International Business Speaker
David is a keynote speaker on the subject of International Business, including marketing, international business communications and business etiquette in different cultures. David has spoken about the Creative Economy at the United Nations in Geneva. He also speaks about travel and the travel industry.
He has direct experience of leading and managing international businesses. As an international business speaker, David draws on his work in more than 50 countries around the world, in different continents, dealing with a wide range of cultures, languages and business etiquette. He is an enthusiastic traveller and has written about business, life and success in his travel blogs. Having been to more than 100 countries on six continents, he has insights into different cultures, mindsets and business etiquette from all around the world.
“At the ANATO Congress, David inspired us with useful business techniques for travel agencies. His speech included interesting examples and stories about creativity and innovation from the Orange Economy and other sectors all around the world”.
Paula Cortés Calle. Presidente Ejecutiva
Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Viajes y Turismo
Audiences say in their feedback that David’s speeches are informative, entertaining and inspiring. David draws on his extensive experience to share examples of successes in international business development. He also has case studies which highlight the pitfalls and difficulties in international business. International business communications can be challenging and David tells amusing and useful stories of how marketing messages can be misunderstood and misinterpreted.
“David was an inspiring speaker at the Creative Business Summit Africa. Creative entrepreneurs from Kenya and other African countries found the examples from his international experience to be a great motivation in their own endeavours. David participated fully in the events and we consider him to be a partner in our work to empower creative entrepreneurs.”
– John Wali. Executive Director. Junior Achievement Kenya / Creative Business Summit Africa
As an international business speaker, David has delivered keynote speeches at conferences and events around the world. For example he was the keynote speaker in Curaçao at the Creative Economy conference for Entrepreneurs. He spoke at the ANATO Congress in Colombia. He was the keynote speaker at the International Creative Industries Conference in Serbia. In South Africa he brought his international knowledge of business to his speech at an event for businesses in various sectors. He was the keynote speaker at the Business Wisdom Summit in Ukraine, at EVCOMference in the UK, and at the Korea Creative Economy Forum. He spoke at the Creative Business Summit Africa in Kenya. He also spoke in Russia at the World Summit of Creative Industries in Moscow, at a Samsung Conference in Portugal and a Cultural Economy Conference in Chile. He was the international keynote speaker at The Digital Debate in Bogotá, Colombia. He spoke about international business at Enterprise Week in Donegal, Ireland. In Kazakhstan he was the speaker on ‘How to Combine Creativity and Business’. (See many more examples on the keynote speaker page.)
David’s expertise in international business and marketing is in demand internationally. In addition to being an international business speaker, he advises clients around the world and his close involvement with his international business consultancy clients keeps him at the cutting edge of business best practice.
David’s experience and expertise has been used in countries and cultures as diverse as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Curaçao, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (South), Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe – as well as in the UK.
“David inspired fashion entrepreneurs with his masterclass at the beginning of the 2nd call final assessment event WORTH Weekend in Valencia, inspiring over 220 participants from 27 European countries. His entertaining message was that we can be creative in the way we do business, using creative business models, and he illustrated his points with practice-oriented examples from around the world”.
Zicri A. Montiel. WORTH Partnership Project
David is an international business speaker. He speaks at conferences, corporate events, forums, summer schools, creative hubs, startup events, bootcamps, creative cities conferences, confex events, trade shows, launches, international summits and conventions. He also gives speeches and presentations at executive meetings, management conferences, company events, promotional events, and staff conferences. David has been a guest speaker at “away days” for company directors, senior executives and at corporate strategy events. His clients are business support agencies, conference organisers, government departments, events organisers, creative hubs, business centres, professional associations, public sector agencies, commercial companies, government ministries, NGOs, charities, city councils and universities.
“David Parrish was an inspiration to creative and digital entrepreneurs in Bogotá and made an excellent contribution to The Digital Debate as the international keynote speaker. By bringing his wide international experience and message about combining creative passion with smart business thinking, he helped to accelerate the growth of the digital industries in Colombia.”
Carlos F Ramirez. Managing Director. The Digital Debate, Bogotá. Colombia
“David’s talk at the Creative People Conference was that rare thing, refreshingly open, informative and amusing. I particularly appreciated his frankness about great failures he has known – not least because they made his comments on how to avoid them more pertinent. A very engaging speaker.”
– Jeanne Jenner. Chief Executive. Arts+Media Training
Contact David’s offices in London, Liverpool or Manchester regarding his availability as the international business speaker at your event.
Below are some photos of David as an international business speaker at conferences and other events around the world.