Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet Up CNBC Callsheet
June 28, 2019

Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up to Flight on CNBC Africa and Stream Online


Forbes Africa will make parts of the 2019 Under 30 Meet-Up available online, giving a wider audience access to this prominent gathering.

One of the most notable events this Youth Month, the Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up in association with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) hosted on 28 June 2019 in Johannesburg, will make parts of the gathering available via the Forbes Africa Facebook Page, with CNBC Africa covering parts of the event live on television.

The sold-out event will bring together some remarkable speakers covering all aspects of entrepreneurship and brand building, drawing from personal experience, making it a must-watch event, be it on television or on the move.

The day, MC’d by entrepreneur Busi Mkhumbuzi, is set to tackle many real-world issues and opportunities, with sessions ranging from business idea generation and identifying market prospects, to ascertaining funding channels and getting first-hand advice from some of the continent’s most successful minds.

Viewers will be able to catch the following segments on Forbes Africa’s Facebook live stream:

  • 10:00 CAT – Interview with Media personality and entrepreneur Bonang Matheba*
  • 10:30 CAT – Panel Discussion featuring Benji Meltzer, CTO & Co-Founder of Aerobotics and Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Founder & Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources*
  • 12:00 CAT – Panel Discussion featuring Polo Leteka, Executive Director at IDF Capital and Luke Dominique Warner, Founder & CEO of Intergreatme*
  • 12:30 CAT – One-On-One conversation with Founder & President of CliffCentral.com, Gareth Cliff*
  • 14:55 CAT – Panel Discussion featuring South African Fashion Designer Gert-Johan Coetzee, Sylvester Chauke, Founder of DNA Brand Architects and Multimedia Visual Artist, Trevor Stuurman*
  • 15:30 CAT – Talk by Marnus Broodryk, Founder & CEO of The Beancounter*
  • 15:55 CAT – Talk by Mohammed Dewji, President of MeTL Group and Africa’s youngest billionaire*

*Times and Speaker Line-Up Subject to Change

Alexander Leibner, convener of the Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up, comments: “As the second Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up, we are excited to be able to deliver some of the remarkable content to a larger audience and thanks to technology, virtually anyone will be able to connect and tap into some of the empowering information and insights that will be shared on the day.”

The major announcement of the day will be the revealing of the cover stars of the 2019 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list as well as the 120 young African change-makers who will be revealed for the first time, increasing from 90 the previous year; with 30 finalists in each of the four categories – business, technology, creatives and sport. The annual watch-list has become one of the highest-selling editions for Forbes Africa, showcasing Under 30s in the driving seat of Africa’s next big start-up, creative concept, or rising business venture.

“The conversations we will have at the Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up will be pertinent for the Africa Rising story but what will amplify them will be the greater engagement online before, during and post-event, resonating from the ballroom to bigger social media forums across Africa and the world,” says Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa

The 2019 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 edition will hit shelves on Monday, 1 July and will be available at leading retailers and where good magazines are read.

For more information, give them a follow on Twitter @Under30MeetUp and #Under30MeetUp.


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