Calls for Speakers are now open

Download our Speaker form in PDF or Word format, complete and return to us at [email protected]. Forms must be received no later than 31 May 2018. Final speaker selections will be made by 31 July 2018.

Keynote Speakers

Takeyuki Furuhashi (Japan)

Furuhashi-San is regarded as a guru in the implementation of the Toyota Production System as well as organisational transformation and leadership development. In his travels he has supported organisations in South Africa, Great Britain, India, Italy, Romania, Mexico and China, and we look forward to hearing his inspirational take on Lean Management.

Kim Barnas (USA)





Kim is the author of ‘Beyond Heroes’ and President of Catalysis (a not-for-profit organisation  transforming healthcare). Her mission is  to transform  patient experiences, make quality more transparent, and reduce healthcare costs. She advises top leaders through her coaching, tools and frameworks for successful Lean implementation. We are pleased to have her share her insights and experience with us.

Dave Brunt (UK)

Dave is the Chief Executive with the Lean Enterprise Academy UK and has walked, mapped, taught and coached lean in over 500 value streams across almost every conceivable environment. He is the author of ‘Creating Lean Dealers’ and has, since the early 1990’s, been both applying and researching Lean. He has supported many organisations in their lean journey and we look forward to hearing more about his work in Africa.