Advantage Conference


Kurt Fearnley, Michael McQueen and Tim Wade


Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of 8 books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruptionand maintain momentum.

In addition to featuring regularly as a commentator on TV and radio, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Dr. John Maxwell and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations.

Having been recently named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

Coming from a background in marketing and research, in 2004 Michael founded a consultancy specializing in demographic shifts and social trends called The Nexgen Group.


Tim Wade

Tim Wade is a motivational speaker based in Singapore and who speaks globally at conferences, conventions and corporate events about leading change and motivating positive results. He runs change workshops for teams going through organisational transformation, and assists them to embrace change, develop creative solutions to challenges and determine avenues to take advantage of opportunities.

Clients have engaged Tim Wade to work with audiences of 10 to 10,000 people, whether that’s in Japan, China, India, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, London, Singapore, Australia, or on cruise ships sailing around the globe. Tim Wade motivates, inspires, engages, interacts, educates, relates, and delivers energy, ideas, laughter and positive results.

Tim combines a university background in Psychology from the University of Queensland, with over 19 years of corporate operational management experience, business leadership and award-winning management consulting.



Kurt Fearnley

Kurt Fearnley is a three time Paralympic gold medalist and two time Commonwealth Games gold medalist. He has won over 30 marathons, including New York, Chicago and London in a career spanning more than 20 years. In 2009 Kurt crawled the Kokoda track, in Papua New Guinea, to raise awareness of men’s health. Kurt was also a member of the winning Sydney to Hobart yacht crew, Investec Loyal, in 2012. He is New South Wales Australian of the Year for 2019.

Kurt is recognised as one of Australia’s leading keynote speakers and presenters. He has presented to small and large groups around Australia and internationally, sharing tales of his sporting and life accomplishments with strong themes of building resilience, the importance of a strong team and leading through example.