Speakers

Mark Fuda

Mark is the founder of the ‘story’ consultancy and production company Seven Stories. He has over 15 years experience in storytelling and high end production, having enabled numerous blue chip companies to bring their stories to life, including the Australian Tourism Commission, Telstra, Berlei Australia, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Beiersdorf ...

Andy Kahle

Andy Kahle is a bubbly, friendly and energetic person, who attributes her amazing outlook on life to kicking cancer after being told she had an 80% chance of the her aggressive cancer coming back. She proudly stands here today as a 5 year survivor. And yet the was absolutely no way she was going to let her drag racing team paint the little 250km/h Torana pink, choosing to leave it as the unlucky r ...

Ronni Khan

OzHarvest was founded in November 2004 when event’s organiser, Ronni Kahn wanted to make a significant contribution to society. Stunned by the amount of food wasted by the hospitality industry, she decided to do something about it. ...

Robert Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. His books, including Influence, have sold over three-million copies and are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence is a New York Times Bestseller and has been pub ...

Tim Gibson

Born in Melbourne and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Tim Gibson has many loves. Drumming, skiing, body surfing, exploring, reading, sharing a smile. But one has been at the forefront of his mind since being a little boy; flying. Getting his solo pilot's licence before he could drive a car, Tim always set his sights on flying for the Australian Defence Force. Born with long-sightedness, this dream, ...

Sam Mutimer

Sam Mutimer is the energetic & enthusiastic leader at Thinktank Social; Australia's most obsessed social media agency. A regular TV, radio, digital & print media spokesperson, Sam is one of Australia's foremost social media speakers. ...

Darren Robertson

Darren Robertson’s extensive experience as a chef seems to outstrip his age. He developed his cooking skills in kitchens around Kent and Sussex, before hitting his stride at Michelin-starred Gravetye Manor, under Chef Mark Raffan. In 2001 he moved to Australia to work with Tetsuya Wakuda, eventually becoming head chef of Tetsuya’s for three years. Darren also assisted Tetsuya at The ...

Eric Maddox

The Interrogator Behind Saddam Hussein's Capture In July of 2003, Staff Sergeant Eric Maddox was deployed to Baghdad alongside intelligence analysts and fellow interrogators. Their assignment was clear: gather actionable intelligence - leads that could be used to launch raids on High Value Targets within the insurgency. After months of chasing down leads, following hunches and interrogatin ...

Ian Mathieson

Ian believes that, with vision, courage and behaviour to match, we all can empower ourselves and each other to maximize the opportunities around us. His Vision is to enable people to change and grow, and to enable businesses and other organisations to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Business faces increasing pressures to improve performance. Many old paradigms have failed or are fal ...

Stephen Denny

Stephen Denny is a competitive strategy + marketing consultant, helping emerging brands define their competitive positioning, communication strategies and implementation plans in the market. He is the author of Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry (Portfolio US & Penguin UK). Apart from writing and consulting, Denny is a frequent speaker on competitive strategy a ...

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