About us

Speakersbase was initially founded in 2016 with a strong mission: to connect public speakers and event organizers directly with each other and offer speakers from all over the world a platform to promote themselves. We started as an open alternative to find speakers, learn about them and contact them.

In just a few years time we grew to over 2.000 members, becoming the largest speakers’ database. 

Today, in the post COVID19 era, everyone has discovered the possibilities of connecting through digital. Companies and event organizers are ready to make the shift towards hybrid events.


Our goal is to inspire your employees and customers in a rapidly changing world through keynotes, workshops and training programs.


Florence Pérès

Managing Partner Speakersbase & Keynote Speaker

With a track record in the digital agency industry as a consultant and Account Director, being an experienced public speaker on resilience and wellbeing herself and author of the reference book in Digital Detox (Lannoo), Florence has found her vocation in bringing Speakersbase to the next level. 

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Anja Cappelle

Managing Partner Speakersbase & Keynote Speaker

As managing director of digital agency The Reference, Anja Cappelle grew the company from 30 to 160 people and opened an office in New York. She now commits herself to use her extensive experience in sales and management to scale Speakersbase and further diversify its offering.

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Tom De Ruyck

Co-Founder & Keynote Speaker

Aside from his job as Managing Partner of InSites Consulting, Tom De Ruyck gives more than 100 keynote speeches, workshops and in-company presentations every year.  Tom has spoken in 35+ countries and on 6 continents at major business, marketing, technology and research events.


Dado Van Peteghem

Co-Founder & Keynote Speaker

As a Founding Partner at Scopernia and co-author of ‘Digital Transformation’, Dado Van Peteghem is helping companies build future-proof strategies. He’s a frequent guest lecturer, keynote speaker and co-founder of different international startups such as Speakersbase and Social Seeder.

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Jo Caudron

Co-Founder & Keynote Speaker

Jo Caudron is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the digital sector. He is a founding partner at Scopernia and co-founded many other companies. He's a published author and public keynotes speaker.

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David Bintein


David Bintein is the founder and CEO of Starring Jane, an online strategy and web development company. He also founded The Hive, a co-working space in Ghent, which aims to stimulate innovation and creativity in the digital sector. With more than 20 years of experience, David is always available for sharing his strategical and technological expertise.