Event aims to equip cre­ative en­trepreneurs

The Herald (South Africa) - - Leisure - Za­man­dulo Malonde mal­on­dez@ti­soblack­star.co.za

With the in­ten­tion to em­power lo­cal cre­ative en­trepreneurs with skills, tools and plat­forms to help them ac­cess global mar­kets and de­velop their brands, ZAXL On­line founder Jer­maine Charles will hold a cre­ative con­fer­ence open to the pub­lic to­mor­row.

The Man­i­fest Cre­ative Con­fer­ence will host an ar­ray of speak­ers from the East­ern Cape’s fash­ion, mu­sic and arts in­dus­tries.

PR com­pany Buzz About Town Com­mu­ni­ca­tions’ Njab­ulo Mad­lala said: “Plat­forms such as the Man­i­fest Con­fer­ence are im­por­tant be­cause cre­ative en­trepreneurs are of­ten with­out guid­ance as to how they can han­dle the busi­ness as­pect of it all.

“There is of­ten a mis­con­cep­tion you can­not be a cre­ative and busi­ness-minded at the same time. This event is break­ing down this stereo­type.”

Buzz About Town Com­mu­ni­ca­tions is re­spon­si­ble for the event’s pub­lic­ity.

Key speak­ers will in­clude Port El­iz­a­beth fash­ion de­sign­ers Ati Setipa of Ati De­signs, Walk In Closet de­signer Evans Zemba, Bay DJ Sam Jen­nings, ZAXL On­line’s Charles and Bay band Clique Claq vo­cal­ist Thoko, among oth­ers.

The mar­ket-style event, to be held at the Athenaeum in Cen­tral, will host a range of pop-up stalls, from fash­ion ac­ces­sories, fine art by 4 Blind Mice to cloth­ing by Walk In Closet and more.

With the aim of the event be­ing to en­cour­age en­trepreneur­ship among the youth and sup­port ex­ist­ing en­trepreneurs, it was im­por­tant also to have cre­atives show­case their work on the day, Mad­lala said.

The event will run from 11am to 4pm. Tick­ets are R100 at the door.

Buzz About Town Com­mu­ni­ca­tions will also host the Tales of the Sis­ter­hood women em­pow­er­ment event from 11am to 3pm at Isango Gate Bou­tique Ho­tel on Au­gust 4, with speak­ers Tumi Flusk and Bay DJ Sam “Miss Jay”.

Bay singer LoveChild will en­ter­tain guests and MC Suliwe Sihlwayi will host the show.

“The main goal of the event is to em­power women to live their best lives and be in­spired by the suc­cess­ful women who will be guest speak­ers at the event,” Mad­lala said.

The event will fea­ture a fash­ion show and a live makeup tu­to­rial.

Tick­ets cost R200, in­clu­sive of food and drinks.

Tick­ets can be booked through buz­z­about­town­com­mu­ni­ca­tions@gmail.com

HELP­FUL ADVICE: Bay DJ Sam ‘Miss Jay’ Jen­nings will speak at to­mor­row’s con­fer­ence

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