Last year Cerebra ran the first Social Business Summit with the aim of addressing the market’s questions around social business. The event was a success and it was clear that there is a big appetite for this form of education and insight.
This year marks the second Social Business Summit (now known as Social Business Africa) taking place at The Forum in The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Teamed up with wysetalk and with the market being hungry for useful tools, strategy and insight, some incredible speakers have been lined up. You can look forward to Dion Hinchcliffe, Mark Kaigwa, Mike Wronski, Gys Kappers and Craig Rodney. Their biographies are published on the Social Business Summit website.
Here are 5 reasons why you should attend:
- 6 Great Minds in 1 Room - Six top social and digital thought-leaders will be sharing their knowledge on social business: Mark Kaigwa, Mike Stopforth, Gys Kappers, Craig Rodney, Mike Wronski and internationally-renown, keynote speaker Dion Hinchcliffe. Interestingly, this will be Dion Hinchcliffe’s first time in South Africa. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, Global 2000 firms, Internet start-ups and in between this, has found time to write books on the next evolution of the Internet and how digital business will evolve.
- Global and Local Insights - The speakers come from the USA, Kenya and South Africa. The conference will be showcasing global and local thinking and trends, with practical applications for social business.
- Practical Tools and Workshops - Besides listening to the esteemed speakers, attendees will have an opportunity to attend breakaway sessions on the day. This is an opportunity to engage with the Social Business 2013 speakers on an intimate level, with topics ranging from technology and marketing to strategy and legal governance.
- Network, Network, Network - Meet and debate with others attending the conference. Learn from people who are there, find out their experience on social business, and make new connections.
- Understand Social Business - Social business is part of the evolution of social media. The speakers have been tasked to share their insights and experience on this difference and how to become an ambassador of social business thinking. Pick brains, learn and become knowledgeable about social business.
Tickets are being sold at R1,500 ex VAT and there are still plenty available, but I reckon you should act quickly as based on last years event, it sounds like these will sell out quickly.
I would love to attend but will unfortunately be in Cape Town at the time of the event, so if anyone is going, I’d love to know and perhaps we could do a follow up post with some feedback.