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International Speakers coming to New Zealand and Australia

Sophie Waldron
11 Jul 2019

Are you looking for a high profile international speaker to add to your next event? Some of the world's most exciting thought-leaders have confirmed Australasian dates.

Monica Lewinsky

Social activist, global public speaker, consultant and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair. ​

She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses topics such as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women. Her 2014 essay for Vanity Fair, Shame and Survival, was nominated for a National Magazine Award and her TED Talk, The Price of Shame, has been viewed over 13 million times.

Monica will be in Australia and New Zealand from late July to early August 2019 and is available for local private events between these dates.

Colonel Chris Hadfield

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 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 and New Zealand in August 2019.

Amanda Lindhout

Amanda 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 and New Zealand in August 2019 and is available for local events at reduced travel costs.

Robin Esrock

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 recognised 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 and New Zealand in September and is available for local dates at reduced travel costs.

Susan David

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 book, Emotional Agility is based on the concept Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year. The book describes 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 and New Zealand in September and November of this year and is available for local events.

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson is an entrepreneur, supermodel, actress and UNICEF Ambassador. Elle 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 and New Zealand from the 23rd to the 30th of September and is available for private local events during this time.

Dr Adriana Marais

Dr Adriana Marais is a physicist, innovator and aspiring extraterrestrial who believes that we are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth. Adriana is the Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and is passionate about exploring innovative applications of emerging technologies to challenges facing the continent. She is also one of the 100 Mars One Project astronaut candidates in the running to move to the red planet in the next decade. As a scientist, technologist and astronaut candidate, her mission is to inspire children and adults around the world to get excited about the future, believe in their dreams and remember Nelson Mandela’s words, “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

Adriana will be in Australia and New Zealand 16-31 October 2019 and is available for local events.

Bob Geldof

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.

Peggy Grande

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's principles of leadership and excellence resonate 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 and New Zealand in August 2019 and is available for local events with reduced travel costs.

Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer is an iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author and Emmy award-winning television commentator and the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon.

Kathrine will be in New Zealand from 15 December 2019 until 1 April 2020 and is available for local events.

If you would like to know more about these or any of our other world class speakers please get in touch with us on +64 9 373 4177 or [email protected]
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