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Keynote Speaker
Neal Schaffer, social media strategy consultant, international speaker and author

Neal Schaffer is a leading social media strategy consultant, international speaker and author of three books, including Maximize Your Social and Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing. recently named Schaffer one of "Marketing's 10 Biggest Thought Leaders", and Forbes has listed him as a "Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer" two years in a row, and as one of the top five leading authorities on social selling.

Schaffer has helped dozens of companies, large and small, with their social media, including Fortune 500 enterprises and a Grammy-award winning musician. As a popular speaker on the topic of social media, Schaffer has lectured at more than 200 events across three continents since 2009. He also teaches social media marketing as part of the Rutgers University Mini-Social Media MBA programme, and is the founder of the leading social media for business blog, "Maximize Social Business".

In 2015, he launched two new ventures: the Social Media Center of Excellence, to build and educate a community on best practices in using social media for business, and the Social Tools Summit, a biannual live conference to educate businesses on the potential and variety of social media tools available to help increase efficiency and ROI from social media programmes.

Neal has been recognised as a leader in social media by a number of authorities



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