Speakers

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Paul Mabray

Paul Mabray has been a powerful change agent in the wine industry for over twenty years. He began his career working in traditional three-tier sales and marketing with Napa Ale Works and later innovating direct-to-consumer sales and marketing models with Niebaum Coppola.

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Miles Kubheka

Miles Kubheka, the entrepreneur, refreshing keynote speaker and author, is the poster child for the audacity of hope. Having once been employed by a leading multinational, he went out on a limb and ingeniously created a restaurant with the same name and branding as a fictonal restaurant portrayed in a famous ‘beeg beeg dreamer’ TV ad campaign.

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National Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is Minister of Tourism, a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa and a member of the National Executive Committee of the …

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Enver Mally

Enver Mally, an ex-teacher, started out in tourism industry as a tour guide in 1997. His entrepreneurial spirit and drive resulted in him forming his own company, Grassroute Tours in 1998…

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Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the CEO of Wesgro, the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape.  Tim previously served as Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister of Finan…

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Sabine Lehmann

Sabine Lehmann is the Founder and CEO of Curiositas, a specialist attractions and tourism futures consultancy. She was previously Managing Director of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Chief Operations Officer …

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Justin Bonello

Cooked in Africa Films and Justin Bonello Film Productions have delivered more than 180 hours of programming across various genres, to broadcasters as diverse as BBC International, National…

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Angelica de Vere Mabray

Angelica de Vere Mabray is the Chief Executive Officer of The Donum Estate located in Carneros, Sonoma. With over 20 years of experience in the wine industry and more than 25 years in …

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Lorraine Jenks

Charles Darwin said “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive: It is those most adaptable to change.” Phrases like “going green, sustainability and carbon footprint” have become tired, hackneyed clichés.

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Trizanne Barnard

Trizanne Barnard is a winemaker with an adventurous, wholesome spirit. After finishing school, Trizanne travelled and worked abroad. “It opened my eyes to the world out there.” 

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Andre Morgenthal

André studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch in the early 90s.Towards the end of his studies, André started a wine tourism business, offering specialised wine tours to dis…

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Diony Lalieu

After obtaining an MA in Research Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch, Diony’s focus shifted to consumer psychology. For 18 years she honed her skills as a qualitative researcher…

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Jean-Pierre Rossouw

Jean-Pierre Rossouw is the Publisher of Platter’s South African Wine Guide and Rossouw’s Restaurants online, both by Diners Club – as well as the fun-loving title Everything You Wanted to Know …

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Tahirih Saba’h Michot

Tahirih has designed and facilitated diverse processes for groups and teams over the past 20 years. Tahirih particularly seeks initiatives that are both innovative and creative in their approach…

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Margi Biggs

Raised on a Karoo merino sheep farm, Margi lectured at the Cape Town Technikon in Tourism served as Secretary General of Junior Chamber International SA and JCI International as Vice President. She …

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