Marcel Oudejans has over 20 years of experience working in the meetings, events, and conference industry, as a specialist corporate entertainer and speaker. He is one of only a handful of presenters in the world who is able to provide a bespoke, custom-designed presentation for conferences, gala dinners and corporate events.

Marcel’s gifts for humour, persuasive presentation, event production and attention to detail have consistently delivered positive results for clients throughout Africa, with client’s commissioning performances in South Africa (all 9 provinces), Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Seychelles, DR Congo, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique & India. 

As “Corporate Magician”, Entertainer and Master of Ceremonies, Marcel has performed for dignitaries, celebrities and over 180 large multi-national corporations for more than 2 decades; from small intimate audience settings to large-scale broadcast events. Marcel’s performances are particularly in demand in the financial sector, with clients including all major South African banks including the South African Reserve Bank, as well as major South African and multi-national insurance, investment & auditing companies.

While many corporate entertainers deliver a fixed, scripted performance, Marcel believes that each event is about the specific client and their guests. Corporate clients are assured that their audiences are left with a positive, fun experience that reflects well on your association or company.

His production experience will also be of benefit to you: Marcel has personally produced over 200 theatre shows and is the Founder & Producer of Africa’s Premier Magic Theatre, Cape Town Magic Club

In 2018, Marcel launched Magic Africa Productions, a Creative Consultancy & Productions agency that specialises in using magical entertainment as a highly effective communication medium. Magic Africa has a team of associates throughout Africa that includes performers, producers, AV, and other communications and eventing ‘magicians’, to create and produce presentations that make guests and delegates go “Wow, that’s amazing!”. The agency’s website is also the only African-focused magic news platform on the continent, publishing news, interviews, informational articles, as well as listing all upcoming public magic shows in Africa.

Marcel is a registered Professional member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, a member of the Global Speakers Federation. He is also an Associate member of SAACI (The South African Association for the Conference Industry).

Marcel is indeed one of South Africa’s dynamic personalities, entertaining diverse audiences with a sparkling personality that knows how to communicate, make people laugh and create memorable experiences for your guests!

Marcel’s previous clients include:

ABSA Home Loans, ABSA Retail Banking, Absolut Vodka, African Sun Hotels, Afrihost, American Express, APSO, AstraZeneca, Audi, Auto & General, Auto Atlantic BMW, Avanade, Bayer, BDO, Black Bottle Whiskey, British American Tobaccos, Caltex, Clicks, CMH Toyota Melrose, Creative Housewares, CSD Targus, Deloitte & Touche, Deloitte Digital, DHL, DHL Stormers, Direct Axis, Discovery Holdings, Distell, Dundee Precious Metals, Easylife Kitchens, Ericsson, Exxaro, Fairburn Capital, First National Bank, Foschini Retail Group, Four Seasons Seychelles, Gaborone Sun, Glacier, Glamour Magazine, Glasfit, Global Telesales, Gold Circle Racing, Golden Arrow Bus Services, GrandWest Casino, Hisense, Horizon Ogilvy, HP East Africa, IBM, ICAS, Internet Solutions, Johnny Walker, King George Protea Hotel, Kuehne & Nagel, Lancewood, Leapfrog Property Group, Lombard Insurance, M-Web, Madame Zingara, Maersk Line, McDonalds, Mcel Mozambique, Metropolitan, Mike Bass Racing, Momentum STI, Motorola, Mount Nelson Hotel, MTN South Africa, MTN Uganda, Nedbank, Oceana Brands, Okuhle Media, Old Mutual, One&Only Cape Town, Pam Golding Properties, Parmalat, Pernod Ricard South Africa, Petromoc, PHAT! Productions, Pick n Pay, Pioneer Foods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PWC, Rabie Properties, RCS, Reckitt Benckiser, Regent Insurance, Research Surveys, RGA, RMB Private Bank, Rockwell Automation, SA Green Industries Council, SA Home Loans, SA Rugby Union, SABMiller, Safcor Panalpina, Sahara Energy, SAICA, Sanlam, Sanlam Private Wealth, Santam Insurance, Shell, Shoe City, SIG Combibloc , South African Reserve Bank, Spar, Spearhead Property Group, Specialised Exhibitions, Spier, SRB Platner Farming, Standard Bank, Sterling Bank Nigeria, Striata, Sun International, Taj Cape Town, Telkom, Tiger Brands, Toastmasters SA, Total E&P, Toyota Forklifts, Truth Coffee Roasting, UCT Graduate School of Business, UTi, V&A Waterfront, Verimark, Vodacom, Volkswagen, Western Cape Provisional Government, Woolworths, Woolworths Financial Services, World of Incentives, WP Rugby Union, XZIBIT Marketing, Zambezi Sun​

MARCEL'S STORY

Marcel founded Magic.Africa and Magic Africa Productions (Pty) Ltd
Find out more about Magic.Africa at www.magic.africa2018
Marcel founded the Cape Town Magic Club in conjuction with sister clubs in New York and London, where he hosts and headlines live magic shows
Find out more at www.magic.capetown2016
Marcel becomes an Associate member of the South African Association for the Conference Industry
2015
Marcel joined The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe as a co-founding member
2011
Marcel becomes a full Professional Member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa
2008
Marcel is selected as an international guest performer and lecturer at “Vismayam 2008”, India’s largest ever magic convention
2008
Marcel was certified as Africa’s only ‘Infotainer’ – a style of presenting that combines information with entertainment that is proven to deliver positive results
2007
Marcel launched his career as a full-time magician and professional speaker
2003
Marcel is the 'House Magician' for the famous 'Madame Zingara' restaurant in Cape Town, for 3 years
2002
Marcel starts performing professionally in restaurants
Age 15
Marcel performed his first magic show
Age 8