Keynote Speakers

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Bob Geldof is an influential and inspirational speaker. He is highly entertaining and has great insight into the socio-political arena and is highly sought after by companies who wish to benefit from his sensational presentations. Passion is undisputedly one of his strengths, but so too is the vitality of his message. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. A self-styled campaigner, Bob Geldof is tremendously well informed on a broad range of global humanitarian and political issues. His presentations are highly provocative and he uplifts and inspires audiences as he motivates through his own personal experiences and the lessons learned from Live Aid.
  • World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Man of Peace 2005
  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Man of Peace Award 2005
  • Beacon Fellowship Prize 2005
  • The Freedom of Dublin City 2006
  • Nichols-Chancellor's Medal from Vanderbilt University 2008
  • The Freedom of the City of London 2013
  • Live Aid
  • Band Aid
  • ONE CampaignLive 8
  • Polydor
  • Atlantic (US)

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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Steven Bradbury was the first Australian to win a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics after winning the 1000m short track speed skating event, and was also a part of the short track relay team who won a bronze medal in 1994. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. His career was forged by his perseverance and determination to succeed, and Steven uses that same mindset as a motivational speaker. He doesn’t like to use the term motivational speaker, as he believes it sounds “un-Australian”, instead preferring to call himself a real life speaker. Steven speaks from the heart using his real life experiences of injury, willpower and achievements to motivate and inspire others.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2007Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2011
  • Nine Network

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It was at the control of the worlds largest and most advanced commercial jetliner when Richard de Crespigny was faced with his greatest challenge. The date was November 4 2010. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Melbourne born and educated Richard de Crespigny got his first taste of a future flying career as a fourteen year-old when his father organised a tour of the RAAF Academy at Point Cook in Victoria.

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award winner

Seven time ASP Women's World Champion Layne Beachley is one of Australia's greatest athletes, dominating the sport of surfing for almost two decades. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. At the age of 16 Layne made her debut on the ASP Women’s World Tour and by the time she was 22 she was ranked number three in the world. Her first tour event win came in 1993 and in 1998 Layne won the first of her six consecutive world titles (from a total of seven) in her illustrious career, making her the most successful female professional surfer of all time.
  • Laurels World Sports Award: Action Sportsperson of the Year (Surfing)
  • Australian Sporting Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Order of Australia.International Surfing Association - World Champion
  • Surfing Australia
  • International Surfing Association

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The award-winning author of 41 books about subjects ranging from the legions of ancient Rome to the lives of rock music legends, Stephen Dando-Collins is a captivating speaker who entertains people around Australia and around the world. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Stephen provides rollicking after-dinner speeches, inspiring conference presentations and masterful MC services.

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Comic, Author, Playwright, Director, Keynote Speaker. Ben Elton is a hugely successful and influential stand-up comedian, scriptwriter, playwright, librettist and novelist whose work includes some of the funniest and most successful comedy of our time. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Ben’s sitcom credits include The Young Ones, Happy Families, Thin Blue Line and The Blackadder, collectively winning five BAFTAs, an EMMY, a British Comedy Award and Jury Awards at Reims. His own hit television shows include Saturday Live, The Man From Auntie (winner of the 1991 Royal Television Society Writers Award) and The Ben Elton Show. In 2007 Ben Elton was awarded the Special Golden Rose D’Or at The International Television festival in Lucerne Switzerland for his lifetime contribution to the Television Arts.
  • Rose d'Or Festival: Honorary Rose for lifetime achievement
  • an honorary doctorate from The University of Manchester. BAFTA Best Comedy Series - The Young Ones
  • BAFTA Best Comedy Series - Blackadder the Third
  • BAFTA Best Comedy Series - Blackadder Goes Forth
  • Olivier Award - PopcornOlivier Award - We Will Rock YouRoyal Television Society Writer's Award - The Man From Auntie
  • Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award for Crime Fiction - Popcorn
  • Swedish Kaliber Award - Popcorn
  • WH Smiths People's Choice Fiction Award - High Society
  • Prix Polar International Crime Writer Award - Amitiès Mortelles for Past Mortem (French edition)
  • The Young Ones (TV Series)
  • Alfresco (TV Series)
  • Happy Families (TV Series)
  • Filthy Rich and Catflap (TV Series)
  • Blackadder II (TV Series)
  • Blackadder the Third (TV Series)
  • Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series)
  • The Man From Auntie (TV Series)
  • The Ben Elton Show (TV Program)
  • Stark (TV Series)
  • Andrew Llyod Webber

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Geoff Knight knows how to truly wow an audience. His onstage energy is infectious, weaving the at-times shocking true story of bootstrapping his way out of a shadowy criminal bikie gang and into the limelight. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. As a keynote speaker he is utterly unique; interspersing anecdotes from his awe-inspiring journey with spellbinding operatic performances that leave the audience breathless.

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award winner event host and MC

One of Melbourne's most respected legal authorities David Galbally QC has a profile amongst the legal fraternity, and the wider community, that is second to none. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. David is regularly called upon by channel’s 7, 9 and 10, as well as top rating radio programs, to provide comment and expert opinion across a broad range of topics ranging from corporate governance, workplace relations, human rights, privacy and superannuation regulation.
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • TWUSUPER

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Nick Bowditch is a successful (and unsuccessful) entrepreneur, storyteller, marketer, best-selling author, addict, mental health advocate, sexual abuse victim, suicide survivor, and someone who lives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. He is only person in the Southern Hemisphere to have worked at both Facebook and Twitter, and the only person in the world to have worked at both brands in their marketing departments, he’s a thought-leader in using social media as a storytelling tool for business, a sought-after keynote speaker and MC and now travels nationally and internationally encouraging people to be the very best versions of themselves, to find their true voice, to tell their story better, and to find their kindness.

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Michael Groom grew up in the wild Australian mountains, in a family of mountain climbers. During his very first abseil, at the tender age of 10, his dad talked him over the edge of a 100-metre cliff. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Somehow, he got to the bottom, but had experienced a life-threatening fear that he would carry with him for the rest of his life. The fear that Michael will tell you has saved him many times, when others have died. In the Himalayas, fear and respect are comfortable bedfellows. The big mountains demand your respect, and respect your fear.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia