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15-18 February 2023 | VODACOM WORLD
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Announcing Kevin Hart as a Featured Speaker for AWAfrica

Join global entertainer, entrepreneur and Hartbeat founder Kevin Hart and Thai Randolph, CEO of Hartbeat, for a keynote conversation sharing Hartbeat’s core principles in building a next-generation media company that breaks through to consumers, advertisers and creators with storytelling that harnesses humour and heart.

2,000+ Industry Peers

100+ Speakers

25+ Sessions

Advertising Week Africa 2023

Advertising Week, the world’s largest annual gathering of marketing, media, and technology leaders, makes its long-anticipated debut in Africa on 15-18 February 2023, after the planned launch was delayed by the global pandemic.

AWAfrica has partnered with Hartbeat on a programming track titled “Branding with Hart,” a thought leadership series making its debut during the event. Global entertainer, entrepreneur and Hartbeat founder Kevin Hart will keynote a session to discuss his next-generation media company and share his vision and principles for building purpose-driven brands that breakthrough with storytelling harnessing humor and heart.

Our founding mission is to scale Africa’s cultural influence, talent and solutions to the world. Join us for Advertising Week’s debut in Africa and get inspired by the African story of entrepreneurship, innovation, inspiration and positive disruption.

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WE ARE LIVE IN
ATTEND OUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ON 16 FEBRUARY AT VODACOM WORLD FEATURING TWO STAGES:

Great Minds Stage

Our Great Minds stage hosts the greatest names debating the biggest subjects from Global executives, A-list celebrities, newsmakers and trendsetters. This stage will feature Branding with Hart, lead by Hartbeat.

The Innovation Factory

We’ll look at the strategies and tactics of great brands and the marketers behind them; the industries and disruptors that are leading change; and the keys to unlocking audience potential.
FEATURED SPEAKERS

Chaucer Barners

CMO
UnitedMasters Inc

Bonin Bough

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Group Black

Karl Carter

Founder and CEO
Snake Nation

Monique L. Nelson

Chair
UniWorld Group, Inc. (UWG)

Olwethu Leshabane

CEO
Art of Superwoman

Sthe Mabanga

Chief Executive Officer
83 Capital

Anesu Malisa

Head of Samsung's Future Gen Lab
Samsung

Nkgabiseng Motau

CCO and CO-Founder
Think Creative Africa

Mosala Phillips

CMO
Old Mutual

Thai Randolph

CEO
HARTBEAT

Vukile Zondi

Managing Director
GH Media Group
What You'll Find at AWAfrica

Best and Brightest Minds in Africa

Part of AWAfrica’s programme is designed around the central theme of scaling Africa and its talent globally. We will be inviting the greatest thought leaders from inside and beyond the industry to gaze to the future, predict trends, analyse the data and set agendas.

Future is Female: Africa Edition

Future is Female: Africa Edition will be a networking and awarding platform that aims to provide an inclusive environment to highlight trailblazers that will be selected based on a combination of proven achievements, demonstrated ability to affect organizational change and commitment to external impact.

Evening Celebration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation

South Africa still has wounds of the past, however, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has always been an institution focused on healing the nation. An evening where the Nelson Mandela Foundation shines a light on the endeavours it has made around healing those social ills through inclusion, reconciliation and embracing the multicultural society in which we live.

Launch of Creators Residency Program

The Creator Residency Program (2023) is a 12-month program designed to showcase young African creators to a global market. Every year the program will select twelve (12) across different parts of Africa and take them through a 12-month program that includes the development of a solution that solves an African problem, brand programming and creative production for global brands.

AWAccelerate

The AWAccelerate program provides education and acceleration to marketing-related technology companies. Participants will learn from the world’s greatest marketers and have strategic amplification access to the Advertising Week global platform. The innovation program will connect startups to AW constituents around the globe, including brands, agencies, media companies, investment and more.

Launch of AWAfrica 100

AWAfrica100 is an annual program that is part of the launch of Advertising Week Africa. This program will celebrate 100 of the most talented and gifted minds in the industry, who we believe will have a lasting impact in their communities, careers and on a global scale in the next decade.

Book Your AWAfrica Stay

Book your stay with select properties from The Capital Hotels | Apartments, the preferred accommodation partner of AWAfrica. Most properties are within a 25-minute drive from the main venue, Vodacom World, providing easy access to the event venue and special activities.

Use promo code BrandReserve for 15% off your room rate at these locations:

Eligible properties:

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  • Experience the joy of in-person events. With access to the entire live event, you can connect with colleagues, clients and peers face-to-face in Johannesburg.Enjoy top-tier thought leadership, mingle with speakers and experience on-site surprises.Plus, stream any sessions you miss on-demand post-event for an extended twelve-month period with your AW Membership.
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NewGen Delegate
  • Supporting upcoming talent in our industry, the NewGen pass is open to attendees aged 30s and under* — giving you the in-person delegate experience of AWAfrica at a wallet-friendly price. You’ll be inspired to take on your next role with our thought leadership program by day and meet your new boss at Connects, our networking series, by night. Six months of Advertising Week Membership — including access to AWLearn, our content archive, and all virtual events — is also included. *Proof of age will be required
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  • Join a global network of attendees with access to our curated virtual experience. Stream all sessions live, from wherever you are, during the week or on-demand for 30 days post-event.
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