Summit Programme

Summit Programme - Global Speakers Summit 2020

The Global Speakers Summit 2020 will showcase a world-class selection of 65+ local, regional and international professional speakers from 15+ countries all scheduled into an inspiring and insightful four-day summit programme.

Please note that speakers, presentations and times may be subject to change.

Day 1 / Friday, 21 February 2020

7:30 - 9:00

GSS2020 Registration

Registration for all GSS2020 attendees
Refereshments available
9:00 - 9:30

Opening & Welcome

Brendan Ihmig - GSS2020 Chairman & PSAN President (Namibia)
The Significant Stage
Paul ter Wal - GSF President (Holland)
Success & Beyond
9:30 - 10:15

Opening Keynote

Fredrik Härén - APSS Past-President & GSF International Ambassador Award 2018 (Singapore)
The Global Keynote Speaker Mindset
10:15 - 10:30

Video Presentation

Global Speakers Summit 2020 special video presentation (TBC)
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
11:00 - 11:30

General Session

Steve Lowell - CAPS Past-President & GSF Incoming Vice-President (Canada)
Stand Out, Get Noticed, Be Chosen
11:30 - 12:00

General Session

Harriet L. Russell - Member of NSA and ICF (USA)
Noble Directions for Global Connections
12:00 - 12:30

General Session

Rainer Petek - Extreme Alpinist & Member of GSA (Germany)
There is no beaten path to the summits of speaking
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Enjoy a delightful Namibian lunch with a view overlooking the Atlantic ocean
14:10 - 14:45

Breakout Sessions 1

Christian Buchholz (Germany)
Beyond expertise - How to achieve global significance by creating your own unique story
Lindsay Adams (Australia)
Getting people to say, "YES!"
Jackie Handy (UK)
The Power of I
14:45 - 15:15

Breakout Sessions 2

Sangbreeta Moitra (Holland)
Hacking the Brain of a Decision Maker
Ross Saunders (South Africa)
Data Protection - What You Didn't Know You Needed To Know
Laurent Storch (France)
Success on Tap
15:15 - 15:45

Breakout Sessions 3

Steven Napolitan (USA)
Design Your Life, Grow Your Business with Wow Clients
Ulrike Stahl (Germany)
No Speaker Ascends Alone
Eksteen de Waal (Holland)
HRH: The Royal Triumverate of Leadership
15:45 - 16:30

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
16:30 - 17:30

Panel Discussion 1

Andrew Bryant - Panel Moderator (Singapore)
Significance & Success - Insights from Experts
Panelists to be confirmed
17:30 - 17:40
19:30 - 21:30

Speakers Book Club Event

Authors & Readers Meet-up - Hosted by: Kay-Leigh de Sousa (Namibia)
This is an optional GSS2020 programme event

Day 2 / Saturday, 22 February 2020

7:00 - 8:00

Registration

Registration for the 'Global Speakers Showcase' one day event attendees
Refereshments available
8:00 - 8:10

Opening & Welcome

Candy Ngula - PSAN Past-President (Namibia)
8:10 - 8:50

Opening Keynote

Douglas Kruger - 5x Winner SA Public Speaking Championships (South Africa)
They're Your Rules - Break Them!
9:00 - 9:30

Breakout Sessions 1

Marina Naomi Smolyanov (Israel)
The Secrets of Public Speaking
Cyriel Kortleven (Belgium)
Crossing Speaker Borders - What can we learn from other industries
Frowa Schuitemaker (Holland)
PowerPoint Intelligence - Achieve more when you speak
9:30 - 10:00

Breakout Sessions 2

Katja Schleicher (Holland)
Why Feminess Formats are the Future of Conversational Intelligence on Stage
Jan Tern (Sweden)
A Speakers Toolbox for Enhanced Audience Interactions
Kishvin Sirinavin (Malaysia)
Next Level - Connect With A Passion
10:00 - 10:45

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
10:45 - 11:15

Breakout Sessions 3

Stephanie Staples (Canada)
Speaking Naked - What they didn't tell you on the road to 6 figures
Dr. Frank Hagenow (Germany)
The Magic of Psychology and how you can use it in your speaking business
Barbara Messer (Germany)
Presenting facts and content using note-worthy methods
11:15 - 11:45

Breakout Sessions 4

Steve Bustin (UK)
Do your stories work hard enough or are you leaving money on the table?
Monique Blokzyl (Germany)
Speak up, scale up and make a bigger difference
11:45 - 12:30

General Session

Mike Handcock (New Zealand)
Presenting a Keynote
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Enjoy a delightful Namibian lunch with a view overlooking the Atlantic ocean
14:00 - 15:30

General Session

Mike Handcock (New Zealand) & Landi Jac (South Africa)
Deconstructing a Keynote
15:30 - 16:10

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
16:10 - 16:40

Breakout Sessions 5

Chris Davidson (UK)
Digital Footprint Survey 2020
Laura Baxter (Germany)
The Voice of Significance: How speakers can most effectively use their voice to communicate their message
Ayesha Jahan Bibha (Australia)
Speed of Mind: Drive mind, speed success, live better
16:45 - 17:20

General Session

Gijs Hillmann (Holland)
Waterfalls of Sand - Storytelling lessons from the Namib desert
17:20 - 17:50
19:30 - 21:30

The Global Terminal

GSF Associations Showcase Event - Hosted by: Paul ter Wal (Holland)
This is an optional GSS2020 programme event

Day 3 / Sunday, 23 February 2020

7:00 - 8:00

Registration

Registration for the 'Significant & Succesful Living' one day event attendees
Refereshments available
8:00 - 8:15

Opening & Welcome

Hermien Elago - GSF Global Ambassador (Namibia)
Significant & Succesful Living
8:15 - 8:50

Opening Keynote

Gaby S. Graupner - GSA President (Germany)
The Power of the 1000 Steps
9:00 - 9:30

Breakout Sessions 1

Karen Tui Boyes (New Zealand)
Never Stop Learning
Sue Fuller-Good (South Africa)
Going from Fragile to Agile
Andy Preston (UK)
'Upgraded' - How to get upgraded more often as you travel!
9:30 - 10:00

Breakout Sessions 2

Ian Hatton (South Africa)
Morpheus Genius : the humanity, science, and success of speaking from your truest self
Fanny Walter (France)
In the Flow
Joyce Gioia (USA)
Creating a Culture of Caring
10:00 - 10:30

Breakout Sessions 3

Radislav Gandapas (Russia)
The Life Toolbox - You can have it all: Success & Happiness
Ergin Özdemir (Sweden)
You may already be a good leader and yet there is still plenty of room for improvement
Betty-Anne Howard (Canada)
Dancing with your Money Dragon: Want to do the Fox Trot, Waltz or Tango?
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
11:00 - 12:00

Panel Discussion 2

Brendan Ihmig - Panel Moderator (Namibia)
Living a Significant Life
Panelists to be confirmed
12:00 - 12:40

General Session

Madeleine Black (UK)
Unbroken
12:40 - 13:00
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Enjoy a delightful Namibian lunch with a view overlooking the Atlantic ocean
18:30 - 22:30

GSS Gala Dinner

Global Speakers Summit Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony - Hosted by: Brendan Ihmig - GSS2020 Chairman & PSAN President (Namibia) and Michelle McLean-Bailey - former Miss Universe (Namibia)
This is an optional GSS2020 programme event

Day 4 / Monday, 24 February 2020

7:30 - 9:00

ASC Registration

Registration for the 'African Speakers Convention' one day event attendees
Refereshments available
9:00 - 9:15

Opening & Welcome

Brendan Ihmig - GSS2020 Chairman & PSAN President (Namibia)
When Africa Speakers
9:15 - 10:00

Opening Keynote

Billy Selekane (South Africa)
The Global Keynote Speaker Mindset
10:00 - 10:10

Video Presentation

African Speakers Convention special video presentation (TBC)
10:10 - 10:40

General Session

Hermien Elago - GSF Global Ambassador (Namibia)
An Authentic Voice
10:50 - 11:30

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
11:30 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions 1

Juanita Vorster (South Africa)
Staying in the Helicopter: The key to a sustainable profitable speaking business
Erica Mulondo (Namibia)
Finding your Voice
Gustav Gous (South Africa)
The art of designing cross-cultural presentations to diverse audiences.
12:00 - 12:30

Breakout Sessions 2

Tabea Boye (Namibia)
The Hyena Principle - Turn the Tables
Edward G Young III (USA)
Creating Connection Through Vulnerability
12:30 - 13:00

Breakout Sessions 3

Kevin Cottam (Singapore)
Stop Playing Safe: Go Nomading
Coen Welsh (Namibia)
Capabilities and Competencies of leading in Africa
Edith Lassiat (France)
Reveal your 'genius zone' to become the significant you
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Enjoy a delightful Namibian lunch with a view overlooking the Atlantic ocean
14:00 - 15:30

Panel Discussion 3

Kristin Arnold - Panel Moderator (USA)
The Future of Global Speaking
Panelists: Fredrik Härén (Singapore), Paul ter Wal (Holland) & Charlotte Kemp (South Africa)
15:30 - 16:10

Coffee & Tea Break

Connect and network while enjoying locally roasted coffee, fine African teas and Namibian snacks
16:10 - 16:45

General Session

Joey Evans (South Africa)
"You didn’t come this far to only come this far" - From Para to Dakar
16:45 - 17:00
19:30 - 21:00

Presidents Party

GSF Presidents Celebration - Hosted by: Paul ter Wal GSF President (Holland)
By invitation only

In addition to the programme that will be available on the GSS2020 website, there will be a summit app available that will have the full programme. In addition to the summit programme the app will also include a personal agenda with multi-track and session management tools along with attendee matchmaking and meeting scheduler. Click HERE for more information on the summit app.

GSS2020 Partners, Sponsors & Service Providers

The Global Speakers Summit 2020 is being made possible by the following partnerships, sponsors and service providers who we much appreciate.

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