Business Day and Tiso Blackstar Events have announced the launch of Business Day Focus 4.0, in partnership with Cold Press Media – a new platform for information-sharing and debate that will focus intently on the impact of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) in South Africa. The inaugural event will take place on 3 March 2020.

Business Day Focus 4.0 is an exclusive think-tank to awaken South African business leaders to the rapidly changing future where the physical, digital and biological spheres merge as a result of technological innovation.   Billed as “embracing the fourth industrial revolution,” the conference will address emerging trends, opportunities and challenges, and highlight success models for consideration in an ever-changing business environment.

Taryn Westoby, Head of Tiso Blackstar Events, says Business Day Focus 4.0 will bring 4IR into sharp focus, “empowering business leaders with a better understanding of what is coming, and how to better equip their organisations for this critical phase in history.”

As the country’s leading business title, Business Day holds relationships that will attract the most influential and respected business and technology minds to the table – as speakers as well as delegates.

“We expect the networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities to kickstart new partnerships and initiatives for the industry,” says Westoby.

Business Day Focus 4.0 is also inviting organisations who wish to showcase their leadership, and the positive impact of their technology and business solutions, to get involved.  “We welcome an opportunity to hear from those experiencing success in their field,” Westoby says.

Gold Partners include: Investec Private Banking, MIP Holdings, Dark Fibre Africa, Wits Business School, McDonald’s SA, Life Healthcare Group, and Deloitte Consulting

Silver Partners include: Pragma, Commerce Quest South Africa (Pty) Limited (CQSA), University of Johannesburg, Redshift Cyber Security, DHL Express South Africa, Etion South Africa, Thusano Group, Apex BI, Barloworld Logistics, Milpark Business School, Rikatec, Afrox and Petromarine

Cold Press Media will be producing the Business Day Focus 4.0 publication for the event which will be inserted in Business Day on 4 March 2020.


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