The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) announced that ticket sales are open and selling fast for the two 2017 APEX awards events being held on Thursday, 6 July 2017 at The Galleria, Sandton.
Tickets for both events – the morning Masterclass and evening Awards Ceremony can be booked online via www.acasa.co.za/apex.aspx
The 6th of July will kick off with this year’s Masterclass which is hosted by Provantage Media Group, where six captains of industry and business leaders will take to the stage to deliver thought provoking addresses on the topic of ‘Effective Creative Innovation’. The Masterclass boats a stellar line-up of speakers, including:
Brett St Clair – Head of Digital Product Management, Barclays Africa
Luke Mckend – Country Director, Google South Africa
Sinazo Sibisi – Social Innovation Consultant and Corporate Executive
Justin Spratt – Head of Business, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber
Gareth Cliff – President, Cliffcentral.com
Natalie Botha – Director, Creative Development, Africa & Middle East, Kantar Millward Brown
The prestigious and hugely popular annual Awards Ceremony which attracts more than 400 captains of industry from the advertising and communications sector, commercial business, industry stakeholders, key stakeholders from Government and members of the media will take place later, in the evening of the same day.
APEX is more than just an opportunity to celebrate the effectiveness of communications campaigns – proceeds raised from the awards program and events funds much needed bursaries for deserving previously disadvantaged and female students from the AAA School of Advertising. A total of 60 students have been provided assistance with funding their tertiary education since the APEX bursary program was launched in 2010. Bursary recipients are selected against stringent criteria and without the funding provided by the APEX programme, may not be in a position to pay for and obtain their tertiary qualifications. By supporting the APEX events, patrons are afforded an opportunity to learn, gain valuable insights and be inspired from the best brains in business at the Masterclass, network and attend the awards ceremony gala dinner, while investing in the future of the profession.
Says Odette van der Haar, CEO of the ACA: “This is a significant event for the profession. It is a celebration and recognition of work that works. Work that delivered a return on investment and/or objectives. APEX furthermore contributes to maintaining the high standards of the profession through the awarding of bursaries to deserving students at the AAA School of Advertising.”
The 2017 APEX awards is hosted by the ACA in partnership with Provantage Media Group and Mindshare South Africa, and with sponsors, Liberty, Kantar Millward Brown and Unilever.
“The ACA thanks our key partners, sponsors and contributing companies for the collaboration and support provided to the APEX awards. Without their participation, staging the events and providing much needed bursaries would not be possible. We thank all involved and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership going forward,” adds Odette.
Seats at both events are limited and selling fast. Don’t delay, book now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets can be booked online via www.acasa.co.za/apex.aspx
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About the APEX awards
The annual APEX Awards is hosted by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) which is the recognised industry body of the advertising and communications sector of South Africa. APEX recognises and celebrates communications campaigns’ performance excellence by contributing tangibly to client’s business and bottom line. Winning an APEX places a real seal on a client and agency team’s achievement because it demonstrates the contribution made by the team through its collaboration and work. Entry into the prestigious APEX Awards is open to all South African agencies and their clients.
For more information about the APEX awards visit www.acasa.co.za/apex.aspx or call the ACA on (011) 781 2772/3.
The ACA is the official, representative body for the Communications and Advertising profession in South Africa, representing agencies in the profession (who at present contribute approximately 95% of South Africa’s measured ad spend) to government, media and the public. The ACA is a voluntary body formed by and for the industry, focused on and committed to self-regulation and to defending the highest standards of ethical practice.