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Peter van Kets @ FEAT 2010, Jo’burg

Peter is a professional adventurer and public speaker. Although Pete has been part of many expeditions, he made his mark in the world of adventure by winning the 5,438km unsupported Atlantic Rowing Race 2007/8 (pairs) with friend Bill Godfrey.
As if rowing the Atlantic once wasn’t enough, he returned in early 2010 to place second in the solo category and to become the first African to row any ocean solo and unsupported. He also won the prestigious Eastern Cape Sports Star of the Year (2007) Award — Premiers Award. In 2012 Peter will traverse the Tropic of Capricorn without the use of motorised transport, a 37,500km epic adventure. www.petervankets.com

FEAT (Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks) is an evening of time-limited presentations by South African adventurers; each speaker has only seven minutes to tell of a specific aspect of a recent adventure. Disciplines represented include mountaineering, polar travel, river kayaking, long distance running & walking, rock climbing, mountain running, paragliding, sea kayaking, ocean rowing… Related topics also featured include communication technology, sponsorships and the making of adventure films. The inaugural FEAT event was held at Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, Jo’burg on Thursday, 7 October 2010.

About Peter Van Kets

Peter is a professional adventurer, highly sought after international business inspirational and keynote speaker. He has become globally known as a specialist around business’ ability to persevere in a dynamic and turbulent economy. He has worked with major corporations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He takes the lessons learned from his expeditions and relates them to the business environment. His expedition stories are of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win. Peters presentations take people on powerful life-altering journeys, changing the way they think about themselves and their businesses. His Motivational Speaking website can be found at motivational-speaking.co.za

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