We look forward to welcoming you to our first-ever hybrid conference on 10th and 11th May 2022!

As we begin to recalibrate after two years of virtual contact, under tremendously challenging conditions for many, this year’s Trialogue Business in Society Conference aims to emphasise the need for reconnection – with our personal purpose, our collective potential, and our natural environment.

Morning sessions will be presented to a smaller in-person audience at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg (Covid protocol will apply), and streamed online for those who prefer to participate virtually. Afternoon sessions will be held exclusively in-person, giving delegates the opportunity to workshop content in greater depth and with structured outcomes.

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Trialogue is partnering with SynNovation again this year to deliver the afternoon workshops. Delegates at the in-person event will be able to select one of the two themes of the day to explore in more depth in the afternoon workshop. The sessions will be expertly facilitated by the SynNovation team to supercharge creativity and analytical thinking and uncover fresh solutions.

SynNovation is unique, highly participative and very practical. It is based on the Synectics approach developed in the United States in the late 1950s, and used internationally to achieve on-going innovation and improved performance. The company has used it in South Africa since 1995, adapting and enriching it for use in the 21st century African context, and internationally. It promotes success in businesses of all sizes, in all industries, in the public sector, in education and in communities.

The company is headquartered in South Africa, with a presence in Cape Town, Johannesburg as well as in Perth, Australia.

Participants in the break-out sessions will have the satisfaction of having worked with others to contribute ideas to help address major challenges, and unlock positive opportunities, for business and communities in South Africa. In addition, they will enjoy learning in a fun way, a few new thinking tools and skills that they can take back to work and their personal lives.


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Bongani Kennedy Makhaya, Isizinda Sempilo

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Brian Mantlana, CSIR

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Cathy Duff, Trialogue

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Frank Chikane, Kagiso Trust

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Grant Stewart, R-Cubed

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Gugu Mclaren-Ushewokunze, National Business Initiative (NBI)

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Gugulethu Mfuphi, Conference MC

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Helen Andrews, SynNovaton

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Judith Shiwundlana, MTN SA Foundation

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Kensani Nobanda, Nedbank

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Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, MTN SA Foundation

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Lorenzo Davids, The Development Impact Fund and The Justice Fund

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Mallence Bart-Williams, Folorunsho

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Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub, Vodacom

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Nick Rockey, Trialogue

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Nonkqubela Maliza, VW SA

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Nozizwe Vundla, Sanlam Foundation

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Poovi Pillay, Nedbank

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Priscilla Motlatso Molaudzi, Limpopo Mental Health Society

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Sello Hatang, Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Stephné Cecile Botha, Innovation for the Blind

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Takalani Netshitenzhe, Vodacom

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Thuli Madonsela, Thuma Foundation

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Trudi Makhaya, Economic advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa

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The conference will be held on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May 2022 from 8:30 to 16:30

[Swag boxes will be provided to all physical and full virtual conference delegates. For virtual delegates, the boxes are available to those with South African addresses only; subject to availability]
  • Bookings for 3-5 delegates from the same organisation will receive a 20% discount
  • Bookings for 6+ delegates from the same organisation will receive a 30% discount

For the first time this year, delegates have the option of attending the conference virtually or in-person. Please note that virtual delegates will only have access to morning plenary sessions. Afternoon breakout sessions are reserved for in-person workshopping of key challenges related to the themes presented in plenary.

We are excited to be returning to The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg, for the in-person event.

For more information about accommodation at the Protea Wanderers, please contact conference@trialogue.co.za .

Programme coming soon

Yes, both non- and for-profit development-related organisations can exhibit at a cost of R12 000. This includes a physical exhibition stand in the tea and networking area of the Wanderers Club. The exhibition spaces create opportunities for in-person delegates to connect and learn more. Exhibitors can additionally submit a one-minute video to showcase on the virtual platform.

2022 Conference exhibition package consists of:

  • A 2x2m Exhibition stand structure, complete with branded back wall and two furniture configuration options
  • 4m² 16mm raised floor with grey carpet tiles
  • 2 x long arm spotlights
  • Standard plug point with shared DB board
  • Complimentary access to the full conference for one delegate
  • One additional person to run the stand (no access to conference but meals and refreshments included)

Final hi-res print pdf of your artwork, made up to size, must be submitted to me before Friday 29 April 2022 at the latest.

Please direct further inquiries to conference@trialogue.co.za.

Potential speakers can contact us at conference@trialogue.co.za  based on their work’s alignment with our themes.

The safety of our delegates, speakers and staff are our top priority. We are following strict preventive measures to ensure the Trialogue Business in Society Conference is a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone.

To enter the physical conference:

  • Please bring proof of your vaccination with you – you will be asked for it at the conference entrance. This includes the physical vaccination card or a printout of the Department of Health’s online vaccination certificate.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need a negative antigen or PCR test (not older than 72 hours). This test will be done at the delegate’s own cost and will be asked for at the conference entrance.
  •  Your temperature will be taken at the entry point

Once inside the event please make use of the sanitising stations, wear your masks and practice social distancing. Weather permitting the rooms will be well ventilated and lunch will be held in an area open to the outside.