Hello Ambassador was launched in Pretoria last year and it was a huge success. The organizers have decided to do it all over again in 2014 and make it an annual feature on the capital city’s calendar. Last year’s conference was the first of its kind ever held in Pretoria.
Hello Ambassador 2014 will feature some of the best South African creative talent over two days. Speakers at this year’s conference are all leaders in various creative fields and range from acclaimed CEO’s to local entrepreneurs, well-known musicians and award-winning artists.
Some of the speakers at this year’s conference are Roger Ballen (Photographer & Artist), Abey Mokgwatsane (CEO – Ogilvy & Mather SA), Tim Horwood (Creative Director – Viacom, Channel Director – MTV Base), Jana+Koos, Ryan Brussow, Louis Minnaar (Director, Animator, Designer, Illustrator, Musician), Liam Lynch (Photographer), Mariana O’Kelly (Co-Executive Creative Director – Ogilvy and Mather SA), Kagiso Lediga (Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer), Kojo Baffoe, Michelle Constant, Michael Leslie, Uno de Waal, Mike Sharman (Co-founder – Retroviral, Webfluential) and many more creative industry experts.
The creative expo will assist local brands and companies to promote their inspired artifacts and services by providing them with a trading space. There will also be design competition for emerging creatives. Conference goers will also be treated to a street festival featuring live graffiti, breakdancing, beatboxing and an open mic stage on the 18th of October.
The after party for Hello Ambassador 2014 will take place at a brand new venue, The Sheds. It’s a revamped warehouse located on Helen Joseph street (formerly Church street) opposite the SA Reserve bank. The After party will start at 6 PM on the 18th and will be free to conference goers. Entrance will cost R80 for the general public. The line-up includes an array of wonderful local talent such as Shadowclub. DJ Kenzhero, The Ts & Cs, AV shows and an extra stage to showcase emerging talent.
Tickets are available at Computicket and range from R250 to R600. Discount options are available to scholars, students and block bookings of ten or more people. Only 500 seats are available at the conference, so if you’re interested you really should move your behind.
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