Economics Business Speakers

Austan Goolsbee

As debt, the deficit and reigniting the global economic engine dominate conversations around the world, Austan Goolsbee—who served as one of President Obama's key economic advisers—delivers a thoughtful look at where the economy is heading and what solutions are necessary to keep businesses competitive. Goolsbee is a distinguished scholar who has been an advocate for letting the market ...

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Barry Bull

A multi award-winning retailer, Barry Bull founded Toombul Music, was one of Australia's largest independent music retailers. Legendary for using celebrity appearances of people like Cliff Richards to pack his stores and the Malls. It's not every day that people get to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. But for Barry Bull, working with celebrities is like a walk in the park. Barry is a respec ...

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Barry Gibbons

Labeled the "turn-around champ" by Fortune magazine, Barry Gibbons carried a failing Burger King Corporation from threatened obscurity to triumphant global prominence. With humor and intelligence, Gibbons' wisdom provides a practical road map for successful organizations and individuals willing to commit to the journey. Cutting to the bottom-line difference between "acceptable" and "exceptional" c ...

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Bernard Baumohl

Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing on international affairs. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monito ...

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Bernard Salt

Perhaps the best way to describe Bernard is that he is one of Australia's best communicators. Bernard has established an international reputation as a trend forecaster for business and government. Bernard is also a well known futurist in the marketing arena, looking at client profiles and the effect of social change on customer behaviour. His views are regularly sought by the business community and by the general media. He appears regularly on radio and television programs including Sunrise, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes.

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Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. President Clinton's core values of building community, creating opportunity, and demanding responsibility resulted in unprecedented progress for America. After leaving the White House, ...

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Bill Evans

He is currently Managing Director: Economics of Westpac. He is the Bank's economic spokesman and is responsible for all of the Bank's economic and capital markets research, in addition to advising the Board on economic issues. Bill travels frequently, advising Westpac's customers on the Australian economy and financial markets. He has developed many important contacts in the U.S, Europe and Asia. ...

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Billy Tucker

Billy Tucker is the past CEO of Cudo Australia and was the Chairman of Cudo New Zealand. Previously Billy worked for Microsoft where he helped launch the Xbox business in London, before leading the Bing Search business across Asia. Most recently he ran Consumer strategy and Business Development for Microsoft here in Australia. Billy served on the Board of the Internet Industry Association from 3 y ...

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Biz Stone

Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur and author best known for co-founding Twitter. A progenitor of social networking and blogging, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than a decade. Having started out as an artist, Stone stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity over technology. ...

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Brent Welch

Brent J. Welch is a past president of The International Forum, is a Top-of-the Table member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and has just recently been nominated to the board of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU). Brent is a member of The National Association of Family Wealth Counselors (NAFWC), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), The Society of Financial Servic ...

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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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