BigFive Summit 2020
Has Been Postponed
An announcement regarding new Summit dates is forthcoming
Listen to delegates from BigFive Summit 2019 share their experiences
Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
BigFive Summit 2020 Speakers
Herman Singh, CEO, Future Advisory
Nyari Samushonga, CEO, WeThinkCode
BigFive Digital is excited to have Nyari Samushonga, CEO of WeThinkCode, join us as a Summit headline speaker. WeThinkCode is a tuition-free education institute that is committed to building Africa’s top tech talent. She is also a co-founder and Director of FoldLeft, a digital consultancy. Her passion lies in demystifying the world of technology and driving the inclusion and participation of Africa’s youth in the world digital innovation.
Claude S. Blatter, SMB Marketing Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa, Google
BigFive Digital is pleased to welcome Clause S. Blatter as a headline speaker at BigFive Summit 2020. Claude will provide the BigFive audience with an update on Google My Business and Google Ads. Based in Johannesburg, Claude is responsible for developing and managing marketing initiatives that drive Google Ads growth across the region.
Top Row: Jasmine de Guzman, Partner Marketing, Mono Solutions; Brendan King, CEO, Vendasta; Tanja Lategan, CEO, Enlight Strategic
Middle row: Charles Laughlin, Co-founder, BigFive Digital; Katlego Maphai, CEO, Yoco; Thabo Seopa, Co-founder, BigFive Digital
Bottom row: Dana Buys, CEO, Cloudone.mobi; Yogan Naidoo, Head of Data Acquisition, MEA, HERE Technologies
More speaker announcements coming soon….
Why Attend BigFive Summit 2020?
BigFive Summit 2020 assembles an exciting mix of technology companies, digital agencies, influential thought-leaders, and disruptive startups, from across the Africa/Middle East (AME) digital technology ecosystem.
The Summit highlights the enormous opportunity for bringing to market digital marketing and back-office solutions for local small, medium-sized and micro businesses (SMMEs) while addressing the challenges in doing so.
The BigFive Summit’s target audience is not the SMMEs themselves but rather the community of media, telecom, financial, and technology companies bringing digital products to market for SMMEs.
The Summit hosts some of the finest digital practitioners from Africa, the Middle East and worldwide, to share strategic insights, best practices, and practical guidance for success. We achieve this through a combination of thought-leading headline talks and targeted, tactical workshops.
Finally, the Summit provides ample opportunities for networking and business development.
Who Should Attend the BigFive Summit?
The BigFive Summit will be an important event for anyone with an interest in advancing the local digital media and commerce ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East. The following list offers examples of the types of organizations that would benefit from participating in the BigFive Summit:
- Search engines
- Social media platforms
- SMB SaaS solutions providers
- Programmatic ad platforms
- Mobile network providers
- Online and mobile payment platforms
- Location data suppliers
- Media publishers
- Sales agencies
- Digital agencies
- Ad agencies
What Does the BigFive Summit Cover?
The BigFive Summit is organized around the five key elements of the AME digital ecosystem –Location, Mobile, Payments, Search, and Social. The Summit takes a holistic view of the challenges faced by local small businesses, addressing the interconnections among the five pillars. Here’s a sample of the topics covered at the BigFive Summit:
BigFive Summit 2020 topics
The age of customer experience
Product-led growth – why your solution should be your best salesperson
How on-demand services empower Africa’s micro-economy
Social, mobile, voice, GMB — the new SMME digital presence
Is Africa ready for the voice revolution?
Messaging — the new commerce platform for African SMMEs
All-in-one or one for all? Do SMMEs want full-service or specialized solutions?
The new way of selling — sales leaders talk about the evolution of SMME sales
Building your brand with podcasts (with iono.fm)
First-person — SMMEs share their digital transformation journeys
African Small Business Fintech Forum topics
Africa’s small-business fintech revolution
Beyond cash — how payment solutions empower Africa’s SMMEs
How innovators are transforming small-business capital
Will Africa’s SMMEs embrace crypto
SMME Fintech Hot Startup Showcase
Topics are subject to change
BigFive Summit 2020 Programme
09.00 – 11.00 Registration Open
11.00 – 17.00 General Summit Sessions
19.00 – 22.00 Gala Dinner
09.30 – 16.30 General Summit Sessions
16.30 – 18.30 Cocktail Reception & Wine Tasting
09.30 – 13.30 African Small Business Fintech Forum
13.30 – 15.00 Closing networking lunch
All three main Summit days to be hosted at Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront
BigFive Summit 2020 Gold Sponsors
The inaugural BigFive Summit featured a remarkable group of speakers representing the leading edge of innovation in Location, Mobile, Payments, Search and Social across Africa and the Middle East.
Registration is now open for BigFive Summit 2020. BigFive Digital members and sponsors will have registrations included in their packages.
The BigFive Summit will take place at Workshop 17, a premier digital co-working and event space in Cape Town’s famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront area. This modern, stylish facility is located in the heart of Cape Town’s most popular area for international visitors, and is presently home to one of South Africa’s growing number of digital start-up accelerators, hosting a diverse range of exciting tech ventures and entrepreneurs.
Travel & Accommodation
BigFive Summit attendees will be required to book their own travel and accommodation, however, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront area is densely packed with three to five-star hotels, accommodating a range of budgets. BigFive is currently negotiating preferred rates with nearby hotels for Summit delegates. May is also outside of the main holiday season in the Cape, and many attractive flight deals can be found to Cape Town, which is served by numerous international carriers.
Become A Sponsor
Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities will be available at the BigFive Summit 2020. Substantial discounts on exhibits are available to BigFive Digital members and sponsors.
If you would like more information about Exhibiting at the BigFive Summit 2020 or becoming a BigFive.Digital member or sponsor, please complete the form below. We will contact you to discuss how you can participate.