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Need To Know Info

There’s many facets behind the decision to fill in the registration form for a conference, tick the T & C’s and block off 2 days of your work diary.

This page is all about the additional info, the info that means when you hit that “register” button you can do so and feel assured that you’ve made the right decision. It’s split into 5 different sections:

Complete results from the Attendee Surveys from our 15 events
Description of our “Interactive Format”
Find out who attended our previous events
Photos from our past events to give you a pictorial feel for what we do and how we do it
A tiny selection of testimonials that we’ve collected from your peers

  

16 CONFERENCES; 16 ATTENDEE SURVEYS; HERE’S WHAT YOUR PEERS THINK

Since June 2009 we have organised 16 events in Johannesburg, London, Cape Town, Berlin, Nairobi and Lagos. At each one we’ve asked the attendees to tell us what they thought. Here’s what they said:

  

OUR INTERACTIVE FORMAT

We’ve all been there – it’s after lunch, you’re 10 minutes into a 30 or 40 minute presentation and the speaker isn’t exactly setting the world alight, the eyelids feel heavy…

  

We don’t want that to happen to you, so these are the precautions we take to avoid it:

1) Short, sharp presentations – all of our presentations (apart from the Thought Leader session) are a maximum of 20 minutes. We tell our speakers not to give us the fluff, cut the intro, get down to what everyone wants to hear.
2) Mix up the formats – presentations, panel discussions, debates, audience interaction. Keeping people on their toes, keeps them alert.
3) No theatre style seating – you’re not at the cinema or university, yes we’re all there to learn and yes we’re all students at the University of Life, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to sit there, only making eye-contact with the people either side of you.
4) Add fuel to discussions and interaction – Following the informative and thought-provoking presentations, you’ll be requested to interact directly with your peers to discuss the proceedings and form discussions points.

  

The result is this:

  

And this:

  

We use this format at all of our events and the response has been phenomenal – attendees love it. It offers you the chance to develop your personal network and not feel awkward doing it. You’re actively encouraged to meet people.

  

This format will multiply the quality of your event experience – simply put it will deliver better value for you.

  

Surely a good time for a celebratory drink?


  

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO MEET?

Knowing who you’re going to be mixing with at a conference is really important. We want to supply you with that information.

If you want to get a full overview of who attends these events then please fill in your details here and we’ll send the list across to you:

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PICTORIAL EVIDENCE

We know that not everyone likes reading or statistics or pie charts, so feel free to have a look through this carousel of photos. We believe that each one is a good illustration of what your “on- the-day” experience will be like:


  

YOUR PEERS REVIEW OUR EVENTS

At each of our events we ask attendees to describe their experiences. This is what they have shared with us:

  

“As always, this event is exceptionally well organised and provides real insights into the state of mobile in Africa.”

Lawrence Bernard, Business Development Manager, MCI Consultants

“Thanks for a wonderful conference, I enjoyed drinking from the fountain of cutting edge mobile experts.”

TEBOGO MABOYA, DIGITAL STRATEGIST, OMD SOUTH AFRICA

“MWA2011 was a roaring success, built on the solid foundation laid by previous years. The content and delivery was of a significantly higher quality this year, the attendance and energy was noticeably more intense, and the conference has matured into the single ‘must-do’ event of our mobile calendar in South Africa.”

Anton Potgieter, Director, Huge Group

“The conference delivered exceptional thought-leader content. It’s one of four mobile conferences I attended this year and was a clear winner. It covered key aspects by industry stakeholders, included dynamic personalities and great brand marketing management teams. Great result.”

Paulette van Heerden, Account Director, Vidamo Group

“Excellent event, great interaction and good debate.”

Michael de Souza, former Executive Producer, BUZZCITY

“A first class event with speakers that were smart, passionate and entertaining. The depth and the breadth of the talent in the room was inspiring, challenging and sometimes overwhelming”

Mr JD Fentie, Global Practice Director – IT, HATCH

“The conference was great, the best we’ve experienced”

Dipesh Kalan, Online Marketing Manager, Standard Bank

“Congratulations again for a fantastic event, very professionally organised and with remarkable speakers and audience. I have attended and spoken at many conferences in my career and can with certainly say this was one of the very best.”

Christophe Viarnaud, Managing Director, Methys

“Thanks for an awesome event! Really enjoyed it and will certainly attend again next year.”

Jason Perthel, Founder & CEO, Blazing Chilli

“A super classy event with an excellent roster of speakers.”

Adrian Lee, Strategic Partner Manager, Google

“It was a great event and I thoroughly enjoyed being there and listening to what everyone had to say. It was an honour to be a part of it.”

Justin Hartman, CEO, Social Code

“Fantastic and well organised event. Insightful for anyone wanting to do business in Africa.”

Ian Waddams, Founder, mobispotz

“Always enjoy how you reinvent yourselves, bringing new speakers and keeping it relevant.”

Neil Croft, CEO, mahalaMobile

“If you have seen the value of mobile, this is a must.”

TERRENCE TRICHARDT, DIRECTOR: TRAINING SOLUTIONS, INNOVATEC AFRICA

“The networking and learning opportunities are invaluable.”

Stanley Duncan, Regional Manager, InfoEd Global

“It is definitely a must-attend on my calendar; extremely insightful and efficient.”

Smangele Mathebula, Digital Publisher, Pan Macmillan

“Great conference to learn about the mobile space, challenges and opportunities in the industry. My company has definitely gained valuable insights that are essential in our drive to take our products mobile.”

Femi Ashiru, CEO, ISES Solutions

“The best industry event!”

Amit Ramdath, Founder, Byte Orbit

“The conference brought together the best brains in the African mobile web ecosystem. Diversity. Professionalism. Engagement. Informative. Not to forget the networking. Loved it.”

EMMANUEL KILELO, GROUP HEAD OF OPERATIONS, AVL CAPITAL

  

BONUS SECTION

We said that there were only 5 sections, but as you made it this far down we’ll throw a video into the mix as well. It’s taken from one of our events in Kenya a couple of years back and we think it’s a nice illustration of what our events are about and how we do things:

 





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