06 Sep 2021

Five of the Best Business Speakers Based in Adelaide

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By – Heather Foster – ICMI Managing Consultant based in Adelaide

Right now, many businesses across Adelaide are hurting. This is a time when we are all in need of leadership to change the way we think, handle change and build resilience. We’re all looking to successfully navigate our way through this difficult time. There are many brilliant speakers in Australia and we are truly blessed that we have a fine selection right here in South Australia – so here are 5 of ICMI’s Top Business Speakers based in Adelaide, right now.


Glenn Cooper AM

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A fifth generation Cooper! Glenn started in the family business in 1990 as Sales & Marketing Director, now retired. Glenn remains Cooper’s Brewery Chairman and Ambassador. He is also Chairman of Australian Made Australian Grown. (the green and gold triangle recognised the world over). Glenn has been instrumental in Coopers Brewing’s continued growth and success, overseeing many changes and adapting to new technologies. A fascinating speaker, he discusses how Coopers’ has remained a privately held Company after 156 years and 6 generations.

Book Glenn Cooper AM Here


Tammy Barton

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Tammy is the founder and director of My Budget and is based in Adelaide. My Budget is Australia’s leading personal budgeting service which currently manages close to a billion dollars every year on behalf of their clients. My Budget has been on the Fast 100 list for 4 consecutive years. Tammy is an advisory Board Member of Bank SA and Board Member of project Gen Z. She has won many awards along the way and her presentation is full of great advice and tools to help with leadership, entrepreneurship and women in leadership.

Book Tammy Barton Here


Justice Stephen Pallaras QC

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With more than 40 years of experience in the practice and teaching of criminal law and as a QC since 2000, Judge Stephen Pallaras is a man of principles. As South Australia’s DPP, he refused to tow the populist ‘tough on crime’ government line. His presentation is truly inspiring and fascinating, discussing everything from leadership to finding solutions to social challenges faced by our new world, post-pandemic!

Book Stephen Pallaras QC Here



Dr Fiona Kerr

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Dr Fiona Kerr is a thought leader on human connectivity and synchronization, partnering with technology and leading future-ready, resilient organisations. The relevance of her expertise grows every day, both within the state of Adelaide and around the world. Primarily, Fiona works on future-proofing organisations to ensure the transformative power of technology is combined with unique human attributes to enable the best possible outcomes for organisations. Fiona also currently advises the Robotics Industry, health, ageing and education sectors, along with Defence USA and Australia. Dr Fiona Kerr is a remarkable woman with a bright, entertaining presentation style that every organisation needs to hear.

Book Dr Fiona Kerr here


Anna Lee

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Anna Lee is a leadership development facilitator and coach who makes change stick! Anna draws on work from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics, uncovering some pretty nifty ways to help clients upgrade their resilience and change for the better. Given our attention is constantly being competed for by kitten videos and smartphone notifications, Anna’s grounding approach to boosting motivation and focus levels is in high demand. Her presentations are a unique combination of up-to-date research, anecdotes, humour and interaction that leaves audiences energised and ready to change for the better!

Book Anna Lee Here


To book any of the above speakers or to find out more about Business Speakers across Australia, contact ICMI today.


Who does ICMI represent?

With its proud 30-year history, ICMI has direct access to an extensive talent base. Whether it’s a world leader or Olympian you seek, someone to inspire and motivate, talent to educate and inform, an MC or event facilitator or pure entertainment through a dazzling performance, ICMI has it covered and is the first step you need to take towards making your event extraordinary. We have sourced and secured some of the best speakers and entertainers in the world – many exclusive to ICMI.


Why choose ICMI?

We understand that selecting the most appropriate talent can make or break your event. Our consultants listen intently to the customer brief and ask the right questions in order to make the best recommendation. With 16 offices throughout Australia and New Zealand, ICMI consultants are the most experienced experts with a valuable understanding of their local area. They make it their priority to work with you and meet your requirements to ensure the talent you book not only meets your expectations but exceeds them! Our goal is to make your event a memorable one.


Contact us today and find the perfect business speaker for your next virtual or in-person event. Want to browse outside of Women in Business or Business? You can view all of our talent here and our latest talent here, but be sure to get in touch if you don’t find what you’re looking for. A professional touch can be the difference between an average and a knockout event, so why wait?

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