Business of Design returns this October, bringing with it the inspiration and insight on creativity and business in South Africa that it has become known for since its first edition in 2014.

The two-day conference has become one of the most exciting events on the industry’s business and design calendar.

‘Business of Design appeals to anyone who feels they need a business boost,’ says programme manager Tracy Lynn Chemaly. ‘We’ve had over 1000 delegates in both cities over the course of four conferences, and they range from entrepreneurs and business owners to architects, marketing managers, retail staff, web designers and event planners. A great testament to what we are doing is that many of our delegates return year on year for more lessons and inspiration.’

2017’s lineup sounds incredible: You can catch Ann Nurock presenting case studies and trends from Cannes International Festival of Creativity, Weylandts CEO Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail, Hannerie Visser and Marc Nicolson on engaging brand experiences, Bio-Oil CEO Justin Letschert on taking a local brand global, Macio Miszewski of the VDMMA on the re-imagining the architecture of the forgotten Silo district,now home to the Zeitz Mocaa, and co-founder of BlackNation Media Mduduzi Simelane on the future of content creation in the SADC region, with more exciting speakers and topics yet to be announced.

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Cape Town                  11-12 October (Red & Yellow, 97 Durham Ave, Salt River)
Johannesburg              18-19 October (Vega School, 444 Jan Smuts Ave, Randburg)

Business of Design alumni – R3000
Students – R2500
IID and SACAP members – R3500
Full price – R3950

SACAP & IID member CPD credits apply and discounts are available for groups of five or more.