Hello Ambassador is the first creative conference to be held in Pretoria on the 27th and 28th of September 2013 at the State Theatre. The main focus of the conference is to create a platform where emerging artists, creative entrepreneurs and industry experts can meet, network and work together.
Hello Ambassador aims to inspire and educate young artists and to create awareness of the opportunities that are out there for them whilst promoting local talent both nationally and internationally. They also hope to revive interest in the Pretoria CBD and other inner-city initiatives and to do their bit for the urban redevelopment of South Africa’s capital city.
The event will feature the best of South African talent, showcase a wide range of original concepts and a variety of speakers representing the creative industry. From acclaimed CEO’s to local entrepreneurs, well-known musicians and Pretoria’s own home-grown celebrities – you’ll have to the opportunity to hear what they have to say and learn from them at Hello Ambassador.
So why hold this conference in Pretoria? Well, over the past few years the capital city has seen a huge surge in the field of creativity (especially within the art, culture and music realms). This surge has been marked by the rise of many private design colleges, underground initiatives, emerging freelancers, entrepreneurial expeditions and experimental projects. The capital city’s creative scene has developed into somewhat of a cult movement. Cape Town is famous for its Indabas, Johannesburg has its conventions and now Pretoria has Hello Ambassador.
Speakers at the conference will include Carel Hoffman (Hilltop Live), Guiseppe Russo (One Small Seed), Xolisa Dyeshana (chairperson of the Loerie awards and executive creative director at Joe Public), Griffin (the big chief in charge at Watkykjy?), Peach van Pletzen (producer and musician famed for his part in Yesterday’s Pupil and Bittereinder) and many other local industry experts.
This creative expo will assist local brands and companies to promote their inspired artifacts and services. There’s also a design competition and awards aimed at emerging creatives will be given out in an awards ceremony. And that’s not all, there will also be a mini street festival featuring live graffiti, break dancing, beat boxing and an open mic stage to entertain conference goers while they enjoy their lunch on the 28th of September and after party (which starts at 7 PM on the Saturday) which will feature performances by Bittereinder, Markus Wormstorm, The Faradays and others. Conference goers can enter the after party for free and entrance costs R80 for the general public.
Tickets to Hello Ambassador can be bought through Computicket and prices range from R350 (for a single day pass) to R550 (for an all-inclusive 2-day pass). Discount options are available to scholars, students and block bookings of ten or more people. There are only 500 seats available, so if you don’t have tickets yet, you should buy them now to avoid disappointment. More information is available on the Hello Ambassador website and the Hello Ambassador Facebook page.
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