16 & 17 May 2017
The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg


About the conference

Join fellow stakeholders in development, from companies, non-profit organisations, government, academia and media, to share insights, case studies and lessons for effective socio-economic development.

The programme will include interactive panel discussions and debates, reinforced with breakout sessions to unpack topics of interest in greater depth. Day one will conclude with a networking event.

This event has been renamed The Trialogue Business in Society Conference in celebration of its ten-year milestone and in recognition of the broad and integral corporate role in development.

Topics will include:

  • Local and global trends and best practice in CSI
  • Needs and responses to challenges within the education sector
  • Entrepreneurship and skills development for economic inclusion and growth
  • Youth development and gender equity
  • The role and potential of ICT for development
  • Partnering with government and the art of collaboration
  • Approaches to and the value of monitoring and evaluation and data collection
  • Funding social justice and advocacy
  • The principles of creating shared value
  • Fundraising tips from corporate donors

Conference speakers

Adebayo Fayoyin

Regional Advocacy, Media and Communications Adviser, United Nations Population Fund, East and Southern Africa region

Adebayo Fayoyin is Regional Advocacy, Media and Communications Adviser at the United Nations.

Allon Raiz

Founder and CEO, Raizcorp

Allon Raiz is the founder and CEO of Raizcorp, the only profitable business incubator in Africa, supporting more than 500 businesses.

Antoinia Norman

CEO, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

Antoinia Norman has leadership and management expertise, and has held executive roles in corporate South Africa and abroad.

Cathy Duff

Director, Trialogue

Cathy Duff has worked at New Philanthropy Capital in the UK and Tshikululu Social Investments in South Africa, and is Trialogue's Joburg-based director.

Daniel Hatfield

Managing Director, Edge Growth

Daniel started his career at Accenture in the Strategy and Business Architecture division where he focused on developing tools to assist small and medium-sized enterprises.

Gavin Weale

Founder and Managing Director, Livity Africa

Gavin Weale is a social entrepreneur and the founder and managing director of Livity Africa.

Graça Machel

Founder, Graça Machel Trust

Graça Machel is an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights. She was a freedom fighter and the first Education Minister of Mozambique.

Johannes Nel

CEO, Edupark

Johannes Nel is Associate Professor at the University of Limpopo, and is seconded as CEO of Edupark, a non-profit venture established for the service of the local communities.

Nick Rockey

Managing Director, Trialogue

Nick has over 20 years of consulting and research experience across many market and industry sectors and plays a lead consulting role in the fields of sustainable business and CSI.

Steph Prinsloo

Programme Manager, Eskom Development Foundation

Steph Prinsloo has been with Eskom for 30 years and has worked mainly in the project management environment. He is currently a Programme Manager in the Eskom Development Foundation.

Taddy Blecher

CEO, Community and Individual Development Association (CIDA)

Taddy Blecher is the CEO of the Community and Individual Development Association (CIDA), which founded the Maharishi Institute (MI).

Thato Kgatlhanye

Founder, Rethaka Repurpose Schoolbags

Thato Kgatlhanye started her career in New York, working with American marketing guru and author, Seth Godin. Upon her return to South Africa, she founded Rethaka Repurpose Schoolbags.

Vusi Khoza

Non-executive Director, Trialogue

Vusi Khoza is an independent business consultant with specialist interest in stakeholder relations and issues management.

Travel arrangements

Trialogue does not arrange travel or accommodation on behalf of delegates.  We have however secured preferential delegate rates with the Protea Hotel Wanderers (situated on the same property where the conference will be taking place).  Please contact the reservations desk directly on 011 788 5500 or email apple@phwanderers.co.za or phwand.res@proteahotels.com, using the reference Trialogue Conference in order to receive the preferential rate.

Protea Hotel Wanderers rates (incl VAT, excl 1% tourism levy):
Single room – R1 300 per person, per night (B&B)
Double room – R 1 495 per room, per night (B&B)

Transport: The hotel has an in-house shuttle transfer company on their premises, Lux Express. Should you require any assistance with land travel arrangements, please contact the transfer desk directly on luxexpress@webmail.com.

Travel and accommodation will be for the delegate’s own account and does not form part of the conference registration fee.