Business and Leadership Events
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. In association with INET BFA Africa, 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.
In association with Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, futured by Business Connexion Group, SA’s biggest board meeting, The Directors Event will convene on the 28th June 2019. For the fifth year, SA leaders from all spheres will tackle the country’s most pressing issues through hard-hitting roundtable discussions moderated by leading media personalities. With an audience of more than 250 influential SA business leaders, the objective of the event is to harness the collective energy to ensure South Africa’s future financial wellness.
The Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards are designed to shine a light on what is working in the space, celebrate successes and encourage best practice. An initiative of Business Day, in partnership with Fetola, Cold Press Media and Arena Events, the awards provide high-profile, national exposure and recognition to the finalists, as well as ongoing networking opportunities for businesses wanting to make connections with, and learn from, key stakeholders in supplier development.
Financial Mail Private Lounge
An exclusive panel discussion hosted by a media personality for 40 specially invited guests and Financial Mail readers. The events are held in a relaxed environment that encourages engagement and conversation over cocktail snacks and drinks. The objective is to add value whilst providing a thought leadership opportunity for the sponsoring partner.
Business Day Dialogues
Business Day Breakfast Dialogues incorporate a keynote address and an expert panel discussion on a topic (to be agreed in consultation with the sponsoring partner and the Editor). With 100 Business Day readers and industry captains present, this bespoke opportunity provides partners with an excellent thought leadership platform.
In association with the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards and the Institute of Directors, Leaders on the Move 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.
Finance and Investment Events
The Business Day TV SME Summit 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 full day conference hosted by leading business personalities, brings you some of South Africa’s leading industry experts who will share their knowledge, experience and expertise.
Deciding where to invest is one of the most important and complex decisions one can make. Thanks to the Investment Summit, brought to you by Business Day and Financial Mail, there’s no better place to gain insights into unlocking your personal wealth. The Investment Summit caters for all by sharing valuable knowledge of some of South Africa’s most revered financial minds.
Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards
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.
Business Day Investor Relations & Strategic Communications
The financial success of running a listed company is any CEO’s top priority. Communicating the wellbeing of that company is not only a legal requirement, but the cornerstone of sound stakeholder (investor) relations. Understanding exactly how important those corporate communications are, specifically in today’s world, is something executives in a strategic role should master. For the third year, Business Day offers a fresh format delivering relevant, value-for-money content in one, power-packed morning.
Marketing and Media Events
Sunday Times Top Brands
The eminent annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey continues into its 21st 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.
2019 will see The Sunday Times Generation Next movement deliver insights into youth brand preference and consumer behaviour for the 14th time! The Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase 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.
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.
Arena Holdings is proud to once again host the AMARA’s gala dinner which is the much anticipated annual recruitment awards, which consists of the Publisher’s Award, the Rising Star Award, best Recruitment Advertising Agency, and the best Newsprint Creative, for both the public and private sector.
Radio Awards are a credible, well-judged, transparent programme that rewards and recognizes excellence in radio. The awards maintain radio’s profile and position as a foremost media choice while celebrating the on-air and off air talent across the entire industry at a gala dinner.
Financial Mail AdForum
Hosted by a media personality who, with a panel comprising of industry strategists and creatives, embarks on robust discussions on advertising campaigns in various sectors such as retail, fast food and financial services and then engages the audience to red or green card the adverts.
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.
The Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards in partnership with Makro is proud to announce the celebration of creators and retailers of locally and internationally crafted gins and variants. Our panel of expert and celebrity judges will acknowledge excellence and guide readers on the best gins and distilleries in the industry.
Beer and summer are pretty synonymous… but then again, beer goes well with winter, spring and autumn too. The Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards in partnership with Makro, is proud to announce the celebration of creators and retailers of locally and internationally crafted beers. These awards will be a guide to the best beer on the market and acknowledgement of excellence each beer by our panel of expert judges.
Sunday Times Literary Awards
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 gala dinner with the who’s who in the literary world.
Sunday Times Food Tasting
The Sunday Times is proud to host the Top Food Awards. South Africa’s retailers compete against each other with the ultimate aim of retaining the consumer’s share of wallet, by recognising excellence in specific categories. Reader insight events are hosted once a month where products are taste tested by the readers of Sunday Times, with the assistance of an expert and hosted by Hilary Biller, Sunday Times Food Weekly Editor, TV cook and Cookbook Author.
The Sunday Times Good Life Experience Event provides a bespoke opportunity for our partners to host an exclusive and engaging lifestyle function for their key consumers as well as potential consumers. A niche audience of 60-80 guests attend the function for a relaxing and engaging evening or weekend event that allows our partners the opportunity to tell their story.
Tailored and Bespoke Events
Business Day Dialogues
Business Day Dialogues Breakfast incorporates a keynote address and an expert panel discussion on a topic (to be agreed in consultation with the sponsoring partner and the Editor). With 100 Business Day readers and industry captains present, this bespoke opportunity provides partners with an excellent thought leadership platform for an efficient morning event.
Financial Mail Private Lounge
The Financial Mail Private Lounge takes the format of an exclusive panel discussion hosted by a media personality for 40 specially invited guests and Financial Mail readers. The event is held in a relaxed environment that encourages engagement and conversation over cocktail snacks and drinks. The objective is to add value whilst providing a thought leadership opportunity for the sponsoring partner.
Leading daily newspaper, Sowetan provides a bespoke thought leadership opportunity for our partners through the Sowetan Dialogue breakfast series. Sowetan places readers at the centre of everything it does. It reflects their realities and elevates their voices. 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.
In association with the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards and the Institute of Directors, Leaders on the Move 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 leading business commentator, Jeremy Maggs, 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.
Women on the Move
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.
Business Day Engage
Business Day Engage incorporates an expert panel discussion on an industry topic over a highly engaging and interactive breakfast or light lunch. With 100 Business Day readers, this bespoke opportunity provides partners with an excellent thought leadership platform.
Sunday Times Connect
The Sunday Times Connect takes the form of a one on one interview with an industry expert, moderated by a leading business/ media commentator. With an audience of 30 guests, this highly interactive environment allows our partner to position themselves as an industry thought-leader, engage with their audience and bring their business into the spotlight.