'Inspire' events: Making a success of media minefields


‘Inspire’ sessions, in partnership with Discovery Business Insurance and Heavy Chef are hosting the fourth installment of the series on 19 September 2019. Join the ‘Media Mavens’, Elizabeth Lee Ming, Richard Poplak and Gareth Cliff for an insightful evening.

The next entrepreneurial learning experience in the series will be taking place in Johannesburg this month at the Discovery Headquarters in Sandton.

The theme for this influential group of panelists is ‘The Media Mavens’, all of which have made their own unique and distinctive mark in the world of media in the country. Each will be sharing their experiences and insights into how the media landscape can be effectively used in today’s digital age.

Meet The Media Mavens
  1. Elizabeth Lee Ming is a senior member of the Facebook family with more than two decades’ worth of experience in the B2B and B2C marketing space. With her extensive knowledge and experience, Elizabeth will share valuable insights around how to better use digital, social and customer relationship media in business today.
  2. Richard Poplak is an esteemed journalist known for occasional controversial perspectives while seeking to relay African stories that get to the very heart of the truth. He’ll be sharing how the Daily Maverick is striving to pioneer new media business models.
  3. Gareth Cliff Founder of Cliff Central, is a much loved and often controversial media personality in the country. This now established podcasting pioneer is all set to share his learnings in the field and how he aims to further establish the media practice in Africa – with his usual charm and wit, of course.
Book now to meet The Media Mavens


Date: 19 September 2019, Thursday
Time: 18:00 to 20:30
Place: Discovery Headquarters, 1 Discovery Place, Sandton, Johannesburg

Tickets are limited.

Book with heavychef.com

Be sure not to miss this ‘Inspire’ session which is sure to be an enlightening experience on the value and power of media in the digital age.

About ‘Inspire’ sessions

We’ve lined up some of the country’s most loved and respected innovators and disruptors to these evening experiences. A limited number of tickets are available for audiences to see our panel of technologists, leaders and creatives live and in action. For more information on our remaining sessions, visit Heavy Chef here.

About business insurance from Discovery

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