“Your [EY Strategic Growth Forum Africa] presentation was the highlight of the conference,”
 Ali Mohamed, Head of Africa - Qatar Financial Centre

“Your presentation was the highlight of the retreat. It was not only inspiring but gave my team practical examples that each person could relate to,”
 Leah Banda - Group Head Marketing and Communications, ABC Bank Holdings Limited

“Fantastic presentation and
charismatic delivery”
 Arnaud Piorkowski - General Manager Duty Free Middle East,
Africa and Indian Sub-continent,
Philip Morris International

“Your work is a rich source of inspiration for young people in Angola, Brazil and elsewhere in the world,”
 Celso Salles, Educasat - Brasil

“Thank you for such an inspiring, informative and entertaining speech...thoroughly enjoyable,”
 Crispin Reed - Managing Director Brandhouse United Kingdom

“One of the big names in our marketing and advertising industry”
 Craig Canavan, Property Magazine

“One of the country´s foremost thinkers on brands”
Siphiwe Mpye, Editor, Blink

“South Africa´s Mr. Brand”
 Mail & Guardian

“Delightfully unpretentious, understated glamour and
matching charm"

“He´s led the brand (NIKE)
into pole position”
 Michelle Constant, GQ

“Stylish, bright and witty”
 Marika Sboros, Star

“One of South Africa’s most reputable marketers”
 Top Billing

“Thank you for arranging such brilliant guest speakers... I really thought that anyone following Geoff would struggle to meet the bar he set, but Thebe took it to the next level”
 Kade Krause, Kite Logistics

“Thanks for the opportunity to witness and listen to one of the most dynamic and inspiring guest lecturers I have ever heard. Thebe Ikalafeng - has truly left a mark in my life. His guidance and comments made me think clearly about my personal branding”
 Anusha Govindsamy, Regional Sales Manager Commercial Fuels, Masana Petroleum Solutions

“For the ongoing value you continue to add to SA and the continent, I salute you”
 Joanna Ndebele, Ubank

“I have just listened to your presentation at Knowledge Resources Brand Conference. I enjoyed it for the content and
your brilliant presentation skills,”
 Gabriela Salinas, author, "International Brand Valuation Manual" and Global Brand Manager, Delloite (Madrid, Spain)

Speaking Archive

Date Event/Media Role Location Topic
29 Jan
General Electric (GE)
Keynote Magalies, South Africa Leadership Branding
11 Mar
High Impact Leadership Summit 2017
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Leadership Branding
16 Mar
IAB Digital Summit
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Building Great African Brands and Reputations in the Digital Age
3 Apr
Proudly South African Buy Local Summit & Expo 2017
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Business of Branding
10 Apr
The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF)
Panellist Johannesburg, South Africa Africa and the Rise of Protectionism
4 May
St. Gallen Symposium - Wings of Excellence
Judge St. Gallen, Switzerland Six disruptive ideas put to the test
17 May
African Utility Week
Keynote Cape Town, South Africa The value of a brand: How can utilities change customer mind set and value perception
8 Jun
Afrobytes Conference
Keynote Paris, France How innovation is changing the African narrative
25 Jul
SALGA National Communicator's Forum
Keynote Durban, South Africa Creating a successful municipal brand
6 Oct
Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA)
Keynote Lilongwe, Malawi Steering Organizations through Business Turbulence
26 Oct
Cape Town Tourism AGM and Breakfast Session
Keynote Cape Town, South Africa Africa Inside: Building Great Brands and Businesses in Africa