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Marisa da Silva

Thursday 20 Sep, 2018


  • 20/09/2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00

Having grown up in the factory of the family business, Infanta Foods, Marisa da Silva was literally born into the business.  After completing her BComm Honours degree, she officially joined the business in 2013 along with her brother and brought a fresh new way of doing things that saw the business scale by 5X.  Scaling up is tougher than it looks, especially when trying to convince an established team to take on new thinking and ideas.  Today Infanta Foods has moved from being purely a B2C, to a business with a retail arm as well as supplying wholesale product to consumers.  Join Marisa as she shares her secrets to success and the steps she took to scale her family business to a completely new level of success.

Mpume Langa

16th August 2018


  • 16/08/2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00

An accomplished business executive with over 18 years experience in Strategy, Leadership and Portfolio Management in the Financial Services Industry, Mpume Langa, is not only an accomplished business strategist, but an active driver of woman and youth empowerment, and a speaker of the highest calibre, on the topics of business skills, self-development and motivation. Mpume is the Regional Executive of Bidvest Bank, KZN, and sits as the Chairperson of Women in Business at the Durban Chamber of Commerce.  Married to Ndabo Langa, they have two children, an 11 year old daughter and a 9 year old son, Mpume lives by the motto "Life is Beautiful."

Mark Keating

Thursday 19July, 2018


  • 19/07/2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00

A leader in his field, Mark has become known as a non-nonsense, real world, inspirational, amusing and exciting speaker on a range of sales subjects. Hundreds of companies have heard his message and you should consider it too. Mark isn’t just a theoretician. He is a dyed-in-the-wool sales expert with years of experience under his belt from his early years selling financial services in London, being the industries top producer in a telecommunications field, to creating the sales foundation upon which SALESGURU is built. He has been on TV, radio and in a multitude of publications as a thought leader. Mark’s talks are high energy and include humour ensuring they are full of practical ideas you can take away and implement immediately to increase your sales.

Tanya Visser

21st June 2018


  • 21/06/2018
  • 17:30 - 19:30

Over the past 14 years, Tanya Visser has built a media company that comprises of 5 magazines, a TV show that has just completed its 17th season, 3 best selling books, and an e-commerce platform selling her products. What started out as a passion for gardening, and a small free gardening magazine distributed in KZN, has developed into an incredible success story in entrepreneurship.

Dawn Nathan-Jones

17th May 2018


  • 17/05/2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00

Born in Durban, Dawn Nathan-Jones is the leader of one of South Africa’s most successful car rental companies, Europcar, and has held the position of Chief Executive Officer for the last 14 years. As one of the 4 Celebrity Sharks on DSTV's Shark Tank Show Dawn has a passion for helping entrepreneurs. She is a member of the Business Women’s Association, Institute of Directors and Boss of the Year club, as well as being an active member of the Tourism Business Council SA.

Wendy Mahoney

19 April 2018


  • 19/04/2018
  • 17:30 - 19:30

Wendy Mahoney is an Innovation Specialist, a lecturer of Business Innovation Management, an author, and speaks globally on business innovation and profit.

Daren Denholm

Thursday 22 March, 2018


  • 22/03/2018
  • 17:30 - 19:30

Daren Denholm is a skilled mastermind who holds the secret to accelerated learning. He was born in Durban, attended Northwood Boys High School and went on to receive his degree in Business Science from UCT.

Ashok Sewnarain

Thursday 15 February, 2018


  • 15/02/2018
  • 17:30 - 22:00

Ashok Sewnarain, 54, is barely known in his native Durban but in the arcane world of international business and commerce he is something of a luminary. He is an accomplished businessman with interests in the property and hotel industry in SA and abroad. He is the owner of SA’s first privately owned safe deposit vaults, in Durban’s Gateway Mall and in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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