Meet our Speakers

The Gold Coast Speech Festival showcases outstanding speakers from diverse backgrounds – the academe, the business sector, the youth and the community. Each presenter leads an inspiring life and will challenge us all to be better community members, better family members, better friends and better co-workers.

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Property Developer. At 24 years old, David was a Development Manager on one of the largest property development project’s in Australia known as Darling Square, a $2.5 billion mixed use precinct in Sydney.

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Elise Chambellant

Women’s Advocate. Elise, 21, is a beauty queen, commercial model, and fashion model. Beyond her physical beauty lies an even more beautiful character and personality.

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Gavin Topp

Australian Boxer. After finishing his illustrious boxing career, Gavin Topp found that many men had a desire to test themselves in the ring. This led him to create Fight Like a Pro…

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Jason Ganis

Entrepreneur of the Year. With his innovative business mind in digital, hospitality, and manufacturing, he won the prestigious award amidst a strong competition in the Gold Coast’s booming industry.

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Josh Holms

Writer / Poet. Combining philosophy, vulnerability, story, political protest, and raw expression, Josh believes poetry to be a universal connector. Josh is the founder of Bigger Than Poetry on the Gold Coast…

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Lloyd James Ross

Lifestyle Entrepreneur. A former lawyer, Lloyd is a local Gold Coast entrepreneur with a traditional business in property marketing. He also runs a home-based network marketing business…

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Mark Hunter

World Public Speaking Champion. In 2009, Mark Hunter beat the 30,000 strong competition from around the world to claim the much-coveted title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking…

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Navdeep Pasricha

Teen Entrepreneur. He is the founder of iYouth, an organisation committed to the mental health of Australia’s young people.

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Rosie Pekar

Motivational Speaker. From a policewoman to a professional speaker, Rosie Pekar has become an inspiration with her powerful, witty, entertaining, and motivational speeches. She has spoken in multiple events in Australia , Asia, and North America.

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