Speakers Connect Showcase May 2010

Mark your calendars for the Speakers Connect Showcase on 25 May featuring 5 of our best speakers with some of the hottest topics of this year.


Date: 25 May 2010

Time: 9:00am – 12:00noon

Venue: Pacific Place Conference Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong (Tentative)

Speakers Line Up

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Gapminder 3.0: How to Communicate Cross-Generationally


Anders is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker and has spoken to audiences across Australia, Asia, and Europe, and his personal brand portfolio features both blue chip multinationals, fast-growing SMEs, start-ups and the odd Rugby club. When he is not inspiring ideas and facilitating conversations at conferences, Anders fills the role of Creative Director at Thinque, a training and development consultancy that he founded in 2005 in Sydney. The company specializes in executive mentoring, psychometric testing, and effective communications, and works with organizations that seek to challenge the status quo and embrace a changing world.

Anders is the author of Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking (2009), Future Thinking: a trend-spotting report (2008) and the Gen Y 2.0 Limegreen Paper: from awareness to funky solutions (2007).


Charlie Lang

The Secrets of Successful Corporate Cultures –

What they are, why they work and how to do it?


Charlie Lang is an Executive Progress Expert (coach / trainer / facilitator / consultant) who founded Progress-U in 2002. His mission is to assist his clients in achieving organizational and individual progress for the benefit of all stakeholders. He is a passionate and professional Keynote Speaker and Author of over 100 articles related to leadership, change management and innovative sales.

His first book The Groupness Factor was published in August 2005. Charlie is a founding member and Past President (2007/08 & 2008/09) of the Hong Kong International Coaching Community and has served clients such as BASF, Bayer, BNP Paribas, Chanel, Hang Seng Bank, HP, L’Oreal, Lego, Otis, Tesco, UBS, etc.

Charlie currently authors his second book, a business fiction on corporate coaching culture due to be published in mid 2010.


Cameron Dueck

A Voyage to the Frontline of Climate Change


In the summer of 2009, Cameron Dueck led a sailing expedition through the elusive Northwest Passage to see first hand how Canada’s Inuit are coping with climate change. With only four crew and the ticking clock of Arctic sea ice setting the pace, the Silent Sound sailed 15,000 km and stopped in the many communities scattered along the remote shores of Northern Canada.


Cameron, a journalist who has reported from around the globe, brings context to stories from hunters, community leaders and young Inuit struggling with a clash of cultures and changes to their environment. He also speaks frankly about the crippling socio-economic problems facing people living in this remote corner of the world. During their voyage the crew saw land that was sinking due to the melting of permafrost and heard from amazed hunters who see southern animals encroaching into their Arctic hunting grounds.


Arctic sovereignty and development of natural resources in the north have brought global attention to the region, and Cameron’s voyage through the passage and research of these historic waters offers a unique view of these issues. The Open Passage Expedition used an ancient mode of transportation in their quest to understand a very modern problem, and the result is an intelligent and thrilling tale of discovery.


Andy Clark

Learning the top training tips from one of World’s leading international trainers


Andy Clark is HR Director and Partner at ClarkMorgan and is one the most experienced trainers in China. He has recently authored the book “The World Is Yours” designed to build the critical skills Chinese staff need to be successful in international business. As a lecturer at Jiaotong (Shanghai), Tsinghua and for the University of Western Sydney and working as an IELTS examiner he has built a solid understanding of the training challenges across Asia. He has worked both for TAFE Australia and the British Council to run teacher training programs for university lecturers and middle school teachers. As a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) ‘Master Trainer’, Andy has been training Fortune 500 companies in China for the past 10 years. In 2008 Clark was awarded ‘Most Outstanding New Trainer’ by the Hong Kong Management Association. Having lived and built offices in six of China’s largest cities he has gained extensive experience of what it takes to build success.


Mike Walsh (Tentative)



Author of Futuretainment and CEO of innovation research agency Tomorrow, Mike Walsh helps to prepare business leaders for what’s next. A leading authority on new media and the digital future. Mike’s unique approach is to scan the near horizon for what’s happening right now, then translate these movements into usable trends. Constantly traveling the world for the best ideas, consumer innovations and disruptive technologies – Mike distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience (including technophobes) to not only understand, but also start to influence the future direction of their industry.

Mike has devoted his career to being digital. He ran the market leading consumer insights house Jupiter Research in the Asia Pacific, and held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in both the Australian and Asian markets. Over the last few years, Mike has advised some of the world’s leading brands and corporations.

Mike Walsh currently stimulates audiences around the globe with his analysis of the latest consumer trends. His presentations blend video, high impact visuals and mind blowing cases of innovation from his experiences in the cutting edge markets of Japan, Korea and China. “People are tired of stories of flying cars and weird science. What interests me is not the far future, but tomorrow. Somewhere in the world the future is already happening. You just need to know where to look.” ~ Mike Walsh.


Early bird discount till 7 May 2010. Register on or before 23 April to win the chance to the get the books authored by our Speakers!





News first published in April 2010.