Business Day Focus 4.0 zooms in on 4IR

Johannesburg, 12 September 2019: 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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About Tiso Blackstar Events

Tiso Blackstar Events draws on the editorial expertise and media-powerhouse advantage of the Tiso Blackstar Group to deliver stimulating and engaging encounters that encourage excellence across South Africa’s various industries. Aligned to the thought-leadership of Tiso Blackstar’s prominent platforms like the Sunday Times, Financial Mail, Business Day, Sowetan, Business Day TV, The Home Channel andIgnition TV, we are committed to facilitating events that nurture the socio-economic success of our country. Our leading industry events include the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, Sunday Times The Directors Event, Business Day TV SME Summit, Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, Liberty Radio Awards, Sunday Times Generation Next, Sunday Times Top Brands and a host of bespoke events for our clients. Tiso Blackstar prides itself as a level 1 B-BBEE contributor.

Issued by:               Samantha Pugh, Pugh Public Relations & Corporate Communications

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On behalf of:           Taryn Westoby, Head of Tiso Blackstar Events

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