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Travelling Speakers

Farah Parkinson
21 May 2019

Are you looking for a high profile international speaker to add to your next event? Use this list as a resource to keep up to date on the thought leaders and story tellers visiting Australia throughout the year and take advantage of reduced travel rates.

If you'd like the opportunity to have any of these heavyweights present at your next event contact our expert team for more information and someone will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your event.

Amanda Lindhout - Resilence, Survival, and Extraordinary Mindset


Amanda Lindhout is a sought-after inspirational speaker, trusted by big brands to deliver a life changing, transformational keynote experience. As a young woman, Amanda's curiosity led her to some of the world's most beautiful and remote places, its most imperilled and perilous countries and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity. Working as a journalist in Somalia, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Amanda spent 460 days as a hostage, surviving on strategy, fortitude and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Amanda will be in Australia in late August 2019 and is available for local events at reduced travel costs.

Collette Dinnigan - Celebrated Australian Designer

Collette Dinnigan is one of the country’s most successful and celebrated fashion and interior designers. With several successful and ongoing collaborations with luxury brands globally, she offers insights into how collaboration, innovation and leadership affect a business’ performance and profitability and why using your Instinct and taking risks is a business essential.

Collette is currently living in Rome, Italy where is writing two children's books and using her interior design skills to renovate a breathtaking villa in Puglia.

Collette Dinnigan will be in Australia until late August 2019 and is available for local events with significantly reduced travel costs.

Chris Hadfield - First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

Colonel Chris Hadfield is often referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong.” He is a worldwide sensation who is acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon.

His video of video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” — seen by over 75 million people — was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”, by Bowie himself.

Colonel Chris Hadfield will be in Australia in August 2019.

Peggy Grande - Executive Assistant to President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan chose Peggy Grande to work at his side for 10 years, and together they created a powerful partnership. Serving as his post-presidency Executive Assistant, Peggy was the liaison between Ronald Reagan personally and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders.

Peggy principles of leadership and excellence with corporations, non-profits, C-Suites, political groups, students and executive assistants. She is a certified consultant for the Fascination Assessment, and uses it to help individuals and companies discover and articulate their highest value.

Peggy Grande will be in Australia in August 2019 and is available for local events with reduced travel costs.

Richard Gerver - Innovator, Educator & Best-selling Author

Richard Gerver is one of the most celebrated speakers in the world. His insights into change, leadership and education are unique thanks to his own extraordinary journey, which has seen him go from being a struggling actor, copywriter and real-estate agent, to becoming an award-winning school principal and now, best-selling author, award winning speaker and advisor to high performing corporate and sports organisations.

Richard will return to Australia in June 2020 and is available for local events at significantly reduced travel costs.

Sir Bob Geldof - Musician, businessman, humanitarian and activist.

A self-styled campaigner, Bob Geldof is tremendously well informed on a broad range of global humanitarian and political issues. He is voted one of the best business and political speakers in the world today, delivering highly provocative presentations, inspiring and motivating audiences through his personal experiences and the lessons learned from Live Aid.

Bob will be in Australia and New Zealand in late September 2019 and is available for local events with reduced travel costs.

Robin Esrock - International Travel Personality and Bestselling Author

Having chased his bucket list to over 110 countries across 7 continents, renowned travel writer and bestselling author Robin Esrock knows how to tell a good story. Robin’s articles, stories, columns and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, South China Morning Post, Readers Digest, the Melbourne Herald, Dubai Gulf News and Toronto Star.

A recognized pioneer in travel blogging and social media, Robin is the bestselling author of The Great Australian Bucket List and The Great Global Bucket List (Affirm Press).

Robin will be in Australia in September and is available for local dates at reduced travel costs.

Susan David Ph.D - Visionary behind Emotional Agility

Susan David, is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling Emotional Agility based on the concept Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic went viral with over 1 million views in its first week of release.

Susan is scheduled to return to Australia in September and November of this year and is available for local events.

Elle MacPherson - Entrepreneur, supermodel, actress and UNICEF Ambassador.

Elle Macpherson became known as Australia’s ‘girl next door’ following her debut in a 1982 TV advert for TAB Cola. Since then she has gone on to become a global icon conquering the worlds of fashion, business and entertainment.

Elle will be returning to Australia from the 23rd to the 30th of September and is available for private local events during this time.

Edgar Perez - Expert in artificial intelligence, deep learning, and neuromorphic and quantum computing.

Edgar Perez is a business speaker, a confident communicator and a world class motivator. His wide-ranging insights on how to better position organisations for success through strong leadership are highly valued by executive the world over. Edgar takes a comprehensive approach that links business strategy with disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing and cyber security.

Edgar will be in Australia from the 23rd to the 30th of September.

Martin Lindstrom- One of the world's leading branding experts.

Martin Lindstrom is recognized as one of the world’s leading business, branding, and culture transformation experts. IME magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and for the last six years, Thinkers50 has listed him among the world’s top business thinkers. His cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology and his New York Times-bestselling books are reshaping how organizations approach innovation, culture, and business transformation.

Martin will be in Australia in late May through the early June 2020.

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