We concluded a long day of internal meetings and presentations with a dinner
followed by Rob’s 30,000 km presentation. It was one of the highest rated events
that we had at our two day conference – and lawyers tend to be tough graders.
We had asked Rob to make it not only interesting, but also to lace it with a few
practice development pointers that our colleagues discussed earlier in the day.
He pulled it off beautifully, with comments from colleagues that included “very
funny”, “inspirational”, and “incredibly interesting”. Unfortunately for Rob, he
was surrounded by several colleagues after his remarks so his evening was
extended beyond what he had anticipated. I strongly recommend Rob for any
professional or business gathering when the time is appropriate to lower the
meeting temperature and allow colleagues to kick back and enjoy themselves for
30-45 minutes.

Sidley Austin (Hong Kong)

In previous years, speakers at Asian Private Banker’s Family Office Summit have
included Kenneth Taylor (“The real hero of Argo”) and Al Gore (45th Vice-
President of the United States). This year we had Rob Lilwall, and he certainly
did not let us down. Through a combination of endearing humility and granite
determination, Rob delighted and motivated a riveted audience.

Asian Private Banker (Hong Kong)

We invited Rob to give a keynote speech at our WM Leadership conference and
his inspiring, humorous and highly engaging talk detailing his cycling journey
home from Siberia resonated strongly with all of us. His ability to intertwine
themes that are so important to thrive in the corporate world be they a growth
mindset, perseverance, focus, partnership, balanced risk were very resonant. I
would highly recommend Rob and would hope that we are able to work with him
again in the future.

Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong)

Rob gave an outstanding motivational talk to our team in London. The team were
from 7 countries across Asia and he managed to connect with them all. His style
is humble yet the passion shines through and he engaged you with his
compelling story and the decisions he had to make. He drew a parallel between
this and business life which I think hit home hard with our team. Great talk.

AIA (UK)

Rob cleverly takes lessons from his adventures & applies them to business,
whether it be management or sales. There are not enough original speakers with
positive takeaways for their audiences, Rob Lilwall is surely one.

Former President of Million Dollar Round Table (Thailand)

Rob is a true inspiration and a great story teller! It was the end of the day at our recent event and the audience was engaged right through listening intently. His experiences could certainly draw parallels from business! Thank you Rob! Learning on the Road has taught me few things!

Ruckus Wireless (Macau)

I was fortunate to have the privilege of enjoying Rob regale my audience with his unique story, pragmatic wisdom, and his sincere empathy for our focus on the “Future of Work” recently in Hong Kong. His style, his content, and his character captivated the room, and the level of engagement was palpable… he made every person feel as if they were having a personal conversation with him, and the result was 100% delivery on the intent of his message… it resonated and left the audience truly moved. I encourage anyone looking to produce these types of experiences and results to connect with Rob and share your needs; I guarantee he will deliver beyond expectation.

ADP (Hong Kong)

Rob held the closing keynote during our annual Family Day (FD17) with more than 1000 guests. His entertaining speech about his travels and insights into his challenges and adventures was very inspiring. The key learnings that Rob presented were a great asset and nicely supported our overall message of the conference. Our audience of start-ups and investors had a clear benefit in the transformation from travel and adventure to founding and financing start-ups!

Hi-Tech Grunder Funds (Germany)

I have just had the pleasure of having Rob speak at our regional conference. A down-to-earth yet inspiring speaker whom had my team engrossed and engaged from beginning to end. Rob’s skill is in his ability to weave real life and business lessons into his session without ever breaking away from what is a truly captivating story. As such you are learning without it ever seeming like you are bring taught…a rare skill.

MEC (Indonesia)

Rob’s story about getting beyond borders and taking calculated risks, following dreams and persevering in the face of obstacles was extremely motivating and added great value to our conference. He kept the audience captivated with his anecdotes and inspired to be more creative and innovative in their own lives.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (Thailand)

Your story is fascinating and your presentation of it was engrossing.  This was plainly evident by the amount of questions that you were asked despite your presentation taking place at the end of a long day (and well into the scheduled drinks time)! 

UBS (Hong Kong)

Thank you for your excellent contribution to our 2011 Asia Pacific Director of Finance Conference… it was a real inspiration to everyone listening. I like the way that you tailored your presentation to tie into the key messages of our conference.

Marriott International (China)

It is my pleasure to recommend Rob to anyone looking for a professional and engaging speaker. Rob was one of our keynote presenters at an event we held in Bangkok in March 2015, for 2000 of our top performers. His presentation style made the audience comfortable and his story of adventures around the world captured people’s attention. While his topic is not directly related to our line of business, Rob easily found ways to link his stories to the daily challenges associated to our line of work, and was able to complement with real life experiences that made him ever more credible as a speaker. I highly recommend Rob and would not hesitate to work with him again in the future

Manulife (Thailand)

Rob Lilwall’s drive and determination is an inspiration to all.  Who would have thought that such a simple thing like riding a bicycle could create such emotion that we can do anything regardless of any adversity faced.

Pivotal Financial Advisers (Hong Kong)

Rob brings a degree of authenticity that is difficult to find these days. His message is grounded in humble personal experience and connects some very real and essential elements of human nature to the business world. Refreshingly different!
CBRE (Thailand)

Rob was exactly the ticket for our conference…his story was not only epic and inspirational, but also perfectly suited to help people realize the only real limitations are those we put upon ourselves.

The Southwestern Company (USA)

A truly incredible story that captured the hearts of our audience! His extraordinary adventure was achieved through out-of-the-box thinking, creative problem-solving and determination. These lessons were vividly conveyed. We highly recommend him as a guest speaker.

Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore)

Speaking on live experiences coping in extreme environments Rob was able to tie in how such expeditions are relevant to day-to-day business, the true meaning of following your passion, never giving up regardless of situations and the true power and benefits of networking.  A fun evening, very motivating and on top of all that he was able to reel off financial terminology whilst presenting our awards.  

Asia Risk / Incisive Media (Hong Kong)

We were lucky enough to have Rob Lilwall speak at our Annual Conference for our hotel Sales and Marketing teams, in June of 2015; not only was his speech engaging, funny, and inspirational but Rob also demonstrated to the audience how it was relevant to the key themes of our conference, specifically tailoring his presentation after a detailed briefing session with the leadership team. I cannot thank Rob enough and I look forward to any opportunity in the future to hear him present once more.

InterContinental Hotels Group (Thailand)

We had Rob Lilwall share his stories and adventures with several groups of staff – from our leadership team to our potential leaders. He also spoke at our Consumer Banking conferences. Rob is able to translate and relate his experiences into impactful learning for all. Rob understands how to inspire and motivate his participants by pitching his talks to the different levels of audiences. I like the worksheets that he prepared for the participants – a practical takeaway for everyone.

Alliance Bank (Malaysia)

Rob is a great story teller, with a wonderful story to tell. His story is inspiring, motivational and hard hitting, delivered in an extremely engaging and fun style. He correlates his story to the many real world challenges of work and life. His listeners are left with powerful messages on how to navigate adversity with fortitude, humour and a sense of adventure.

Reckitt Benckiser (Macau)

Rob was a fabulous keynote speaker for our 2017 Global Summit in Shanghai. He brilliantly tailored his themes around embracing challenge and collaboration to suit our global audience, and his captivating personality and story ended with a standing ovation from the room. We couldn’t have asked for better!

Ruckus Travel (China)

Rob cleverly takes lessons from his adventures & applies them to business, whether it be management or sales. There are not enough original speakers with positive takeaways for their audiences, Rob Lilwall is surely one. 

Former President of Million Dollar Round Table (Thailand)

In previous years, speakers at Asian Private Banker’s Family Office Summit have included Kenneth Taylor (“The real hero of Argo”) and Al Gore (45th Vice-President of the United States). This year we had Rob Lilwall, and he certainly did not let us down. Through a combination of endearing humility and granite determination, Rob delighted and motivated a riveted audience. 

Asian Private Banker (Hong Kong)

Rob recently joined us for a motivational session with our Agents. I found the session to be very useful because it was different from the usual motivational speakers and involved the Agents very effectively. Rarely have I seen all the Agents so engaged with the speaker, as they were with Rob, myself included!

Pru BSN, Prudential (Malaysia)

Rob spoke at the Standard Life strategy conference and his message was awe-inspiring. His ‘Attitudes of Adventure’ business parallels were directly relevant to the workplace and our staff were talking about it for quite some time afterwards. We would definitely hire him again. Money well spent.

Founder and Executive Coach at The Orchard Partnership (Hong Kong)

The most inspirational talk I have ever had. Rob demonstrates many key take-aways that perfectly fit our students’ and alumni’s professional development: respecting others, staying positive, being a good communicator, planning ahead, setting goals, and networking. Sometimes we will all face negative or discouraging moments: Rob inspired us to believe that what keeps us moving is determination.

MBA program, University of Hong Kong

Rob comes across with passion and engaged our audience with humour and empathy which were both appreciated. Since his talk, we have had several discussions where we have referred to his own safety ‘principles’ and his stories have ‘stuck’ far more than any statics or numbers could.

China Light and Power (CLP)

Rob is a great story teller, with a wonderful story to tell. His story is inspiring, motivational and hard hitting, delivered in an extremely engaging and fun style. He correlates his story to the many real world challenges of work and life. His listeners are left with powerful messages on how to navigate adversity with fortitude, humour and a sense of adventure.

Reckitt Benckiser (Macau)

Rob comes across with passion and engaged our audience with humour and empathy which were both appreciated. Since his talk, we have had several discussions where we have referred to his own safety ‘principles’ and his stories have ‘stuck’ far more than any statics or numbers could.

China Light and Power (CLP)

Rob presents extremely well and brings a deep insight into how to view and overcome many different levels of challenge. His enthusiasm for pushing himself to the limits and testing the unknown certainly helps individuals self-reflect using a similar mirror to help them understand both what is important to them while also allowing them at the same time to challenge themselves and their thinking around what is possible rather than focusing on what may seem impossible.

Rob is also extremely easy to work with and is prepared to adapt and dovetail his presentation and style to what may suit your business need, although I found that no adaptation was required and his natural style works perfectly well and this is further enhanced by his approachable nature and a willingness to share.

I would strongly recommend Rob and believe if you are looking for an inspirational thought provoking presenter then you will not be disappointed.

Standard Life (Hong Kong)

Rob kicked off our company’s wellness programme with an encouraging and motivating talk. He shared his adventure and reminded that we all have the capacity to do more than we think. He is engaging and fun. I know lots of our colleagues have many great take-always and ready to embark on adventures of their own.

Swire Properties (Hong Kong)

I have worked in Financial Services for over 28 years, and have attended many conferences that involved a professional speaker to end the day with a bang! Well, boy did Rob deliver! It was funny, heartfelt, and 100% relatable to bankers, even though he was talking about trekking for 1,000s of miles. His compassion and way of engaging the group was amazing. Keeping 120 bankers engaged for an hour is difficult! He left us wanting more!

UBS (Hong Kong)

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