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the revenue growth engineering

21-22 Aug 2018
Sandton Convention Centre
Mark Thompson

Learn from the world's #1 rated innovation & growth coach

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• Strategy
• Leadership & Motivation
• Customer Engagement
• Sales Enablement
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Join us on 21-22 August 2018

Coach to Steve Jobs, Richard Branson & Charles Schwab

See the World’s #1 Executive Coach for Growth & Innovation

The American Management Association rates him the world’s #1 executive coach for growth and innovation. He has worked closely with many of the world’s top CEOs including Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Sir Richard Branson.



Gain insights into the qualities of the world’s most admired leaders based on their highly engaged employees and highest performing teams and how they inspire loyalty, engagement and success.

In a broad survey of over 10 000 employees in 110 countries, Mark’s research team identified the top eight leadership traits that people want from their leaders.

He will presents case studies from many of these leaders including his experience of working directly with several of them such as Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Sir Richard Branson.

He’ll outlines how the most admired leaders have achieved such enduring success over decades and how they consistently drive improved performance.

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6 Reasons To Attend in 2018

Organisations need growth and sustainable profitability more than ever and the reality is that sustainable profitability is driven by top-line growth, not cost cutting. That is why the Annual Sales Leadership Convention matters; it’s a revenue growth event.


Utilise the 5-Pillar Strategic Sales Organisation Framework and take the online 5-Pillar Strategic Sales Organisation Assessment to determine potential gaps and growth areas for your sales organisation. Applicable to delegates attending Day 1 & 2.


Two 68 page Revenue Growth Workbooks, an Implementation Planner and slide deck (Day 2 only) plus Tools for sales organisation optimisation.


Advance your Sales Organisation with two powerful workshops. Leadership, delivered by Mark Thompson, executive coach to Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Tony Robbins. Strategy, delivered by expert Dr Greg Fisher in association with ThinkSales CEO Andrew Honey. 


11 expert speakers, four content pillars, five global perspectives.


Connecting with potential customers is challenging. Leverage the event to network with over 900 C-Suite and Senior Executives from R100 million to R1 billion+ organisations.


Enjoy seated teas and lunches, live music and a personalised 2019 year planner. (Strictly payments by 31 July).


Sales & Leadership Expert Speakers

Please note: Speaker line-up may be subject to change.

Alex Granger

As a highly regarded professional speaker Alex Granger delivers presentations to more than 15 000 people per year and has been booked by many corporate companies as an MC. He was MC at the 2016 ThinkSales Sales Leadership Convention and we are pleased to welcome him back to our stage.
Andrew Honey

Andrew Honey

He is the creator of the 5-Pillar Strategic Sales Organisation FrameworkTM rated by 94% of over 800 delegates at the 2017 Sales Leadership Convention as very good to outstanding, has over 30 years sales leadership experience and has consulted to a number of South Africa’s leading CEOs and Sales Directors on sales turnarounds.
Dr Graeme Codrington

Dr Graeme Codrington

He has won multiple awards including ‘Speaker of the Year’ by the Academy for Chief Executives, has attained the Global Speaker Federation’s ‘Certified Speaking Professional Global’ qualification and is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association. He is the only speaker in the world to be inducted into two speakers ‘Halls of Fame’.
Dr Greg Fisher

Dr Greg Fisher

Greg Fisher is a professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is also a visiting lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa and at the SKK Graduate School of Business in South Korea.
Gilan Gork

Gilan Gork

He has presented to Fortune 500 companies in almost 30 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and America and is the author of the bestselling book ‘Persuasion Games’.
Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith

Regarded as one of the best test match openers of all time as well as a captain who led the Protea Cricket team to top the rankings in all three disciplines of the game.
John Sanei

John Sanei

He is a trend specialist, business strategist, keynote speaker, author and a Singularity University Faculty Member. He has over 20 years’ experience future proofing some of the biggest companies throughout the world across all industries.
Joni Peddie

Joni Peddie

She has studied Psychology and Marketing and worked for three multi-national FMCG Organisations (both locally and internationally) and co-founded the Enneagram Institute SA in 2005 which is associated with the New York Institute.
Kevin Horsley

Kevin Horsley

He is one of the world’s first five people to have been awarded the title ‘International Grandmaster of Memory’ by the Brain Trust and is also a World Record Holder for the matrix memorisation of 10 000 digits of Pi, the record known as ‘The Everest of memory tests’.
Mark C Thompson

Mark Thompson

The American Management Association rates him the world's #1 executive coach for growth and innovation because he has worked closely with many of the world’s top CEOs including Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Sir Richard Branson.
Rusty Labuschagne

Rusty Labuschagne

In 2003 the successful Zimbabwean businessman who ran a safari outfit, flew his own aircraft and had a fishing resort on Lake Kariba, was framed by a poacher and wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.
Vusi Themebekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo

At 25 he ran a R400m division of a R17bn multi-national. Today he is one of the youngest directors of a listed company and is the CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm. In 2016 he was named by the Editors of MeetingNets Magazine as a top 12 international speaker and has twice been an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.


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