Countdown to the EXSA Conference

EXSA’s annual conference will be taking place at the prestigious Spier Wine Farm, Western Cape. The conference will start on Sunday Afternoon, 31 January with an exciting line-up of speakers under the theme “Engage Your Senses”.

Seeing: Face to Face – at an exhibition
Hearing: Great speakers at the EXSA conference
Smelling: That wonderful mountain air
Tasting: Excellent food and wine
Touching: Get in touch with great networking
Sunday, 31 January – registration, picnic lunch followed by speed dating.
Monday, 1 February – registration – full day conference, followed by a Gala Dinner
Tuesday, 2 February – EXSA AGM, the balance of conference till 13:30 and closure
The conference will have plenary speakers to cover topics in a broader sense and panel discussions inviting specific industry experts to inform and inspire our industry. Some of the keynote speakers include:

Guy Lundy – strategist extraordinaire.
South Africa and the World: 2020 and Beyond:
Reasons to believe that the future is right here! Guy will look at the future of business in South Africa and beyond. He is a qualified futurist and an experienced scenario planner with a Masters in Futures Studies. Guy will give you real-world insights into what the future holds for Africa and South Africa. You will come away enriched, inspired and motivated.

Fred Roed – Never Trust A Skinny Chef: A Single Lesson That Changed Everything
How a single chance encounter with a prickly marketing manager pivoted Fred’s digital agency World Wide Creative into a trajectory towards one of the most respected digital agencies in South Africa. The lesson his agency learned has since become a platform for learning and sharing, and mastery.

Steve Evans – Olympian and entrepreneur.
Team dynamics and peak performance and their application to business.
Steve’s core strengths revolve around analytical and strategic thinking with a strong execution and implementation focus. He is at his best when using his creative problem-solving skills.

Chris Moerdyk – The Impact of New Marketing Trends on Exhibitions and Events
The former head of strategic planning and Public Affairs for BMW South Africa, Chris Moerdyk was listed in a Markinor corporate survey as one of South Africa’s top marketing thought leaders and in a Financial Mail poll he was voted one of the 20 most influential people in the SA advertising industry.

Dylan Kohlstadt – Taking your business from Garage to Global
Dylan covers everything from “why” and “how to” upset Google! Practical tips, tools and tricks to grow your business and your market share.

Barry O’Mahoney – the South African economy – Taking control
Barry played rugby for Ireland before he came to SA in 1993. He is the founder of Veritas Wealth Management and a regular speaker on Money Talk and CNBC Africa.