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Summary Profile

In high demand as an entertainer for social events and corporate functions, Ilan Smith has wowed crowds in the United States, England, Israel and South Africa. He's injected excitement into private parties; mystery into corporate events; surprise into television.

Mentored by two of South Africa’s magical greats, George Moss and Graham Kirk, Ilan is also a member of three magic clubs, including the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) and the South African Inner Circle of Magic. Specialising in jaw-dropping illusions of the mind and breathtaking sleight of hand, Ilan’s unique combination of enchantment and humour make his every performance a magical masterpiece.

And although he’s entertained professionally since the age of 16, Ilan’s still learning: constantly exploring the intricacies of global magic and infusing his shows with the best workable magic of international standard out there. Ilan recently returned from the World Championship of Magic held in Sweden by the FédérationInternationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM – the International Federation of Magic Societies).


Close Up

Intimate entertainment makes any event unforgettable. At your private or corporate function, watch Ilan Smith mingle with the crowd, perform expert sleight of hand and even defy the laws of the physical universe. Pure, personalised magic, matched with Ilan’s wit, will infuse your party, promotion, launch or reception with energy and fun.

Stage and Stand Up

Whether you have a crowd of 50 or 250, Ilan Smith can have all of your guests gasping in amazement. His innovative and highly engaging combination of magic, humour, audience participation and illusion means your choice of stage show or ‘stand up’, and the duration of the act can be tailored to meet your needs.

Team-building, Rewards, Retreats and Incentives

Do you suspect that are few innovations left in the sphere of team-building? That, to improve group dynamics in your team, you’d need to pull a rabbit out of a hat? Why not try magic? Ilan Smith has the capacity to unify through entertainment, by teaching your group to perform magic themselves. And what better way to build a tighter team?

Trade Shows, Product Launces and Exhibitions

Research shows that magic is one of the best attention-grabbing techniques at a trade show, product launch or exhibition, able to produce up to 50% more leads! By using your product in a magical way, Ilan Smith creates a clever, impactful and powerful blend of sales and suspense that incites people to gather round, try and then buy.

Rave Reviews

“Extremely entertaining, extremely fascinating. Now that is entertainment...…. “ - Investec

"Ilan Smith entertained with close-up magic at our end year function. The entertainment was magical, Ilan’s personality and people skills are phenomenal, to top it off his magic is truly magical. I would recommend Ilan to anyone. He is great! Thanks Ilan." - Merril Lynch

“That magic was great!
I’m not going to sleep tonight because of this…” - John Robbie

"I have never seen something like this before. You got to see it live to experience how great it really is." - Mark Pilgrim

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