Clem Sunter

The World & South Africa beyond 2016 - The flags changing the game, together with the opportunities and threats they offer.

Clem Sunter is a world renowned Professional Speaker, Scenario Planner and the auther of many books including ‘The Mind of a Fox: Scenario Planning in Action’ ,‘Socrates & the Fox: A Strategic Dialogue’, ‘Games Foxes Play: Planning for Extraordinary Times’, ‘The High Road: Where are we now?’ , ‘AIDS: The Challenge for South Africa’ and ‘Pretoria Will Provide' amongst others.

Clem has arranged that his publishing house will be available at the conference with two of his latest books, on sale for those who wish to purchase it.

Marc Khan

How hiring should be done to get the best talent in an organisation

Marc S. Kahn is global head of human resources and organisation development for the Investec Group. He also manages Investec Ltd's enterprise development programme. Marc is a Chartered Business Coach™ with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC), a clinical psychologist with registrations in both South Africa and Australia, and a seasoned management and organisation development consultant.

Marc lectures at universities and business schools, has published several papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, and has appeared regularly as an expert guest on radio and television. He is the author of: Kahn, M.S. (2014). Coaching on the Axis:
Bringing business and executive coaching in line with marketplace reality and organisational culture (2014). London: Karnac Books.

Prof. Lyal White

Africa 2016: Change, Challenges & Opportunities

Prof. Lyal White is the Director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), where he is also an Associate Professor in political economy and International Business in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Committed to enhancing cultural understanding and building commercial and political ties between Africa and the world, Prof. White is of the firm belief that a combination of strong institutional and cultural understanding will harness development and long-term prosperity.

Prof. White is a regular commentator in local and international media and has published extensively, most recently as co editor of “The Changing Dynamics of International Business in Africa” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and chapter contributor of “Africans Investing in Africa” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Fab Quotient

Your business toolkit for staying resilient!
Have you ever wanted to fight fatigue and have more energy? Do you wish you could be more brain fit? Do you want to collaborate more powerfully? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll be glad you're in the room today.

Our speakers today:

  • Have established a much needed and revered Quotient aligned with IQ and EQ called The FAB Quotient™
  • Founded The Resilient Energy Center
  • Launched the first FAB Quotient™ Book
  • Are professional speakers: speaking locally and internationally
  • Are founders of exciting new technology – the Wellculator™

Helping us unlock more energy and fight fatigue , please join me in welcoming International Speakers and chocoholics, Celynn Erasmus & Joni Peddie.

David Whelan

David Whelan is the Head of LinkedIn Talent Solutions Africa where he is responsible for growing the SMB and Enterprise Recruitment market. He has had a stellar career as a business leader in the tech and social media industry for the last 12 years. He is passionate about creating economic opportunity across the African continent for his customers and LinkedIn members by helping them become more productive and successful.

David is a regular commentator on how the recruitment industry has evolved with the development of technology and social media. He is an expert on personal and company brand and an ambassador for social recruitment.

Siphiwe Moyo

“Speaks on employee engagement, employee morale, employee motivation and on strategies aimed at nipping the entitlement culture in the bud.”

He is an Organizational Development and Learning Specialist. He is an Author, Facilitator and MC. His qualifications include: Executive Development Programme from Wits Business School (2015), Masters in Business Administration from Potch Business School (2009) B Com (Hons) Human Resource Development from the University of Johannesburg (2005) International Exec Programme in Retail Banking from the International Academy of Retail Banking in the UK (2012), Bachelors Degree (cum laude) Human Resources from the Vaal University of Technology (2002), He is the Chairman of the Board at the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), a past Chapter President at the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).

Julie Heagney

Julie is responsible for all Recruitment & Executive Search Firms across Africa at LinkedIn. She is passionate about the Recruitment Industry, with particular focus on how it has evolved throughout the digital age. She has worked as both an In-house Recruiter and Agency Consultant. She later joined LinkedIn to work alongside their largest Strategic Recruitment clients globally, advising on their talent acquisition and employer branding strategies.

Julie is committed to bringing her expertise on Social Recruitment to the African market and profoundly transform how Recruitment firms leverage LinkedIn to be more successful.

Lynn Baker

New Generation Customer Experience

Lynn Baker is an Executive Presence and Business Image Consultant, a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, a Professional Speaker and successful Businesswoman.

Lynn has a varied background that spans corporate companies and entrepreneurship, giving her a unique understanding of the complexities of both worlds.

During her fascinating conference presentations, Lynn uses examples of people who exude Executive Presence such as Barrack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Oprah Winfrey and shares some of the secrets that made them great. Practical examples of how a powerful posture, subtle body language, professional dress, active listening and the psychology of colour can increase personal and professional brand equity, are just some of the lessons that will be learned.

Lorne Sulcas

Thriving in a Wild World: Lessons from Africa’s Big Cats - Challenges, Change and Opportunity

In the tough, “eat or be eaten” marketplace of Nature, Africa’s three big cats ‐ cheetah, leopard, and lion ‐ are apex predators with a million‐year old proven track record of not just surviving, but thriving in a fiercely competitive, challenging and changing world.

In this extraordinary and compelling motivational keynote, Lorne inspires and entertains with his expertise, personal stories and experience of Africa’s Big Cats, and his internationally‐awarded wildlife photography. The unforgettable take‐away for the audience: game‐changing success lessons of sustaining exceptional results, growth, and uncommon synergy in the face of massive challenges, change and competition.

Nazrene Mannie

The Changing Skills Landscape – What Next?

Nazrene Mannie is currently the Training Executive at Transman The role includes the training and development of Transman’s internal and placed staff as well involvement in the relevant industry bodies that support the employment services sector. Nazrene currently serves on the following bodies:

  • A member of the National Skills Authority (representing Private Employment Services)
  • Board member of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations
  • Involvement in the Services Seta
  • Advisory Board member: African Society for Training and Development
  • Chairperson: Business Unity South Africa (BUSA): sub-committee for Education and Training

Nazrene has overseen and managed national programmes and projects which have focused on skills development including youth employability; strengthening the TVET sector in partnership with business and workplace training initiatives.

Wesley Madziva

Social Media Recruitment in 45 mins! Sharing why you should be sourcing using Social Media in 2016

Wesley is passionate about Social Media Management and Training within the Human Resources and Recruitment spheres. We are living in a socially connected business world and it is imperative that HR & Recruitment Professionals fully understand the different social media platforms and how they affect the day to day staffing challenges.

Gilan Gork

The Business of Body Language

Known as the Master of Influence, Gilan is a corporate speaker and entertainer hired by comanies globally for his professional shows and expert keynote talks.

Although he demonstrates an uncanny ability to read people's thoughts, he has never claimed to possess any psychic or supernatural powers. Rather, he has the ability to use skills of influence, persuasion and reading people. Many of these skills can be learnt to increase your effectiveness and achieve your goals faster.

Through his 18 years' experience, Gilan imparts valuable and potent skills in being able to both read and influence people. This assists his corporate clients to become more influential with clients, colleagues and even competitors.