WELCOME TO FUSE
WE ARE AFRICA’S UN-CONFERENCE
FUSE is where the leading minds in high-end African travel connect with cross-industry innovators and disruptors to share ideas, discuss opportunities and challenges, and set light to a new vision for the future of high-end travel.
Taking place on the first day of We Are Africa 2019, FUSE turns the traditional conference model on its head: channelling similarly groundbreaking events in tech, advertising and media, we’re calling on the brightest minds in the industry, the We Are Africa tribe, to create the content yourselves. You’ll be joined by key influencers from progressive, relevant industries for an immersive programme designed to promote collaboration, maximise creativity and set light to a new vision for the future of high-end African travel and hospitality.
HOW DOES IT WORK
You are the content! As the ultimate authority in high-end African travel, we want to hear your big ideas that will challenge the crowds, generate discussion and inspire collaborative solutions to drive the industry forward.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
This is your opportunity to share the ideas that matter most to you with the leading minds in your field – and to hear their feedback and ideas in return.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
To get the most out of the experience, be an active participant – no spectators allowed! Submit a Spark talk, take part in a discussion topic and get inspired by great content.
it all starts with a spark…
Stand in front of the tribe and pitch your groundbreaking idea that will change the future of African travel. Whether it’s a top marketing tip or an on-the-ground initiative, a tech innovation or the human touch, this is your chance to shine and position yourself and your brand as true thought-leaders.
But beware: this is NOT a sales pitch! You’ll deliver 15 slides in just 3 minutes and 45 seconds – that’s only 15 seconds per slide, so make it smart, sharp and sublime.
open your mind and take a seat at inspire
A 40-minute talk from a key individual whose work has influenced the industry and whose insights are invaluable to its development. This year, we’ll have three INSPIRE stages covering a wide range of topics including creativity, conservation, marketing and technology.
Head of Innovation at SAP and aspiring extraterrestrial
The first semi-humanoid robot in South Africa
Managing Director of Ditau Interiors
Founding creative partner of King James Group
Chef, Author and Surprised Restauranteur
Entrepreneur, best-selling author and trend specialist
How can we come together to showcase Africa’s diversity and prove that we, the tribe, are at the cutting edge of hospitality? Pick a topic and take the lead on a 50-minute discussion/brainstorm/debate/trouble-shooting session – whatever you want to call it, we’re looking for advanced thinking and crowd-sourced solutions!
To claim one of the DISCUSS slots, submit your idea HERE and scribble your name and topic on the dedicated board when you arrive. As the facilitator, you’ll spend five minutes introducing your idea, before opening it out to the floor.
|08:30 – 10:00||Check-in and badge collection|
|10:00 – 10:50||Welcome|
|10:50 – 11:25||Spark Talks|
|11:30 – 12:10||
|12:30 – 13:10||
|13:10 – 14:30||Lunch||Leap of Faith|
|14:30 – 15:10||
|15:30 – 16:20||Workshop 1
Instagram with Craig Howes
Water with WESGRO
Where to with Wetu
|Discuss 1||Discuss 2||Discuss 3||Discuss 4||Discuss 5|
|16:20 – 16:45||Drinks & Majozi Performance|
|16:45 – 18:00||Keynote & Grand Finale|
|08:30 – 10:00|
|CHECK-IN AND BADGE COLLECTION|
|10:00 – 10:50|
|10:50 – 11:25|
|11:30 – 12:10|
|12:30 – 13:10|
|13:10 – 14:30|
|LUNCH||LEAP OF FAITH|
|14:30 – 15:10|
|15:30 – 16:20|
|16:20 – 16:45|
|DRINKS & MAJOZI PERFORMANCE|
|16:45 – 18:00|
|KEYNOTE & GRAND FINALE|