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"His understanding of the world geopolitics and his analysis are outstanding"

Daniel Silke

Daniel Silke

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Futurist, author and one of South Africa's leading political analysts speaking widely on South African and global issues

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5 out of 5 stars

"Daniel delivered 2 excellent keynotes to a multicultural audience of accounting and audit firm partners. His presentations cannot be more up-to-date with references to events and press clips of the day. His understanding of the world geopolitics and his analysis are outstanding. Despite the seriousness of its subject, Daniel’s sense of humor made these 2 one-hour addresses a fun part of our event."

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Keynote speaker Daniel Silke is one of South Africa's leading political analysts and keynote speakers. Daniel offers the newest research data and uniquely blends political and economical analysis. Throughout his career he has gained much knowledge, and today he is a renowned futurist who can speak on issues such as global change and the future of the world.

Daniel Silke is a political economy analyst, author and keynote speaker specializing in South African and International politics. He has a special interest in political parties and elections and is a renowned futurist lecturing widely on issues surrounding global change, instability and the future of the world. He is regarded within South Africa as one of the country’s leading political commentators and most passionate public speakers.

Daniel Silke holds a Masters degree in South African and International Politics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Silke has served six years in a publicly elected office between 1995 and 2001 having faced three elections. He has served four years as a Member of Parliament in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa after being re-elected in 1999. He has held the Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Economic Affairs, which includes Economic Development, Tourism, Agriculture and Transport and has been Chief Whip for his political party. He is also a former City Councillor in the City of Cape Town having served on the city’s Economic Development Portfolio Committee. Daniel Silke was attached to the Institute for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Cape Town where he tutored students for five years. Since 2003, Silke has been the director of the Political Futures Consultancy based in Cape Town.

In 2011, Daniel Silke published his first major book, “Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World”. Silke has authored academic chapters and journal articles in publications on South African politics and is regularly quoted in most of South Africa’s major newspapers including Business Day, New Age, FinWeek and The Times. He is also used by Bloomberg and AFP news agencies for commentaries. He is a guest commentator on South Africa’s major news television networks (ENCA, CNBC Africa, the SABC) and is often heard on the BBC, Radio France International, 702/567 Cape Talk, Eyewitness News (EWN) & Classic FM.

Silke currently lectures widely on contemporary South African and Global Issues. He has lectured at St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and completed a semester at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida where he participated in the Dialogues of Innovation lecture series. He was the Rooney Visiting Scholar at the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Daniel Silke has enjoyed three seasons as guest speaker at the South Palm Beach lecture series in Florida, USA and has presented to the Financial Planners Association of Australia in Sydney. He has lectured to the prestigious World Affairs Council in Washington DC and the American Committee on Foreign Relations.

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    Tracking the Future – Global Trends 2025 & Beyond

    • In this more ‘futuristic’ keynote, Daniel Silke identifies the core political, economic, social and technological themes and trend drivers that will act as business disruptors into the next decade. This keynote covers the latest research in demographic shifts as well as the dramatic changes to geo-political patterns and global leadership since the advent of the Trump presidency and the changing dynamics of Chinese politics.
    • This keynote also addresses the social and political costs of climate change, an ageing planet as well as the consequences for labor and skills development in a world of ‘lean production’, artificial intelligence and the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’. An exciting option for those seeking a view beyond the immediate but with direct bearing on the business of the ‘now’ as well. This keynote is essential as a primer for what will come next in the world.

     

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    The 10 Most Important Issues in the World Right Now!

    • As Political Economy Analyst, Futurist & Keynote Speaker Daniel Silke informs us about the most recent global trends. In this keynote Daniel will be covering the most important political, economic, social and technological change & disruption occurring across the world not only right now but also into the near future.

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    TThe State of the Nation: South Africa in 2019 & Beyond.

    • In this flagship keynote speaker Daniel Silke talks about the latest economic & political trends affecting SA now and into the near future. This includes an overview of global macro-economic & political conditions to place SA in the international context. This keynote is available for various audiences, Daniel customises his keynotes with pointers for specific
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    Africa Watch 2019: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities

    • Daniel Silke presents one of the most comprehensive overviews of the current and future state of African economic development. In this keynote, Daniel Silke provides a macro-economic and social trend overview of where the continent is now and into the future.
    • This presentation is essential for all businesses exposed to the African market and for those considering an expansion into new territories. New social dynamics, trade blocks and a better commodity outlook are also changing and shaping a more promising future for many millions of Africans.
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    The State of the World 2019: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities

    • Equity markets are reaching record highs, Global economic growth is strong. Unemployment in the developed world is down. Yet, at the same time,  the geo-political realm is extremely unsettled – with a more a protectionist United States, nationalistic Russia, rising China and a host of potentially destabilising regional conflicts  creating political risk.
    • In this fast-paced, comprehensive and engaging new keynote, Daniel Silke’s focus is on the nexus between political, social and economic forces likely to shape business into the future. From infrastructure, to energy to consumer habits to healthcare, this keynote connects the complex dots between causes and consequences yet also identifies areas of opportunity for business expansion and profit.

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    The Elephants in the Room: The Geo- politics of the USA, China & Emerging Markets in a Changing

    • A dynamic global keynote on the US/China relationship and economic performance indicators for broader emerging markets in a volatile political & economic environment.
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Africa 2018: Head or tail-winds in a tough global environment? by Daniel Silke

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Daniel was exceptional! His knowledge and analysis were outstanding!

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INAA

Daniel was an absolute pleasure to deal with. So charming and easy to get along with. His presentation was phenomenal and exceeded our greatest expectations and clearly those of the delegates. The feedback from our guests was over-whelming, citing an entertaining and very engaging experience. Thank you once again for providing an excellent service.

Allan Wood

Jersey Finance

Daniel delivered 2 excellent keynotes to a multicultural audience of accounting and audit firm partners. His presentations cannot be more up-to-date with references to events and press clips of the day. His understanding of the world geopolitics and his analysis are outstanding.Despite the seriousness of its subject, Daniel’s sense of humor made these 2 one-hour addresses a fun part of our event.

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5 out of 5 stars

"Daniel delivered 2 excellent keynotes to a multicultural audience of accounting and audit firm partners. His presentations cannot be more up-to-date with references to events and press clips of the day. His understanding of the world geopolitics and his analysis are outstanding. Despite the seriousness of its subject, Daniel’s sense of humor made these 2 one-hour addresses a fun part of our event."

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