Chantell Ilbury is a best-selling business author, and a world-renowned scenario strategist, facilitator and speaker. She draws on over 15 years experience guiding organisations all over the world through their strategic conversations on the future. This has given her not only specific insights at the highest levels across sectors as diverse as mining, energy, agriculture, technology, retail, and food and water security, but also the ‘big pictures’ that she has – as a scenario strategist – managed to weave together. Chantell is a relaxed and engaging speaker, with a remarkable ability to develop a conversation with her audience.


  1. The Leadership Evolution – Shifts brought about by powerful megatrends demand business and political leaders be agile and authentic…or risk becoming redundant. [In this talk Chantell highlights the megatrends that are driving dramatic changes in business and politics and the impact this is having on the type of leadership that is required.]
  2. Moving the Dial: The Emergence of ‘Consumer Leadership’ – Like shifting from analog to digital, businesses are losing control of innovation to the consumer, creating an innovation tension. [In this talk Chantell explains why, and how, consumers are leading innovation – a prerequisite for business growth – and the impact this is having on the relationship between businesses and their consumers.]
  3. Shifting Scenarios – The possible futures for South Africa. [In this talk Chantell highlights the continually shifting global and South African scenarios and the interplay between them, raising the question of what are South Africa’s key priorities.]
  4. Constructing your Future – Strategic thinking as a competitive advantage. [Using scenarios and unique case studies, in this talk Chantell explains how to build capacity for strategic thinking and develop a competitive advantage in the age of intelligence.]

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