🔒 Boardroom Talk – Announcing BNC#6; new venue; 28 keynotes, 350 delegates

By Alec Hogg

Happy Friday. Apologies for the unusually late delivery of today’s newsletter, but it was held back until it became possible to share our exciting news and buttoning down the formalities.

BNC#6 is now open for bookings.


After the successful BizNews@10 event at the Hermanus Municipal Auditorium, we can confirm our marquee annual conference will also be held in the beautiful Western Cape resort – from Tuesday March 12 to Thursday March 14, 2024.

The Sixth BizNews Conference is to be our biggest yet. For the first time delegates will need to choose between simultaneous speakers for part of the programme. This is the first step towards our dream of turning BNC into “Africa’s Davos”……

With the dual streams for part of Wednesday and Thursday, the event will have a record number of delegates (350) and keynote speakers (28). More brain food than ever before.

There will be hiring a high-quality temporary structure (a tent, but on steroids) to ensure the bigger numbers can be comfortable housed. It will be adjacent to the Auditorium and within walking distance of the plentiful accommodation (for every pocket) this resort town has to offer.

During the three days of the conference, we’ll be laying on high-quality lunches, refreshments and drinks.

Cost per delegate is R5 499 including VAT – Premium members enjoy a 10% discount, dropping the price to R4 949 (or just over £200, surely the best value for money event of its kind anywhere on earth).

Tickets can be secured here: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/232750-bnc6-the-2024-biznews-conference#/

More details in due course, but the confirmed keynote speakers and the programme outline is below. You will notice the strong representation from the political field and as always the smartest money managers in the nation are in attendance.

This time we are delighted to also host keynotes from iconic business builders Christo Wiese, Neal Froneman and Gerrie Fourie. Plus those exceptional sapiens Angus Buchan and Anthea Jeffrey in the two Nightcap slots.

The format has been slightly adjusted with each hour’s keynote divided into a 30 minute podium address followed by a 15-minute interview and 15-minutes interaction with the audience.

As ever, there’s plenty of time for networking and rubbing shoulders with the speakers….and we’ll still be holding the David Carte Memorial Trophy, but this time on the Friday morning.  

Look forward to seeing you in Hermanus in March. More details, including accommodation options and a fleshing out of the programme, in weeks to come.

A final point – please do book as soon as possible. The previous five BizNews Conferences (and our 10th birthday bash) were booked out months before the events themselves. We expect demand to be even stronger this time.        



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