George Halkias
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A unique speaker, George blends confidence, charisma and passion with insight and knowledge. His dynamic and heart-felt presentations make sometimes serious topics stimulating, entertaining and uplifting. His fun and interesting stories are drawn from his extensive work with people experiencing disadvantage and his success in developing and managing innovative and respected community programs and services.


His CV of course includes 9 Homeless World Cup campaigns, successful bidding and staging of the Melbourne 2008 HWC, coordinating and delivering street soccer programs in correctional facilities, managing an internationally acclaimed support service for victims of crime, delivering a unique support to asylum seekers in detention and also developing the Walking Football Program and International Students Football Program at Melbourne City Football Club.


George has been a professional speaker for over ten years and his presentations are never forgotten.


Key themes and topics include:

  • The power of sport to strengthen community and have social impact

  • Managing complex teams in complex environments

  • Leadership and inspiration for change

George is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies and has 15 years of experience facilitating a range of conferences, forums and events. He is a composed communicator that adapts his communication style to suit the event and audience.  Past experience and clients include:

  • International Network of Street Papers Conference

  • Club member functions Gold Coast Suns FC

  • Aged Care Services Conferences Department of Health and Human Services

  • Volunteering Victoria Conference

  • Big Issue Community Street Football Festival ( MC and Commentator)

  • AFL Multicultural Round Bi-lingual Commentator

"George is a wonderful Australian, full of compassion, community spirit, determination who is
contributing to making the world a better place. George provides an interesting perspective on
what success looks like with his life’s work. George’s speech created an unprecedented level of engagement and enquiry from our members, and in closing received a standing ovation.

Thank you George you are wonderful person with a great story, and we are all richer and more appreciative of what we have in our own lives for the experience."

– Tony Ballard, President, Energy Procurement Supply Association (EPSA) Inc.