About the Conference

Now in its 3rd successive year, The #NewGenTrends in Marketing Conference is proudly sponsored by Leagas Delaney South Africa. The unmissable event for today's marketers and creatives...

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2024 - The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

New Gen is thrilled to present 11 incredible keynote speakers and two engaging panel discussions that are sure to leave you feeling energized and empowered.

In this fast-paced world of marketing, staying ahead of the game is essential for success. With an exciting new era emerging in this field, it's more important than ever to stay informed and adapt to the latest trends. Don't get left behind! Stay ahead of the competition and take your marketing and creative strategies to new heights.

Hosted by the New Generation Awards, the upcoming conference focuses on the latest trends and technologies that will revolutionize your marketing and creative strategies. Gain access to powerful insights from industry experts, and discover the various tools and applications available to marketers and creatives.

Our thought-leadership content will help you to execute campaigns at a higher level, communicate messaging effectively, and promote brands and products more efficiently. Modern Marketing is the event’s official media partner.

Don't miss out. Register now! Ticket pricing is below...

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Meet the 2024 Speakers

  • Fran Luckin

    Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, VML South Africa

    Topic: “So Maybe It’s Not A Teacup: Why it can be more fun to not know exactly what the future holds.”
  • Vincent Maher

    Vincent Maher – CEO, True I/O – Previous, Group Executive: Digital, MultiChoice

    Topic: “Web3 is the cocaine your rats have been begging for” - Join Vincent as he explores the globe's most innovative Web3 marketing and loyalty projects...
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    Gareth Cliff – Founder, The Real Network, previous CliffCentral

    Topic: Media in 2025 and beyond, "What is the media model to take us into the 2030s? What content is going to become premium and what is likely to lose its value? 
  • Ray Langa

    Ray Langa – CEO, Leagas Delaney South Africa - Event Sponsor

    Joint Session, with Desh Govender, Head: Marketing Sub-Saharan Africa METAP at TikTok & Host Hype & Happening Podcast - Topic: "Agency & Client Relationship - Collab 2.0 or Bust 🤯"
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    Desh Govender, Head: Marketing Sub-Saharan Africa METAP, TikTok & Host Hype & Happening Podcast

    Joint Session, with Ray Langa, CEO at Leagas Delaney - Topic: "Agency & Client Relationship - Collab 2.0 or Bust 🤯"
  • Lana Strydom

    Lana Strydom – Executive Head Digital, Content & Social Marketing, Vodacom

    Topic: “Talent and skills development in the marketing environment”
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    Natalie Druion - Executive Head: Digital, Content, and PR, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings

    Topic: Thriving in the Age of Conversations - The power of social PR and how it’s become the world’s watercooler. What does this mean for you?
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    Arpan Sur, Senior Director, Marketing- Sub Saharan Africa at Mondelēz International

    Topic: Artificial Intelligence- will it make marketers redundant?
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    Merissa Himraj – CEO, Wavemaker South Africa – No.1 Most Admired Media Agency Professional in SA: SCOPEN Report 2024

    Topic: "Unleashing the Magic: How Paid Media is Revolutionizing Data-driven Storytelling"
  • Grant Sithole

    Grant Sithole, Award-Winning Creative – Previous, Publicis Group, Ogilvy, FoxP2, Bakone, and Avatar

    Topic: "Do you" In a world and industry that almost, always asks us to keep up with trends, being yourself is a currency that can never be undervalued.
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    Ciarán Mckivergan – CEO, 8909 Digital

    Topic: Reimaging connections, the shift towards AI, mixed reality, and subscription social media.
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    Master of Ceremonies - Jon Gericke, Owner, Pint Size Media, and SAfm Radio Presenter

    The man with the golden Mic...

Reasons to attend

  • #NewGenTrends caters to the entire marketing ecosystem, brands, tech, digital, media, and agencies, to culture.

  • The #NewGenTrends features content, dedicated to solving unprecedented challenges for the entire marketing and media community.

  • Learn in-depth knowledge on the trends that are making waves right now, and how they can help transform your marketing approach.

  • Experience a personalized and intimate event like no other at #NewGenTrends. Our exclusive gathering provides you with unparalleled access to our esteemed speakers, giving you the opportunity to engage with them one-on-one. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect and take your aspirations to the next level.

  • Gain vital insights into what is crucial to staying competitive throughout 2024 and 2025.

  • Attend #NewGenTrends and transform your brand, career, and industries by taking action rather than just reacting to the advances in digital marketing.

  • Network with your peers, and explore the latest tools, tech, and strategies, that marketers and creatives alike, can apply in their everyday work lives. The very tools that have helped our speakers elevate their brands and clients and grow business revenues that go beyond the brief.

  • #NewGenTrends gives you access to experts with tons of experience and proven results across several different digital and traditional niches

Ticket Pricing

  • Standard Tickets R3800 PP ex VAT
  • Purchase five or more tickets and receive a 10% discount.
  • Ticket price includes - all-day refreshments, delicious snacks, a full buffet lunch, and full-day parking.
  • Tertiary Institutions/Student Rate: R1200 PP ex VAT
  • Ticket sales will close sharp on 17 May.

No online ticket sales. To purchase tickets, please email stephen@newgenawards.co.za or call us on - 076 413 1339.

Once you confirm the final ticket numbers, we will send you an invoice. Full payment is required before attending the event. Payment Method - Standard eft - CC payments not accepted.

Under no circumstances will refunds be issued to any attendee, for any fees relating to the New Gen Trends Conference.

Who should attend?

This event is a must-attend for Marketers, and Creatives from the Corporate, Agency, and Public sectors. Ambitious individuals interested in elevating their mindsets and expanding their knowledge and expertise, while staying at the fore within their chosen industries.

Previous attendees include - Brand Managers, Marketing Directors, Vice Presidents of Marketing, Public Relations Managers, Corporate Comms Managers, Customer Experience Heads, e-commerce leads, Social Media Managers, Digital Marketing Managers, Executive Heads of Digital, Creative Directors, Business Professionals, MDs, CEOs, and BUDs, Content Creators, Chief Strategists, Story Tellers, Product and Category Managers, Transformation teams, Developers, Chief Technology Officers, IT Managers, Influencers, Tech Fanatics and more...

Event Sponsors & Media Partners

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