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Gihan Perera Travels from Perth, WA


  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Disruption
  • Futurist
  • Leadership
  • Strategy And Planning
  • Technology

Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives business leaders a glimpse into what's ahead - and how they can become fit for the future. Since 1997, he has worked with business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and other change agents - helping them with their strategy for thriving in a fast-changing world.

He has clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada. He is the author of “The Future of Leadership”, “Fast, Flat and Free”, “Out of Office”, “Webinar Smarts”, and seven other books.

As an educator, Gihan has been at the leading edge of presentation technology and online learning:

- He writes and presents for Citrix Global, a leading provider of online collaboration technology (such as GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting)

- He was one of a handful of invited guest contributors (along with Seth Godin and Nancy Duarte) to Garr Reynolds' book Presentation Zen

- He is one of a handful of Ambassadors for Thought Leaders Global

- He hosts the eGurus Community, an online resource centre for speakers, trainers, consultants and thought leaders 

- He is a Gold Level author for the International Institute of Managers and Directors Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.

His formal background is in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. But he's always been interested in people and the way they communicate - and how to leverage technology to deliver messages, extend reach, and live happier lives.

He lives in the world's most liveable city – Perth, Australia – and enjoys an enviable lifestyle, with his own home, his own business and his own teeth.

Keynote Titles

  • Fit for the Future: Thriving, not just surviving, in a disrupted world
  • The Future of Leadership: Creating high-performance teams to embrace change and lead the way
  • Bright Sparks: Staying ahead of the game through innovation and collaboration
  • The Future of Work : Access All Areas
  • The Future of Innovation : Bright Sparks
  • Light Up: Create an innovation culture in your business
  • Light Up: Create an innovation culture in your business
  • Power Up: Get the most from your rising stars
  • Authority: Build your authority and personal brand
  • Link Up: Deliver great experiences in a customer-centric world


Gihan’s professional, thorough and collaborative approach were evident in all our dealings with him. Framed by Gihan’s entertaining presentation style, his relevant knowledge of key issues in local and global context, practical tips and tools for the workplace, and his understanding of emerging trends resonated with the group and contributed to our leadership conference’s success. Overwhelmingly positive feedback and light-bulb moments from delegates.

Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

Gihan’s candid style and humour won over the packed house from the moment he began speaking. It came as no surprise when he received the highest rating of all the guest speakers we had on the day. If you get a chance to bring him into your organisation or conference, I strongly recommend you do so before someone else books him.

JLL Australia

Gihan's presentation was a great opening session at our recent senior leaders forum. He cleverly integrated his knowledge and facts about technology evolution and other global disruptions into a compelling story about the change occurring in our working lives, and how we can best respond to it as leaders and individuals.

Energy Queensland



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