“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
1 Mar
Trudor - Sales Management Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa The customer's experience - The new competitive advantage
4 Mar
Success Business Club - Cocktail Talk
Durban, South Africa Achieve Success Through Personal Branding
4 Mar
Mega Media - Mega Expo
Johannesburg, South Africa Building Great Brands for 2010 and Beyond
7 Mar
Essence Holdings Lda - "The first Womens Workshop"
Mozambique Leveraging the Power of Personal Branding for Personal and Professional Success
19 Mar
WBS - Distinguished Lecture Series
Johannesburg, South Africa Evolving African Leadership and its Impact on the Brand Africa
18 Apr
Private Label Promotion - Annual Awards
Johannesburg, South Africa The Customer's experience - The new competitive advantage
7 May
Discovery Health - Recognition Programme
Johannesburg, South Africa Brand You
8 Aug
EDGE - Women's Day Celebration Event
Johannesburg, South Africa Build Your Own Personal Brand for Success
2 Sep
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Young Professional Series
Cape Town, South Africa Corporate and Personal Branding Seminar
9 Sep
SALA (Southern Africa Luxury Association - SALA Briefing event
Cape Town, South Africa "The Luxury Condition" How and Why Luxury Appeals To People - and What Human Needs and Desires Luxury Brands Fulfill.
17 Sep
Central University of Technology, Free state - Prestige Lecture Event
Bloemfontein, South Africa Building Valuable and Enduring Brands for Personal Branding, Inspired Performance & Customer Services - The new Competitive Advantage.