Small Business (SME) Speakers

Amanda Johnstone

As one of Australia's most globally acknowledged AI technologists and technology communicators, Amanda's contributions have been celebrated by TIME as a Next Generation Leader and by The CEO Magazine with the Start-up Executive of the Year award. In 2023, LinkedIn awarded her as a Top Voice in Artificial Intelligence.

Recognised as a subject matter expert in both emerging technology and modern leadership, Amanda lends her insights to organisations including YPO, Zoom, The Australian Digital Health Agency, Allianz, Kellogg's, Universal, Stanford, Optus, ADMA and Google Cloud.

Bronwyn Reid

Bronwyn Reid specialises in navigating the The GAP Effect commonly caused by of miscommunication between large companies and small businesses who want to do better business with each other. Her expertise is transformative when it comes to fully understanding the sometimes complex and disparate languages each uses. A multi award-winning best-selling author and business woman from Regional Queensland, she is a regular featured writer, guest presenter and thought leader, and founder of the Small Company, Big Business program, focused on Supply Chain complexities.

Justin Herald

Justin Herald is known globally as the guy who took his last $50 and turned it into a $37 million global brand (Attitude Inc) in just 6 years. He is also the Managing Director of Customer Culture, one of Australia’s leading staff training companies as well as the author of 8 International best-selling books. Justin is constantly asked to speak at events due to his down-to-earth style, humour, his cut-through content, and his ability to engage an audience right from the minute he hits the stage.

Katrina McCarter

Armed with over a decade of running successful businesses, global marketing expert Katrina McCarter - a Fortune 100 corporate chief turned entrepreneur, international award-winning speaker and author - has helped hundreds of clients build businesses, reputations and visibility. With over 25 years' experience, Katrina brings absolute clarity, outrageous confidence and true commercial success. She's reached audiences of thousands across Europe, the US and Australia and is a five-time B&T Women in Media Awards finalist and 2021 Top 50 Small Business Leader. 

Keith Abraham

Keith is about delivering substance that is relative to the real world of business. He specifically shows business people how to work smarter, engage their people, rekindle their passion and capitalise on their current market opportunities. Over the past 16 years Keith has built a reputation as one of Australia's most in-demand conference speakers'” speaking at over 100 conferences each ...

Mike Knapp

Mike Knapp is the co-founder of Shoes of Prey - the ‘design your own shoe’ company that raised $25.5m from investors such as Khosla Ventures, Blue Sky, Blackbird and Nordstrom. Mike headed up the software engineering team and also spent 3 years in China overseeing the construction of the company’s multi-million dollar shoe factory. Today Shoes of Prey continues to operate from their headquarters in Los Angeles. Prior to Shoes of Prey Mike was a software engineer at Google and, prior to that, a lawyer. He’s currently in the early stages of his new startup idea - Mottle.

Shivani Gupta

Shivani is a Keynote Speaker for transforming Business Leaders and Owners using her A.S.K. Methodology in Accountability, Strategy, and Knowledge.

She is the world's only Electrical Engineer turned Entrepreneur turned Educator

Over her 21-year entrepreneurial journey, Shivani has presented to over a quarter of a million people across 19 countries, coached over 1500 leaders globally, and authored 9 books. She's scaled many of her own businesses to over $1M, and recently, she successfully exited a business she grew from $0 to $5M. 

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