Times Media Events

Financial Mail & Business Day Investment Summit

Deciding where to invest is one of the most important and complex decisions one can make. Thanks to the Investment Summit, brought to you by Business Day and Financial Mail, there’s no better place to gain insights into growing, managing and maintaining high returns. The Investment Summit caters for all by sharing valuable knowledge of some of South Africa’s most revered financial minds.

Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies prestigious awards acknowledges listed companies which have earned the highest returns for their shareholders over the last five years.  In association with INET BFA Africa, the awards acknowledge the Top 100 Companies, Top Company, Business Leader and Lifetime Achiever of the year.  This much anticipated high profile event is attended by some of South Africa’s most established business leaders.

Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards

The Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards, in association with INET BFA, through the research provided by Intellidex, recognises and rewards South Africa’s top analysts in the institutional stock broking industry. Top analysts are announced in over 40 different research sectors while the best broking houses are named for sales, execution & overall research output.

The Directors Event

In association with Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards, MMI Holdings and the Institute of Directors, The Directors Event is South Africa’s biggest board meeting. For the third year, SA leaders from all spheres will tackle the country’s most pressing issues through hard-hitting roundtable discussions moderated by leading media personalities. With an audience of over 250 influential SA business leaders, the objective of the event is to harness the collective intellectual energy to ensure South Africa’s future financial wellness.

Sunday Times Top Brands Conference And Awards

The prestigious annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey is the longest running consumer brand survey in South Africa. The accolades are presented at a cocktail awards function which is preceded by the Sunday Times Top Brands Conference.

Financial Mail AdForum

Hosted by Jeremy Maggs who, with his panel comprising of industry strategists and creatives, embarks on robust discussions on advertising campaigns in various sectors such as retail, fast food, financial services and fashion and beauty and then engages the audience to red or green card the adverts.


Times Media is proud to once again host the AMARA’s gala dinner which is the much anticipated annual recruitment awards for 2016, which consists of the Publisher’s Award, the Rising Star Award, best Recruitment Advertising Agency, and the best Newsprint Creative, for both the public and private sector.

Financial Mail AdFocus Awards

The who’s who in local advertising and communications gather under one roof to applaud the accolades handed out to their peers at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards, which doubles up as the launch of the well-respected AdFocus publication, edited by Jeremy Maggs and David Furlonger.

FMCG Insights and Conference, in association with Sowetan

For the second year, Times Media Events hosts a one day gathering of FMCG trade suppliers, brand and marketing decision makers, in association with Sowetan to recognise and learn from South Africa’s leading, affordable FMCG brands. The very purposes of the conference is to unpack the science of FMCG success.

Business Day Investor Relations & Strategic Communications

The financial success of running a listed company is any CEO’s top priority. Communicating the wellbeing of that company is not only a legal requirement, but the cornerstone of sound stakeholder (investor) relations. Understanding exactly how important those corporate communications are, specifically in today’s world, is something executives in a strategic role should master. For the second year, Business Day offers a fresh format delivering relevant, value-for-money content in one, power-packed morning.

Sunday Times Generation Next

2017 will see The Sunday Times Generation Next movement deliver insights into youth brand preference and consumer behaviour for the 13th time! The Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards will be charged with a new energy and loads of inspiration for effective youth engagement strategies for brand, marketing, media and advertising professionals in the youth marketing space who hope to better understand consumption habits, trends, and much more. An interactive showcase of brand activations and sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the day.

The Future of Media

The annual meeting place and melting pot for the country’s marketing and media practitioners, for the sixth year, the Future of Media provides a unique platform to engage with the broader community of media buyers, planners, media owners, brand managers, marketing managers and creative directors.

Liberty Radio Awards

The Liberty Radio Awards aims to present a credible, well-judged transparent programme that promotes and recognises excellence in radio, with the objective of ensuring that radio remains one of South Africa’s foremost media choices. It’s about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled. It’s about securing the future of the radio industry by rewarding excellence and motivating the constant and consistent raising of standards.

Sunday Times Literary Awards

The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, awarded by the Sunday Times. The awards are the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (formerly Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2001-2014) and the Alan Paton Award for works of non-fiction (1989-present) which are presented at an awards gala dinner with the who’s who in the literary world.

Financial Mail Private Lounge

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An exclusive panel discussion hosted by a media personality for 40 specially invited guests and Financial readers. The events are held in a relaxed environment that encourages engagement and conversation over cocktail snacks and drinks. The objective is to add value and, while providing a thought leadership opportunity for the sponsoring partner.

Leaders on the Move

In association with the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards and the Institute of Directors, Leaders on the Move is a novel concept that takes a group of tomorrow’s business leaders to meet South Africa’s top business executives face-to-face in a unique mentorship programme. Facilitated by leading business commentator, Jeremy Maggs, the group travels via luxury coach around Johannesburg, meeting carefully selected business leaders, who impart knowledge that can’t be taught at a business school.

Business Day Dialogues

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Business Day Breakfast Dialogues incorporate a keynote address and an expert panel discussion on a topic (to be agreed in consultation with the sponsoring partner and the Editor). With 100 Business Day readers and industry captains present, this bespoke opportunity provides partners with an excellent thought leadership platform.

BusinessLIVE Premium Insights

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An exclusive panel discussion or key note presentation hosted by a media personality for 50 specially invited guests and Financial readers. The events are held in a relaxed environment that encourages engagement and conversation over cocktail snacks and drinks. The objective is to add value and, while providing a thought leadership opportunity for the sponsoring partner.

Business Day TV SME Summit

Business Day TV SME Summit, in partnership with Credit Guarantee and SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants), creates the opportunity for SME business owners, managers and operators to gain practical insight into how they can adopt smart strategies that show a measurable return on investment. The objective is to equip SME’s with tools to optimise and grow their business.