BigFive Summit 2020
18 – 20 May
Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
BigFive Summit 2020 Speakers
Herman Singh, CEO, Future Advisory
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.
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.
Listen to delegates from BigFive Summit 2019 share their experiences
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:
Go to market strategies for addressing the AME small-business market
The Africa/Middle East (AME) small-business fintech revolution
The optimal AME small-businesses product mix
Best practice for selling technology to local businesses
The AME partnership ecosystem
Outline 2020 Programme
10.00 – 16.30
BigFive Digital will offer an optional tour of the Cape Winelands.
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 Fintech in Africa/ME – themed session
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.