MaKi Johannesburg

Business Media Conference

5 & 6 Oct, 2015

The first MaKi Media Conference in South Africa will be held in Johannesburg, bringing together the best in the African continent’s business education coverage.

This event will include editors and reporters from the leading local and regional media such as Mail & Guardian, Business Day, Financial Mail and Africa Business, and international publications such as the Forbes, Bloomberg, The Guardian and Reuters.


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5 & 6 OCT 2015

Participating Institutions

Association of African Business Schools - AABS

CEMS (Global Alliance)

Chicago Booth (USA, UK)

Cuttington University (Liberia)

EFMD (Belgium)

Gordon Institute of Business Science (S.Africa)

IE Business School (Spain)

MDE Business School (Ivory Coast)

Meru University of Science & Technology (Kenya)

Oxford - Saïd (UK)

Rhodes Business School (S.Africa)

South African Business School Association - SABSA

Strathmore Business School (Kenya)

Univ of Botswana (Botswana)

Univ of Stellenbosch Business School (S.Africa)

Wits Business School (S.Africa)

Johannesburg- 5 & 6 Oct, 2015

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), 26 Melville Road, Sandton, Johannesburg

Monday 5 October

9:15am                Registration for conference with coffee, fruit and pastries

9:30am                Welcome from MaKi Conference Organizers

9:45am                Welcome from Nicola Kelyn, Dean of Gordon Institute of        

                           Business Science    


10:00-11:45am     Best Practices Session I

                           Barak Cerff, QS

                           Challenges, solutions and trendspotting for business education



12:00 - 1:00pm    Lunch

1:00 - 1:30pm     MasterClass - GIBS Senior Lecturer Kerry Chipp

                          Trends and challenges in consumers and

                          the local media landscape


2:00-3:15pm        Media Panel I

                           Education Reporter, Mail & Guardian

                           Journalist, BBC News

                           Managing Editor, Independent Online

3:15pm                Coffee break

3:30-4:45pm        Media Panel II

                           Feature Writer, Forbes Africa

                           Africa Correspondent, The Guardian

                           South Africa Equities Correspondent, Reuters

5:30pm                Cocktail

Tuesday 6 October

9:00am                Check in

9:15am                Welcome from MaKi Conference Organizers

9:30-10:45am      Media Panel III

                           Business Education Editor, Financial Mail

                           Chief Editor, African Economist

                           Editor, Pretoria News

                           Journalist, Moneyweb

                           Editor, Finweek

10:45am               Coffee break

11:00-12:15pm     Reflections from AABS, SABSA and GMAC on the

                           future of business schools in Africa

                           Management Education in South Africa - relevant, innovative,

                           ethical and internationally competitive

                           Dr Millard Arnold, SABSA and Edward Mungai, AABS


12:30 - 1:45pm    Lunch


2:00-3:30pm        Media Panel with Bloomberg

                           Editorial team, Bloomberg

                           Sub Saharan Africa Managing Editor, Bloomberg

                           South Africa Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

                           News Reporter, Bloomberg

                           Multimedia Producer Sub Saharan Africa, Bloomberg

                           Media Initiative Africa Program Manager, Bloomberg


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