The first Durban Digital Day will take place on October 31 at The Factory Caf�  and will coincide with Halloween.

Two Durban digital agencies DIGIT4LFOR and Falconscove have joined forces to host the first Durban Digital Day – a conference, networking and showcase event for all things digital, technology and social media related.

The event, coinciding with Halloween, takes place on October 31 at The Factory Café at 369 Magwaza Maphalala (Gale) Street in Durban.

The men who have conceptualised the event are Durban digital fundis Glen Botha (better known as the comedian #GlenBo), the director of DIGIT4LFOR, and Fred Felton, chief executive of Falconscove. To add an even more innovative and a fun edge to the event, they will also host an after-party linked to Durban Digital Day, which is being produced by the DSOC (Durban Society of Comedy).

“Hosting the event on October 31 is no coincidence… Our tag line: ‘Does the online world scare you?’ is perfectly apt. We would like to see corporates and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) coming to this event,” said Botha.

He said participants could expect a full day of inspiring sessions, big-name speakers, workshops, a bloggers panel and loads of advice from leading lights of the digital world from KZN and other parts of South Africa.

Keynote speakers for this year include: Kirsty Bisset, Barry Tuck, Mike Saunders, Cath Jenkin, Jonathan Darker, Cade Lamalette, Nadia van der Mescht, Sandile Nene, Felton and many more top class digital speakers, emceed by Botha, who is also hosting a workshop.

There will also be panel discussions and workshops which will feature topics relating to inbound and outbound content, strategic thinking online, advertising and media-buying.

Botha said after the event a great after-party was on the cards featuring Improv-Comedy show Whose Line is It Anyway and then top class music for the Factory Halloween Party. The headline sponsors for this year are The SpaceSpation.

“Learn about content development, strategy, social-media, copywriting and so much more…

“This conference is perfectly suited for marketing managers and teams, advertising/digital media agencies, social media managers, strategists, company executives, communication agencies, CEOs, middle management, mobile developers, graphic designers, bloggers, photographers, students, government officials, NGOs and anyone else who would like to learn about the digital world.”

Felton said: ‘‘For years we have been trying to get a world-class digital conference in place for Durban. Finally, that dream is now a reality.”

 

* Tickets for Durban Digital Day cost R80 online and R100 at the door. The event starts at 8am.

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The hash-tag for the event is |#DbnDDay.

You can also e-mail [email protected] or buy tickets online at http://www.quicket.co.za/events/2759-durban-digital-day