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The 1st Discovery Invest Leadership Summit took place on the 22nd July, 2009 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. There were close to 1000 people in attendance. "All we can give you is knowledge, wealth and power. What you do with it is up to you."
Shaun Tomson - A a former World Surfing Champion, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, environmentalist and successful entrepreneur.  A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the Professional Tour, winning surfing competitions all over the world.

Shaun Tomson - A a former World Surfing Champion, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, environmentalist and successful entrepreneur. A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the Professional Tour, winning surfing competitions all over the world.

Wendy Luhabe - One of South Africa's most successful business women.

Wendy Luhabe - One of South Africa's most successful business women.

Wendy Luhabe - A social entrepreneur studied social sciences at Fort Hare from 1976 – 1977, and graduated from the University of Lesotho with a Bachelor of Commerce. In 1994, Wendy pioneered the founding of the fi rst investment company to be owned by women, and the first women-owned company listed on the stock exchange, Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (WIPHOLD).

Wendy Luhabe - A social entrepreneur studied social sciences at Fort Hare from 1976 – 1977, and graduated from the University of Lesotho with a Bachelor of Commerce. In 1994, Wendy pioneered the founding of the fi rst investment company to be owned by women, and the first women-owned company listed on the stock exchange, Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (WIPHOLD).

Breakfast at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit. Conference food display.

Breakfast at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit. Conference food display.

Adrian Gore - The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Group, South Africa’s largest private health care provider and the fastest growing diversified financial services group in the country.  Under Gore’s leadership, Discovery has expanded its reach and business offering and, in addition to its head office in South Africa, has operations in the United Kingdom, United States and China.

Adrian Gore - The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Group, South Africa’s largest private health care provider and the fastest growing diversified financial services group in the country. Under Gore’s leadership, Discovery has expanded its reach and business offering and, in addition to its head office in South Africa, has operations in the United Kingdom, United States and China.

Ronnie Apteker - Apteker studied computer science for nine years and co-founded the country’s first Internet service provider in 1993. Internet Solutions (IS) has been one of South Africa’s most successful post-apartheid businesses, employing over 1000 people and winning numerous technology awards.

Ronnie Apteker - Apteker studied computer science for nine years and co-founded the country’s first Internet service provider in 1993. Internet Solutions (IS) has been one of South Africa’s most successful post-apartheid businesses, employing over 1000 people and winning numerous technology awards.

Malcolm Gladwell - As a best-selling author, Gladwell’s ideas are taking the business world by storm. Some of his books include Outliers, Blink and TheTipping Point. He’s become so successful at this that, in 2005, Time Magazine named Malcolm one of its 100 Most influential People.

Malcolm Gladwell - As a best-selling author, Gladwell’s ideas are taking the business world by storm. Some of his books include Outliers, Blink and TheTipping Point. He’s become so successful at this that, in 2005, Time Magazine named Malcolm one of its 100 Most influential People.

Mathews Phosa - Born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on 1 September 1952. He was educated at Maripi High School in Acornhoek following which he obtained a B Proc (University of the North) (Turfl oop) in 1977. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Law by Boston University (USA) in 1995. Dr Phosa established the first black owned law practice in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1981 and worked as a partner until 1985 when he was forced into exile.

Mathews Phosa - Born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on 1 September 1952. He was educated at Maripi High School in Acornhoek following which he obtained a B Proc (University of the North) (Turfl oop) in 1977. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Law by Boston University (USA) in 1995. Dr Phosa established the first black owned law practice in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1981 and worked as a partner until 1985 when he was forced into exile.

Richard Branson - The founder and president of Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands with more than 200 companies worldwide.

Richard Branson - The founder and president of Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands with more than 200 companies worldwide.

Breakfast at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit. Conference food display

Breakfast at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit. Conference food display

Adrian Gore - CEO of Discovery Holdings. One of the anticipated speeches at every Leadership Summit. Adrian never fails to deliver an inspiring and informative message.

Adrian Gore - CEO of Discovery Holdings. One of the anticipated speeches at every Leadership Summit. Adrian never fails to deliver an inspiring and informative message.

Q&A at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.

Q&A at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.

Branded seating at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.

Branded seating at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.

Registration desks at the 2009 Discovery Invest Leadership Summit

Registration desks at the 2009 Discovery Invest Leadership Summit

Registration desks for the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.

Registration desks for the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.

Virgin Spa giving quick shoulder massages to Discovery Invest Leadership Summit delegates.

Virgin Spa giving quick shoulder massages to Discovery Invest Leadership Summit delegates.