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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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The Post-Pandemic World: Economic, Social & Political Themes for Business in the Emerging New Era

Exciting new flagship global themes keynote covering:

  • The most importance geopolitical, economic & social issues covering the world right now
  • Components on climate change
  • The future of China
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The World in 2030: A Political, Economic & Social Roadmap for the Next Decade

  • Where will the world – and your business – be in ten years time? Join international political-economy analyst, Daniel Silke as he presents an all-new keynote presentation on the core political, economical and social mega-trends to shape and shift commerce and industry to 2030. From people to populism; demographics to democracy; trade to technology and resources to risk, now is the time to prepare. Get ready now!
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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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MegaTrends: The 2022 Reset

  • Political, Social Economic & Technological Trends in he Post-Covid Era
  • An entertaining yet analytical tour of some of the major megatrends affecting business, their clients and consumers to 2025 and beyond.
  • Customizable to a wide range of industries
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Impact: South Africa & the World

  • A global overview of key international economic and political issues and risks that may impact South Africa. Includes an analysis of core economic challenges facing the country and assesses whether domestic policy can kickstart recovery.
  • Customizable to include relevant industry keypoints
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The Age of Disruption

  • Broad identification & analysis of the major risk factors affecting business now and in the near future. Includes issues of Climate Change, Inequality, Social Cohesion, Political Conflict, Declining Democracies, Debt, Urbanisation & Technology amongst others
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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.

INAA

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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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