“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
3 Feb
(KOVSIE) - Alumni Dinner
Kimberley, South Africa Alighing Your Personal Brand with your World, Work and Passions
4 Jul
Nedbank - Group Strategy and Corporate Affairs Review Session
Johannesburg, South Africa What's the big deal with the brand?
27 Jul
Communications and External Affairs Workshop
Johannesburg, South Africa Building Great Brands
4 Aug
Mercedes Benz - Sales Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa Building Valuable and Enduring Brands
7 Aug
Nedbank - Womens Day Event
Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding
8 Aug
IBM - Womens Day Event
Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding
29 Aug
Woolworths - Franchise Conference
Cape Town, South Africa Delivering Exciting Brand Experiences
8 Sep
Midas Group - Convention
Johannesburg, South Africa The value of brands, the role of personal branding and building brands through excellent customer experience
16 Oct
IPM - 51st Annual Convention
Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding
8 Nov
Personal Branding Global Telesummit
Teleconference, Italy The Age of Mass Individualization, Leveraging the Power of Personal Branding
9 Nov
Business Breakfast Networking Event
Durban, South Africa 7 Steps to build a personal brand aligned with your world, work and passions
16 Nov
Third Edition of
Barcelona, Spain Television In The Age of The Consumer
23 Nov
Eskom - HR Strategy Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa What Does It Take To Win A Game Of Execution
28 Nov
Private Bankers Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa Brands & Branding