Discovery has announced a prominent line-up of global thought leaders who will be attending this year’s Leadership Summit, to be hosted on 5 March at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The Summit is a prestigious event on the business calendar, attracting the likes of Al Gore, Richard Branson and Malcolm Gladwell in past years. This year’s event promises to be equally thought-provoking with Starbucks chairman, President and CEO, Howard Schultz, renowned American economist Joseph Stiglitz and British Olympian champion, Lord Sebastian Coe confirmed. An announcement on additional speakers will be made in due course.
“South Africa has an immense opportunity to be one of the leaders of the future global stage. Having vision is necessary for us to succeed as a nation and leadership ability in all spheres of society is critical. This is what the Discovery Leadership Summit aims to achieve. We want to expose our leaders to global thinking on issues relating to business, economics and government,” says Adrian Gore, Group CEO of Discovery.
The theme of this year’s Summit is Intellectual Capital. Shared – a theme that encapsulates the wealth of knowledge and insight to be shared by the stellar line-up of speakers.
Attendees of the Summit will this year again support leadership development at grassroots level. A percentage of this year’s ticket prices will be invested in the Umthombo Youth Development Foundation, a South African NGO with an innovative model that supports the training of medical professionals in rural KwaZulu Natal.
For more information on the event or to buy tickets, contact the event organisers Synchronised Marketing and Event Agency on 0861 000 749 or visit the official event website, www.dils.co.za