Who are the Best Keynote Speakers in NEW ZEALAND?


New Zealand is a great place to run a conference or convention and there is nothing better than hearing the top NZ Keynote Speakers!

If you are organising your conference in New Zealand it’s always a great idea to include local speakers for that highly memorable “Kiwi Flavour”.

It’s also the SUSTAINABLE thing to do (only a car trip or shorter flight away) and might save you a few dollars compared to bringing a speaker over from Australia or the USA.

Whether you are having your conference or event in Auckland, Queenstown or Wellington here are my suggestions for the MUST SEE New Zealand Speakers to consider adding to your Kiwi conference line-up.


The 10 Most Inspirational “MUST SEE” Conference Speakers based in New Zealand are

  • Tony Christensen – Inspirational Survivor Story – “one of the best”
  • John Anderson – an emotional and amazing story from the founder of CONTIKI
  • Ngahi Bidois – Amazing Maori Speaker known as “The Face of New Zealand”
  • Mike Tamaki – Maori speaker and Tour Host
  • Kevin Biggar – Inspirational Explorer and Adventurer
  • Mike Allsop – Inspirational Adventurer and Pilot – Amazing survival story
  • Cam Calkoen – Inspirational Speaker on opportunity and overcoming challenges
  • William Pike – Adventurer
  • Michael Hill or Emma Hill – from the Michael Hill Jewellery Empire
  • Billy Graham – best loved motivator and fitness fanatic – “the skipping guy”

The BEST of the National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ)

  • Terry Williams – “2 Dangerous Things a Year” – Get Unstuck and Change Fit
  • Allison Mooney – Personality Expert – Three Times Awarded ‘NZ Speaker of the Year’
  • Glen Sharkey – Teamwork and Performance – Voted Educator of the Year
  • John Shackleton – Mindfulness, Stress and Performance Expert. Sports Psychologist.
  • Debbie Mayo-Smith – Tech tips and Productivity


Local Politicians like Sir John Key are also a consideration as are NZ Sports Celebrities like Dave Currie, Sir Richard Hadlee, Steve Gurney or Graham Henry.


This blog is definitely a “work in progress” so if you know of any OUTSTANDING or AMAZING New Zealand based speakers that are a “MUST SEE” for conferences – please send me an email!


To book a KIWI keynote speaker contact your friendly local Speakers Bureau 

or call Dave on 0408375100 for more ideas and information


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