Exciting line-up of speakers

11 May, 2015

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The Exhibition and Events Association's annual conference is set to take place on Monday 8th -Tuesday 9th of June at the prestigious CSIR ICC, Pretoria. The conference will feature an exciting line-up of speakers under the theme, "excelling @", and will leave delegates with some great insights and informative actions to take away and use in their own businesses. "In today's challenging business environment we think everyone will benefit from the expertise that our conference will give to delegates. It's a great opportunity to sharpen your business skills" said Brad Alder, EXSA's Chairman. "We are also encouraging the new generation coming into our industry with a 50% discount for them - we need to make sure that we create further knowledge and skills for new leaders coming through across the exhibition and events sector. There is something for everyone."

Keynote speakers confirmed for the conference include:

Richard Mulholland the founder of The Missing Link, a specialist strategy company. His dynamic way of thinking took him from rigging lights at rock concerts to telling CEO's how and what to do. Voted as one of the Mail & Guardian's 300 top young South Africans to take to lunch and also Destiny Man's Top 40 South Africans under the age of 40 (an honour he is, sadly, no longer applicable for) Richard will be revealing tips and knowledge on marketing and innovation taken from his book "Legacide - why legacy thinking is the silent killer of innovation."

Colin Browne the author of How to Build a Happy Sandpit a ground-breaking book based on insights, stories and lessons conducted with more than 60 South African businesses on how their culture drives success. Colin will demonstrate that it does not matter whether you're in charge of a business, a division of a business, or a department within a division of a business, these lessons are essential in helping you create better teams to produce better results.

Emma Sadlier - co-author of Don't Film Yourself Having Sex and media lawyer who will be presenting on media ethics - the pitfalls, the legalities, the risks and the opportunities for both individuals and brands. As a top commentator for the Oscar Pistorious case that made headlines worldwide, Emma is one of South Africa's chief authorities on social media ethics and legal parameters in the digital world - with areas of expertise that include all aspects of print and electronic media law.

Gilan Gork, South Africa's renowned "Mentalist and Master of Influence" who specialises in presentations of thought reading, psychological influence, predictions and body language will showcase these abilities, offering tips and skills that delegates can use in their own leadership, sales or negotiations. With over 17 years of experience, Gilan has been hired by companies around the world as an expert business speaker and trainer to impart these valuable and potent skills.

Nick Binedell, founding director of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, he has invested 30 years into business education following his initial career in mining and manufacturing. With his personal insights and experience he will address delegates on competitive strategy, global dynamics and its impact on competitiveness, South Africa's business challenges and leadership skills, and the capabilities required to manage in a challenging, exciting and fast-changing country.

Wayne Duvenage - will address the issue of service. Well known as Chairperson of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) and now Managing Director of eXcentris, Wayne's presentation is based on a true case study on Service Excellence undertaken whist he was the Chief Executive of Avis Rent a Car in South Africa from 2006 to 2012, which generated some of the highest sustainable service levels achieved by Avis on an international basis. Delegates can expect practical examples, as well as insights and tips on how to achieve service excellence.

Bookings for the Conference are open and EXSA urges you to attend this thought-provoking industry conference and share in the knowledge of these renowned experts. It's also a great networking opportunity for you to interact with venues and suppliers/service providers and organisers, in the exhibition and events industry.

The delegate cost is R2,950 excluding VAT for EXSA members and R3,950 excl VAT for non-members. Young Professionals under the age of 35 will cost R1,450 excluding VAT, for members and R1,950 excl VAT for non-members. This includes a networking cocktail party on Monday evening where entertainment will be on hand to get everyone mingling with each other.

Make sure you don't miss this Conference!

For further information, please call the EXSA office on 011 805 7272 or email: aimee@exsa.co.za. Or book directly via the EXSA website: www.exsa.co.za.