Think TED-style turbo-charged talks with a fabulous twist! Ignite! is an innovative speaking event where innovation movers and shakers, motivators, trendsetters and creative entertainers will INSPIRE, ENERGISE and talk about innovation and the creative process. These lessons from the best will ignite your creative soul and infuse you with innovation savvy. Come join us for a fabulous fusion of innovative, creative and business minds! Hear crazy, brilliant ideas, dreams and stories and see fantastic new artists at their innovative best!
The 2016 Fire Starters!
Relationship and Conflict Expert, Author of Embracing Conflict
Paula will help you rediscover the one human intelligence we too often neglect and it’s the one most crucial for creativity to flourish!
Head of Henley Business School of Innovation, Creativity Activist and Author
Puleng is an innovation activist and through her role at Henley Business School helps companies to unleash human potential and creativity
Head of Innovation at FNB
Yolande will share information on the creativity process and how to put the crazy back into corporate.
A student and social entrepreneur filled with creativity and spoken word genius
Puno is absolutely hungry to impact the world and will share her dreams and ideas in a beautifully unique and innovative way.
Olympic silver-medalist and African long jump record holder
Khotso will tell his inspiring tale of perseverance, determination and failure and the hope he brings to Africa’s entrepreneurs and dreamers.
Vuyani Dance Theatre
Vuyani is a Contemporary African Dance Company
Positioned as a cutting-edge, thought provoking international multi-award winning organization to have emerged in Africa, Vuyani will showcase African music and rhythm at its best!
Senior Trend Researcher & Analyst specialising in 'Glocalisation' of Lifestyle | Pop Culture for Nicola Cooper & Associates
The Point of Differentiation and the ‘Glocalisation’ of Trends as a pivotal business strategy.
Street dance crew using their special skills to spread an important message
Theatre133 will showcase their creative combination of unique hip-hop moves, rap beats and spoken word poetry
Mandla “Spaceboy” Maseko
'Afronaut', destined to become the first black South African in Space
Mandla will share his incredible journey and how dreams CAN come true through innovation!
Francois du Preez
Wavemaker in digital customer engagement trends
Francois is Grey Advertising’s digital creative director. He is comfortable with being uncomfortable and will speak about client engagement innovation and the no-comfort zone of modern-day marketing.
Biomimicry Guru aka Decoder of Nature's Secrets to Inspire Sustainable Innovation
Reflections on rituals in nature to inspire un-Googleable strategies to attract partners for collaboration.
A foremost retail, marketing and branding mover and shaker and co-host of the Big Small Business Show
Recognised as a “Powerhouse” by Destiny Magazine, Monalisa will share her experience about the science of retail innovation.
Social Innovator, Executive Advisor and one of South-Africa’s leading experts in High-Performance Leadership
Why do you want to see black and white when there is so much beauty in colour?
Internationally recognised one-man-show beatboxing sensation
Morgan is capable of 8 sounds at the same time and will talk (or beatbox!) about his funky mind-warps and the creative process that has helped him to become the SA beatbox champ.
21-year young worldchanger, community leader, encourager and ultra-positive social developer
Dennis will share his view about everyday creativity, positive thinking and the crazy ever-changing world around us.
The ABC Band ZA
The creators of 'ruban' music
The ABC Band will play “ruban” tunes, a beautiful and innovative collision of traditional RURAL melodies and modern URBAN rhythms and talk about their creative experience