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Trialogue Business in Society Conference - 8/9 May 2018
Start Date/Time: 08 May 2018
End Date/Time: 09 May 2018
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Location: Johannesburg

Trialogue Business in Society Conference to tackle latest trends in strategic corporate giving

14 March 2018

Delegates at South Africa’s annual responsible business gathering – The Trialogue Business In Society Conference – can look forward to an inspirational speaker line-up addressing on-trend themes ranging from social justice and stakeholder interaction, to harnessing innovative yet disruptive technologies for inclusive growth.

The conference will be held at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.

The keynote address will be presented by the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, now Chair in Social Justice in the Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University.  Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, will also share insights at this leading industry event.

“Business has a decisive role to play in growing an inclusive economy that reflects the values of our constitution,” says Trialogue MD Nick Rockey.

“In the context of a new president, a bold Budget and renewed commitment to addressing corruption, this conference ‒ our eleventh ‒ offers the ideal opportunity to meet key thought leaders and ensure delegates are up to date with the current opportunities and expectations for business in society.”

The conference attracts about 450 corporate, non-profit, government and academic leaders annually.
Priya Naik, CEO of Samhita (a social enterprise that collaborates with companies to develop impactful corporate social responsibility initiatives) will provide insight on how companies in India are helping to address issues of inequality.

Dion Chang, innovator and trends analyst from Flux Trends, will discuss what companies and non-profit organisations (NPOs) can do to ensure inclusive growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Other speakers include noted author and chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation, Professor William Gumede, and Mark Heywood, executive director of the public interest law centre, Section 27.

New conference offerings this year include a speakers’ corner ‒ delegates are invited to book five-minute speaking slots to profile their work during main conference lunch breaks. Pre-conference masterclasses will also be held on 7 May. Topics are capacity-building and income-generation for NPOs, and corporate social investment training and outcomes-based financing for corporate and government representatives.

The conference is presented in partnership with Nedbank, Vodacom Foundation, Sasol, MTN Foundation, Transnet, Eskom Development Foundation, Old Mutual, P&G, VW South Africa and MMI Foundation.

VENUE    :    The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.

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or email conference@trialogue.co.za.

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