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3 000 plus CEOs from over 60 countries billed for SA’s biggest 4IR online seminar

Globally renowned management consultant, Dr David Molapo, is set to host SA’s biggest 4IR online seminar yet this Heritage Month (September 14 to 16) in Johannesburg featuring 3 000 plus delegation of CEOs from over 60 countries worldwide, led by a high-level contingent of key speakers, among them mining entrepreneur Quinton van der Burgh, African Bank CEO Kennedy Bungani and Governor of the Central Bank of eSwatini, Phil Mnisi.

Renowned motivational speaker and leading management consultant, Dr David Molapo, is set to host one of SA’s leading seminars this Heritage Month in Johannesburg featuring 3 000 plus delegatation from over 60 countries worldwide.

Dr Molapo, CEO of ‘I Can 4IR’, is hosting the highly-anticipated digital and virtual experienceas he aims to build and contribute capacity through empowerment, leadership development, education, networking, coaching and mentoring.

The theme Leading Effectively in The Digital Era and Post-Covid-19” will focus on how to equip delegates in attendance on how to adapt and thrive digitally in a post-Covid-19 era, as the world prepares for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Scheduled to take place from September 14 to 16, the seminar is targeted at industry leaders and managers aiding in their development of digital empowerment and readiness in light of the 4th industrial revolution. The event will also be streamed globally.

Leading management consultant, Dr David Molapo, is set to host SA’s biggest 4IR biggest seminar in September.

There will be 200 in person delegates and more than 3 000 online delegates from over 60 countries. The line-up will see top key speakers and other panel discussion leaders heading up the seminar, including mining entrepreneur Quinton van der Burgh; African Bank CEO, Kennedy G. Bungane; Governor of the Central Bank of eSwatini, Phil Mnisi; CEO of the South African United Business Confederation (SAUBC), Jacki Mpondo-Hendricks; senior executive for Private Office of the President, Namhla Mniki;  DRC ambasador to South Africa, HE Bene M’Poko; Broadcaster and businesswoman, Faith Mangope; philanthropist Landile Shembe;  business leader Martin Kuscus; entrepreneur Michelle Lima; president of Greater Memphis Chamber, Beverly Robertson; as well as advocate for mental health and therapist, Dr Sam Zungu-Fidelis to name a few.

“This will be the first, post-Covid and in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that 3 000 plus global CEOs, senior executives, top entrepreneurs worldwide reconnect in person for such an event. This summit and dalogue will offer top level, relevant, practical content and excellent networking opportunities in a relaxed environment,” Dr Molapo said.

Entrepreneur Michelle Lima is among keynote speakers on the bill.

The seminar is targeted at individuals looking to gain and share new ideas and best practices, the latest innovations and insights as well as meeting influencers and industry experts face to face.

“I believe it’s time to break out of your comfort zone and re-energise your role in your business and service offering. Technology evolves on a daily basis and so organisations should constantly adapt to the cutting edge and bleeding edge to stay in the market. This requires agile leadership, and companies need the right leadership structure in place to allow for this evolution,” he added.

Dr Molapo effectively motivates, inspires and impacts over a million people in South Africa each year and ticket holders to the upcoming seminar, will be dazzled by his life experiences and tools on becoming “digitally ready” in the current global pandemic.

In light of South Africa struggling with significant skills shortage, the 4th industrial revolution (4IR) is being touted as having the capacity to lift South Africa out of the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequitable distribution of wealth. “However, the state of the country’s readiness for the enabling technologies of the 4IR is in question,” Dr Molapo pointed out.

On the bill: Governor of the Central Bank of eSwatini, Phil Mnisi.

He also made note of recent findings of a study which points to a number of challenges the country face in order to adapt to the 4IR, including insufficient funding, infrastructure, and skills to prepare graduates to participate in the 4IR space.

“The development of digital skills is paramount. All industries are being digitally disrupted which presents an opportunity for a growing digital economy and public-private partnerships as powerful levers for change. As the crisis-stricken world transitions, business leaders are now faced with threats of digital disruption. CEOs must therefore prioritise innovation and strengthen their organization’s technology capabilities to create more value,” Dr Molapo concluded.

Event details:

Date: 14-16 September 14 to 16, 2022

Venue: Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg

For more details about ‘ICAN 4IR’, visit:

Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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