Johannesburg, soon to host first-ever Advertising Week Africa

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Advertising Week Africa – the very first African edition of the world’s premier event for advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology professionals – will be held in Johannesburg from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 October 2019.

For the past 15 years, Advertising Week events have created platforms and spaces for innovative breakthroughs, new creative partnerships and next-generation thought leaders across the global industry. Johannesburg now shares the stage with powerhouse cities, such as New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Mexico City, as the host of the prestigious four-day gathering, which will for the first time put Africa’s thriving creative and innovation industry on a global platform.

Advertising Week Africa 2019 brings a new, collaborative platform to recognise and celebrate Africa’s contribution to the global industry. 

Advertising Week CEO Matt Scheckner says: “Many of the positive cultural shifts that we have seen in arts, music, entertainment and film originate from Africa.  It’s the perfect time to provide the international platform to share authentic African stories and showcase thought-provoking marketing and technological innovations sweeping the continent.  It’s an exciting opportunity to bring internationally recognised professionals together with emerging talent to have engagements about how this vibrant continent is shaping global trends.”

The first #AWAfrica will be held at 1 Fox Johannesburg in October 2019.  The inspiring, forward-thinking four-day programme, which is expected to attract 4 000 attendees, will include more than 100 curated events and involve over 200 leading speakers.  Each day will feature the Global Keynote Series – a selection of thought leaders from around the world, who will share their high-level perspectives ranging from brands to cultural icons, agencies to tech companies. In addition, the #AWLearn Workshops offer intimate teaching and learning experiences, where delegates can interact with presenters to not only gain new knowledge, but walk away with actionable plans to position them at the industry’s leading edge. 

Registration and tickets for #AWAfrica 2019, 28 – 31 October at 1 Fox Johannesburg will be available on the website.


#AWAfrica packages include:

  • Platinum Pass: R10 350 for launch priced tickets
  • Delegate Pass: R4200 for launch priced tickets
  • NewGen Pass: R1300 for launch priced tickets
  • Student Pass: R550 for launch priced tickets

To register, please visit africa.advertisingweek.com/register

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