Speakers

HEADLINE SPEAKERS

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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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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Africa Melane

Africa Melane is a broadcaster and hosts the Early Breakfast Show on both CapeTalk and 702. In this role, he has interviewed leading personalities, business leaders, politicians, thought leaders…

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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…

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Petra Mayer

Since 1996 Petra Mayer has been consulting international generic winegrowers’ associations and wine producers on marketing and sustainability. Her enthusiasm for wine and tourism …

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Catherine Leparmentier Dayot

After having studied foreign languages applied to business and management, Catherine started her career in Bordeaux, working for the French local government in consulting small and …

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Romanella Paggi

Romanella Paggi is a professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry in Argentina, specialized in wine tourism. She studied BA. Tourism at Salvador University. This was followed …

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Shelly Fuller

Shelly has an MSc in Conservation Ecology and been working in the environmental field for over 15 years in the private and NGO sectors.

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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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Peter Greenwall

They say innovation mostly comes from unlikely sources – Peter Greenwall comes from the Rock ‘n Roll world of composing original scores.

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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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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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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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Kevin Campbell

“My entire working life has revolved around the travel industry and aviation………initially
because my dream was to see the world. Started my airline career with UTA French
Airlines, which became …

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Marisah Nieuwoudt

Marisah Nieuwoudt is the Wine Tourism Manager at Vinpro, a non-profit company which represents 2 500 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders. 

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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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Margi Biggs

Convenor of the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference and Awards Margi is the convenor of the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference and Awards, now being presented for the 5 year…

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