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Tourism Entrepreneur- founder of Tamaki Maori Village, which is now a family run business that employs 120 staff turning over in excess of $10 million. In 1998 Tamaki Maori Village was the Overall Supreme Tourism Award Winner at the NZ Tourism Awards.

Formerly economist at the Manufacturers Federation and regular contributor on the Nine to Noon Show. Very interesting and credible economist who is very well qualified to comment on the current economic climate in this country.

Professor Norman is living proof that economics is NOT "dismal". He is an experienced academic teacher and researcher, business consultant and analyst, media and video performer and public speaker in over 5000 addresses to business and community groups in over 30 countries.

Noel reaches over five million people a week with his columns in newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. He is an author of international stature and his books "Making Money Made Simple" and "More Money with Noel Whittaker", are best sellers in Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, South East Asia and New Zealand. He has also authored two other best sellers "Getting it Together" which is aimed at the teenage market, and "Living Well in Retirement".

Pat Armitstead has been described as :” Australasias answer to Patch Adams”. She is a compassionate, intuitive and humourous speaker who engages and transforms audiences with her mastery of positive psychology, storytelling and improv acting

In 1984 Patricia Cameron-Hill and Shayne Yates changed their career directions as a nurse and doctor to establish their own business in Melbourne. Since then they have inspired, informed and entertained thousands of people worldwide, with their unique presentations. Their ideas have helped people in government; professions and private industry make better use of their time.

Paul speaks on relevant topics for today based on his personal experiences. He has been in management since he was 22 years old in Australia and came to New Zealand over 10 years ago where he held the Chief Executive role at Omegatrend before taking up the role of CEO at Bartercard New Zealand in June 2007.

Paul is living proof that if you set your goals and follow them with tenacity and perseverance, you can achieve big things. He is in constant demand as a consultant to blue-chip corporations like McDonalds’s BMW, Qantas. Author of several books including “You Can Do It”.

Peter Robinson once he had the grand title of European Editor, but today he is described as a Senior Contributor to Wheels magazine or, if you prefer, ‘International Motoring Journalist’.

Generation X and Generation Y. is one of Australia’s leading talent development experts. Working primarily as a conference speaker and consultant he has inspired more than 160,000 people across Australia. His clients include corporate giants such as The Commonwealth Bank, Panasonic and Woolworths Limited, as well as Government divisions including the Department of Education, Science and Training and the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet. He has also collaborated with some of Australia’s most respected educational providers including TAFE Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney and Deakin University.

Ray Pitch has over 25 years experience in the computer and information technology field. He is an international speaker and seminar leader focusing on the non-technical and managerial side of information technology, encouraging organisations to examine and use technology to leverage sustainable competitive advantage for their businesses.

His main topics focus on customer service, creating "magic moments”, company culture, and sales. He believes “people make more happen”

After a 2.2m fall in 2004 Rhett Brown became paralysed. He has has a new career path as a professional speaker, talking to corporate and industry groups about the consequences – the end result of a serious work place accident. This talk will amaze you with insight; candid gritty insight of how Rhett now lives and manages is daily routine. His body is broken, but the spirit and will to strive is still strong.

Rev. Richard Randerson CNZM is Dean of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. As Anglican priest and bishop over 40 years he has exercised a diverse ministry at the cutting edge with community, commerce and governments, both in NZ and overseas. In all such endeavours he has sought to bring a strong social and ethical dimension to policy, working with decision-makers in the private and public sectors to integrate enterprise with social concern.

Robin Daubeny: - knows what motivation is all about. As a champion professional cyclist, one of the world’s most demanding sports, he’s lived and breathed it. As a businessman, during his 26 years with National Mutual Robin won numerous awards and established records in sales management that still stand today. In 1992 he achieved possibly the ultimate accolade in his field by being recognised as the top sales manager in the Australasian insurance industry.

The accolades Robyn Williams receives for his knowledge and genial delivery are almost outdone by accolades in academic circles. Williams was the first and only journalist to be elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; he has been a fellow at Oxford twice; and is a Professor at the University of Qld and UNSW. He has received 5 honorary doctorates (Deakin University, Sydney, Macquarie, ANU and UNSW). He is a science heavyweight who has a light touch with audiences.

Leader of the ACT Party and MP for Epsom

He is a motivational humorist, keynote speaker and executive trainer. He speaks at conferences, trains management up to Executive and Non-executive Chair level, and consults to executives and sports people globally.

Stefan Preston is one of NZ's most accomplished CEO's. He has been involved in turning around Whitcoulls, Pacific Retail Group and Bendon. He is a Business speaker with strong focus on retailing, aspects of marketing, leadership, people development and building a global brand.

Very successful director of Queensberry and Co, a family company who now through its work on the web sells very expensive photograph albums throughout the world.

As Program Director of the ‘Australian Centre for Retail Studies’ (‘ACRS’), he has delivered retail education programs, retail consultancy, seminars, lectures and conference addresses both within Australia, and more widely in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on global retail trends, retail innovation, multi-channel retailing, retail strategy and sales promotion.

How did a young man with little passion for education become one of New Zealand's leading entrepreneurial businessmen? This is the story of Steve Lange and how Tony's Tyre Service became the largest independently owned tyre company in New Zealand.

Specialist retail and merchandising consultants. A New Zealander now living in Australia

Steven has extensive experience in leadership, management and improving performance through people. He is co-founder of Management and Business Education (MBE), a professional training company that conducts management, leadership and people development training across New Zealand.

Stu is an interesting and witty speaker and his story of how Hell grew to become a leading NZ brand, before the owners sold it (and later bought it back) is an amazing tale. Stu speaks alone of with Warren Powell, also of Hell Pizza.

Do you have any privacy issues in your organisation. What are we really allowed to divulge?

If you ask Terry what her speciality is she will tell you PEOPLE, whether it be discussing the more cutting edge sales techniques or teambuilding, her audience walk away inspired and motivated. Australian based, she is one of those people who has such an impact on her audience that she can deliver a message that you will remember forever. She specialises in all areas of people performance including communication, team building, leadership, sales skills, conflict resolution, time effectiveness and personal development.

Terry is a clever, business savvy speaker on engaging employees – how to attract, develop and retain talent. With a background in comedy, he is also an excellent and entertaining MC, trainer, facilitator and entertainer.

The Baking King. Australian business success story – from very humble beginnings in a small Victoria town, he has grown an impressive bakery business from 2 part timers to a staff of 64 and is an inspiration for all aspiring and practising business owners.

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