Speakers

Bruce Poon Tip

Following a transformational backpacking trip to Asia, Bruce started G Adventures at the age of 22 by maxing out his credit cards and possessing a burning desire to create a sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen, for those who didn't want to see the world from the back of a tour bus. Over the next 23 years with Bruce at the helm and a business concept rooted in social ...

David Rendall

David Rendall has the rather unusual title of speaker, leadership professor, stand-up comedian and endurance athlete. During the last fifteen years he has spoken to audiences throughout the United States, South America, Africa and Australia on Leadership, Business, Teamwork, Personal Development, Education, Happiness. Prior to becoming a professor and speaker, David managed a nonprofit enterpri ...

Neale Whitaker

Sophisticated, stylish and with a wealth of international expertise in publishing and interior design, Neale Whitaker is one of Australia's foremost style gurus.London-born Neale Whitaker may be best known as the stylish judge on Nine's Logie-winning smash series 'The Block', but he also boasts a hugely successful international publishing career. Former editor of some of the biggest food and style ...

Hayley Hasselhoff

At fourteen years old Hayley, daughter of actor David Hasselhoff, signed with Ford Modeling Agency in New York as a plus size teen model and began instantly booking jobs all over the country. She went on to become a celebrity spokeswoman for US plus size label Torrid, and hosted many of their model search events, hunting for voluptuous model representatives. Hayley believes her teen modeling caree ...

Fiona Bendall

Fi is Westpac / AFR 2015 100 Women of Influence and an expert and pioneer in digital strategy and one of Australia’s most respected thought leaders in the digital space. With over 20 years experience in the digital / tech sector over three continents; Fi has a depth of understanding unique to Australia.

Stacey Thomson

Ranger Stacey is a well-known name in Australian children's television and is a favourite with young and old audiences alike. As one of the original Totally Wild presenters when the program began in 1992, Stacey continues to research, write and present stories. Her environmental background and natural, bubbly personality make her a valuable member of the Totally Wild team. ...

Nick Bennett

Nick's experience as a multi-media journalist, MC and broadcaster spans 30 years in both the Australian and International market place. He gains the trust of his subjects whose honest revelations often provide extraordinary insights. He's honored to have interviewed George Michael, Angelina Jolie, Robbie Williams, John Mayer, Sir Bob Geldof, Valentino Rossi, Neil Finn and Naomi Campbell. Nick has ...

Mary Jerram

Born in New Zealand, Mary began her working life as a high school English teacher before moving to Australia to study law. Her career subsequently included stints as a legal officer at the Independent Teachers’ Union and as a senior advocate at the Legal Aid Commission, rising to become Deputy Chief Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales in 2000. At the end of 2001 Mary entered a pe ...

Oliver Percovich

Oliver Percovich first skated in an empty pool at the age of six, while growing up in Papua New Guinea. In 1995 he competed in the Mystic Cup, an international skateboarding contest in Prague. He's worked at the Center for Risk and Community Safety on emergency management projects for various Australian government departments. He came to Kabul in February 2007, bringing his skateboards with him. ...

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent a total of 375 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and still remains there eight years after it first came out. ...

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