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
24 Jan
2015
Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA)
www.smaafrica.com
Keynote Lagos, Nigeria Perspectives on Social Media, Brands and the Quest for Relevance
7 Feb
2015
Mail & Guardian Strategy Conference
www.mg.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Advancing and Managing Africa's Image and Reputation
20 Feb
2015
ABC Holding - Marketing Retreat
www.bancabc.com
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding
23 Feb
2015
AIPC 2015 Africa Summit
www.aipc.org
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Advancing and Managing Africa's Image and Reputation
2 Mar
2015
The Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIASA)
www.iiasa.org.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Your Profession: Branding, Professionalism and Marketing
6 Mar
2015
Total Africa Conference
www.total.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Africa, the New Global Opportunity
15 Apr
2015
BMW Group Aftersales Conference 2015
www.bmw.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Customer Experience: the new competitive advantage
21 Apr
2015
Masire-Mwamba Office - Personal Branding Masterclass
www.mmasekgoa.com
Keynote Gaborone, Botswana Personal Branding
7 May
2015
St Gallen Symposium #45
Panellist St Gallen, Switzerland Judge: What's the next small BIG thing?
17 Jun
2015
New Media Publishing - Inspiration Session
www.newmediapublishing.co.za
Keynote Cape Town, South Africa How does South African Brands compare to International Brands
24 Jun
2015
Frontier Forum
www.frontieradvisory.com
Panellist Johannesburg, South Africa Building Great Business and Brands in Africa
24 Jun
2015
Gautrain’s Leadership Train Initiative
www.gautrain.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding
25 Jun
2015
Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock
www.saatchibrandsrock.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Made in Africa
26 Jun
2015
Branded Youth Conference
brandedyouth.co.za
Panellist Johannesburg, South Africa African Youth: Young Gifted and Bold
11 Jul
2015
The Business Connect Seminar
www.businessconnectsmr.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Marketing and Branding
31 Jul
2015
All Africa Innovation Summit
www.africainnovationsummit.com
Panellist Johannesburg, South Africa What African Innovations are On The Horizon
8 Aug
2015
Reserve Bank of Malawi
www.rbm.mw
Keynote Lilongwe, Malawi Building Great Brands and Business
17 Aug
2015
UNWTO Regional Seminar
www.unwto.org
Panellist Accra, Ghana Challenges and Opportunities of Brand Africa and its impact on tourism
30 Aug
2015
The New York Forum Africa 2015
www.ny-forum-africa.com
Panellist Libreville, Gabon
2 Sep
2015
AMASA Forum
www.amasa.org.za
Facilitator Johannesburg, South Africa Africa - Challenges vs Opportunities
17 Sep
2015
3rd Annual HR Standards Summit
www.sabpp.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa You are the Standard
17 Sep
2015
Future CEO’s LeaderEx
www.future-ceos.com
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa How To Develop A High Impact Personal Brand
21 Sep
2015
African Leadership Forum
www.ic-events.net
Panellist New York, USA African leadership, sustainable growth and global influence
12 Oct
2015
5th IPM Conference
www.mtc.com.na
Keynote Windhoek, Namibia Summit of a Lifetime: Leadership and Personal Lessons from Kilimanjaro
17 Oct
2015
Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Owning the African Rennaissance
29 Oct
2015
Nedbank Chairman’s Dinner
www.nedbank.co.za
Facilitator Johannesburg, South Africa Social License to Operate in Africa
31 Oct
2015
Annual Awards Dinner
www.ceramic.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa You are The Brand
3 Nov
2015
EY Strategic Growth Forum Africa
www.ey.com
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Africa, the Good News: Peace, Prosperity & Unity
4 Nov
2015
The African Ministerial Conference
www.wipo.int
Panellist Dakar, Senegal IP for Competitiveness and Wealth Creation – Product and Services Branding
5 Nov
2015
City Nation Place Conference
www.citynationplace.com
Keynote London, UK Africa, the Good News: Peace, Prosperity & Unity
12 Nov
2015
African Media Leadership Forum
www.africanmedialeadersforum.org
Panellist Johannesburg, South Africa Media and Development: Shaping conversations in Africa
17 Nov
2015
World Conference (WCPREE)
www.wcpree.com
Keynote Nairobi, Kenya Branding: Role of Emerging Economies (in the global economy)
27 Nov
2015
SALGA
www.salga.org.za
Keynote KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Business in Africa