Thursday, October 29, 2020
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In Good Company Conference points way to rebuild SA’s society and economy


Business, civil society and government will have to work together to rebuild an inclusive and prosperous society and economy after the massive damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis – and doing so will take ‘big, hairy, audacious, out-of-the-box solutions’, says social impact organisation Nation Builder.

Coming up with these solutions will top the agenda at the 2020 In Good Company Conference on the mornings of 17 and 18 September. Now in its sixth year, the event will be hosted virtually this year, bringing together business leaders, social innovation experts and impact investment thinkers to look for creative solutions to the country’s current crisis.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Be the Regeneration’, says Nation Builder executive trustee Keri-Leigh Paschal. “It’s time to come together and talk about how we can ‘Be the ReGeneration’ that rebuilds our economy, repairs our society, restores our people and finds ways to #BuildBackBetter. Quite simply, the magnitude of our response is going to have to match the staggering scale of the crisis. It is clear that we will all need to effectively join hands and work together to successfully navigate this critical time in history,” she said.

This year’s conference will be an interactive experience designed to challenge views, bring new insights on how to engage in social development, and showcase remarkable people whose innovative social change practices give replicable examples for others to follow in effective nation building.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Gap Fund, a COVID-19 crisis fund established by the Mergon Group. The fund assists NPOs that are working on the frontlines,supporting our country’s most vulnerable people and has allocated grants to more than 70 NPOs since the start of the pandemic.

Co-hosted by Dr Michael Mol of Hello Doctor and Minah Koela, CEO of Beautiful Gate South Africa, the conference promises top local and international speakers who will share their knowledge and practical expertise from their fields of work.

The speaker line-up over the two day conference includes:

Dr Caroline Leaf, cognitive neuroscientist, mental health & mind expert
Patrick Kuwana, transformational entrepreneur
Daniel Silke, leading political economy analyst and futurist
Shawn Theunissen, CEO of Growthpoint
GG Alcock, marketer, author and entrepreneur
Remmone Modisakeng, Teambix Founder & Entrepreneur
Dr Boshoff Steenekamp, Epidemiologist
Dr Rudzani Muloiwa, Director of Paediatric HIV – Groote Schuur Hospital

“COVID-19 is redefining purposeful business, and we can all play our part and ‘Be the Regeneration’. We have the power to craft our Nation’s narrative and choose to use COVID-19 as an inflexion point in building a more resilient nation,” said Paschal.

For more information, and to book Early Bird tickets click here. NPOs get a reduced rate by mailing, and the first 300 delegates to book will receive a goodie bag before the event to help them feel like they are ‘in the room’.

This year’s sponsors include Zutari, Momentum, Metropolitan, the V&A Waterfront, Fairtree Capital and Mergon.

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