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    Edith Venter

    Edith Venter

    How has the events and hospitality industry been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown? To find out, Gareth speaks to a doyen in this field to get the answer. In 1999, she traded in her social butterfly image and her obligations as an executive wife, to take the business world by storm. And what a storm she’s made! 
Edith Venter has been at the helm of Edith Venter Promotions for more than 20 years, serving the hospitality industry.

    • 19 min
    “So What Now?” - Marketing & Communications

    “So What Now?” - Marketing & Communications

    The Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the planet and left many wondering “what’s next?”. What are the marketing trends likely to be? How will this change the way in which brands communicate? And how will this pandemic impact on our collective psychology? Gareth Cliff chats to advertising icon Reg Lascaris and ‘Brain & Brand’ guru Timothy Maurice. If you would like us to host a webinar for your company or industry - either to a public audience or for internal communications - please email us: contact@cliffcentral.com.

    • 54 min
    Daniel Silke

    Daniel Silke

    What are the results we should be bracing for in South Africa as the political decisions impact our economy? Daniel Silke is someone who could provide some answers around this. As he’s written in his recent column: “Re-opening South Africa needs to express much more than a colour-coded set of amended restrictions. It needs to be coupled to hope for a new future. Not one based on dependency and decay, but one based on innovation across the board.” Gareth chats to Silke, a keynote speaker, author and futurist specialising in South Africa, Africa and global trends. He’s also the Director: Political Futures Consultancy.

    • 24 min
    Professor Brian Kantor

    Professor Brian Kantor

    When someone as accomplished as Professor Brian Kantor speaks on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, you better make sure you listen. He is an economist and is the former Chief Investment Strategist of Investec Wealth & Investment SA. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town, where he was the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Head of the School of Economics. Previously, he's also been a non-executive chairman of Acucap Properties and the founding chairman of the V&A Waterfront. Prof. Kantor holds a B.Com and a B.A. (Hons), both from UCT, and doesn't hold back to share his informed opinion on the state of South Africa's lockdown.

    • 27 min
    #LivingInLockdown: Sean Donovan

    #LivingInLockdown: Sean Donovan

    How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the advertising and marketing worlds? That's what Gareth discusses with Sean Donovan. As the President in Asia for TBWA - known for disruptive ideas that locate and involve brands in culture, giving them a larger share of the future - Sean definitely knows more than a thing or two about this.

    • 15 min
    JJ Cornish

    JJ Cornish

    As Covid-19 has engulfed the world, an interesting observation to make has been the different approaches taken to thwart the threat of the pandemic. With a documented global history of male bias when selecting leaders, should we be looking to re-address the role of women in leadership? There's evidence to suggest female Presidents and Prime Ministers have dealt with large scale challenges far better than their male counterparts in the last half century. From Thatcher to Merkel, from Ardern to Ing-Wen... this may be the time for feminine leadership to be given its big break.

    • 25 min

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