Happy is he who gets to know the reason for things.

--- Virgil, Roman poet, 70 - 19 BC

Public Speaking by Simon Gear

Simon Gear is frequently invited as a public speaker and MC to corporates, environmental societies and running clubs. He is an affordable, professional addition to your function and has a separate fee structure for corporates and non-profits.

He is knowledgeable and eloquent on a range of subjects and offers talks on climate change, environmental issues, corporate environmental thought and long distance running.

 Recent public speaking clients include:
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA)
  • Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
  • Sasol 20/20 Conference
  • Eastern Cape government's launch of the Eastern Cape Climate Change Response Strategy
  • Climate Change Leadership Awards
  • The Greenest Event
  • The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)'s end of year function
  • The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)’s arbour day celebrations
  • Clay Brick Association’s Annual conference
  • Bromide IPG networking conference
  • SA National Botanical Society guest lecture
  • Comrades Road show
  • Runners World SA pre-Comrades Pasta party

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BSS Air Quality Management Workshop – comments from delegates:

BSS - “Thank you for facilitating an excellent workshop.

Bridgestone - “Very interesting. Enjoyed the course very much.

Anglocoal - “Most informative and valuable course ever! Course content fully explained and the presenter/facilitator was knowledgeable and an expert in his field.

Eskom -“Valuable information shared.

Scaw Metals -“Overall it was a good course.


Finding the right Master of Ceremonies for an event is never easy.   Realizing that an MC can make or break a function, we decided to ask Simon (Gear) to be our MC at our annual SA Plastics Recycling Organization (SAPRO) awards dinner for the best recycled product of the year , because of his knowledge and understanding of green issues. 

I can honestly say that Simon brought the event alive with his dry wit and sharp humour. His presentation was slick and professional and had the diverse audience enthralled and eating out of his hand in no time.  Thank you for a job well done!"   --  Monique Holtzhausen-Hinds


"Thank You for your exceptional contribution to the VSBK launch. I realise that you were roped into quite a couple of spur of the moment events, like the video interviews, and I sincerely appreciate the professional manner in which you handled that. Overall, I marvelled at the ease with which you took control of the agenda for the day and ensured a seamless programme.

It has been a great pleasure working with you and I do hope that the opportunity arises again in the very near future."   --  Jacqui Duarte, Trademark Communications


"On behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, I would like to thank you most sincerely for your time this morning to adddress the Chamber's members and representatives of SEACC.

Your insightful presentation was an eye opener to many;  it brings forth the pertinent issues at hand that need to be addressed with urgency as the changing of our planet waits for no one.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and I encourage you to continue informing the widespread population and business about climate change and how a holistic effort can bring about cohesiveness between the different parties."  --  Kevin Hustler,  Business Chamber CEO

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