"July promises to be a very busy and exciting month, that will build on the success since we first launched our online event services two and a half months ago," says Taryn Westoby, head of Arena Events. "Since mid-April, Arena Events has hosted and managed 50 digitised events, attracting more than 100 000 audience views."

According to Arena Events, June saw numerous events presented, including:
  • the Financial Mail Redzone series,
  • the Sunday Times Lifestyle How She Does It series,
  • the Herald Business 360 series,
  • the Business Day Dialogue series,
  • the Absa Business Day Supplier Development series,
  • the Sunday Times Gen Next series,
  • the Sowetan SMag Beauty Talks with W.Beauty,
  • the Herald Community Dialogue series,
  • the Sowetan Women’s Club series,
  • the Radio Awards in conversation with… series,
  • The Herald Virtual Cooking Masterclasses, and
  • the Future of Media series.
Westoby says that the demand for digital events has seen its client base grow to include online event management for:
  • Budget Insurance
  • Woolworths
  • Absa
  • City of Ekurhuleni
  • Shell
  • Vodacom
  • EziAds Proudly SA, and
  • Everlytic.
Westoby adds that clients recognise value in being able to market their brand to audiences beyond their own internal databases and benefit from the credibility of the content curated in collaboration with Arena Holdings editors.

For those who may have missed any of the events hosted in June, the episodes can be watched at the Arena Events online library. Audiences can now view the July line-up and register for their chosen online events here.

The Future of Media series aims to be a highlight with a confirmed panel of international marketing afficionados to debate the future of brands in a fast-changing consumer marketplace. The series will take place at 18:00 on Tuesday, 21 July.

The panel includes:
  • Patrick Hanlon (founder and CEO at primalbranding.co)
  • Dauoda Leonard (founder and CEO of CREATESAFE)
  • Michael Perman (innovation futurist and CEO of C’est What?), and
  • Joseph Perello (founder and CEO of PROPS).
To register for this Future of Media series event, individuals can click here.

The SME Matters, in partnership with Johannesburg Business School, will host Stephen Wunker, an international speaker and author of Costovation: Innovation That Gives Your Customers Exactly What They Want — And Nothing More. 

Wunker will host a discussion about managing costs to allow businesses to achieve more while spending less. Wunker will be joined by Herman Singh (CEO of Future Advisory and professor of practice at the Johannesburg Business School), as well as Professor Lyal White (senior director of the Johannesburg Business School).

For partnership opportunities or bespoke events, visit www.arenaevents.africa or contact [email protected]. You can also follow Arena Events on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram.