Introducing the Engage Sydney 2024 closing keynote: Nedd Brockmann
We are excited to announce Nedd Brockmann will be our closing keynote speaker for Engage Sydney 2024!
Nedd Brockmann is a 24-year-old sparky from Central West NSW who is focused on changing the world one step at a time. Nedd is the fastest-ever Australian to run across the country, having completed the run from Perth to Bondi Beach in just over 46 days – an incredible effort averaging over 80km a day.
In his Engage Sydney keynote session, Nedd will speak about his epic journey across Australia, from inception to realisation, including the amazing support he received and the trials and tribulations that featured in his 46-day run. He embarked on the run to try and raise money for homeless charity Mobilise, and the final total raised for the homeless was $2.6 million, with over $600k raised on the final day.
During his run, his daily Instagram updates captured the hearts and minds of Australia, culminating in an iconic moment at the finish line on a Monday afternoon at Bondi Beach, where more than 10,000 people welcomed him home in an emotional finish that will be remembered for years.
The support for Nedd came from across all walks of life, from truckies driving past him, farmers, kids doing bake stalls, council roadside workers, roadside diner chefs to celebrities and politicians. He received messages of support from people including the Prime Minister, Jimmy Barnes, Hamish Blake, Carrie Bickmore, Pat Cummins, Ash Barty, global UFC champion Israel Adensanya, Hollywood actor Lily James, Hugh van Cuylenburg and current Australian of the Year Dylan Allcott.
Throughout his Engage Sydney keynote, Nedd will detail the unique toolkit of tips, tricks and strategies to inspire audiences to harness their own potential and tackle their own personal challenges, irrespective of how large or small. Nedd focuses on the need to just keep showing up and speaks of the importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, about evolving, adapting, finding resilience within, and how to be a better person as part of your purpose.
Nedd has an inspiring message that he has lived and breathed and is keen to share it. We look forward to listening to Nedd’s story in March with our recruitment industry peers!
Purchase your ticket today to see Nedd and other amazing industry speakers at Engage Sydney 2024.