Speaking Engagements

‘Colourful, stimulating & provoking’

I am constantly speaking at conferences, universities – even small bookshops. One of the thrills I get from this is thinking of different ways to explain economics and its role in ordinary people’s lives. Also, on the conference circuit, I get to meet all sorts of interesting people who I can listen to and learn from.

Sometimes I talk at big financial conferences about trends in the global economy and how you might profit from them, other times it could be an intimate venue with a specific company, or industrial groups working on how the trends in growth, currencies and financial markets will uniquely affect them. Often, it’ll be a light after dinner speech, flavoured with observations from everyday life which explain why the economy may be going one way or another.

In this quest to always push the boundaries, I have been lucky enough to be supported by various people, such at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin who backed me to take a one-man economic show to the national stage with Outsiders in 2009 and 2010.

As well as paying gigs, which pay the bills, I try to do as many free talks as I can, normally at universities, so watch the diary page to see where I’ll be next. If you fancy hiring me for an event, contact my agent Frances Keane via her website or you can email her directly.

In the past few months I have worked for clients on four continents – companies such as Google, Erickson, Sony, Altgeris, Citywire, the City of Sydney, Casenove, National Bank of Abu Dhabi. I also love doing eclectic events too such as hosting the Leviathan Tent at the Electric Picnic every September — one of my favourite gigs of the year.

“It was a huge success. Thanks so much for being flexible and enabling us to stage this event. The event was a compete sell out and David responded generously. If David is in town again please let us know.” – Eamon Eastwood, The Lansdowne Club.

“excellent, fresh style” – Willie Holms, General Manager, Irish Life

“Last Thursday went very well and was a success for us. David’s presentation went down very well to the audience of about 150.” -John Lucey, Director, Invesco

“I would like to thank you for your efforts in participating in our Fourth Financial Markets Forum 2012. The Event was remarkably successful with over 600 attendees and it would not have been possible without your efforts and contribution. Your participation certainly enhanced the profile of our line-up of international speakers”
- Mahmood Al Aradi, SEVP – Financial Markets Division, National Bank of Abu Dhabi

“Our event was a great success, we have received such positive feedback from our guests who attended. We were all very impressed with David, his speech was very entertaining, humorous and easy to listen to. He interacted very well with our guests and with our own Actavis team and he seemed very knowledgeable of our industry. It was great to see our guests so animated throughout David’s speech.” -Debbie McDonald, Marketing Executive, Actavis Ireland

“outstanding” – Gaye Hand, CIPD Ireland

“colourful, stimulating and provoking” – John Dunne, Chief Executive, Chambers of Commerce of Ireland

“brilliant” – Donal Forde, Managing Director, AIB

“excellent, enhanced the whole day – we loved the audience interaction” – Derek Wilson, CEO, Siemens Ireland

“fantastic feedback” – Imelda Cahill, Hewlett Packard

“inspiring” – Maree O’Connor, Partner, E&Y