• KZN’s PREMIER DIGITAL EVENT

  • Industry thought-leaders, workshops & networking

  • Re-thinking digital in South Africa

About Durban Digital Day

Durban Digital Day is a one-day event which focuses on all things digital and technology-related. It debuted on 31 October 2013 and was a landmark event in the RSA Digital scene. Taking place on Halloween 2013, the event trended at #1 on Twitter nationally for 12 hours above #Halloween. The event was the first coming together of an entire industry and members of the public to discuss, listen and engage on all things digital. The interest in Durban Digital Day exceeded the expectations of the organisers, Digital Events, who welcomed the capacity attendance.

This event focuses on all things digital from online marketing, development, social-media, developing content and a lot more. Speakers include the leading lights in the digital sector in RSA.

Durban Digital Day provides a platform for thought-leaders, as well as digital and technology experts to share their views and success stories with like-minded people and anyone who is interested in the digital sphere. The gathering of keynote speakers and enthusiasts under one roof also provides an invaluable networking opportunity that should not be missed.

PROGRAMME

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Durban Digital Day Programme 2014

Speakers

2014

ADRIANA MARAIS

Mars One Project Candidate

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ADRIANA MARAIS

ERIC EDELSTEIN

Serial Tech Entrepreneur

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ERIC EDELSTEIN

ROSS GARLAND

Founder: Rogue Star Films

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ROSS GARLAND

NEIL VOSE

MD at Quirk Durban

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NEIL VOSE

CRAIG RODNEY

MD of Cerebra

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CRAIG RODNEY

BARRY TUCK

Head of Paton Tupper Digital

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BARRY TUCK

MIKE SAUNDERS

CEO: DigitLab

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MIKE SAUNDERS

JUSTIN McCARTHY

MD of TBWAHunt Lascaris: Durban & Cape Town

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JUSTIN McCARTHY

ALON LITS

General Manager of Uber Joburg

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ALON LITS

MARK BOTHA

Sales Director: The SpaceStation

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MARK BOTHA

LUKE VENEDIGER

CTO: DVT Durban

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LUKE VENEDIGER

I.D.E.A SPEAKERS:
ALAN HAARHOFF

Business Development Manager at AAT

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ALAN HAARHOFF

CATH JENKIN

Copywriter & Columnist

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CATH JENKIN

STEVE GARDNER

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER: DigitLab

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STEVE GARDNER

BILAL KATHRADA

CEO of IT varsity

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BILAL KATHRADA

Our Emcee

GLEN BO

Comedian / M&CSaatchiAbel

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GLEN BO

2013 SPEAKERS:

KIRSTY BISSET

CATH JENKIN

Copywriter and Blogger

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CATH JENKIN

MIKE SAUNDERS

CEO of DigitLab

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MIKE SAUNDERS

BOB PERFECT

Durban is Yours

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BOB PERFECT

FRED FELTON

Falconscove

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FRED FELTON

JOHNATHAN DARKER

J Darker Consultancy

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JOHNATHAN DARKER

NADIA VD MESCHT

Blogger

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NADIA VD MESCHT

GLEN BO

Emcee for Durban Digital Day

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GLEN BO

CADE LAMALETTE

DTHBYDIGIT4L, Digit4lfor

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CADE LAMALETTE

Barry Tuck

Head of Paton Tupper Digital

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Barry Tuck

Brett St Claire

Head of new products at Google sub-sahara

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Brett St Claire

 

Presentations

Partners

Lead Partners

 

The Space Station

The SpaceStation is the largest premium display advertising sales house in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As Naspers’  lead digital media sales company in Africa, through an innovative partnership between 24.com and DStv Media Sales, The SpaceStation is able to offer clients – whether advertisers or media planners – an effective, single point of access to the biggest online and mobile portals in Africa.

Our full service team of more than 40 staff ensure we offer creative, customised, innovative and engaging advertising solutions to strategically targeted audiences across a range of premium digital platforms including web, mobile, app, email and interactive TV.

This provides the opportunities for powerful cross platform and multi-channel integration of campaigns. With over 23 million International and 12 million South African Unique Browsers each month, The SpaceStation exclusively represents more than 60 of Africa’s favourite websites, mobi-sites and mobile apps, affording our clients unrivalled, strategic and competitive access to Africa’s online population.


Always Active Technologies

We are a mobile development house supporting over 3,000 brands on our cloud mobile messaging platform with strong connectivity into Southern and East Africa. Using this as a base we offer creative mobile marketing strategy and execution with a distinctly “African” flavour. Services are focused on USSD, Mobi, App, Mxit and WeChat development with vanilla offerings of SMS, MMS and Short Codes.


 

Paton_Tupper_Digital_Logo

Paton Tupper Digital offers full service digital solutions to some of South Africa’s leading brands. From web, platform and app development, through to the building of communities that are passionate about your brand, Paton Tupper Digital prides itself on the delivery of tailor-made, world class digital solutions.

Our specialities include the creation of digital content that will speak directly to your target market on social media platforms, real-time management of your digital communities, and the integration of our services through-the-line to ensure maximum reach for your campaigns.

As the digital arm of Paton Tupper, one of South Africa’s most successful below-the-line agencies, our services link your digital communities to the real world through POS, packaging, in store activations, events and experiential marketing.

With our focus on growing online communities, we don’t view the budget allocated to the digital space as money spent, but rather as money invested.


 

Sponsors

The Mercury

Independent Newspapers publishes the following newspapers. (For contact details see this section)

  • The Star
  • Saturday Star
  • Sunday Independent
  • Business Report
  • Cape Argus
  • Cape Times
  • Daily News
  • Mercury
  • Isolezwe
  • The Post
  • The Independent on Saturday
  • Weekend Argus
  • Pretoria News
  • Diamond Fields Advertiser
  • Daily Voice

DigitLab

DigitLab is a full service agency with in-house resources in social media management, mobile app development, web development, online reputation management, digital research, creative strategy, design, advertising and media placement.


 

Right Stuff

Right Stuff is a leading branding company and international supplier of portable event advertising products such as banners, flags, gazebos, kiosks and branded accessories. We have a global footprint with a substantial export base. Our company head office is based in Durban.

Our portable event advertising products are designed to be lightweight and portable, specifically for promotions and events. All items are easy to set up, with minimal effort and time. Their light weight makes them easy to transport. All of our branded products ensure maximum advertising exposure with the use of lightweight materials with a large printable surface area. All items are fully-portable and user-friendly, and do not require specialised technicians to install or assemble. Most items are single-piece units with no loose parts to misplace or configure. Their value is in their simplicity – anyone can assemble / construct them in minutes!


 

Electron Media

Electron Media is an online marketing and communications company. Services include website development, electronic email management, copywriting, online marketing strategising and social media management.

Our experience and expertise enable us to provide our clients with a world-class service, and we endeavour to achieve the best results every time.

Our clients range from leading advertising agencies to universities and event companies.


 

Geekulcha
Geekulcha is a vibrant young tech company which was founded and incubated at mLab. We had to go through a re-branding phase from INNOvatorz.IT to Geekulcha. Geekulcha has two main models, the Business model and the community for ICT students.

Geekulcha brings together ICT students, young ICT professionals and anyone who has an interest in ICT and Technology so they can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn more about the industry and the latest trends and technologies. The tech community gets to interact, have discussions, debate on ICT related subjects and share their knowledge with each other.
Our aim is to create a culture of Innovation, Creativity, Development and Entrepreneurship amongst our fellow youth, especially those doing ICT.


If you would like to be a partner please email jonathan@digitaldinner.co.za

Venue

Durban Exhibition Centre

Durban ICC Exhibition Centre
Hall 2 East
Gate A
Walnut Rd
Durban
4001

Contact

We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.



Press Office

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