Events

Business of Design 2017 early bird special

The Spati furniture range by Weylandts. The founder and CEO of Weylandts, Chris Weylandt, is one of the scheduled speakers at Business of Design 2017.

Now in its fourth year, the highly successful Business of Design conference will be taking place in October in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Featuring presentations by some of the country’s top business experts and design professionals, the conference is inspirational while also offering practical tools for immediate growth. Business of Design’s 2017 lineup includes talks by Weylandts founder Chris Weylandt, Silo District architect Macio Miszewski, BlackNation Media co-founder Mduduzi Simelane, award-winning furniture designer David Krynauw and Rocking the Daisies co-founder Craig Bright, with talks covering topics such as ‘Creating Engaging Experiences for Brands’, ‘Scaling Up: Taking Your Business to the Next Level’ and ‘Taking a Local Brand Global’. ‘Business of Design appeals to anyone who feels they need a business boost,’ says programme manager Tracy Lynn Chemaly. ‘We’ve had over 1 000 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.’ Alumni speaker and two-time delegate Abigail Bisogno, owner of Spice Route, says: ‘It is very inspiring to be exposed to so many talented South Africans in such a variety of disciplines and fields. For me, the most beneficial part of Business of Design has been the networking. Some very large deals have transpired and I have found a support group that I can call on in my new-found career as an entrepreneur.’ Until 21 August, early bird tickets to the conference are available at just R3 400 per person, so visit businessofdesign.co.za now for more info about the programmes for each city, and to purchase tickets.