BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020.

The culmination of the month-long trend features published via Bizcommunity’s platforms, BizTrendsLIVE!2020, the first-to-market business event of the decade, will be an afternoon of intensive, popcorn-fuelled, thought-leadership in the comfort of a Ster-Kinekor IMAX theatre, followed by an elegant networking hour at which cocktails, mocktails and canapés will be served. The perfect wrap up to the January 2020 season.

Event: BizTrendsLIVE!
Time: Registration from 1pm. Presentation: 2pm – 5.30pm. Networking cocktails and snacks: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020
Location: Ster-Kinekor IMAX Theatre, Mall of Africa, Midrand
Price: R250-00 per head, 15% discount for bookings of 5 or more

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Sylvester Chauke – Founder DNA Brand Architects

Follow: @SylvesterChauke

  • Founder DNA Brand Architects, 2018 Agency of the Year, one of the most innovative agencies in South Africa, working with some of the most revered brands on the continent
  • 100 most influential young Africans, 2018 list
  • The All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year, 2017
  • TV personality on SABC The Next Brand Ambassador
  • NBC Africa All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year
  • BBQ Young Leader of the Year
  • European Business Assembly Best Enterprise and CEO Award
  • Oliver Empowerment Top Empowered Young Entrepreneur
  • World Confederation of Businesses Business Leader Award
  • Falcon Award for Excellence in Leadership
  • Golden European Award for Quality and Commercial Prestige


Odette van der Haar – MD of Publicis Africa

Follow: @odette_roper

  • MD of Publicis Africa
  • Consummate marketer, visionary leader, entrepreneur and innovator
  • Former CEO, JWT Johannesburg
  • Former CEO of the Association for Communication & Advertising (ACA)
  • The Next Brand Ambassador, SABC 3 reality television show judge
  • Legends of APEX award recipient, 2019


Bronwyn Williams – Flux Trends contributor, author and speaker

Follow: @bronwynwilliams

  • Flux Trends contributor, author and speaker
  • Bizcommunity trend contributor
  • Part economist, part marketer, with particular areas of expertise in Blockchain, technology, artificial intelligence, scientific marketing and the future of finance
  • Degree in commerce and marketing management from University of Johannesburg
  • Degree in Fintech from the University of Oxford
  • Degree in Digital Branding from Vega Brand School
  • Post-Graduate qualification in Economics, through the University of London, with a focus on post-cash markets
  • Future Studies, University of Stellenbosch


Tosin Lanipekin – Executive director of Advertising Week Africa

Follow: @toscobot

  • Executive director of Advertising Week Africa
  • Co-founder and Managing Partner Image & Time, a creative and advertising agency with offices in Lagos and London with a global and pan-African scope, client brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Xerox
  • Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Masters degree in Digital Media from London Metropolitan University
  • D&AD member
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Design, UK


Heidi Brauer – Chief Marketing Officer, Hollard Insurance

Follow: @heidibeeee

  • Chief Marketing Officer, Hollard Insurance
  • Chartered Marketer (SA)
  • PRISM and Loeries Grand Prix award-winning marketer
  • Former Executive Manager of Comair taking care of, British Airways, SLOW lounges, Daddy’s Deals, kulula credit card, jetsetters and Executive Club brands
  • PRISA’s Lifetime Achievement Award finalist 2017

BizTrends and BizTrendsLIVE!2020 reflects a more dynamic and diverse group of trend opinion and practitioners than ever before. Expect an exciting overview of factors influencing the future of intra-African trade, culture, finance, marketing, tech and more…

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Sponsor opportunities:

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