EXSA Workshop - 31 January - 1 February 2018 - Speakers Bio's

29 January, 2018




Workshop speakers - Speakers Bio's 



Chantel Botha

Founder of BrandLove

Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who obsesses over how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging customer experiences that creates value for brands and their patrons.

Chantel guides brands on how to design their distinctive tone and emotions they want to evoke in spoken, written and digital communication. She helps both corporations and people find their purpose. She loves solving lots of small problems that make a big difference.

Chantel Botha obtained a degree in business economics and computer science.

She writes for various publications and speaks at conferences around the globe. She transforms people through experiential education programmes and personal coaching. She is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of BrandLove.


Dave Nemeth

Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Design Thinker, innovator, business re-designer, trend analyst, speaker, writer, crystal baller.

Identified as one of the top creative influencers in the country. - Adobe SA


Katie Reynolds-Da Silva

Is the Editor in Chief of a number of publications including the Callsheet magazine, the Event magazine, SA Chef magazine, the Filmmaker's Guide to Africa, and the Event Planner's Guide to Africa. She also heads up several bespoke media projects for both private and public-sector clients. She began her career writing e-learning curricula for clients in the financial sector, before charting a new course in publishing. Katie is currently completing towards a Master’s degree in English Literature.


Lance Gibbon

Lance Gibbons studied architecture and computer-aided drawing before transitioning to the tourism industry. This move was motivated by his passion for Africa and South Africa. Having established his own tourism business Lance expanded into film industry entertaining -- chaperoning international film directors, artists and crew. Combining his skills and understanding of architecture and tourism, Lance then specialised in location scouting, to become a leading location scout. He was identified as one of South Africa's top scouts in Screen International in 2004.

After working extensively with production companies (and opening his own) Lance recognised a gap in the marketing of South Africa's film and commercial sector. He created South Africa's first film industry and business events B2B newspapers. Film & Event Media has since expanded to produce numerous publications and acts as a digital media hub for the film and business events industries.


Chad Botha

Has over 20 Years of experience in the Rental Industry from Car to Motorhome and 4x4 Rentals to Marquee and Furniture Rentals. He worked in the Rental industry in the UK, Australia, USA and South Africa. Chad also has extensive experience in the Event and Exhibition Industry as well and worked from the bottom up to top management level. Chad has a broad knowledge of most IT Systems and programs relating to Rentals eg: CRM, Reservations and Accounts Packages

Specialties: Furniture Rentals and Sales - Furniture can be manufactured and imported to spec.: Event Management :
Set up and End user functionalilty of Computer Software Programs relating to the Rental industry in operations and sales


Quentin Donaldson

Advocate Quentin Donaldson is a results driven, service professional, assisting clients achieve desired outcomes in a technical legal landscape.

After obtaining his Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town with two honours, Advocate Quentin Donaldson went on to complete his LLB in two years at the same university. He proceeded to register his articles of clerkship with the eminent William Booth, Chairman of the Criminal Law Society.


Working directly under Mr. Booth, Adv. Donaldson gained invaluable experience in criminal procedure and the law of evidence; maintaining the firm's exceptional standards and achieving a 100% success rate for all assigned matters. Knowing what it took to win and how to achieve that outcome was something that distinguished the practice and placed Adv. Donaldson ahead of his more experienced colleagues.