“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
Grolsch Opinion Leader Programme
Johannesburg, South Africa "What is it to be a Maverick"
22 Feb
Transnet Capital Projects Management Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa Brand Leadership and Communication
3 Mar
Black Management Forum Student Chapter
Cape Town, South Africa Personal Branding for Professional Success
21 May
Ekhuruleni Council Brand Round Table Discussion
Bedfordview, South Africa Public Sector Excellence
21 May
SARS Top 300 Management Conference
Boksburg, South Africa Public Sector Excellence
21 Jun
Straight to Business / Icograda Design Week in Madrid
Madrid, Spain Africa: The New Global Inspiration for Design, Branding and Culture.
18 Aug
Africa Brand Conference (ABC)
Savoy's Place, London, UK "Building Great African Brands and Global Brands in Africa.
1 Sep
Ghana Identity Summit
Accra, Ghana Nation Branding for Developing Markets
28 Sep
Sanlam Provincial Advisory Board Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa Brand You
7 Oct
Personal Branding
Forest Town, South Africa "Brand You" - Are you distinct or extinct?
10 Nov
Marketers Convention 2010
Nyanga, Zimbabwe Building Great African Brands & Equity: Inspiration and Lessons from leading African Brands
18 Nov
Marketing and Communication Practitioners Forum for Government Agencies
Johannesburg, South Africa Brand Leadership Excellence in the Public Sector