16 - 18 May, 2016 | Shangri La Hotel Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia

Paul de Gelder


Navy Diver
Shark Attack Survivor, Author


17:30 Improvise, Adapt & Overcome

From rebel and strip club worker to adventurer, soldier, fitness enthusiast, Navy Clearance Diver, author and mentor to schoolkids across Australia, Paul de Gelder is an exceptional young man. Losing two limbs in an attack by a bull shark while on a Navy training mission in Sydney Harbour, Paul speaks of his incredible motivation and fortitude in coming to grips with his new life and how the attack led him on his current life path to motivate and inspire people across the globe.

Paul now dedicates his time to public speaking and charity work and working to save sharks globally as he shares his infectious love for life and inspiring words of wisdom with people of all ages and professions. Speaking in locations as diverse as the United Nations and outback schools, his story is one of a true survivor and an incredible inspiration.



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Paul.

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