Topaz International has been speaking at Industry Events since 1979, when our founder Jeannie Thomson-Smith was traveling the country educating and entertaining audiences all over the country. Today, Brad Seitz, President and CEO of Topaz speaks worldwide on a variety of topics, aiming to not only entertain, but also sharing knowledge about the industry and life on the road.
His casual style, frequent use of video and encouragement of participation has captured audiences across the world. His choices of topics relating to the travel industry are practical, current and entertaining. Brad is always willing to customize his presentation to meet the needs of your audience so please feel free to contact us with your presentation requests. While he does not always say yes, it is worth the effort to reach out.
His Current List of topics includes:
See the map below to view where Brad has previously presented and to view where he will be speaking next.
Green flags represent Brad's previous presentations.
Red flags represent Brad's future presentations.
“During the 2010 SCTEM conference, Brad participated in an industry expert panel which included a lively debate of current travel and expense management trends and predictions for the future of business travel. Brad clearly has a deep understanding of the challenges facing travel managers today. Through articulation of his insight into business travel management strategies, encouragement of audience participation, and sense of humor, Brad added value to a very successful conference.”
-Deborah Gulliver, Executive Director, SCTEM
“As the Education Director for the Oregon Business Travel Association I had the opportunity to have Brad as a guest speaker. Brad was energetic, engaging and the information he provided was relevant to our needs. We look forward to having the opportunity to listen Brad speak again at our organization.”
-Andy Palacios, Education Director, Oregon Business Travel
“Never boring, Brad engages his audience through entertaining and relevant material. He is very conversant, on topic, cutting edge and delivers information in a collaborative manner.”
-Wendy Palmer, Program Manager, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
“I had the pleasure of working with Brad as a speaker for a Chicago Business Travel Association quarterly meeting. Brad has tremendous industry knowledge that he is able to share in a concise and easy to understand manner. I would gladly recommend him as a speaker.”
-Robin Anderson, Corporate Travel and Meeting Manager, T-Systems North America, Inc.