SME & Entrepreneurship

Sowetan Entrepreneurship Series

Bespoke Event

The Sowetan Entrepreneur Series aims to inspire entrepreneurs in South Africa and provide insights to help grow their business. Our participants are experts in all areas of entrepreneurship, including marketing, growth, customer relations to name a few. They are informative and inspirational sessions to help entrepreneur’s problem-solve and find success. Hosted online via our streaming platforms, this digitized dialogue is comprised of an in-depth panel discussion, professionally moderated by business personality.

Business Day SME Matters

Bespoke Event

The Business Day SME Matters series is designed to give small business owners the guidance they need to best safeguard and navigate their business during these uncertain times. It provides a unique opportunity to engage directly with medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs who are actively looking for knowledge, trends and solutions to take their businesses to the next level. Hosted online via our streaming platforms, this digitized dialogue is comprised of an in-depth panel discussion, professionally moderated by business personality

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Business Day SME Summit

Annual Event

The Business Day SME Summit and inaugural online series creates the opportunity for SME’s to gain practical insights into how they can adopt smart strategies that show a measurable return on investment, to take their business to the next level. This series will have viewers joining leading business growth expert, Pavlo Phitidis online, as he takes business owners on a fascinating journey of how to navigate the challenges and opportunities in taking your business next level.

Business and Leadership Events

Business Day Dialogues

Bespoke Event

Leading daily newspaper, Business Day and online platform, BusinessLIVE, provides a unique opportunity for our partners through the Business Day Dialogues LIVE Series, focusing on incisive coverage of business, politics, labour and other current affairs.

Financial Mail Private Lounge

Bespoke Event

The Financial Mail Private Lounge aims to address current business challenges, and present insights into South Africa’s business world. The objective is to provide a thought leadership opportunity for the sponsoring partner, while discussing an engaging topic In a relaxed environment that encourages conversation.

Sowetan Dialogues

Bespoke Event

Sowetan Dialogues are about entrenching societal stability through promoting dialogue. We have engaged with the country’s foremost public and private sector leaders, and partnered with a variety of clients in achieving their objectives.

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Sunday Times Connect

Bespoke Event

The Sunday Times Connect series covers a variety or sectors and topics. It creates an opportunity to address the current business challenges, trends, and present insights and learning’s for future success. This highly interactive online environment allows our partner to position themselves as an industry thought-leader, engage with their key stakeholders, and bring their business into the spotlight.

Sunday Times Leaders on the Move

Bespoke Event

The Leaders on the Move programme is a novel concept that takes a group of tomorrow’s business leaders to meet South Africa’s top business executives face-to-face in a unique mentorship programme. Facilitated by a leading business commentator, the group travels via luxury coach around Johannesburg, meeting carefully selected business leaders, who impart knowledge that can’t be taught at a business school.

Sunday Times Woman on the Move

Bespoke Event

With the aim of empowering, educating and inspiring women in South Africa, we invite them to an uplifting, fun filled day where they are motivated and surrounded by top female business leaders and role models. The Sunday Times Women on the Move is a novel concept that takes a group of aspiring women entrepreneurs to meet South Africa’s top female business executives, entrepreneurs and leaders face-to-face in a unique mentorship programme. The sponsoring partner can use the event to encourage the guests’ ambition, empower their confidence, and keep them on track by helping them set goals and work toward achieving them.

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Business Day Focus 4.0

Annual Event

The Business Day Focus 4.0 Conference and Digital Dialogue Series aims to shine a light on how participation in 4IR can rebuild South Africa’s businesses and economic backbone by preparing it for future, while focusing on the human story in a digitally disrupted and technologically transformed age. Hosted online via our dedicated streaming platform, the digital dialogue series encompass a short presentation, followed by in depth panel discussion, which is professionally moderated by a business personality.

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Business Day SME Summit

Annual Event

The Business Day SME Summit and inaugural online series creates the opportunity for SME’s to gain practical insights into how they can adopt smart strategies that show a measurable return on investment, to take their business to the next level. This series will have viewers joining leading business growth expert, Pavlo Phitidis online, as he takes business owners on a fascinating journey of how to navigate the challenges and opportunities in taking your business next level.

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Business Day Supplier Development Awards

Annual Event

The Business Day Supplier Development Awards recognise and celebrates supplier development best practice in South Africa, and encourage collaboration and learning across the African continent. The inaugural awards attracted more than 400 entries across diverse industries and has since continued to grow in scope and impact. The awards programme also incorporates an engaging series of online Africa-wide Supplier Development Dialogues, hosted in the BDtv studio, to foster inclusivity across the continent, with a focus on the growth of SMMEs.

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The Directors Event

Annual Event

The Directors Event – SA’s Biggest Board Meeting – is focused on reimagining South Africa’s future, by understanding what we can learn from the past months in terms of: building a leading digital economy to support SA’s economic revival; the necessity for investment in affordable, high quality technology and skills development; and a healthcare system that has been stretched beyond capacity. This live streamed web-conference provides an opportunity for leaders in the private and public sectors to come together to debate, brainstorm and recommend solutions to steer the country in a post-Covid-19 world.

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Sunday Times Top 100 Companies

Annual Event

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies prestigious awards acknowledges listed companies which have earned the highest returns for their shareholders over the last five years. The awards acknowledge the Top 100 Companies, Top Company, Business Leader and Lifetime Achiever of the year. This much anticipated high profile event is attended by some of South Africa’s most established business leaders.

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Sanlam Gauge, in partnership Sunday Times Business Times

Annual Event

The Sanlam Gauge Conference is a platform for constructive debate about the direction of South Africa’s economic transformation journey and looks to drive action by cutting through the bottlenecks holding the country back from inclusive growth. Ultimately, the Sanlam Gauge will guide us in working together to action meaningful inclusivity, growth and transformation of all our industries.

Finance and Investment Events

Business Day | Financial Mail Investment Dialogues

Bespoke Event

The Business Day | Financial Mail Investment Dialogues Digital Series will provide valuable insights on the current and future markets. The aim is to share knowledge and learning’s on the barriers to investing and give viewers the confidence to start or enrich their investment journey

Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards

Annual Event

The Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards, through the research provided by Intellidex, recognises and rewards South Africa’s top analysts in the institutional stock broking industry. Top analysts are announced in over 40 different research sectors while the best broking houses are named for sales, execution & overall research output.

Lifestyle Events

Sunday Times Lifestyle How She Does It Series

Bespoke Event

Sunday Times Lifestyle How She Does It series takes us into the lives of South African women who are accomplishing great things. Through a series of intimate one-on-one interviews editor, journalist and publisher Aspasia Karras delves into the lives, motivation and stories of some of SA’s most interesting and compelling women. An uplifting and personal conversation during a time that calls for more connection and inspiration. A master class for female success, where we’ll hear what they’ve learnt over the years, what they see in their futures, and what advice they’d give to their younger selves.

S Mag Beauty Talks

Bespoke Event

The S Mag Talks was created to engage with one of the most important and growing market segments in SA – young affluent and sophisticated South Africans. Life as we knew it will return, but in the meantime S Mag offers a series of online events curated by the most professional team and led by our editor, Thembalethu Zulu. The online events offer our clients the opportunity to engage with the S Mag audience and your potential clients.

Sunday Times Goodlife Experience

Bespoke Event

The Sunday Times Goodlife Experience provides an opportunity for our partners to host an exclusive and engaging lifestyle function for their key consumers and potential customers. In an environment where marketing is having to become increasingly flexible and innovative in order to create an impact, it is important for brands to turn to experiential events that form a connection with their target audience. The Sunday Times Good Life Experience can be tailored to any industry sector, with the aim of making your brand stand out from the crowd.

Sowetan Parenting Bootcamp

Bespoke Event

The Sowetan Parenting Bootcamp provides parents and their communities with the tools and insights to avoid pitfalls in parenting and assists them on their parenting journey. This event involves a talk; panel discussion; workshop or keynote speaker depending on the topic and target audience.

Sunday Times Literary Awards

Annual Event

The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, awarded by the Sunday Times. The awards are the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (formerly Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2001-2014) and the Alan Paton Award for works of non-fiction (1989-present) which are presented at an awards ceremony with the who’s who in the literary world.

Marketing and Media Events

FM Redzone Dialogues

Bespoke Event

The Sunday Times GenNext delivers insights into youth brand preference and consumer behaviour for the 17th time! The Youth Marketing Digital Conference Series and Awards will be charged with a new energy and loads of inspiration for effective youth engagement strategies for brand, marketing, media and advertising professionals in the youth marketing space who hope to better understand consumption habits, trends, and much more.

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The Radio Awards

Annual Event

The Radio Awards honours outstanding achievements in the radio industry, and rewards those individuals and stations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled. Since the inception of these awards in 2010, there has been substantial growth in the number of entries and participating stations. 90% of South Africans listen to radio, including every age, religion, gender, culture and economic status, which makes The Radio Awards a powerful programme with remarkable reach.

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Sunday Times GenNext

Annual Event

The Sunday Times GenNext delivers insights into youth brand preference and consumer behaviour for the 17th time! The Youth Marketing Digital Conference Series and Awards will be charged with a new energy and loads of inspiration for effective youth engagement strategies for brand, marketing, media and advertising professionals in the youth marketing space who hope to better understand consumption habits, trends, and much more.

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Future of Media

Annual Event

The Future of Media Conference began as a simple talk shop for media agencies, media owners and brands to engage and discuss the fault-lines in their relationship. It has now grown substantially to become the annual meeting place and melting pot for the country’s media and marketing practitioners.

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MOST Awards

Annual Event

The MOST Awards celebrate excellence in the media industry and encourages healthy competition, and as a result better service delivery. The annual highlight on the media industry’s networking calendar, not only celebrates the sectors best of the best in terms of service delivery, knowledge and innovation, but this year in particular offers an opportunity to reflect on the successes, challenges and changes in the media industry as revealed by MOST’s research survey, presented by Freshly Ground Insights Global.

Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

Annual Event

The eminent annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey continues into its 22nd year and is the longest running consumer brand survey in South Africa. Based on research conducted by TNS, the awards celebrate brands that have stood out from the crowd, providing a representative snapshot of how they have performed. The accolades are presented at a cocktail awards function and a special report is published in Sunday Times.

Financial Mail AdFocus Awards

Annual Event

The who’s who in local advertising and communications gather under one roof to applaud the accolades handed out to their peers at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards, which doubles up as the launch of the well-respected AdFocus publication, edited by Jeremy Maggs.