TESTIMONIALS

MERETTE HABBERSTAD
NHO REISELIV

Ken was one of the most inspiring speakers we have ever booked. His presentation was so engaging, insightful and entertaining. The feedback from our delegates has been outstanding, ‘the best ever’ was what I kept hearing. He is one of the superstars, no doubt, and I can see why he was recommended to us. We were not disappointed.

ANA BUTYLKINA
ING

A heartfelt thank you to the truly inspiring and energising speaker, Ken Hughes. He captivated us with a genuinely delightful speech. There are not enough words to describe the impact this session had on our employees and how personal and engaging it was. Simply magnificent.

LUC SUYKENS
UBA TRENDSDAY

I’d consider Ken to be among the rockstars of professional speakers. His unique combination of great content, practical insight and engaging, energetic performance style was outstanding. As an organiser, it was an absolute pleasure to work with him and his team, as his professionalism ranks high among top speakers in our long list of UBA Trendsday conferences

STEPHEN W. KETT
THE GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE

Ken is absolutely superb. It is so rare to have a speaker that can marry such important insights with highly engaging visuals and genuinely entertaining delivery. A terrific keynote

DAINIUS BALTRUSAITIS 
CONFINN

Ken is right up there with the Seth Godin’s and Simon Sinek’s of this world. His presentation was so inspiring, energetic and delivered real actionable content to the thousands who attended.  A stellar performer.

FABIO BORTONE
EURAPCO 

We have had Ken speaking at many of our live leadership events over the years and he was the first person we thought of when running one of the big virtual events for the Eurapco Alliance. His energy, inspirational content and on-screen presence was as powerful as it always is live. Our members loved it, a great blend of inspiration, energy and thought provoking insight.

 
 

CARA GREENE
PAYPAL

Once again, Ken managed to inspire both our internal and external audiences equally regarding the customer connection and marketing in this new world. Our customers loved it as did our own staff. I’ve never seen so many people so engaged for so long on a Webinar

JAMES MURRAY
MICROSOFT

Ken is one of those super professional speakers who just gets it. He surpassed all our expectations in terms of both content and sheer energy on screen.

TONY MARTINOVIC
GOOGLE ADS 

“As our host, Ken brings such energy and passion to our Google virtual events, blending his own thought provoking content throughout. Engaging, funny, professional – simply outstanding!”

 
 

MARTIN PITCOCK 
SAGE PAY

As the host for the event, Ken took the time to get to know each speaker, their contribution and thus sculpted a great storyboard that kept the virtual conversation flowing effortlessly throughout. An absolute professional

INAKI MAILLARD
GLOBAL DIY SUMMIT

As a B2B brand we needed to stay relevant and connected with our customers during this time. Ken was the first person we thought about approaching and the webinar series he delivered has had such strong feedback. Sessions sold out way beyond our expectations and delegates stayed engaged far longer than we had ever hoped. It was entertaining, informative, and had all the usual magic and sparkle that Ken delivers onstage

 
 

DEBBIE HAUSS
RETAIL INNOVATION CONFERENCE, NEW YORK

As our event host, Ken was his usual charismatic energetic self throughout, pre-recording some segments and live for others and always there to lean on in terms of support. I couldn’t recommend highly enough

FIONA JONES
GOOGLE EMEA

Ken is an energetic, thought-provoking speaker. I’ve had Ken speak at two Google events now and Ken has scored higher than any other speaker I’ve ever had before, lasting a longtime in the memories of the delegates

GAVIN ISLE
BARCLAYS

Inspirational is a word that is too often overused, none more so than in relation to speakers, many of whom are very good but not truly inspirational i.e. inspire people to think or act in a different way. I had high expectations based on your Ted Talk and feedback I had received from a couple of people who had seen you live previously, and I am delighted to say that you surpassed them all.Thank you for a truly inspirational session!

 
 

MOLLIE SPILMAN
COO CRITEO

Ken’s speech at both our US and European CX events really excited delegates for the need to better engage with the new consumer and get personal and experiential. As a speech it was relevant, insightful as well as great fun. An ideal mix

SIMON CUNNINGHAM
VALUE RETAIL

Ken speaking at our annual Digital Summit was the highlight of our event; he managed to engage and inspire our organisation around the changes we need to make in order to stay relevant to the worlds of our guests. His ability to understand the dynamic world of retail and digital fused with real world insight helped guide our future digital vision.

 
 

KRISTI KAWANNA
G3 COMMUNICATIONS NEW YORK

Ken’s presentation made delegates laugh and cry and laugh again. His easy story-telling style meant that delegates were not only engaged throughout but also left with some real thought-provoking content. We are already planning on inviting him back!

 
 

GRAEME COOKSLEY
SYMPHONY EYC

As always, Ken delighted our delegates with his vision of the future. His energy and insight around consumer behaviour, technology trends and how these intersect and will change society, consumer behaviour and our industry were out-standing. This is one speech every business and brand should hear

 
 
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"That was quite simply the best speaker I have ever heard"

ALICE ACKERMAN
HOSTELWORLD

Trying to find a HR speaker who can energise, inspire and excite as much as they can provoke and challenge can be difficult. We have used Ken several times and he never fails to do all of the above with our global employee teams as well as with our customer base. If you are looking for true employee inspiration and outstanding insight into the HR realities, look no further

KATIA RACHITOFF
SEMINARIUM PERU

Mr Hughes’ speech at our congress was the highlight for most delegates. He made it even more relevant by taking the time to visit some of our key retail centres in Lima before his speech, and challenging the audience even more. They would have listened to him for days

 
 

STEVE FERRIS
FORGE ROCK

We have invited Ken to be part of the Forge Rock Identity Summits all over the world, as we are yet to meet another speaker that has his stage presence, thought provoking content, understanding of our own business and industry, all mixed with that natural story-telling style and wit. He delivers every time

 
 

NINA ASENOVA
KNECT INFORMA 365 MIDDLE EAST

It was fantastic to have such a world class speaker at our event and the attendees really loved his new ways of looking at consumers, research and future opportunities. His adaption of the content to local culture and challenges was also very relevant. We’d keep him here forever if we could!.

MARCUS HALL
WORLDPAY

Ken was perfect for our ‘Power of Positive CX’ congress, really opening the attendee’s minds to the possibilities. His style is so engaging that the audience were left buzzing and it really set up the rest of the day for us. If you are looking for a keynote that delivers on CX, this is it

 
 

STEVE ANDERSON
FOODSTUFFS NEW ZEALAND

We have brought Ken to New Zealand for several events now, as he is guaranteed to inspire and challenge both our own executives and our members and suppliers. His way of looking at consumers, the future and technology is beautifully simple and accessible for all but still inspires everyone to reach higher!

 
 
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BRIAN KUZ
RED BULL

Ken’s true talent is the tailoring of his content to our audiences.  We have invited him to speak at several different Red Bull events in Europe, and he always challenges each of us to think outside of the box. He is an educational and inspirational presenter, as entertaining and engaging as he is challenging. Not to be missed

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DAVID GOUGH
UEFA

Ken delivered a thought provoking and entertaining speech on the needs and desires of younger generations. The talk was highly appreciated by all of the coaches and the post-event feedback we received has been outstanding.

 
 

MIKE BUTLER
CEO, MCDONALD BUTLER

Every time we book Ken for our events, he delivers beyond our expectation on what the modern consumer expects and how brands and business need to challenge their thinking. His take on consumerism, disruption and CX is both thought-provoking and entertaining.

 
 
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"My brain hurts after that, but in a good way. So much to do now!"

JOANNE CHARLES
CISCO

It was a pleasure working with Ken on our conference. He brought the highest level of professionalism and fun!   Feedback from the delegates on your element was extremely positive, simply brilliant. He really does have a unique skill, inspiring and engaging.

 
 
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AMANDA STOPS
SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTRES

When I saw Ken perform at the ICSC Europe event I knew we had booked a great speaker for our own event in Durban. His content and delivery is excellent, on topic and delivered in a great energetic and engaging style. Definitely a great addition to any retail and property congress.

 
 
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ANNA ROBERTS
ALIGN TECHNOLOGIES

We cannot thank Ken enough for the outstanding session he gave on Consumer Centricity. Our audience was totally blown away and loved the humour Ken brings to the stage. He is on another level all together and has a unique ability to drive home those all important messages that our Dentists need to survive in today’s competitive environment. Needless to say we will be seeing a lot more of Ken in the future.