The Elangeni Hotel: Tues May 21
IgniteSA.com in association with the African Renaissance Trust, is hosting a one day youth oriented conference “The Future Speaks” in Durban at the Elangeni Hotel on Tuesday 21 May 2013 focused around the themes of Developing Knowledge, Opportunities and Sustainable Leadership Today.
The festival delegates and speakers will debate and examine broad issues relating to re-defining and re-building the African continent through access to and the development of the continents own rich, economic, infrastructure, civic and political resources. There are four components to the festival - starting with the Youth Conference, followed by the main Conference which takes place on May 23 and 24; a Gala Banquet on May 24 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Conference Centre, and the Africa Day Concert at the ICC Arena on May 25.
The Youth Conference features an outstanding line-up of speakers who will speak on matters of relevance to young and aspirant scholars, graduates, professionals and entrepreneurs.
The programme features prominent speakers including:
Bonnke Shipalana – CEO of The Communications Firm, Inspirational Speaker and the Programme Director
Vusi Thembekwayo – The Rockstar of Public Speaking!
Napo Ramodibedi – MD of Mendi Maritime Services and Mendi Rail and Engineering
Eleanor Potter – GM: Branded Retail Channel MTN
Vuyisa Qabaka – CEO of Abaphumeleli Business Consultants and Non Executive Director of SABEF
Ryan McFadyen – MD of Have You Heard Marketing
Mweli Ndaba – Manager: Corporate Finance Advisory Deloitte
Olivier Barbeau – Managing Partner: Moore Stephens
Also attending the conference will be The Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the African Renaissance, Prof Sihawu Ngubane and the Minister of Correctional Services, Dr Sibusiso Ndebele.
The IgniteSA.com team will be launching their new brand and digital media platforms on the day and Lynette Ntuli will be presenting an insight on the position and opportunity of youth in South Africa and the continent.
The founding directors of IgniteSA.com are Lynette Ntuli, Lyle Krause; Dax Barker and Marc Rosenberg. They are a collective of young entrepreneurial South Africans, who have worked and become leaders in various industries and their own ventures, but are united in their common love and belief in their country – South Africa.
The team is committed to creating opportunities for youthful entrepreneurs through IgniteSA.com, a value-based movement and mass digital and mobile media platform that aims to mobilise young and established leadership within South Africa towards active citizenry through networking and collective dialogue on socio economic matters, business, leadership, educational and development issues, share relevant and topical information, create empowering initiatives and avail access to key personalities and thought leaders in various industries and organisations.
“We wanted to walk our talk and more importantly, we wanted to make a difference through proactively taking on the challenges and opportunities facing our country and its people,” said Lyle Krause.
“Our vision is to carve a future orientated pipeline of empowered, informed young leaders, aged between 16 and 30 now, who will rise to create opportunities for themselves and for the communities they will come to influence, he continued.
Entry is free and all are welcome. Registration opens at 07:30 until 08:30am and the conference will end at 16h30. For more information, contact Lynette Ntuli and Lyle Krause from IgniteSA.com on 031 562 1582 / 083 311 7643 / 083 657 0178 | F: 086 270 7912 | firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com