Speaking / Keynotes / Conferences

I’m a regular keynote speaker, presenter and MC for enterprises and clients who are looking for an engaging, pragmatic and optimistic view of digital, marketing, innovation and trends.

Some of my recent speaking engagements:

CUB – Marketing and Sales Leadership Team Keynote Presentation – The future consumer

CUB – FAME (Foster’s Achieving Marketing Excellence) Academy – Co-Author and Presenter

Mondelez – All staff Keynote Presentation – Ten Digital Trends for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry

We engaged Con to present to the wider Mondelez team at our 2018 annual conference, on emerging trends across the digital landscape and how they will impact consumer and shopper behaviour in the future.

Given the industry that Mondelez operates in, this is a subject that has high interest. During an hour-long presentation, Con was able to unpack major key themes and emerging trends in digital, provide live examples of how they are manifesting in today’s day and age and suggest what this means for the future of Mondelez.

This was a highly interactive presentation that conference attendees said was one of the best keynote speakers they had during the conference. Working with Con and the team at PENSO in the lead-up to the presentation was a very easy process, and with Con’s natural ability to capture the attention of an audience, it was a highly engaging presentation. A great experience!

Ashley Barton, Senior Brand Manager, Mondelez Australia

Emirates – Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand team – Strategic Objectives and Measures

Emirates – Global Travel Leadership Conference Keynote – The Future of Travel

dnata – Board Presentation – Technology & Service Futures

Nine – 2018 Up Fronts Keynote Presentation – Transmedia Futures

Mecca Cosmetics – All staff Keynote Presentation – Beauty and Technology

OzDare – 2016, 2017, 2018 Partner Conferences – MC and Presenter

AltCity Beirut – 2018 Startup Marketing Masterclass – Five day marketing masterclass

Eastern Melbourne Chamber of CommerceMetrics that Matter for your Business

Business Council of Australia – Member Presentation – Digital Strategy Essentials

Australian American Chamber of Commerce – San Francisco (Aussie Club) – Keynote Presentation 2017 – Experiences Marketing

Australian American Chamber of Commerce – San Francisco (Aussie Club) – Keynote Presentation 2018 – Five technology and marketing trends

Fuck Up Nights Melbourne – 2018 Melbourne Design Week – Death by Design

Fuck Up Nights Melbourne – February 2019 – Stories About Failure

Con has spoken at a few of the events I have organised over time and I always really enjoy the energy and presence he brings to the occasion.
What I most enjoy about having Con speak is his willingness to hone in on trends and societal factors relating to applications of technology and marketing, even if that can challenge the assumptions of the audience.
With his years of experience and unconventional upbringing, it’s super refreshing to have Con’s relaxed but direct approach showcased for the audience who always learn a lot from his years of experience!

Garry Williams
Project Lead – General Assembly
Lead Organiser – Fuck Up Nights Melbourne

Money in Sport Conference – December 2018 – Future of Sport

Presenting Partner – The Future Laboratory:
The Future Laboratory – 2017 Trend Briefing – Co-Presenter
Beauty Futures – Half Day Keynote
New and Next – Half Day Keynote
Technology Futures – Half Day Keynote
The New Consumer – Half Day Keynote
Food Futures – Keynote, Interviews, Trends Briefing
Future of Service – Half Day Keynote