Our annual event, BigFive Summit, assembles the ecosystem delivering digital products and services to small & mid-size enterprises (SMEs) in Africa and the Middle East

BigFive Digital was founded in 2018 by three highly experienced and respected digital media experts: Charles Laughlin, a journalist and former Senior Analyst & Managing Editor for The Kelsey Group; the late Paul Plant, a digital media veteran and transformation consultant, previously an executive of Yell Group; and Thabo Seopa, CEO of Awande Capital Partners and former CEO of Trudon Pty.

BigFive Digital champions the digital enablement of local businesses throughout Africa & The Middle East by supporting the diverse network of media, financial, technology and software companies supplying digital solutions to SMEs.

BigFive Digital provides thought-leadership, industry news, insight-based research, decision-support information, consulting, and first class networking opportunities. We do this through bespoke consulting engagements, newsletters, the BIG5D blog and podcast, our YouTube channel, plus regional conferences. Our flagship BigFive Summit takes place annually in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa.






Block A, 2nd Floor, 7 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001
South Africa