Thebe Ikalafeng and Vusi Thembekwayoto speak at 5th IPM conference

July 27, 2015, 8:45am



Two of Africa’s heavyweights in terms of branding, motivational speaking, branding and influential figures will feature on the rich buffet of local and international speakers at the 5th IPM Conference scheduled for the 12-13th October 2015. The Institute of People Management Conference will take place at the Safari Hotel, and has over the years established itself as the premium platform for all HR and People Managers in Namibia.

About Vusi Thembekwayo:

At the age of 17, Vusi was already ranked 1st in Africa for motivational speaking. As one of the best motivational speakers and keynote speakers alive today, he has spoken in 4 of the 7 continents to over 250,000 people each year and still counting. Motivational and keynote speakers globally have come to revere his talent and delivery style. He is a seasoned motivational speaker, companies and governments find him a dream to work with. His humour is glue that binds some of his most diverse audiences in the world.  A funny keynote speaker and hilarious motivational speaker; John Howard, the former Prime Minister of Australia called Vusi the “Rockstar of Public Speaking” and global strategist Clem Sunter said he was “simply reverting”

He influenced over N$4.32 billion total capital through his various Board appointments and directorships and participated in deals worth N$5.28 million on Dragons Den. His areas of specialization are sales, strategy and leadership and he is the only South African speaker to have been invited to the World Bank and the only speaker globally to be invited to be on Dragons Den. He delivered over 214 presentations in 2014 and travelled over 17 countries in the space of 2 years.


About Thebe Ikalafeng:

Thebe is arguably the foremost global African branding and reputation architect, advisor and author. A respected brand and reputation authority, he has been named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Africans’ by the New Africa Magazine. He has been over 50 countries across Africa and the world and worked on over 100 brands, gaining and incomparable perspective and experience on building brands and reputations in Africa.

In a distinguished corporate career that started at Colgate Palmolive in New York and culminated at NIKE as Group Marketing Director for Africa, he led NIKE to the number 1 brand across Africa, grew business over 450% and earned over 75 awards including 10 Cannes Lions and the IMM “Marketing Company of the Year” Roll of Honour. He is the Chairman of Brand Finance Africa, and Founder of Brand Africa and Public Sector Excellence initiatives. He is also the Founder of Brand Africa 100-Most Valuable Brands in Africa and holds various other directorships on various entities.

Thebe has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Thinkers in Marketing” in an Ipsos survey among business decision makers in Southern Africa and one of the “Top 10 Africans to follow on Twitter” by How We Made It in Africa.

We are excitedly looking forward to yet another successful IPM Conference and we would like to invite all HR professionals, People Managers and those who have an interest in building brands. HR is a powerful brand and we therefore need to increase its brand value and that is why we are bringing in the best of the best to come and engage with our audience” said IPM President, Tim Ekandjo.

Delegate fees for registered IPM members are N$ 4000 and non-members N$5000. Exhibitors fees for registered IPM members are N$6000 and N$7000 non-members. The 5th IPM Conference will also host the Annual IPM Excellence Awards gala dinner that will take place on the 12th October at Hilton Hotel where various awards will be presented.     

The 2 day conference will see over 14 local and international speakers engage the HR community on various topical issues.