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In 2017, the skill requirements of employees are changing exponentially. Thanks to technology, the world is evolving at a pace we’ve never experienced before in recorded history. And the pace is only going to get faster!

At the same time, the methods and techniques that companies are using to train their staff haven’t really changed very much over the last few years. We still attend the same type of conferences and workshops hoping to close a skills gap that is ever widening.

WE EITHER DISRUPT OR GET DISRUPTED!
Suits & Sneakers has been developing an “always on” learning mentality for just under two years as a result of the way the world is changing. Our idea centers around learning that happens in small doses every day instead of massive learning spikes every so often.

As a result, we have launched a new learning series called “Real Life MBA” where a conference is just the starting point but the learning continues long after you’ve left the event on the day.

HERE’S HOW “REAL LIFE MBA” WORKS:
Most conferences require you to watch one speaker AFTER another. The “Real Life MBA” has several speakers presenting their talk in different rooms at the same time per time slot.

It’s up to you to decide which one of the speakers you watch LIVE in that session but either way, all the talks are recorded and placed online after the event which means you never miss a talk. This allows you to pick which topics are most important to watch LIVE based on the needs of your business. In other words, you create your own curriculum!

After the event, we work with your company to create a project that must be completed by your staff. The project is based on watching several LIVE talks and then watching the remainder of the talks online after the event. The learning is based over several weeks instead of one day!


WHO ARE THE 24 SPEAKERS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON THE DAY?
  • Michael Jordaan (former CEO of FNB)
  • Zapiro (South African cartoonist)
  • IN-Q (National Poetry Slam Champion & multi-platinum winning songwriter from USA)
  • Rich Mulholland (global speaker & CEO of Missing Link)
  • John Sanei (global speaker & renowned strategist) 
  • Mark Sham (founder & CEO of Suits & Sneakers)
  • Mike Stopforth (founder & CEO of Cerebra)
  • Graeme Codrington (futurist, strategist & author)
  • Allon Raiz (founder & CEO of Raizcorp)
  • Mark Keating (founder & CEO of Sales Guru)
  • Brad Shorkend (global speaker & renowned strategist)
  • Nicholas Haralambous (founder & CEO of NicHarry.com)
* 12 more speakers to be announced shortly!

HOW IT WORKS?
There are 6 time slots on the day: 08h30, 09h30, a short tea break, 10h45, 11h45, lunch, 13h30 and 14h30. Each talk is 45min and then there is 15min to change over. Most talks will last 30-35min with the remainder of the time left for Q&A!

There are 4 rooms with a different speaker in each room at each time slot. So our guests have to choose which 1 of the 4 talks they're going to at each time slot. 

Each talk is recorded so even though a guest can only watch 6 out of the 24 talks on the day, they get to watch the others online after the event through our online university!

WHAT THEMES WILL BE COVERED ON THE DAY?
We have asked all our speakers to create content based on the following themes:
  • Leadership
  • Entreprenership
  • Future of Marketing/Advertising/Sales
  • Innovation/Future Technologies
  • Abstract (Health/Wellness, Politics, Music, Art, etc.)

When and where?


Sandton Convention Centre
161 Maude Street
Sandton
South Africa
2031

Starts:
Fri 26 May 2017 at 8:00 AM (SAST)
Ends:
Fri 26 May 2017 at 4:30 PM (SAST)

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