Tickets for the NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass and APEX Awards ceremony can be booked via the online ticketing system here.

The day begins with registration at 08:30 for the NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass, which is once again hosted by APEX partner Provantage Media Group. The theme for the masterclass is Africa: The Revolution and sees a group of five highly respected international and local industry leaders take to the stage.

The masterclass aims to afford all agency and client teams an opportunity to learn more about creating and delivering effectiveness within campaigns.

The 2019 NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass line-up includes:
  • Stan Slap: CEO — SLAP (New York Times bestselling author Stan Slap is a renowned thought leader on business culture)
  • Thebe Ikalafeng: Founder and CEO — Brand Leadership Group
  • Jane Ostler: Global head of media — Insights division, Kantar
  • Refilwe Maluleke: MD Yellowwood
  • Tbo Touch: CEO, Touch HD and Marketing

More information on the speakers and on their talks will be available on the ACA’s Facebook social media platforms.

The annual awards ceremony takes place from 19:00 at The Venue at The Houghton Hotel and annually attracts more than 400 attendees.

Each year, individuals from the advertising and communications sector, commercial business, industry stakeholders, key stakeholders from government and members of the media attend the awards.

Mathe Okaba, CEO of the ACA, says, "The annual APEX Awards are a significant event on the industry calendar. It’s a highlight event where the industry celebrates and recognises communications effectiveness and by extension the value our profession delivers in terms of business success."

"APEX furthermore contributes to maintaining the high standards of the profession through the awarding of bursaries to deserving PDI students at the AAA School of Advertising," Okaba adds.

Since its inception in 2010, the APEX bursary programme has awarded a total of eighty bursaries to students of the AAA. By supporting the APEX events, delegates and guests are afforded an opportunity to hear from world-class speakers and attend the awards ceremony. They are also able to invest in the future of the profession.

"The ACA would like to thank our 2019 key partner Provantage Media Group and sponsors Kantar and Vodacom, and all the contributors for the collaboration and support provided. Staging the events and providing bursaries would not be possible without their participation," says Okaba.

"We are extremely grateful for the support shown in celebrating the work that works and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come," Okaba concludes.

Seats at both events are limited. You can book tickets here.

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