Top 10 Recommendations for 2017

Who's trending for 2017? 

A trending new face could be a hit with a younger event demographic, while a seasoned pro will ensure your conference success. We've carefully curated the top 10 speakers we think will really make an impact in 2017!

 

Top 10 Recommended Speakers for 2017

  • Andy Lark

    Andy Lark is a globally recognised and awarded marketer and leader in social and digital technologies building and running some of the world's most successful brands. For the past two decades, Andy has worked alongside CEOs and their leadership teams to define - and then attain - digital and brand greatness for their institutions. He is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. From industry conferences to internal events and team workshops, Andrew is relied on for his inspiring insights on technology and consumer trends.

  • Anthony Bonnici

    Anthony is a charismatic, dynamic & super energetic presenter who will leave your audience begging for more. Anthony has 13 years experience in corporate Australia in sales, marketing & people management roles. In addition to face to face selling for 4 years, Anthony turned 'middle of the road' sales teams into high performing teams as well as looking after marketing teams with brands worth over $ ...

  • Judy and Tim Sharp

    If you looking for the best break through motivational and inspirational speakers for your event look no further than Judy and Tim Sharp. Their perfectly titled book and keynote, A Double Shot of Happiness, has been captivating audiences everywhere.

    Tim Sharp is the first person with Autism to have his artwork turned into an animated series and is an international artist and speaker who is best known for his creation Laser Beak Man. Judy and Tim speak together and share their incredible story of adversity, persistence, resilience, triumph, success and inspiration. It is Tim and Judy's powerful past and their bright future that compells audiences everywhere to stand and applaud them. No matter who you are, or what you do, individuals, teams and organisations will walk away from this presentation with memorable messages and a unique experience. A Double Shot of Happiness is available in TEDx format or as a full 45 to 60 keynote.

  • Future Crunch

    We're part of a global movement of scientists, technologists, hackers and creatives that think there are new and better ways of doing things in the 21st century.

    Incredible things are happening on our planet. Diseases are being eradicated, millions are being lifted out of poverty, billions of people are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can use open source code to print prosthetic limbs, we can cut and paste our own DNA, and we’re taking bold new steps into space. But we’re not hearing a lot about it.

  • Peter Williams

    Recently named one of Australia’s Top Digital Influences, Peter Williams' track record is impressive. The founder of digital services pioneer Deloitte Digital, an adjunct professor at RMIT and Australian chief of Silicon Valley Applied Research startup Centre for the Edge, Williams is clearly at the forefront of digital business - and always has been! Peter’s focus is on digital innovation and helping boards and senior executives navigate today’s rapidly changing digital business environment.

  • Matina Jewell

    Major Matina Jewell (Retired) is one of the most highly decorated women in Australian military history. More than another inspirational life-story, Matina shares the learning from her experiences allowing you the opportunity for a personal journey of introspection and perspective.

  • Catriona Wallace

    Catriona only ever wanted to be a farmer. But instead became a Police Officer, Beauty Consultant, Night Club Owner and Academic. Once she had stopped rebelling, Catriona emerged as one of world's most influential commentators on the future of customer experience, business and entrepreneurialism. Catriona is a highly experienced globally-renowned speaker on the topic When Customers Take Charge. ...

  • Todd Sampson

    Todd is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. He is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. Todd sits on the Board of Directors of both Fairfax and Qantas.

  • Marty Wilson

    Is your industry being battered by the accelerating pace of change, innovation and disruption? Are your people struggling with a restructure or merger you know just has to happen? TED Speaker, resilience expert, and former Australian Comic of the Year, Marty Wilson, is the perfect antidote to our fear of change. His hilarious and inspirational keynotes give your people tips and strategies they’ll be talking about for years.

  • Michael McQueen

    Do you ever feel like the pace of change is leaving you behind? What if you were becoming obsolete and didn't know? Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Having dedicated the last eight years to tracking the dominant trends shaping society, business and culture, he has helped some of the world's best-known brands navigate change and stay in front of the ...

A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education

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