Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2020 2020-06-30T10:31:58+00:00

Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2020

We are slowly emerging from lockdown and as a nation we are piecing together the remnants of our plans for 2020. Cognisant of the continued practice of social distancing for the foreseeable future, Trialogue is excited to confirm that we have made the decision to migrate our conference to an entirely virtual experience, rescheduled for 13 and 14 October 2020.


Key themes at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference: 20/20 Vision

1. Breaking barriers to quality education

Presented in partnership with Old Mutual

How can all sectors of society help to promote literacy as a cornerstone of quality education, collaborate to improve impact in the sector, and support early childhood development to help lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning?

2. Further education reform and employability

Presented in partnership with Absa

How should further education and training be preparing our youth to grow our economy, how can all sectors best support young entrepreneurs to compete in a disruptor economy, and what kind of innovation is needed for job creation at scale?

3. ICT for development

Presented in partnership with Vodacom  

What can we do to ensure that tech helps to bridge, rather than deepen, our social divide, that women and girls are adequately supported to thrive in the ICT sector, and how will tech impact the future of work?

4. Trialogue Donors’ Den 2020

Presented in partnership with MTN

How are youth empowerment-focused non-profit organisations drawing from their monitoring and evaluation insight to improve their programming?


Dr Mamphele Ramphele, ReimagineSA

Dr Mamphela Ramphele has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thinker. She is the author of several books and publications on socioeconomic issues in South Africa. Dr Ramphele is cofounder of ReimagineSA and co president of The Club of Rome. She has received numerous national and international awards acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in spearheading projects for marginalised people in South Africa and elsewhere.



Twitter:        @mamphelar


Busisiwe Mavuso, Business Leadership South Africa

Busisiwe Mavuso is a chartered certified accountant and holds a master’s degree in business leadership, a postgraduate qualification in management from GIBS and a B.Compt in accounting from UNISA. She is an executive director and the chief executive officer at Business Leadership South Africa; an independent association of the leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest and most well-known organisations and a forum for engaging key players, including civil society and labour, to exchange ideas in the national interest, and to create effective dialogue with government and other stakeholders.

Busi is also a non-executive director on the board of Eskom; Business Unity South Africa; Resultant Finance (a PIC investee company); and serves on the advisory committee on finance and procurement at the University of Fort Hare.

Frequently asked questions

Full virtual two-day experience R3 500 plus VAT or R875 plus VAT per three-hour session (one full morning or afternoon)

Group discounts are available for three to five delegates, at 7.5%. Six or more delegates will be discounted by 10%.

As a registered delegate, you will have access to the full virtual experience:
• Exciting speaker line-up and absorbing break-away sessions
• Networking with other participants, plus participating in games and giveaways
• Virtual exhibitor and sponsor booth experiences
• Extensive and robust features for live engagement
• All sessions will be recorded and available to you on demand for 12 months
• An exciting conference ‘swag box’, which will be sent to you
• View and participate in the event via your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop PC

We have gone completely virtual.

The overarching theme of this year’s conference is 20/20 vision, and will focus on how to reform the quality of basic and further education, bolster employability, leverage tech for development, and how monitoring and evaluation can be drawn on to improve the effectiveness of developmental programming.

The final programme will be shared soon.

Yes, both non- and for-profit development-related organisations can exhibit virtually.

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We invite speakers based on their work’s alignment with our themes.

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