Speakers Profile - William Mulholland

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William Mulholland – Professional Master of Ceremonies/Facilitator and MC

William Mulholland is a leading keynote speaker, MC and facilitator possessing a unique professional background spanning the performing arts, politics, business and the law. Having trained in dance and the performing arts at the VCA, he has embarked on a diverse career path that has enabled him to assemble a ‘Renaissance Style’ assortment of experience and anecdotes that he draws heavily on when speaking and presenting.

As a practising commercial and litigation lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, trained actor and former political adviser and advocate, he brings to his speaking work the professionalism, humour and preparation expected of a contemporary presenter and entertainer. William regularly presents on current legal and business issues to industry organisations and peak business associations as a keynote speaker, covering a wide range of contemporary and cutting-edge topics.

As an MC, facilitator and host, he has a track record of flexibility, flair and fun having successfully hosted a range of events from corporate functions and product launches to charity balls, Q+A styled formats and business lunches. From introducing Nelson Mandela to hosting awards evenings and charity functions, William understands the requirements for keeping any event bubbling along and moving in the right direction.

William is comfortable in venues ranging from ballrooms to the boardroom to open air concerts in front of 10,000 people or more. His clients come from a range of industries and he is equally comfortable in a variety of formats where flexibility, creativity and audience connection are key performance indicators.

Keynote topics include:
A post-Pandemic legal landscape for Australian business?
The Pandemic will change the way Australian business operates forever. The changes ushered in by the Covid crisis will have legal and economic implications from employment and management issues as well as contractual arrangements. With court challenges to vaccine mandates and the re-emergence of State sovereignty, how does business face the post-Pandemic legal landscape and meet the challenges of operating in new normal Covid future?

Do you or don’t you? Defamation liability and Social Media and the law
Defamation cases in Australia have increased dramatically. The liability of publishers on Social Media sites such as Facebook has become a battleground for media publishers as well as individuals and community based groups. What does a company, community group or an individual need to know about this dynamic area of law to avoid liability and exposure for damages in the evolving area of social media activity? To comment or not to comment, that is now the question.

Brand Protection and IP theft in the Digital Age
Intellectual Property theft in the Digital Age continues to be a major issue for business and an ongoing assault on brand equity and value. What are some of the strategies a business can pursue to protect its most important asset, namely its brand, and to stem the flow of damage to its IP in age where digital platforms and hardware has made it easier than ever before?