A gathering of creatives from the UK, ZA and the rest of Africa in the heart of Johustleburg
Brought to you by the British Council Connect ZA in association with Live SA
Part of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival
Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 September 2014
Register for our free open events
Join our featured creative innovators and entrepreneurs as well as industry experts from South Africa for a series of free talks open to the public on Thursday 11 September 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at Velo in Braamfontein. Reserve your place to attend one of the events below and let us know if you are interested in attending the other talks if there is available space.
Date: Thursday 11 September
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Velo, 85 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Register: It is free to attend, however you must reserve your place below
6pm to 6.45pm Business in the Digital Age
A discussion on “Business in the digital age” touching on how digital has changed the way business is done today; digital marketing strategies; how creative entrepreneurs are adapting to the migration to digital; digital solutions to business challenges; and the importance of branding in the digital age. Speakers include Between 10 and 5 founder Uno de Waal, Flux Trends’ Nicola Cooper, Creative Nestlings co-founder Dillion Phiri (ZA), actor and partnership marketing manager Libby Curley (UK) and artist Gareth Owen Lloyd (UK).
7pm to 7.45pm: Business of Fashion
Join fashion designers and entrepreneurs Jamal Nxedlana, Eseoghene Odiete, Milisuthando Bongela aka Miss Milli B (facilitator) , Jacques van der Watt and Kazim Kazim Kazim for a discussion on the “Business of Fashion”. Our panel of experts will explore and debate on what the essence of ZA fashion is; definitions and the reality of being a fashion entrepreneur; distribution of ZA fashion labels; the similarities and differences in the fashion industry across the globe – namely UK, Nigeria and ZA; and finally how fashion designers can accelerate efficient business practice.
8pm to 8.45pm: Music Promotion
Join music promoter and Weheartbeat founders Dominique Soma and Sims Phakisi, MC Bhubesii, DJ Spoko, the UK’s Kazim Kazim Kazim and Accra[dot]Alt co-founder Sionne Neely (Ghana) for a discussion on music promotion today. Topics on the agenda will be new marketing strategies for music; music entrepreneurship; opportunities and threats of digital; and emerging DIY business models.
These events are now closed.
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