David is an Orange Economy speaker at conferences and other events in Latin America, the Caribbean and around the world. He brings his international experience of new business models in the Orange Economy to audiences worldwide. David’s keynote speeches, presentations and workshops inform and inspire both creative entrepreneurs and policy makers in the Orange Economy.
David has spoken about the Creative Economy/Orange Economy at the European Commission in Brussels and the United Nations in Geneva.
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“David was our international speaker at Toolbox Naranja and brought his extensive international experience to the event. As an expert in creative entrepreneurship, and with knowledge of creative districts around the world, we regard David as a partner in our ambitious initiatives in the Orange Economy in Colombia. Moreover it’s easy to work with David because he is a professional; not only as an excellent speaker but also because he co-operates fully with our deadlines, requests for information and videos, and local media interviews.”
Laura Franco. Toolkit Naranja. Coolture Investments, Colombia
As an Orange Economy speaker, David has delivered speeches and presentations at conferences and events including the following:
‘Toolkit Naranja’ Conference at Colombia 4.0
International speaker on the Orange Economy and practical measures to help creative enterprises in Bogotá, Colombia.
Speech title: “A Million Successful Small Creative Enterprises – Connected in Communities” (more…)
ANATO National Congress in Medellin, Colombia
International speaker on “Inspiration for Travel Agencies from Creativity, Innovation and the Orange Economy Worldwide” (more…)
WORTH Partnership project weekend in Spain
Masterclass “How to be a Successful Creative Entrepreneur” to open the conference for
designer fashion entrepreneurs in Valencia, Spain (more…)
Creative Business Summit Africa
Keynote speech on the Business of Creativity’ at this pan-African conference in Nairobi, Kenya (more…)
International Forum “Territorios Innovadores” in Colombia
International speaker on developing creative entrepreneurship in BioDiverse cities in the Colombian Orange Economy (more…)
Curaçao Creative Economy
Orange Economy speaker at the ‘Connecting the Dots’ event for creative entrepreneurs in Willemstad, plus workshops on business strategy and intellectual property (more…)
Festival Naranja Orange Economy Conference
Orange Economy speaker on ‘Successful Creative Entrepreneurship in the Orange Economy Worldwide’, plus a workshop and interviews in Bogotá, Colombia (more…)
Creative Industries Enterprise Week in Ireland
Keynote speech on ‘Creativity and Business’, giving international examples of success in the creative economy and orange economy for creative entrepreneurs in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.
International Creative Industries Conference in Serbia
Keynote speech on ‘Creative Business in the Digital Economy’ at the Third International Creative Industries Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.
World Summit of Creative Industries in Russia
Orange Economy speaker on ‘How to be a Creative Entrepreneur’ at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), Moscow.
Korea Creative Economy Forum
Keynote speaker on ‘Creativity and Business’ at Government-level national event in creative city Seoul.
Saudi Arabia Ejadah Confex
Ejadah Creative Economy Conference and Exhibition in Saudi Arabia 2016. Keynote speech on the Creative Economy and presentation on Creative Entrepreneurship. (more…)
Samsung Conference. Portugal
Keynote speaker on “Creativity and Business” in the Creative Economy at corporate event in Lisbon for technology giant Samsung Portugal.
Chile Cultural Economy Conference
Conference speech on ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ at conference hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Chile.
Think up Culture!
Conference speech on Creativity, Culture, Tourism and Economic Development in Mallorca, Spain.
Biz Labs, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interactive creative business development workshop for startups and businesses in the digital and creative industries.
Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK)
Presentation on ‘Business Growth in the Creative and Digital Industries’ to entrepreneurs and startups at Innovation Center Kosovo in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Speech on business models for design businesses in the Creative Economy. Event hosted by the Brazilian Association of Design Companies (ABEDESIGN) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Creative Industries Agency. Russia
Presentation on Creativity and Business in the Creative Economy at the Summer School for Russian creative entrepreneurs in Moscow.
“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
“Working with David has been a great pleasure and a fantastic learning experience, his presentations and workshops full of strategic knowledge and valuable insights plus his warm approach to people left the public tremendously engaged, inspired and eager to follow trough the learnings. I highly appreciate the professionalism and dedication to the project and the quality time spent with David on a personal level, very much recommend his mentoring! Looking forward to work together again in the near future.”
Juan Diego Ortiz – Coolture Investments, Bogota – Colombia
Organisers of Festival Naranja.
Orange Economy Speaker
David is a world-class orange economy speaker at conferences, conventions, forums, summits, exhibitions, launches and other events. He speaks on a wide range of topics and themes relating to the Orange Economy. These include creative business, business growth and creative entrepreneurship. He speaks about business models in the creative economy with authority. Intellectual property and licensing, raising finance and leadership in the Orange Economy are also speech topics. David’s international experience and expertise in the orange economy includes: business strategy, marketing, communications, international business, strategic marketing, creativity and entrepreneurship. As an Orange Economy speaker he draws on his experience of the creative industries and creative economy worldwide.
“We are very grateful that David could be our Key Note Speaker at our Curacao [Orange Economy] event. There is a lot of uncertainty for the creative entrepreneurs in Curaçao. A lot of our creatives often worry that they are making the wrong choice to continue working in the creative industry. David’s keynote was an inspiration to many of them, some of them coming up to me afterwards telling me that now they are confident that it is the right choice and that they are now motivated to make it work! Thank you David!”
Eloise van Wickeren. Film Commissioner at the Ministry of Economic Development in Curaçao.
As a specialist orange economy speaker, business consultant and author, he has worked in more than 50 countries around the world. David is in demand internationally and frequently speaks to audiences of businesses and entrepreneurs in the creative economy.
His audiences also include professionals involved in supporting creative economy development, including economic development agencies, government ministry officials, creative business advisors, creative economy debates, creative economy conferences, creative hubs, incubators, workspaces and creative business support organizations. 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 has been a pleasure to work with since day one when we have approached him. His name was specifically chosen based on his expertise and background as a creative keynote speaker. We are especially appreciating the attention to details given by David and flexibility to fit the conference theme promoting the creative economy in Saudi. Audiences from different backgrounds were highly influenced by the content presented by David throughout his two sessions “Creative Economy Worldwide” and “Combining Business With Creativity”. Local speakers and guests have approached David in different ways and he was pleasantly attending all requesting. ACE Events as an organizer had a very smooth experience with David until the last day, which we are highly thankful for and this is definitely a presence that we look forward to have in more events to come in future.”
Mais El-Ras. Ejadah Saudi Arabia Creative Economy Conference and Exhibition. Saudi Arabia. www.ejadahcon.com
David is listed as a TED Speaker and was the keynote speaker at TEDx Napoli on the subject of creativity, at TEDxENCGJ, Morocco on Authentic Marketing and at TEDx Tromsø, Norway, on Empowerment and Creative Entrepreneurship.
David’s speeches draw on his own experience as an entrepreneur, his work with successful businesses worldwide, his research and his writings. David’s creative industries business books are often available for conference delegates as part of the arrangements to book him as a keynote speaker. Signed copies of his books are ideal gifts for conference delegates and event participants.
An experienced orange economy speaker, David speaks at conferences, corporate events, forums and summer schools. In addition he speaks at creative hubs, startup events, creative cities conferences, confex events and trade shows. Also, his speeches are suitable for launches, international summits and conventions. He 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.
As a Creativity Consultant he is a keynote speaker on ‘How to Profit from Creativity in Business’.
David is the author of two books on creative entrepreneurship. His books have been published in translations in thirteen countries around the world. His books can be available at your event when David is a keynote creative economy speaker. Contact David for more details and to make arrangements.
See the Media Pack summarising David’s expertise and track record as an international keynote speaker, testimonials from clients about his speeches, presentations and lectures, plus a range of topics on which he can speak.
Contact David to book him as your keynote Orange Economy speaker.