“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
25 Jan
Cape Town Routes Unlimited - Back to Business
Cape Town, South Africa It's A New Brand World! You're Either Extinct Or Distinct
12 Feb
The Marketing Association of South Africa - MA(SA) - Students Mentorship Programme
Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Branding for Inspired Performance
15 Mar
True Love -" All A Woman Needs" Expo
Johannesburg, South Africa Life Skills - How to Brand Yourself
24 Apr
Brand-it Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa "Building Brands for 2010 - What Role can Industry Play"
7 May
Mega Media - Expo
Cape Town, South Africa Personal Branding
10 Jul
Belbin - Global Conference
London, United Kingdom The Evolving Brand Of African Leadership
16 Jul
Standard Bank -Standard Bank Graduates
Johannesburg, South Africa Personal Brand
29 Jul
The University Central Consultancy Bureau (UCCB) - Sponsorship & CSR/I Conference
Windhoek, Namibia Sponsorship & Brand Awareness
20 Aug
Bankseta - 4th International Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa Promoting Skills Development and Focuses Supporting Transformation
11 Nov
Sasfin Bank - Clients and Management Network
Johannesburg, South Africa Brand Africa: Fragile, Defiant yet United in Diversity
24 Nov
Infinity Media Ltd. - First ever Real Estate Awards
Uganda Personal Branding for Inspired Performance & Customer Service - The new Competitive Advantage
25 Nov
Infinity Media Ltd. - First ever Real Estate Awards
Uganda Issues, Insights and Trends in Building Great Brands & Branding and Marketing Real Estate