Plenary and Keynote Speakers

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Plenary and Keynote Speakers 2018-10-02T22:48:35+00:00

SPEAKERS

We are delighted to introduce our outstanding key note speakers and our Congress MC.

Congress MC

Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is an award-winning author and journalist.

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Opening Ceremony Speakers

The Hon  Gayle Tierney MP

Minister for Training and Skills, Government of Victoria, Australia

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Dr Stephen Murgatroyd

Experienced educational administrator, writer, and entrepreneur

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Professor Dirk Van Damme

Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division (IMEP), OECD, France

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Keynote and Plenary Session Speakers

Professor Stephanie Matseleng Allais

Research Chair, Skills Development Centre for Researching Education and Labour, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Nicolette Barnard

Head of Human Resources, Siemens Australia and New Zealand, Australia

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Senator the Hon. Doug Cameron

Shadow Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships

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Dr Ricardo Castro-Salazar

Vice President, International Development, Pima Community College

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Professor CHEN Qiuming

Board Chairman, Shenzhen Polytechnic, The People’s Republic of China

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Mark Dixon

CEO, Wodonga TAFE, Victoria

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Charles Fadel

Global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor; founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign.

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Dr David Finegold

President of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Dr Sean Gallagher

Director Centre for The New Workforce, Swinburne University of Technology

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Jody Hamilton

Director, JMP Consulting, New Zealand

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David Hughes

Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, UK

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Dr Lee D. Lambert

Chancellor, Pima Community College District, USA

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Dr Shyamal Majumdar

Head, UNESCO UNEVOC International Centre

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Jan Owen OAM

CEO Foundation for Young Australians Australia
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Professor Stephen Parker AO

National Sector Leader – Education, KPMG, Australia
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Professor John Pollaers OAM

Chair of the ​Australian Government’s Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), Chairman Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce at Australian Department of Health and Advisory Board Member, Aged Care Financing Authority
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TVET: A Celebration – Closing Session Speakers

Mary Faraone

Chair, Board of TAFE Directors Australia; Chief Executive, Holmesglen Institute
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Nikki Hind

Founder of Blind Grit
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Cassie Puruntatameri

Representing a TVET journey, NT, Australia
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Craig Robertson

CEO, TAFE Directors Australia
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The Voice of Youth

The young leaders of the 2018 WFCP Youth Camp will present their findings and priorities for action in a video presentation “Voice of the Youth”.

Video Speakers

Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash

Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator for Western Australia
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Professor Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
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