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Sir Bob Geldof

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Bob Geldof

Rock musician, songwriter, and political activist, Sir Bob Geldof is the rare combination of musical talent and successful businessman. He created the Live Aid concerts, built a media empire, called urgent attention to the world’s most vulnerable people, and was knighted by the Queen. Sharing his infectious messages of social and economic justice, he inspires everyone to go after their dreams.

An accomplished musician, a story on Ethiopian famine moved Geldof to co-write Do They Know It’s Christmas? and convince the top UK musicians of the day, including Phil Collins, Duran Duran, Bono, George Michael, and Culture Club, to contribute their talents to record the song as a fundraiser, which became an anti-poverty rock anthem heard around the world. The success of the song inspired Geldof’s Live Aid concert, raising over$100 million for famine relief.

Geldof was also awarded a honourary knighthood for his charity work by the Queen in 1986. He is currently a member of the Africa Progress Panel, launched in 2007, with the aim of focusing world leader’s attentions on the continent, and of ONE campaign, which was founded by Bono.

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  • We ask our delegates to complete evaluation forms on the speakers etc. Bob received the best marks in the history of our event (higher than Bill Clinton!). The top mark is 5 but people were crossing that out and putting a 6 or even a 10! Great message , great delivery , fully deserved his standing ovation ! Thanks to you for making sure it worked and to Bob for taking time out from G8.

  • Bob Geldof was by far the most incredible presenter we have had for a very long time.

  • Sir Bob Geldof was nothing less than absolutely outstanding. Three standing ovations says a lot!

  • You truly inspired and challenged the audience – young, high potentials from all over the world – in a way they will not forget easily. You provoked not only the audience, but also ING.

  • The best speaker we have ever had in 25 years of holding event!

  • An outstanding speaker. The most powerful messaging I have ever heard!

  • Rock star and acclaimed humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof bought the crowd to its feet for a standing ovation after passionately delivering a speech about the issues facing the 21st century, including poverty in Africa and climate change.

  • Everyone I spoke to (and I’ve spoken to a lot of people) found your speech inspiring, thought-provoking and challenging . . . one of the best keynotes we have ever had.

  • The feedback I received from both my own team and the wider audience was incredibly positive and highly complimentary in terms of both content and delivery. I think that the standing ovation you received on the day probably says it all…

  • Sir Geldof’s keynote was the best received keynote in the history of our Civil Discourse Series. Not only did the attendees enjoy his entertaining commentary, but they were truly inspired by him. President Nirschel was bombarded by phone calls and notes the following day praising Sir Geldof’s speech…

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