC science television programs, including Quantum and FAQ.
  • World Universities Debating Championship (1990)
  • World Universities Debating Championship (1992)
  • World Universities Debating Championship (1996)
  • Worlds Best Speaker (1996)
  • Triple J
  • 702 ABC Sydney
  • University of Sydney
  • Quantum (TVProgram)
  • Sleek Geeks (TVProgram)
  • Joker Poker (TVProgram)
  • ABC 1
  • Network Ten
  • Redkite
  • Unifem
  • UNICEF
  • Kids For Life
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation

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Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist, advisor, keynote speaker and author of Amazon best-seller Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. With 18 years of international experience, as an Australian diplomat in the Middle East and change management consultant, she helps clients to access opportunities in fast-growing international markets around the world.