The Directors Event attracts an audience of more than 300 senior management and C-level executives and, according to the Sunday Times, is referred to as ‘South Africa’s biggest board meeting,’ where industry leaders unpack major issues affecting the country’s economy via moderated panel discussions.

"As a proudly South African business, we aspire to make an impactful contribution to our society. The Directors Event brings the business community together to help find solutions to some of our country’s challenges. We are honoured to partner with Sunday Times to help facilitate these vital discussions," says Mandisa Ntloko-Petersen, chief marketing officer at BCX.

Taryn Westoby, head of Tiso Blackstar Events, which manages The Directors Event, says, "With this being election year, it is an especially exciting time to be exploring policies, possibilities and joint visions and ventures that are geared towards propelling South Africa forward. The support of an engaged partner like BCX is crucial in bringing such conversations into the broader public arena."

Previous speakers at The Directors Event have included Nhlanhla Nene (former finance minister), Jabu Mabuza (chairperson, Eskom), Caroline Galvan (lead economist, World Economic Forum), and Mcebisi Jonas (former deputy minister of finance), among others.

Topics that will come under discussion at this year’s conference include:
  • South African politics and the economy: What to expect post-elections 2019
  • Digital transformation: Developing South Africa’s economy through inclusive technology innovation
  • Youth employment and entrepreneurship: Securing South Africa’s future
The complete list of confirmed panelists and moderators will be announced in due course.

The Directors Event will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 28 June from 08:00 to 15:00. Tickets can be purchased at R2 950 each via, or by contacting [email protected].

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