Speakers

  • A New Cycle of Innovation in the Middle East

    A New Cycle of Innovation in the Middle East

    Dr. Anil Khurana

    Innovation enables growth, and as Schumpeter asserted, also causes creative destruction. Dr. Anil Khurana’s personal observations over the past 5 years, as well as his recent survey confirm that Middle East companies have significant growth ambitions, but these ambitions are not being matched by ...

  • A Refugee's Reflection on Asylum in Australia

    A Refugee's Reflection on Asylum in Australia

    Dai Le

    Dai was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her family escaped communist Vietnam in 1975. After a few years in refugee camps in Hong Kong and displaced people’s camps in the Philippines – Dai and her family was finally resettled in Australia in December 1979.

  • Adapting to Social Change With Innovation

    Adapting to Social Change With Innovation

    Bryson W. Thornton

    Bryson W. Thornton, Director of External Affairs EEMA & Global Duty Free, Philip Morris International will discuss how one of the world’s leading tobacco companies is transforming to meet changing consumer demands in the tobacco industry through innovation, research, and cutting-edge science and ...

  • Airbus Cabin Concept 2050 Based on a Bionic Structure

    Airbus Cabin Concept 2050 Based on a Bionic Structure

    Bastian Schäfer

    Based on extensive research into the way the world’s population is changing, the Airbus Concept Cabin illustrates what the future of flight might look like from the passengers’ perspective in 2050. Inspired by nature, aircraft cabins of the future will be customized to the needs of individual passengers. ...

  • Amartey Golding

    Amartey Golding

    Through Artist's Eyes

    Amartey Golding, brought to BOLDtalks by INtheFrame, will be painting some of the talks live on stage as they are being presented. The completed painting will be donated to Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

  • An American in the Middle East: One Man’s Journey to Make a Difference

    An American in the Middle East: One Man’s Journey to Make a Difference

    Steve Sosebee

    Steve Sosebee tells his own personal account of befriending a 10-year-old triple-amputee back in 1990 for free care in the USA, which led to the creation of one of the regions most active and effective relief organizations, as a way to empower volunteers from all segments of society to play an active ...

  • Are We Thinking BIG Properly?

    Are We Thinking BIG Properly?

    Paul Godfrey - Event Moderator

    Paul Godfrey, one of the region’s best-known commentators on science, business and current affairs, argues that some of the world’s great ideas have resulted from the pure act of thinking big – and often appeared totally disjointed from the real needs of the moment.

  • Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know it

    Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know it

    Tarik Kaddoumi

    For anyone who has not fully understood the controversial Bitcoin yet, this is a concise and informative crash session about Money and Crypto Currencies.

  • BOLDtalks Australia Moderator

    BOLDtalks Australia Moderator

    Anton Enus

    Anton Enus is an award winning broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of experience. His career spans television, radio and print coverage of international news and current affairs in both South Africa and Australia. Anton is currently the nightly news anchor for SBS World News Australia.

  • BOLDtalks Through Artist's Eyes

    BOLDtalks Through Artist's Eyes

    Farah Nasrawi

    Farah Nasrawi, joins BOLDtalks Woman 2016 to paint some of the talks live on stage as they are being presented. The completed painting will be donated to Palestine Children's Relief Fund.