Business leaders have a chance to hear from Sir Bob Geldof

Perth’s business leaders will get a chance to hear Sir Bob Geldof speak when he makes an appearance at a business lunch for HBF and The West Australian in October.

The Live Aid founder will be speaking about his challenge for business and community leaders in “a world devoid of moral leadership.”

The lunch will be in Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency on Monday 16 October, and proceeds go to Telethon.

Geldof rose to fame as the lead singer of the band The Boomtown Rats who scored a massive hit with their song I Don’t Like Mondays. In 1984 Geldof, along with Singer Midge Ure, created the charity song Do They Know Its Christmas? to raise funds for the famine in Africa.

In 1985 a massive concert was held in London and Philadelphia to raise more funds. One the biggest global events of the 1980s the show featured many notable musicians including Duran Duran, Madonna, Alison Moyet, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Queen, and many others.

In 2008 the pair launched a second series of concerts called Live8 that encouraged world leaders to forgive debt owed by third world countries.

In 2014 Geldof was a keynote speaker at the World AIDS Conference which was held in Melbourne. While the singer combined his musical career and activism for many years, in recent times his work in the political arena has overshadowed his musical output.   

OIP Staff

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