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The Honourable John Howard was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from March 1996 to December 2007 and the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister, after Sir Robert Menzies. A polarising leader, Howard is well known for making tough decisions, including the massive changes to gun laws in this country, and ground breaking financial policies.
At this, his second appearance at our National Conference, Howard will show how he as a leader made these strong choice, and in the process show us how to Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Noticed.
Benjamin “Ben” Roberts-Smith is a former Australian soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia, the highest award in the Australian honours system. At the time, his Victoria Cross, together with his Medal for Gallantry (awarded for actions during a tour of Afghanistan in 2006), made Roberts-Smith the most highly decorated member of the Australia Defence Force.
Roberts-Smith will be addressing the conference bringing a wealth of experience and insight, and teaching us all how to Be Brave.
Duane Knapp is a worldwide brand expert, author, and chairman and founder of BrandStrategy, Inc. As the senior corporate marketing officer, he was instrumental in developing and building many iconic brands in thousands of locations including Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn, Harrah’s Casinos,Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls and Discoveries travel catalog (now Skymall).
He has created several BrandScience methodologies including the Brand Mindset®, BrandPromise® and Destination BrandScience™ which are generally considered to be the best practices for building Genuine Brands. Learn how to Be Noticed from a leading global brand expert and an originator in the field of brand science.
A self-made man originating as a boy from a working-class suburb whose drive, determination and fearlessness would see him become the most recognisable face on Australian television.
He Began his career working as a statistician for Australian Rules Football before landing a job as a sports reporter for Network Ten. He went onto work with the Nine Network, spearheading high ratings on The Footy Show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Millionaire Hot Seat. During this time he also took on the role of of CEO of the Nine Network from 2006 – 2007.
An astute businessman, he founded his own independent media production company and as President of Collingwood Football Club has been instrumental in turning the club into one of the most powerful sporting clubs in the world. Learn how to Be Bold from one of Australia’s most accomplished and versatile television personalities.