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Peter Greste* to Present Keynote at Evolve 2019: Resilience - Lessons In Survival

Released by Evolve on Monday, 18 March 2019

Peter Greste* to Present Keynote at Evolve 2019: Resilience- Lessons In Survival

Peter Greste will deliver a keynote presentation at EVOLVE 2019 on the lessons he learnt on survival during his imprisonment in an Egyptian gaol.

Peter Greste spent two decades reporting from the front line in the world’s most dangerous countries before making headlines himself following his own incarceration in an Egyptian prison. Charged with threatening national security, and enduring a sham trial, solitary confinement and detention for 400 days, Greste himself became a victim of the new global war on journalism.

Peter will talk about his experience and how the power of maintaining a solid focus and having a clear sense of mission and purpose helped him build resilience. He admits to not being a fan of twitter but acknowledges that the influence and impact of social media helped in his release through one of the world’s biggest social media campaigns #freeAJstaff that rallied international pressure for his release.

Peter has a powerful presentation that will leave delegates to ponder their own sense of focus and purpose and how everyone and every business needs to be resilient. Peter’s presentation will provide:

• A unique perspective on the importance of staying focused

• The importance of applying meaning and purpose in challenging situations

• The ability to plan and execute effective solutions

• The importance of communication and collaboration to achieve successful outcomes

Following Peter’s presentation, he will have a conversation with two industry leaders, Roslyn McLeod, Founder and Chair, Arinex and Keith Wootton, Managing Director AV1, to discuss their experience in building organisations, managing multiple operations and their tips on staying focused and overcoming challenges and setbacks.

EVOLVE 2019, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 31 March to 2 April is the event industry’s largest conference.

*Peter Greste appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International

Image: Peter Greste