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With the catchcry ”No Is Negotiable” - when Barry talks, people listen. Barry is a hands-on operator and a great believer in leading from the front and keeping in touch with his customers needs, a practice he attributes to his success in retailing. He talks not as a professional speaker but as a successful small businessman with a message for others like him. Barry’s store, Toombul Music, is one the largest and most successful independent music retailers in Australia. Acknowledged as an industry leader and listed in the top 400 privately owned companies.
Informative, witty, incisive and ‘very human’, Bernard's style is a unique blend of substance and humour. He can provide a lively and dynamic exposÚ of cultural change and demographic shifts, focusing on the outlook and implications for business over the next two decades.Basing his presentation on hard-edged numbers, Bernard reflects on the most recent demographic, business and social information available.
In his two years as President elect and President, Bill and Lorna were based in Evanston, Illinois and travelled about two thirds of the time. They visited 40 countries and Bill spoke to many thousands of Rotarians, saw hundreds of service projects and met many influential leaders.
A past General Manager of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand until 1986, Bill has considerable business experience, is an experienced conference speaker and has produced his own radio programme.
A different kind of business speaker...one who challenges, shocks, entertains, enlightens and educates
Brendan was appointed as Chief Economist for Westpac in May 2003.
From representing New Zealand at World Life Saving, to running his own computer company and then becoming Managing Director of some of Australasia's most high profile companies.
Bruce is the Strategic Manager for Paragon Risk Ltd, formerly known as The Investigation Bureau. Since leaving the CIB in 1988 Bruce has played a leading role in the security and investigation sectors in New Zealand. Between 1991 & 2002 he grew his own company to be the foremost provider of security site management and corporate investigative services in the country. His humourous and energetic delivery style combined with his in depth knowledge of the issues enable him to give the real story as it relates to New Zealand Businesses. He has an interesting range of topics from retail security to pre-employment vetting, white collar crime, personal safety, loss prevention etc etc.
Charles draws interesting parallels between the booms of the Renaissance and the industrial revolution and the emerging investment themes of today. He is a very interesting person and very involved with the effects of technology on all aspects of our future
Australia’s Passion Provocateur, based in Melbourne Charles is the author of books, “Passionate People Produce”, and “Passionate Performance”. Based in Melbourne, Charles says, “throughout the world, there’s a heightened awareness of the power of passion in business”. He has been pushing the power of passion since leaving his law practice in 1993 to becoming Australia’s self styled passion provocateur.
Has combined political journalism with political activism for nearly 20 years.
Clive began his career as a Catholic Priest before holding specialist positions in broadcasting, youth leadership training and training young adults in human resources and communication skills.
Craig Horrocks has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, with special interest and expertise in the computer, logistics, manufacturing, travel and telecommunications industries.
From age 10 he began teaching business people about the trends and technology that would change their businesses...and lives...forever!
The concept behind Trends has its origins back in the 1970s when David Johnson joined journalist and broadcaster Gordon Dryden at Radio Pacific, the pioneering talkback radio station in Auckland. The success of the project led to the formation of a business, which continues and is involved in all types of media and TV businesses.
David Kirk has excelled in everything he has put his hand to. A medical doctor, a Rhodes Scholar with a PPE degree from Oxford University and a stellar career as CEO of two of Australasia's largest companies. In NZ he is probably most famous as an All Black Captain, and currently the only New Zealand Captain to lead his team to win the Rugby World Cup.
Doug is a former chairperson of charitable trusts, industry associations, sports and community organisations and founder chairman of local business association, mentor for Businesses in the Community (BITC) for 13 years, Chairman of Manurewa Community Board for 9 years, and deputy Chairman of Licensing Trust for 9 years. He has been a Justice of the Peace for 14 years and has written widely in trade and business publications and taught at tertiary level.
Dr Alan Treadgold, retail and consumer strategist, is the Global Head of Retail Strategy at Leo Burnett and Company in London, having worked at their Sydney office as Director of Research and Consulting for many years.
Prior to this he co-hosted a number of political and news shows on TV3, and was a 3News political reporter and editor for over 10 years.
Gutsy Canadian Television presenter and former 60 Minute reporter, TV producer and journalist, and speaker on communication and coping with the media. Hear some of her amazing media stories.
Grant Sidaway visits hundreds of towns every year with interactive informative presentations relating to technology, communications and the Internet. Grant is the prime motivator helping to bring the concept to New Zealand.
From African game ranger and expert on lions- to speaking around the world on lessons from the wild. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Ian believes that teams, and especially business teams, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom.
Dr Bellini is a regular choice as moderator/chairman at leading conferences for business and government around the world.
BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, SUCCEED and changing thoughts to create more success is Janice’s core message.
Formerly a journalist on radio and TV, where he was Chief Parliamentary Reporter, he moved to public relations in 1987 and built a reputation for the quality of his work and his professional leadership firstly at Consultus, then at the NZ Tourism Board, Ogilvy & Mather and ECNZ as Corporate Relations Manager. His background is in journalism, public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications including media training, corporate advisory and mentoring, public speaking and training.
As Founder and Executive Director of McGrath Limited, he took McGrath Estate Agents from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups, listing McGrath Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange in November 2015.
Juliet’s initial career of 20 years was in banking. After years of battling chronic illness, and being a top sales person in banking, Juliet lead many underperforming bank branches to become top in sales. She was also instrumental in introducing the profiling of the bank’s high value clients.
Is one of the world’s great thinkers and communicators. A foremost speaker on global issues, as well as a highly regarded social commentator, strategic planner, writer and broadcaster, Dr Suter appears on radio an average of once per day, and is recognisable as the global issues/foreign affairs presenter on Channel 7’s “Sunrise” programme. Keith has an extraordinary mind and extensive knowledge; his expertise covers International Affairs, Law, Society, Leadership, Business, and the Future.
In addition to speaking, Kerry Johnson heads a personal coaching company. Professionals worldwide use Dr. Johnson and his coaches to increase business usually by 300% within only weeks. Kerry is a best selling author and speaker who presents to audiences from Hong Kong to Halifax and from NZ to New York. He speaks on such topics as “How to read your Clients Mind’, Peak Performance, How to Increase your business by 70% in 6 weeks and “Marketing to The Affluent” – how to find and sell to them.