Guest Speakers

We have specifically selected these speakers to impart their expertise and experiences, within the hospitality sector, to assist in stimulating growth within the tourism sector.

It was so famously said by Benjamin Franklin - "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." 

THINC Africa speakers will teach and involve you in what it takes to be successful on the African continent and you will leave the conference with something or someone that you did not know when you first arrived.

  • Alderman James Vos photo

    Alderman James Vos
    Mayoral Committee Member Economic Opportunities and Asset Management City of Cape Town

  • Ayanda Mazibuko photo

    Ayanda Mazibuko
    General Manager Southern Sun Cape Sun

  • Chris Alexandre photo

    Chris Alexandre
    CEO - GuestRevu

  • Derek Martin photo

    Derek Martin
    Founder TrevPAR World

  • Desrie Govender photo

    Desrie Govender
    Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Dexter Moren photo

    Dexter Moren
    Founding Director Dexter Moren Associates

  • Dorah Modise photo

    Dorah Modise
    Chief Executive Officer Green Building Council of South Africa

  • Enver Duminy photo

    Enver Duminy
    CEO Cape Town Tourism

  • Erwan Garnier photo

    Erwan Garnier
    Senior Director Development - French & Portuguese Speaking Africa The Radisson Hotel Group

  • Gavin Watson photo

    Gavin Watson
    Founder ISO-Leisure

  • Jan  van der Putten photo

    Jan van der Putten
    VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, HILTON WORLDWIDE, AFRICA AND INDIAN OCEAN

  • Jessica Spiro photo

    Jessica Spiro
    Content Editor and Consulting Chef Studio H

  • Joep Schoof photo

    Joep Schoof
    General Manager Spier Hotel & Leisure

  • Jon Diboll photo

    Jon Diboll
    Managing Director Hotel Interiors & Sourcing Agents

  • Karl de Lacy photo

    Karl de Lacy
    Director International Hotel Services

  • Kim Irmler photo

    Kim Irmler
    Development Director Sub-Saharan Africa Accor Hotels

  • Lee-Anne Singer photo

    Lee-Anne Singer
    Marketing Director Singer Group

  • Marc Descrozaille photo

    Marc Descrozaille
    COO Accor MEA

  • MMC Alderman James Vos photo

    MMC Alderman James Vos
    Mayoral Committee Member Economic Opportunities and Asset Management

  • Neil Hughes photo

    Neil Hughes
    Head of Business Development Providence Hospitality

  • Philip Wooller photo

    Philip Wooller
    Area Director-Middle East & Africa, STR

  • Portia Tau-Sekati photo

    Portia Tau-Sekati
    CEO The Property Sector Charter Council

  • Rishabh Thapar photo

    Rishabh Thapar
    Director HVS Africa

  • Sandi Mbutuma photo

    Sandi Mbutuma
    Managing Director SVA International

  • Tim Smith photo

    Tim Smith
    Managing Partner HVS Africa

  • William McIntyre photo

    William McIntyre
    Regional Director for Africa Radisson Hotel Group

  • Zinon Marinakos photo

    Zinon Marinakos
    MD Africa DSA Architects International