For too long now, aspiring entrepreneurs have believed that all they really need to succeed is funding. The truth is, they need far more than that and that’s why we’re here.
This one day Summit will consist of a mixture of Educational, Skills Development, as well as Entrepreneurial Leadership content led by experts in various fields. Learn how to effectively use the internet to grow your brand from Google’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mzamo Masito. Become the ultimate salesman from Entrepreneur Justin Cohen’s “Pitch to Win” masterclass; and sharpen your negotiation skills courtesy of the global leader in negotiation expertise from The Gap Partnership’s Campbell Graham. Entrepreneurs Dr. Thandi Ndlovu and Dawn Nathan-Jones will join a panel discussion that seeks to empower entrepreneurs with real-life tools for success.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!
Andile is the CIO of MSG Afrika, his group’s subsidiaries include four radio stations, The Communications Firm (PR and Communications) and Quizzical Pictures (a TV and content producer). A Chartered Accountant by profession, Andile’s been an investment banker with Investec Corporate Finance, a member of the Takeover Regulations Panel and is a member of the FSB’s Directorate of Market Abuse. He’s the founder of www.iamanentrepreneur.co.za, an online platform seeking to galvanize South Africans into a nation of entrepreneurs and speaks internationally on entrepreneurship and its potential to build stronger developing economies.
08h00 – Registration
08h30 – Welcome by Andile Khumalo and Arie Fabian
09h00 – Pitch To Win by Justin Cohen
10h45 – Break
11h00 – How Brands Grow? by Mzamo Masito: Google Africa
12h00 – Kickstart Your Digital Marketing by Nivani Govinder: Google Africa
13h00 – Lunch
13h30 – The Negotiation Masterclass by Campbell Graham: The Gap Partnership
15h00 – Break
15h15 – I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR Panel – Dawn Nathan-Jones, Dr. Thandi Ndlovu and Jesse Weinberg
16h15 – Closing by Andile Khumalo and Arie Fabian
16h30 – Networking
Justin Cohen is the author of 4 books and 8 audiobooks. He hosts a CNBC Africa TV show in which he interviews some of the world’s top experts on success. As a leading authority on human potential, with a postgraduate degree in psychology. Justin Cohen speaks and trains in the fields of motivation, sales, customer service and leadership.
Over the past 17 years he has presented in 20 countries, and in virtually every industry, to an average of 8000 people annually. Justin is a certified speaker professional and a Southern African Speaker Hall of Fame inductee.
Mzamo is a seasoned executive and currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Google Africa. Prior to joining Google, he was the Managing Executive at Vodacom Africa Group. Mzamo took up this position after his role as Global Head of Brand Engagement at Vodafone London. He earned his MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business in 2006 and he also serves on the GIBS Advisory Board.
Mzamo founded the People’s Insights Consultancy in 2006 and co-founded African Men Care (AMC) NPO. The Consultancy advises South African and global corporations on world class consumer behavior and brand growth. The NPO focusses on navigating the black youth through the township and rural maze and removing stumbling blocks to provide them with opportunities to flourish in South Africa.
Nivani is the Head of SMB Marketing at Google Africa and is focused on helping enterprises grow their businesses through digital technology. Her previous work experience includes management consulting at Bain & Company and investment banking at Standard Bank and Merrill Lynch. Her background ranges from mergers and acquisitions, strategy, marketing, turnaround and operational improvement projects for large African companies and tech start-ups in Silicon Valley and Europe.
Nivani has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (including the International Exchange Programme at London Business School), is a CFA charterholder and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Actuarial Science) degree from the University of Cape Town.
Campbell’s career began in hospitality where he owned two successful restaurants. It was during the process of selling his businesses, he first became fascinated with the art and science of negotiation. He took his entrepreneurial spirit to the corporate world, and excelled in both Executive and Director positions, in Supply Chain, Healthcare and Media. He has built and retained many C–Level partnerships and worked across differing cultures, in numerous industries in Africa.
Now the Managing Consultant for Africa with The Gap Partnership, a niche Global Consultancy specialising in Commercial Negotiation. Of all the skills required in business, he believes one skill transcends the rest; Negotiation.
As an advocate for the empowerment of women and young entrepreneurs her dream is to leave a legacy of social entrepreneurship with heart. Dawn is investing her time in imparting her knowledge and experience of building efficient, scalable and profitable businesses. A huge part of the growth in the country’s economy, Dawn believes, will come from cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship amongst the youth.
The winner of a series of prestigious awards in recognition of her incredible contributions, Dawn is currently a patron of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Reach for a Dream, Miracle Drive and the Ukhamba and Imperial Community Development Trust.
Dr. Thandi Ndlovu has been shattering stereotypes since opening the doors of her construction business in 1997. She’s not only the founder and CEO of Motheo Construction but also a medical doctor, who has been at the helm of a company that has completed projects valued at more than R5.5 billion – with a focus on low-income housing.
Thandi is one of South Africa’s leading social housing developers with more than 80 000 units built. She’s currently the president of the Black Business Council for the Built Environment, who makes a great contribution towards the upliftment of black women in SA. Last year she was named the 2017 Woman of Substance by the African Women Chartered Accountants.
Jesse Weinberg is the Head of the SME customer segment at FNB Business. He joined the bank in 2010 to launch PayPal as a business product offering to the South African market. Since then he’s enjoyed various transactional banking roles within FNB, including the redesign and implementation of the eBucks for Business Programme in 2012.
Prior to joining FNB, Jesse had jointly founded and managed two successful businesses in the IT and plant hire industries, one of which was later acquired by a listed telecoms company at the time. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Commerce with specialisations in informatics, business management and information systems