Hayden Cox is a surfboard designer from Sydney, Australia.
His surfboard brand Haydenshapes Surfboards was founded in 1997. What
makes Cox so special (besides being the inventor of carbon fibre board
technology, FutureFlex) is that he started his company at the age of 15,
still in high school.
Now selling Haydenshapes in over 70 countries worldwide,
with a brand base in both USA and Australia, Cox’s innovative brand is growing,
winning awards (3x Surfboard of the Year -USA and AUS) and thriving.
This paves the way for Cox’s latest venture: writing. New
Wave Vision is about Cox’s business journey, and about creating something –
no matter your passion, age or industry. Join us at the Brisbane Writers
Festival for New Wave Vision on 8 Sept at 10am and hear Cox discuss his
book in an event that is sure to please the entrepreneur, business person and
surfer alike. Also – it’s FREE!
After seeing Hayden Cox, why not go straight to Overlander
at 11am? A story of the trip of a lifetime: a bicycle race across Australia in
the Indian Pacific Wheel Race. Hear Richard Guinness, senior Sports Writer
at the Sydney Morning Herald, discuss his powerful memoir Overlander,
all about his grueling journey from Fremantle -- to Sydney, over 5000km
unassisted on his bike. This race is unlike any other bike race, dubbed 'The
Hunger Games on Wheels' and tests not only physical endurance but psychological
resilience. And when a tragedy happens during the race, he discovers the
extraordinarily power of the human spirit. Guinness is in conversation with