Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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Giovana Falanga better known as ‘Gigi’ is one of the most exciting emerging talents in the dynamic world of Australian desserts and cakes. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Having worked in some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and under some of Australia’s best pastry masterminds, Gigi brings her unique combination of elegance, finesse, skill and creativity to everything that she does in and out of the kitchen.

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Dr. Kaushik Ram's proactive talks grip you into a heartfelt narrative. Areas of speciality include Speakers. A neuroscientist, educator and author, Dr Ram has the incredible gift of sharing from a state of deep wisdom. His has captivated audience in fast moving companies such as Microsoft and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and enthralled audiences at VIVID ideas, VIVID Sydney festival 3 years in a row.
  • Westmead Hospital

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Popular columnist, author, blogger and media personality, Mia Freedman has been called the voice of her generation. Areas of speciality include Speakers. As a former magazine editor and chair of the National Body Image Advisory group, Mia continues to be a high profile advocate for a more realistic portrayal of women in the media.
  • Mamamia.com.au
  • ivillage.com.au
  • Cleo Magazine
  • Australian Cosmopolitan
  • National Body Image Advisory Group

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award winner event host and MC

For more than three decades, Lisa Wilkinson has blazed a trail through the Australian media landscape, first in publishing, then on to radio and television. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Lisa’s relaxed and informative presentation style has won her a legion of fans and together with Karl Stefanovic, they have taken the show to new ratings heights since they joined up for the Today Show in May 2007.
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • The Today Show (TV Program)
  • Nine Network
  • Weekend Sunrise (TV Program)

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award winner    documentary    author

Matthew Mitcham is well known as an Olympic Gold Medallist and recognised as one of Australia's greatest athletes. He is also an author, popular television personality, a social media guru, and a captivating and inspiring corporate speaker. Areas of speciality include Speakers. In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Matthew executed the greatest dive in Olympic history, and became the first Australian male to win an Olympic Gold medal since Dick Eve’s plain high diving win in 1924.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • 2008 Australian Sports Performer of the Year
  • Funky Trunks
  • Foxtel

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award winner    has video    author    documentary

Award-winning novelist, playwright, television writer, screenwriter and lyricist Ben Elton is also a theatre, screen and TV director, a stand-up comedian, and actor. He was born in Catford, South East London, and studied drama at the University of Manchester. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Elton has been one of the UK and Australia’s most successful stand-up live acts for around four decades. Part of Britain’s alternative comedy movement in the 80’s, Elton has won three BAFTA Awards for Best Comedy Series (for The Young Ones, Blackadder the Third, and Blackadder Goes Forth), The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award (The Man From Auntie), and a British Comedy Award (The Thin Blue Line) for his work.

In 1990, he co-hosted the Nelson Mandela Celebration at Wembley Stadium. He hosted the Brit Awards in 1997 and 1998 and The Royal Variety Performance in 2000. Ben famously – and remarkably – writes all his own material for these events.

Ben’s theatre writing includes Gasping , Silly Cow, and Popcorn. He has co-written musicals The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies with Andrew Lloyd Webber, We Will Rock You with music by Queen, Tonight’s The Night with music by Rod Stewart and others. Elton won Olivier Awards for Popcorn and We Will Rock You, and a Critics Circle ‘Best Musical’ Award for The Beautiful Game.

  • 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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   has video    author event host and MC

Tony Squires has been one of Australia's most popular media personalities and a highly successful corporate entertainer and speaker for more years than he cares to admit. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Tony’s media experience, which includes hosting major live television shows and extensive radio broadcasting, provides potential clients with a range of unique and entertaining options.
  • The Fat (TV Program)
  • 110% Tony Squires
  • ABC TV
  • Network Ten
  • Big Brother (TV Program)
  • Seven News
  • Seven Network
  • Sunday Night (TV Program)
  • Fox Sports
  • Triple M (Radio)

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Peter FitzSimons is a well-respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, speaks four languages, has played rugby for Australia, co-hosted radio shows with Mike Carlton and Doug Mulray, interviewed famous people around the globe from George Bush to Diego Maradona, is the Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and has written over 27 best-selling books. Areas of speciality include Speakers. He has been Australia’s best-selling non-fiction author in the last decade and in November 2013 released his current best-seller on Ned Kelly. The most popular after-dinner speaker in Australia, Peter is married to Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson and they have three children.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper)
  • Foxtel
  • The Back Page (TV Program)
  • The Sun-Herald (Newspaper)
  • 2GB (Radio)
  • ANZA Centenary Advisory Board
  • Sydney Writer's Festival

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As one of Australia's most respected and dedicated hair talents, Joh Bailey's name has become synonymous with not only beautiful hair but with glamour and style. Areas of speciality include Speakers. His dedication to his craft as well as his clientele has seen his name rise to icon status throughout the country; garnering him international recognition and ensuring his longevity as Australias most loved stylist. He and his salons have become an institution in the Sydney scene and evolved into a brand unto itself that ventures way beyond its roots.

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Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. Areas of speciality include Speakers. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics.
  • Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia