4,000

Attendees

4

Days

100+

Events

200+

Speakers



Gather

Coming to Africa October 28 - 31, 2019 for the first time, Advertising Week Africa is Advertising Week’s sixth global edition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. #AWAfrica will bring industry professionals together throughout the African nation for a week of thoughtful conversations with leaders from the marketing, advertising, technology and creative spaces. During the week, expect wide ranging discuss on where we’ve been, where we’re going and what trends, challenges and opportunities are shaping today’s global industry.

Advertising Week crosses the globe with events in New York, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Sydney.


Thought
Leadership

Overview


Advertising Week is globally built on a foundation of inspiring and forward thinking thought leadership. It is on the AW Stages that agendas are set for the following year, competitors come together for debate and discussion, and cultural icons re-inspire the industry. With over 75 seminars and workshops, the content at #AWAfrica goes deep into topics, trends and of-the-moment issues that are critical to our audience.

Global Keynote Series


The Global Keynote Series begins and ends each day and features a selection of industry leaders from across the globe. These talks offer a high level perspective from brands, agencies, tech companies and cultural icons and aim to inspire.

Seminars


The seminar program covers a variety of topics, and is organized into thought leadership tracks. This year’s #AWAfrica’s featured tracks include topics like storytelling and brand purpose, data, innovation, and media & entertainment.

Workshops


The AWLearn Workshop Stage offers an intimate, teaching experience for the audience with the speakers. The workshops offer interaction with the Delegates and key learning moments across creativity, technology and culture that can be brought back to the office.




PAST SPEAKERS
Sheryl Sandberg
COO
Facebook
Al Gore
Former Vice President
United States
Will Smith
Actor, Producer, Musician
Nick Law
Chief Creative Officer
Publicis Groupe
Bozoma Saint John
Chief Marketing Officer
Endeavor
Idris Elba
Actor
Keith Weed
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Unilever
Trevor Noah
Comedian
Howard Schultz
Former Chairman
Starbucks
Venus Williams
Tennis Champion, Founder & CEO
ELEVEN
Bonin Bough
Chief Growth Officer
Bonin Ventures
Syl Saller
Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer
Diageo
Lorraine Twohill
Chief Marketing Officer
Google
Sting
Musician
Marc Pritchard
Chief Brand Officer
Procter & Gamble (P&G)
Mark Cuban
Entrepreneur
Mark Cuban Companies
Tricia Wilber
Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA
Walt Disney
Michael Strahan
Host, GMA Co-Founder
GMA, SMAC ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Branson
Founder
VIRGIN GROUP
Kathleen Hall
Corporate Vice President-Brand, Advertising & Research
Microsoft
 

Networking
Opportunities

CONNECT ON OUR APP

 

During Advertising Week, there are numerous opportunities to connect with other like-minded industry professionals. Our app is designed to help you match profiles with other delegates that have similar experiences or interests that you’re looking for in a business contact.

PLAN TO MEET UP

 

Take advantage of our app to make plans with your profile matches and attend our happy hour events, also known as AW Connects, where you can talk to other delegates in an open and safe environment. Open to all delegates, gain high-quality referrals, build profile visibility, and acquire increased confidence knowing that you’re creating lasting connections to help grow your career and business.

ATTEND SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Advertising Week's evening events have featured great names from the entertainment industry, such as: Sting, Avicii, Snoop Dogg, DNCE, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Demi Lovato, Outkast and many more, who have made our series of concerts stand out from any other in the field. In addition to the Wrap Party, our Opening Gala & nightly dinners seek not only to entertain and delight, but also to celebrate and honor the diverse and unique culture of the host cities. Note: Special events are reserved for Super + Platinum Delegate passholders.


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