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Celebrity Speakers joins Australia’s Saxton group

October 9, 2006

Celebrity Speakers (NZ) joins Australia’s Saxton group

Celebrity Speakers (NZ) Ltd which manages many of the leading speakers in New Zealand today announced they had joined the Saxton Management Group of
Australia.

Debbie Tawse remains chairman of the board and managing director of Celebrity Speakers. Louise Ryburn has been appointed general manager.

Celebrity Speakers and Saxton have worked closely together for more than 17 years.

``We see the new arrangement maximising the strengths of the two organisations with significant benefits to the most important people, our clients,’’ Ms Tawse said today.

``I look forward to continuing to provide all of our clients with the finest in speaking, entertainment, training, and business development and management services,’’ she said.

Mike Moore, Jenny Shipley, Russell Coutts, Bob Hawke, Robert Muldoon, David Lange, Barbara Kendall, Daniel Burrus, Colin Meads, Sir Edmund Hilary and Michael Hill have all spoken on behalf of Celebrity Speakers. The company will now have access to Saxton’s and IMG’s exclusive speakers as well.

Celebrity Speakers was formed in 1989 and been a leading specialist in providing local and international keynote convention speakers, motivators and corporate, entertainment and sporting personalities for major events.

They are now part of a global company.

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