If you haven’t got around to booking for the BizTrendsLIVE! yet, here’s some info so you avoid FOMO. The face-to-face version of BizTrends, Bizcommunity’s annual first-to-market trend report, is not to be missed!
In Sandton, on 31 January 2019, in partnership with Cinemark, you will live your best business life with a ‘BizX’-style format presentation by selected BizTrend2019 contributors, covering unmissable 2019 trending topics from communications to currency; Gen Africa to Gen Z; and how OTT, CX, UBU, TTC and 4IR will impact business in Africa on the road to 2020.
Joining our Vision for Africa, on the podium so far:
Louise Marsland – The Trend Hunter
BizTrends initiator and curator since 2007 and current Bizcommunity Africa Editor, Louise will MC and intro the event with a comprehensive overview of key trends of the year.
Leslie Adams – The Trend Visualiser
Head of Sales for Cinemark Marketing Manager will share the future creative and business opportunities in ODV and future trends in video and cinema.
Carmen Murray (Founder Boo-Yah!) – The Trend Shaper
With a reputation as a dynamic speaker, the founder of African-inspired marketing and educational services company Boo-Yah!, Murray will Untrend the trends with a brand safari to the Big 5 of customer experiences.
Dali Tembo ( MD Instant Grass ) – The Trend Spotter
Columnist, trend consultant and creator of legendary pan-African trend-spotting communities, Tembo will share his insights on the disruption of the Tradition Trend Curve (TTC) and the fact that innovation no longer has to flow from ‘haves’ to ‘have-nots’, accompanied by captivating trend research from Africa and the Middle East.
Dr Sibongile Vilakazi (Kantar TNS) – The Trend Doctor
Business strategy lecturer at the Wits Business School. With a PhD in Organisational Development and Diversity Management, Dr Vilakazi will share CX trends and case studies.
Bronwyn Williams ( Flux Trends) – The Trend Translator
Currently pursuing a Masters in Economics through the University of London, with a focus on post-cash markets Williams will focus on the exciting field of South African digital data-based alternative currencies, personal data as a future currency, and more.
Alan Knott-Craig (Chairman Herotel ) – The Trendepreneur
And lastly, putting the hero in Herotel, Alan Knott-Craig, who has personally invested or funded 21 tech companies, been named 2009 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum as well as the 2015 ICT Personality of the Year by ITWeb, and one of eleven entrepreneurs changing the African landscape by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2017, will speak on how 4IR will bring enormous benefits to Africa – jobs, education, healthcare – boosted by data, the information revolution and how Africa must find its own path.
We can’t wait to see you there. No FOMO!
Book seats for your team now!
Event: BizTrendsLIVE! Join our Vision for Africa
Date: Thursday 31 January 2019
Location: Ster-Kinekor Theatre, Sandton City Mall, Rivonia Rd & Sandton Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196
8-8.55am – Registration, and networking, coffee, breakfast buffet, grab a soda and a popcorn
9-9.20am – Louise Marsland, BizTrends2019: Welcome and overview
9.20-10am – Leslie Adams, Cinemark
10-10.20am – Carmen Murray, Boo-Yah!
10.20-10.40am – Dali Tembo, Instant Grass
10.40-10.55am – Break
10.55-11.15am – Dr Sibongile Vilakazi, Kantar TNS
11.15-11.35am – Bronwyn Williams, Flux Trends
11.35am-12pm – Alan Knott-Craig, Herotel
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