Speakers

Mark Lewis

Mark prides himself on being a problem solver who tries to use the law to achieve the desired effect. As a solicitor advocate, his tenacious and brave pursuit of the civil wrongs perpetrated by journalists at the News of the World lead to: - The establishment of the Leveson Enquiry; The $3 million payment to the bereaved parents of Milly Dowler. The ultimate closure of the News of the World. He h ...

Ben Hewett

Ben Hewett kicked off his TV career as the energetic and entertaining Host of Override and The Big Breakfast on the Seven Network. He then moved from morning Television to afternoons to Host The Big Arvo for four years. Ben says that his favourite part of the show was a segment called 'Celebrity Make Me A Sandwich' where the celebrity he was interviewing made him a sandwich! Ben has appeared in n ...

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organization. Gardner is the author of the autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller that has been translated into over forty languages. Gardner is also the inspiration for the acclaimed movie “The Pursuit of Happynessâ ...

Ruslan Kogan

Ruslan Kogan is a serial entrepreneur, having created and run many successful businesses. He is one of the pioneers of online retail in Australia, and his Internet ventures have expanded to include a global footprint. His companies have operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, with much more international expansion planned. His tremendous success has made him Australia's wealthiest ...

Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a customer experience innovator who works with companies like Shoes of Prey. He is the recent recipient of two major awards ‘Store Design of the Year’ at the World Retail Awards in Paris and ‘Emerging Agency of the Year’. Matt’s keynotes and workshops on retail strategy, innovation, trends, human insights and marketing are interactive, insightful and entertaining. He speaks with a depth of knowledge that empowers his audience to revisit their way of thinking and challenge their current assumptions.

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson began his career in television as a budding journalist, broadcaster and writer who specialised in motoring. The original format Top Gear uncovered his unique presenting appeal and his popularity on the hit motoring show soon took off. During his rise in television he guest-appeared on a number of other shows always being true to his tongue-in-cheek, yet humorous self. This irrever ...

Scott Farquhar

Scott Farquhar is the cofounder of Atlassian. He has come a long way in the 10 years since he and his cofounder, Mike Cannon-Brookes, launched their company. Today, Farquhar and Cannon-Brookes are the two wealthiest young Australians, according to BRW magazine, with an estimated net worth of $480 million. In the early days, Atlassian was a tech-support company founded with the hope it would kee ...

Frank Abagnale

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over twenty-five years he has lectured to and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 25 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and ...

June Dally-Watkins

In 1949 June-Dally Watkins emerged as Australia's 'Model of the Year' and was declared "Australia's Most Photographed Model" for the same year. Building on her modelling success and driven by her mother's determination, Miss Dally set about establishing the first Personal Development School in the southern hemisphere. From there, Miss Dally has expanded the school to include Australia's first Busi ...

Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens presents high-energy, customised keynotes and workshops on 'why people buy'. Widely regarded as one of the most popular female speakers in Australia, her ability to craft powerful messages, infused with humour and insight makes her presentations memorable and actionable. A master storyteller, Amanda captivates her audiences with a distinctive combination of current insights, soci ...

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