BAN KI-MOON: Secretary-General of the United Nations (20017-2016)

"The program was fantastic!...SG Ban [was a] highlight. We really appreciate your help with securing [him]... I look forward to working with you on the next one!"

Groups the have hosted Ban Ki-moon:

We Day, The Barclays Asia Forum, European Petrochemical Association, Tax Free World Association, Swiss Economic Forum, SAP, and more! 
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KOFI ANNAN: Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006); Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001); Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and of The Elders 

"It was an extraordinary event for us, and we are highly appreciative of Mr Annan's participation, kind words, insights, inspiration and encouragements. For some of the colleagues who spoke to him, it seems to have been one of those life-changing experiences. So a big THANK YOU to Mr Annan."

-Royal Vopak
Groups the have hosted Kofi Annan: 
Vopak, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Novo Nordisk, Saint Xavier University, European Petrochemical Association, Schiffrin Barroway, AWD Holding AG, Nutreco, Chartered Accountants, Center of Political and Foreign Affairs, and more!
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AL GORE: Vice President of the United States (1993-2001): Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Nobel Peace Laureate (2007)

Invited to deliver the chief keynote speech at the upcoming Innovation and Breakthrough Forum 2017, Al Gore's rave reviews include the following: 

"The visit of Vice President Gore was a roaring success. His Forum speech and dinner address were superb and riveting.. The man is truly inspiring and a breath of fresh air, the world cannot be reminded of this fact often enough..."
- The Ganley Group of Companies
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JULIA GILLARD: 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013); Chair, Global Partnership for Education; Chair, Beyondblue

Recently selected to keynote both the Simmons Leadership Conference at the Qudwa Global Teachers Forum, Gillard received the following rave reviews:  

"Geneva was a tremendous success. [PM Gillard] was fantastic. Very well received - amazing really - and wonderful to be around - an incredibly generous woman..." (SLC) and "Julia Gillard [was] fantastic! The audience had such positive feedback about [her] session..." (Teachers Forum). 

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FELIPE CALDERON: President of Mexico (2006-2012); Chair, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Statesman of the Year, World Economic Forum


"President Calderon did a fantastic job presenting at our Seminar. He was exceptionally open and honest - participants loved him."

- Accenture

"President Calderon was truly magnificent. His speech was outstanding, excessively inspiring and very relevant to Egypt. The feedback I keep receiving is extremely positive."

-American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
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EHUD BARAK: Prime Minister of Israel (1999-2001); Minister of Defense of Israel (2007-2012); Board of Directors, CIFC Asset Management 

Sought-out for An Evening with Ehud Barak for an upcoming event at the prestigious Sacramento Speaker Series, Ehud Barak's stellar reviews include:   

"Your insights into globalization and the changing state of the world were fascinating, and certainly thought-provoking for the leaders of the global Johnson enterprises" (S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.) and, "The Summit went off exceedingly well and Barak was outstanding..." (Hindustan Times). 

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DICK CHENEY: Vice-President of the United States (2001-2009); US. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)

A recent headliner at the Asia-Pacific Security Forum, Vice-President Dick Cheney is heralded at a wide range of events including: 

"Vice President Cheney gave an engaging account of his breadth of experience in some of our nation's most historic moments" (The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers) and "I was in awe of Mr. Cheney. So generous with his time and so gracious to our guests. The conversation in the office was that there may not have been a single better or more appropriate person on the planet than the VP...!" (Casimir Capital L.P.). 

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MOHAMED ELBARADEI: Director General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2005): Vice-President of Egypt (2013)

Recently selected to speak at the prestigious Richmond Forum on prospects for peace in the Middle East, Mohamed ElBaradei consistently receives rave reviews: 

"Excellent session! The audience was very engaged. He is such an amazing intellect yet so approachable." 

- Thomson Reuters

"The afternoon lecture audience was 1,400 and he received a standing ovation. At dinner for 350 people – another standing ovation. An absolute pleasure to work with him."

-University of Utah

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VICENTE FOX: President of Mexico (2000-2006); Founder, Centro Fox

Having recently made headlines for two recent keynotes at Wayne State University and the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, where he received the following praise: "A complete hit and the largest audience we have ever had for a daytime lecture," Vicente Fox regularly receives stellar reviews. 

"President Fox was incredible a real class act. We had a full house with 4,200 people, plus an overflow room for another 1,200..." 

- National Association of International Educators 

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These HWA Speakers bring the experience of working at the utmost levels of global leadership, crafting the policies and engaging in negotiations with profound impacts the world over, to each of their engagements. Able to speak directly to the most pressing challenges of our time-- from climate change to national security, the global economic outlook to international diplomacy--  these speakers decode complex issues for a wide audience, and inspire individuals and organizations to be a force for positive change.