It's showtime

Mteto Nyati, MTN's Chief Enterprise Officer

Taking place at Museum Africa Newtown, Johannesburg on 4 & 5 September 2015, the SEAexpo 2015 brings together South Africa’s greatest talents in performance, art and entertainment.

Now in its second year, the SEAexpo is an event like no other. This one-of-a-kind expo puts arts and entertainment under the spotlight, over the course of a two day exhibition that brings together speakers, exhibitors, performing artists, talent managers, entertainment executives, media and some of the continent’s most beloved showbiz personalities.

Performers have the chance to meet current and rising stars across the industry, while networking and learning. Coaches, workshops, panel discussions, industry experts, mentorships, exhibitions and entertainment are just part of what attendees can expect over the course of the two day conference.

Visitors will be able to immerse in the thrilling world of entertainment, while learning more about the business side of the industry and its many different facets. On both days of the event, live performances will be taking place, ensuring plenty of entertainment for visitors as well as conference-goers. Interested entertainers are given an opportunity showcase their talent live on stage by submitting demos on the SEAexpo website.  

Exhibitors and sponsors meanwhile have the opportunity to engage with new audiences, promote their brands and reach specialist markets within the entertainment industry. Unique sponsorship opportunities will also be on offer for brands wanting to take their message to new levels.

Conference Line-Up           

Conference highlights include the following sessions:

  • IAM Business
  • The Power of Networking
  • Image is Everything
  • How to Build your Entertainment Brand
  • The Business of Managing Talent
  • Success Through Technology (social media)
  • Support (from the industry) – a Symposium
  • Labour Matters – a Panel Discussion
  • Having an International Appeal
  • Financial Management
  • #Talent2Business Competition

Feedback from the previous event has been glowing, with a number of industry stars providing their support and encouragement for this year’s conference. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer and former Chairperson: CCIFSA, offers the following advice for this year’s attendees: “Come to this conference because you will not complain about where to find relevant information. I endorse it!”

Sponsors such as Mteto Nyati, former Microsoft Managing Director, and current MTN Chief Enterprise Officer, meanwhile also had good things to say. Says Mteto, “I came here (SEAexpo) not knowing what to expect, only to find that entertainment industry talent is really a business. A sterling job to the organisers!”

Click here for more about the upcoming SEAexpo 2015.


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