GLOBAL AFRICAN BRAND AND REPUTATION
ARCHITECT, ADVISOR AND AUTHOR


“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"
 Fairlady


“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

 
Speaking
Date Event/Media Role Location Topic
13 Mar
2014
NGV Gas Launch
Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Mar
2014
MBL Management Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa Leadership, opportunities in Africa.
3 Apr
2014
The Institute for International Research (IIR): The Sponsorship Summit
www.iir.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Leveraging Sponsorships to Build Great Brands and Reputations
10 Apr
2014
Buy Zimbabwe Annual Conference
Harare, Zimbabwe Rebuilding Competitiveness in Zimbabwe
30 Apr
2014
BBC - Africa Debate
www.bbc.co.uk
Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa Decides: Has Democracy Delivered
11 May
2014
SAT Global Media Face Off with Richard Quest
www.southafrica.net
Durban, South Africa Unpacking the “Africa” Brand
19 May
2014
AON - (CSM) Program
www.aon.co.za
Gaborone, Botswana Personal Branding
20 May
2014
Africa Branding Masterclass
www.brandleadershipacademy.org
Lusaka, Zambia Building Global Brands in Africa
23 May
2014
The New York Forum - Africa
www.ny-forum-africa.com
Libreville, Gabon Made in Africa: Inspiration for transforming Africa's competitiveness and prosperity
10 Jun
2014
PRISA National Conference
www.prisa.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Leveraging Sponsorships to Build Great Brands and Reputations
11 Jun
2014
Henley Africa Breakfast Talk
www.henleysa.ac.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Africa, the new Global Opportunity
13 Jun
2014
Youth Marketing Strategy Conference 2014
www.brandedyouth.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Building Great Brands for/with Youth in Africa
31 Jul
2014
Destiny Man 5th Birthday
www.destinyman.com
Johannesburg, South Africa What Makes a Modern Man Bold and Distinguished
5 Aug
2014
The Changing Face of Labour Law: Tensions and Challenges
www.idll.uct.ac.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Brands as an inspiration for People, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
7 Sep
2014
Sunday Circle
www.slef.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding
11 Sep
2014
TOTAL
www.total.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Africa: New Inspiration for Design and Branding
22 Sep
2014
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Learning Network
www.environment.gov.za
Pretoria, South Africa Nation Branding
28 Oct
2014
UBank Executive Offsite
www.ubank.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa Made in Africa – Building Great African Brands and Global Brands in Africa
4 Nov
2014
Soccerex African Forum
www.soccerex.com
Durban, South Africa The Benefits of Sponsoring The African Game
18 Nov
2014
Retail Congress Africa
www.worldretailcongressafrica.com
Johannesburg, South Africa Africa, the new global inspiration
24 Nov
2014
Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Annual Conference
www.meadfa.com
Dubai, UAE Africa: The New Global Inspiration
26 Nov
2014
AFPRO Connect
Johannesburg, South Africa Building Brands in Africa