Global Thought Leaders to attend Advertising Week Africa

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Advertising Week Africa, the  first African edition of the global event for advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology professionals, will be held in Johannesburg from 28 to Thursday 31 October 2019 at 1FOX Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Key speakers

Jean Marie Dru – Chairman, TBWA Worldwide

Kwame Acheampong – CEO, Mall for Africa

Lolu Akinwunmi – Group CEO, Prima Garnett, Africa

Faheem Chaudry – Managing Partner, MC Saatchi Abel, SA

Colleen DeCourcy – Co-President and Chief Creative Officer, Weiden + Kennedy

Jeff Goodby – Co-Chairman and Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Enver Groenewald – Africa Director: Media, Marketing & Enterprise Digital Transformation , Unilever

Thebe Ikalafeng – Founder and Group CEO, Brand Leadership

Monique Nelson – CEO, UWG

Ikechi Odigbo – Managing Director, DDB Lagos

Asha Patel – Head of Marketing, Google SA

Boniswa Pezisa – Group CEO, Net#work BBDO

Thabang Skwambane – Managing Director, FCB Africa

Jimmy  Smith – Founder & CEO, Amusement Park

Wole Soyinka – Renowned Author and Nobel Laureate

“Many of the positive cultural shifts that we have seen in art, music, entertainment and film originate from Africa. It’s the perfect time to provide the international platform to share authentic African stories and showcase thought-provoking marketing and technological innovations sweeping the continent. It’s an exciting opportunity to bring internationally recognised professionals together with emerging talent to exchange ideas about how this vibrant continent is shaping global trends,” says Matt Scheckner,  Advertising Week CEO.

“For us, Advertising Week provides a great platform to tell authentic African stories and showcase the great marketing and technology innovations and breakthroughs that has come out of Africa” said Tunji Adeyinka, Republicom Group Managing Director and Chair the Advertising Week Africa Advisory Council.

The first #AWAfrica will be held at 1Fox, FerreirasDorp, in centre-city Johannesburg from 28 to 31st October 2019.

Registration and tickets for Advertising Week Africa 2019 will be available on the website.

#AWAfrica packages include:

  • Platinum Pass: ZAR10 350 for launch priced tickets
  • Delegate Pass: ZAR4 200 for launch priced tickets
  • NewGen Pass: ZAR1 300 for launch priced tickets

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