Economics Business Speakers

Virginia Postrel

A brilliant analyst and award-winning commentator, Virginia Postrel speaks and writes about social trends and their economic implications. Her recent work focuses on aesthetics and how fundamental they are to our personal, social and economic lives. Her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consciousness, describes how the look and feel of ...

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Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography, and co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Isaa ...

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Warwick Merry

Warwick's clients tell him he is Australia's Best MC, several even refer to him as 'The Voice of God'. While modesty forbids him from agreeing, there must be something in it. It is the combination of his business back ground and his creative flair that makes the biggest difference. He is constantly focussed on business outcomes and will do what it takes to get them. The facilitator role is an impo ...

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Xisu Wang

Dr Xisu Wang is a remarkable man who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about China to western countries. He lived his early life under the shadow of Chairman Mao and Communist China. As a young man he realised that China was slowly opening up to the west and left his position as Associate Professor and Dean of Nanjing University and became the first student from mainland China to complet ...

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Yamini Naidu

Yamini Naidu is the world's only economist turned business storyteller. Every day she inspires her clients, CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs to successfully navigate the journey from spreadsheets to stories. She herself has made the personal and professional shift from a high powered corporate job, the world of spreadsheets to the setting up Australia's first company in storytelling. ...

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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 Sharm, 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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