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The Gauteng Business Events Showcase presents you the conference and event organiser a unique opportunity to experience a selection of local and national conference speaker talent live on stage.

There is no better way to make an informed choice about your next MC, key-note, motivational or corporate strategy speaker than to see them perform live.

These are the potential acts you will be able to see at this year's Gauteng Business Events Showcase event.


Siekie Grobler

Serijke Grobler, a Lifestyle Enthusiast, is the author of ‘That’s Life It starts with you’, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur and Results Coach. Her message has inspired others to activate their dreams and live life to the full, regardless of limitations.

Serijke is a ‘ball of fire’ enthusiast and inspirational motivator. She was born with Muscular Dystrophy and is determined to teach others that you are more than your condition or circumstance. Her core message — overcome your daily excuses, ‘health and fitness’ is liberating, and ‘success’ is within your reach — She has helped many to take ownership of their lives, see results and unlock their true potential regardless of conditions or circumstances.

Deshun Deysel

Deshun Deysel is one of South Africa's leading female mountaineers. In her 15 year career as a high altitude mountaineer, she has been on 14 major expeditions to five continents.

In 1996 she made history by being part of the first group of South Africans to plant the new democratic flag on the top of Mt. Everest. As a novice climber Deshun was only able to reach Camp 2 at 6,500 metres (21,325 feet) that year but subsequently returned to Everest in 2003. Bad weather, however, thwarted that attempt as Deshun made her way to the summit. Again she had to turn back – this time a mere 500 metres from the top (8,848 metres, 29,028 feet).

David Grier

David Grier was born on the 16th of January 1960 into a Cape Wine farming family in South Africa, here his love of the outdoors, food, wine and adventure began. He set out to take all his passions to the extreme and explore the limits of the human mind and body.

After studying Hotel Management, David set out into the industry, starting the first of a string of successful restaurants. Always pushing the boundaries in the food industry he slowly began to make his mark in the industry culminating in his most recent restaurant being rated in the top 100 in SA. This led to television, brand exposure and his own range of food products.

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Graeme Watkins is a born and bred Capetonian. He is the youngest of three children and because his two older siblings were much older than him, he grew up keeping himself company and very quickly developed a vivid imagination for tales and stories. Graeme was a slow learner and at a young age discovered that he had dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Graeme explains that his journey to the stage began with detention periods at school.

“My English teacher had had enough of me disrupting the class and as punishment, I had to work behind the scenes at a variety concert. That’s when I realised drama could be an outlet for my energy.”