Africa Brand Summit 2020

African Tourism Board Partner Event

Even before the global war against Covid-19 is entirely won, Africa, alongside other parts of the world, must work harder at rebuilding from the economic ruins. In fact, Africa’s task will – more than ever before – be cut out for it as it adds a list of new challenges to longstanding ones.

  • Will its drive to make integrated economic development a reality in our lifetime bear fruit?

  • What are current perceptions about Africa’s ability to defeat the odds and what informs such perceptions?

  • What must Africans do to progressively eliminate negative perceptions about Africa and ‘being African’, in order to enhance the positive perceptions, over time?

  • What cultural, social, political, corporate, and economic initiatives will be needed to turn Africa into a winning continent as a unit, as well as through its component countries and regions?

  • What investments will be needed?

  • What legislative and policy initiatives must underpin such initiatives?

  • How can individual Africans, African business and civil society be included and empowered to play a more influential role in all of this?

  • How can Africans in the vast diaspora, and others, be turned into more positive ambassadors for Africa?

  • How can Africa be made more attractive for African professionals and business leaders who are established in the diaspora, as well as others who can contribute positively to African development in various areas of human endeavor?



07 – 08 October 2020



Africa Brand Summit 2020 Guest Speakers

Prof. PLO Lumumba
Prof. PLO LumumbaAssociate Professor of Public Law & Founding Dean
Kabarak University School of Law
Prof. Thuli Madonsela
Prof. Thuli MadonselaLecturer
University of Stellenbosch
Sisa Ntshona
Sisa NtshonaCEO
SA Tourism (RSA)
Nardos Bekele-Thomas
Nardos Bekele-ThomasResident Co-Ordinator
United Nations (RSA)
Busisiwe Mavuso
Busisiwe MavusoCEO
Black Leadership SA (RSA)
Bennie Van Rooy
Bennie Van RooyCEO
Neeraj Vij
Neeraj VijRegional Sector Manager
Industry, Agriculture, and Human Development – African Development Bank (RSA)
Dr Taleb Rifai
Dr Taleb RifaiPatron
African Tourism Board
Prof. Jonathan Jansen
Prof. Jonathan JansenSenior Professor
University of the Free State
Glenton De Kock
Glenton De KockCEO
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism
Dr Dalien Benecke
Dr Dalien BeneckePresident
Rob Davidson
Rob DavidsonMD
Mice Knowledge (UK)

Summit Convenor & Program Directors

Solly Moeng
Solly MoengConvenor
DonValley Reputation Managers
Nomshado (Shado) Twala
Nomshado (Shado) TwalaRadio DJ, Journalist, Entrepreneur and Radio / TV Producer
Naledi Moleo
Naledi MoleoNews Anchor
e-TV News
Tomi Moyan
Tomi MoyanAccount Executive Director
Zest Media

Africa Brand Summit 2020 Judges Panel

Tshepo Matseba
Tshepo MatsebaChair
Silvana Dantu
Silvana DantuCo-Chair
Brightness Mangolothi
Brightness MangolothiJudge
Eric Leong Son
Eric Leong SonJudge
Solly Moeng
Solly MoengHonorary Judge