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
22 Jan
2016
Bosch
www.bsh-group.com
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Leadership Attributes Of a Brand Ambassador
5 Feb
2016
Brand Finance Africa
www.brandfinance.com
Keynote London, UK Understanding the value of leadership
21 Feb
2016
Africa 2016 Investment Forum
www.africainvestmentforum.net
Chair Cairo, Egypt Brands and the African Consumer Succeeding in the African Marketplace
11 Mar
2016
New Africa Woman Forum
www.nawforum.com
Chair London, UK The rise of the African consumer: franchising, African brands and opportunities in the fast-growing retail industry
17 Mar
2016
British Chamber of Commerce
www.britishchambers.org.uk
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Africa, the Good News: Peace, Prosperity and Unity
2 Apr
2016
Love Being African Gathering (LBAG)
www.cyala.net
Panel Skype How young Africans living abroad can create change and alter the perception of the African continent
6 Apr
2016
Vega
Lecture Johannesburg, South Africa Made In Africa
15 Apr
2016
University of Cape Town (UCT)
www.uct.ac.za
Lecture Cape Town, South Africa Brand You
20 Apr
2016
TMMO.BW 2016 Branding Masterclass
Panel Gaborone, Botswana Nation Branding
22 Apr
2016
PR Over Coffee Conference
www.publicsafrica.com
Keynote Kampala, Uganda Africa Inside: Building Business, Brands and Relationships in Africa
5 May
2016
UNISA
Lecture Pretoria, South Africa Building Great Brands and Businesses in Africa
5 May
2016
2016 Golden Key - University of Johannesburg New Member Recognition Ceremony
www.goldenkey.org.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Inspiring the Africa We Want
20 May
2016
African Fashion Vibe Business Dialogue
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Brand Positioning within the African Continent
21 May
2016
I Am An Entrepreneur Workshop
www.mystartupsa.com
Keynote Kimberley, South Africa Emerging Entrepreneurs
6 Jun
2016
SAACI
www.saaci.org
Keynote Mangaung, South Africa A better world through creativity
25 Jun
2016
1st annual The Meeting of the Minds
www.ndosistrategies.com
Keynote New York, USA TBA
22 Jul
2016
BancABC
www.bancabc.com
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Reshaping African Brand marketing
4 Aug
2016
Team Namibia
www.teamnamibia.com
Keynote Windhoek, Namibia Inspiring a MADE IN AFRICA renaissance
23 Sep
2016
Breakfast Seminar
Keynote Stockholm, Sweden Using responsibility & sustainability to build strong brands: European vs African perspectives
26 Sep
2016
Tel Aviv Cities Summit 2016
www.dldtelaviv.com
Keynote Tel Aviv, Israel Re-imagining Brand Africa – A new global opportunity and destination
12 Oct
2016
University of Johannesburg
Lecture Johannesburg, South Africa Building Great Brands in Africa
5 Nov
2016
Vaal High Impact Leadership Conference 2016
www.letsgo.co.za
Keynote Johannesburg, South Africa Brand You
2 Dec
2016
African Digital Summit 2016
Keynote Casablanca, Morocco Digital Disruption in an African Age