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2015 Events – Future Group, a division of Times Media Group

Hosts over 25 different events each year, ranging from intimate breakfast forums, to gala events, awards ceremonies, conferences and exhibitions in a variety of sectors, including leadership, automotive, marketing, media, advertising and business travel.

Redzone Roundtables

Jeremy Maggs, South Africa’s leading media commentator and broadcaster, hosts a selection of industry experts and chairs a panel discussion on marketing related topics. This results in key learnings for all attendees – all in the space of two hours.  The topics for 2015 are:

  • 19 March – Branded content
  • 25 June – Sponsorships
  • 17 September – Marketing lecture

Contact: Michelle McBride | | 011 280 3228


In association with Ornico, an expert panel of strategists, creatives and advertising stalwarts start a conversation in which advertising’s most recent ads are put under the spotlight, dissected, interrogated, applauded and critiqued – all within one hour. Topics for 2015 are:

  • 20 Feb – Financial Services
  • 22 May - Telecommunications
  • 24 July - Automotive
  • 9 Oct – Retro rewind

Contact: Michelle McBride | | 011 280 3228

Leaders on the Move

Learning leadership lessons from the best in the business, in association with Sunday Times Top 100 Companies. 40 of tomorrow’s business leaders, travel via luxury coach around Johannesburg, meeting carefully selected business leaders, who will impart their knowledge in this unique mentorship programme. There will be six events in 2015 – 19 June, 17 July, 14 August, 11 September, 16 October and 6 November.

Contact Marcia Minnaar | | 011 280 5770

MTN Radio Awards

The awards banquet is the radio industry’s chance to get together as an extended family and to celebrate success, to highlight achievement and to ultimately honour those within the greater radio family whose great work ensures the longevity of this industry about which we are all so extremely passionate.  For corporate supporters of radio, this is a great opportunity to invite clients and colleagues to meet the best in the business.

Saturday 18th April, Sandton Convention Centre

Contact Michelle McBride | | 011 280 3228

On Air Radio Conference

The day before the industry’s gala event celebrations, the MTN Radio Awards host the On Air Radio Conference, to provide insight into the business side of radio.  Incorporating content around the business of radio (aimed at marketers on radio) and the radio business (aimed at station management).

Friday, 17th April, Michelangelo Hotel

Contact Michelle McBride | | 011 280 3228

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards and Conference

Now in its 11th year, the Sunday Times Generation Next is the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey, culminating in a fun-filled Awards event. 2015 will see the launch of the Sunday Times Generation Next Conference, a half day event providing insights on young consumers from a marketing, advertising and branding perspective, as well as an interactive showcase of youth brands.

Friday 8th May, Sandton Convention Centre

Contact Taryn Westoby | | 011 280 5254

The Directors Event

South Africa’s Biggest Board Meeting, in association with Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, MMI Holdings and the Institute of Directors.  The Directors’ Event includes a series of professionally facilitated panel discussions focusing on five areas of concern facing directors: Governance accountability and reputation, economy and financial management, entrepreneurship, leadership and talent management, infrastructure and development.

Tuesday 23rd June, Hilton Hotel, Sandton

Contact Marcia Minnaar | | 011 280 5770

TruckX Expo, Conference & Awards

In association with Ctrack and Standard Bank, this one-day TruckX Expo, Conference & Awards event for the fleet, trucking and logistics sector seeks to achieve the following: showcase the best in the business when it comes to commercial vehicles and ancillary products, provide a powerhouse line-up of panellists discuss issues that affect the logistics sector and reward excellence in the OEM, logistics and freight handling sector.

Thursday 9th July, Sandton Convention Centre

Contact: Nina Harms | | 011 280 3154

Future of Media

Now in its 4th year, this one-day conference showcases the six main media pillars on offer in SA, and brings together distinct and interdependent communities consisting of media agencies, media owners and marketers

Tuesday, 21st July 2015, Sandton Convention Centre

Contact: Marcia Minnaar | | 011 280 5770

Sunday Times Top Brands Conference & Awards

The eminent annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey continues into its 17th year and is the longest running consumer brand survey in South Africa. The accolades are presented at an awards function which is preceded by the Sunday Times Top Brands Conference which has become one of the leading brand events of the year

Tuesday 25th August, Maslow Hotel, Sandton

Contact Marcia Minnaar | | 011 280 5770

Sandton Motor Show

This three day exhibition introduces a novel, innovative and exciting way to move vehicle stock within the confines and rules of OEM marketing guidelines, in a cost effective manner that has one central point of focus – the consumer, in the heart of Sandton

28, 29 & 30 August, Sandton Convention Centre

Contact Nina Harms | | 011 280 3154

Business Traveller Africa Awards

If you’re in the business of travel or travel on business, make sure you’re at Africa’s Premier Business Travel Event in Sandton. Preceded by a travel conference hosted by Business Traveller Africa Editor, Dylan Rogers, the awards aim to recognise the best travel trade suppliers in the business travel sector.

Tuesday 1st September, Maslow Hotel, Sandton

Contact Michelle McBride | | 011 280 3228

People’s Wheels Awards

In association with Standard Bank, the People’s Wheels Awards is an independent internet-based consumer survey which reveals the country’s most popular vehicles. The results of the People’s Wheels are revealed at a prestigious yearly awards event which includes panel discussions referencing the issues and opportunities in the automotive sector.

Friday 13th November, venue to be advised

Contact Nina Harms | | 011 280 3154

Financial Mail Annual AdFocus Awards

The Financial Mail Annual AdFocus Awards showcase the best in the advertising business at a glittering gala event, which provides an industry sector networking opportunity and a platform to launch the publication for 2015

Thursday 26th November, venue to be advised

Contact Marcia Minnaar | | 0112805770


For further information on events hosted by Future Group, a division of Times Media Group, please contact:

  • Taryn Westoby | Head of Events | | 011 280 5254
  • Marcia Minnaar | Event Manager | | 011 280 5770
  • Michelle McBride | Event Manager | | 011 280 3228
  • Claire Schimper | Event Manager | | 011 280 350




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Tel: +27 (0) 11 280 3000

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