Speakers

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Dion Chang

Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker, a walking ideas bank and professional cage rattler. He is one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”. While his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to gauge the zeitgeist, track ahead-of-the-curve trends to identify shifting business templates…

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Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, chairman of HeroTel, a broadband provider covering South Africa, and founder of Project Isizwe, an NGO rolling out free WiFi in poor communities…

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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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Sisa Ntshona

Sisa Ntshona has been at the helm of South African Tourism from October 2016. Since joining the organisation, he has been instrumental in driving the organisation’s overarching 5-in-5 strategy which aims…

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Fortunato Mazzone

Fortunato is the owner of Restaurant sensation Forti Grill and Bar situated on the roof of the Sun Time Square Casino, the largest Casino in the Southern Hemisphere. Forti Grill and Bar is the flagship restaura…

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Reinher Behrens

Reinher’s passion in life is communication in all its forms. He has pursued this interest in his career, which has spanned over 30 years in the marketing and communications industry, tackling interesting and div…

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Pamela McOnie

Pamela McOnie founded Cape Fusion Tours in 2003. It represents a convergence of all of her passions in life – food, wine, creativity, travel, history, people and the Cape. From the beginning – all of Cape Fusion tour opti…

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Jimmy Eichelgruen

Jimmy Eichelgruen has built his career in the airline business, starting off as a management trainee with South African Airways. In 1973 he joined Pan American Airways and held various positions in a…

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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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Mohamed Baba

After finishing school, Mohamed decided to explore opportunities that fuelled his passion: adrenaline and people. At the time, many opportunities in the industry were closed to black people so he turned to one of the…

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Su Birch

Su Birch has a distinguished track record in marketing and advertising, and held the position of CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) from 2000 until the end of 2013 when she resigned to start her own …

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Margi Biggs

Margi was raised on a Karoo merino sheep farm. She lectured at the Cape Town Technikon in Tourism for 7 years and acted as Secretary General of Junior Chamber International SA. She started Special…

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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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