Economics Business Speakers

Clyde Fessler

Vice president of business development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over 20 years, Clyde has been recognised as the marketing genius behind this dramatic turnaround. Clyde Fessler has presented his Harley Davidson Turn-Around Story to over 100 corporations and international organisations in the past three years as a keynote speaker. As a proven, experienced, successful marketing strategi ...

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Craig Harper

Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an exercise scientist, corporate speaker, consultant, University lecturer, AFL conditioning coach, radio host, TV presenter, writer and successful business owner. In 1990 Craig established Harper’s Personal Training, which evolved into one of the most successful businesses of its kind in the world and inhabited the Australian fitness landscape for almost a quarter of a century.

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Craig Kimberley

Just Jeans was born in 1970. It was a time of transition, a time of restlessness, a time of rebellion. The original Just Jeans store opened in Chapel Street, Prahran in December of 1970 with the first day of trading bringing in an uninspiring cash total of $37. In 2001, Private equity group Catalyst paid Craig Kimberley $64 million for the 30 years' work it took him to build the denim and clothi ...

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Craig West

Craig West is a strategic accountant and the CEO of Succession Plus which is a specialised advisory practice focused on small business owners to help them manage the four key strategic issues that SME's face as they grow - Raising Capital, Building Equity, Protecting that equity and extracting the value you have built when you exit. Craig is a CPA and has been advising businesses in management, t ...

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Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books– including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages. He lives in Washington, DC ...

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Daniel Grollo

Daniel Grollo is Executive Chairman and sole owner of Grocon, Australia’s largest private property investment, development and construction company. Daniel assumed the role of Executive Chairman in February 2014, having been Chief Executive Officer for the 14 years prior, as well as an Executive Director and member of the Grocon Board since 2000. In his role as Executive Chairman, Daniel c ...

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Dare Jennings

Even if you've never heard of Dare Jennings, it's unthinkable that any Australian could fail to recognise the cultural legacy of Mambo, the iconic street-and-surfwear company he co-founded in 1984.

With Deus Ex Machina, another international success drawn from cultural intuition, he has proven himself again to be a saavy entrepreneur with a knack for creating memorable and engaging brands.

Dare Jennings is that truly rare breed of speaker who still thrives in the business world of today, a presenter who can help your business stay relevant, powerful and engaged. Hire Dare for your next conference and learn how to lead your own global brand revolution...

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Darryl Pike

Darryl Pike is the Executive Director and shareholder in Bridgeport - Advisers & Asset Managers Pty Limited employing 40 people in 3 divisions. Asset Management with over $800 million under management, Superannuation Consulting and Risk Management. He is also the author of best selling book "The Apprentice Millionaire", was resident money expert on Channel 10 for 12 months and has had countless ra ...

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David Chalke

David is one of Australia's leading Social Analysts. Working with data from AustraliaSCAN, the annual monitor of social change in Australia, David's entertaining "Real World" view of the mood of Australians has made him a very popular speaker at National & International conferences. He is a regularly quoted Social Commentator, and an occasional writer and broadcaster.

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David Kirk

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax newspaper publishing group in August 2005, and formally assumed the position in October 2005. Prior to Fairfax, David Kirk was the CEO and Managing Director of PMP Limited, the largest magazine and commercial printing and media services company in Australia. The company was publicly listed and had revenue of approximately A$1.4 billion and 4,000 empl ...

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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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