Speakers & Seminars

Guest Speaker : 

Delegates will get the opportunity to hear inspirational speaker, Chris Thrall.

After a successful career in the army and overseeing the expansion of a million-dollar marketing operation, Chris found himself homeless, experiencing psychosis and struggling with meths addiction. He has gone on to write the internationally bestselling memoirs Eating Smoke and Forty Nights, and has spoken on numerous podcasts, radio and television programmes and has co-produced two award-wining radio plays on his life and memoir. 

Chris Thrall left the Royal Marines to find fortune in Hong Kong, but following a bizarre series of jobs he ended up homeless and hopelessly addicted to Crystal Methamphetamine - the most dangerous, damaging drug of all. Desperate, addicted and alone in the neon glare of Hong Kong's seedy backstreets, he began working for the 14K, the city's most notorious crime syndicate, as a nightclub doorman in the Wan Chai red-light district.

Dealing with psychosis, conspiracy and the 'foreign triad' - a secretive expat clique that works hand-in-hand with the Chinese mafia - Chris was forced to survive in the world's most unforgiving city, addicted to the world's most dangerous drug...Engaging, honest and full of Chris's irrepressible humour, this remarkable memoir combines gripping storytelling with brooding menace as the Triads begin to cast their shadow over him.

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