Sunday Times Gen Next


13 June 2019

Sandton Convention Centre


About Sunday Times Gen Next

The Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase, and Awards Ceremony will be charged with lots of energy, great insight, and loads of inspiration for effective youth engagement strategies. The event is for brand, marketing, media and advertising professionals in the youth marketing space who hope to better understand consumption habits, trends, and much more.

Conference Agenda















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Sunshine ShibamboFounder of Cheri Yase Kasi

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Pearl ModiadieSouth African Actress; TV & Radio Presenter

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Eben GewersGroup Sales and Marketing, Tiso Blackstar Group Pty Ltd

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Ingrid JensenExecutive Manager: Reputation Communication and Marketing, Gautrain

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Bongani ChinkandaChief Executive Officer, HDI Youth Consultancy

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Mummy Mthembu-FawkesEntrepreneur, industry pioneer, social media and branding strategist

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Kenzy MohapiHost of the Best Weekend Radio Show, Jacaranda FM

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Mongezi MtatiMarketing Manager, Ornico Group

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Mbali UbisiBiggest Twitter influencer of 2017 & 2018

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Atiyya KarodiaLead strategist at VML South Africa

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Aisha R. PandorCo-founder and CEO of

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Julia RobsonSocial media manager, Esports personality and correspondent

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Dominic GaobepeAuthor and Speaker

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Refilwe MalulekeManaging Director of YellowWood

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Siya SangweniBrand Manager and Show Host,

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Lindokuhle MadlingoziJunior Board of Directors- HDI Youth Marketeers

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Puseletso RadebeJunior Board of Directors- HDI Youth Marketeers

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Pandina ShanJunior Board of Directors- HDI Youth Marketeers

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Bonolo MasukumeJunior Board of Directors- HDI Youth Marketeers

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Bakithi MngomezuluJunior Board of Directors- HDI Youth Marketeers

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Arye KellmanChief Creative Officer and Co-founder, Tilt

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Qhama SinkilaAmalgamation

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Gomolemo NkwanaAmalgamation

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Banele MossAmalgamation

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Itumeleng MobokoAmalgamation

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Nono DitshegoJunior Board of Directors- HDI Youth Marketeers

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Farah FortuneDirector of African Star Communications & Brand South Africa Play Your Part Ambassador

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Linda SmithProgramme Manager, Care for Education

What makes Sunday Times Gen Next?

Research Study

Keeping track of how youth interact with, and respond to brands is an ongoing process. Started in 2004, the Sunday Times Gen Next study undertaken by HDI Youth Marketeers is now the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey, polling over 5,500 youths aged 8 to 23. Results are released in the Sunday Times annually, and it culminates in a glittering awards event that recognises the coolest brands and celebrities.

Interactive Showcase

The Interactive showcase area allocated to brands at Sunday Times Gen Next allows them the opportunity to interact and engage with youth through various displays, activations and competitions. If your brand is serious about capturing the youth’s hearts and minds: this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Youth Marketing Conference

With the success of the inaugural Sunday Times Gen Next Youth Marketing Conference hosted in 2015, we will be hosting the fourth youth marketing conference this year where marketing gurus in the youth space gather to provide the audience with insight into how to crack this audience. The event will allow delegates to gain insights on the marketing trends within the youth space.

View 2018 Executive Summary

Awards Ceremony

The Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, now in its 14th year, is the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey. The results of the survey conducted by HDI Youth Marketeers are particularly relevant to brands and advertisers, with the Sunday Times Gen Next Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards attracting the attendance of SA’s leading business minds and marketers.

View 2018 Winners

2018 Highlights




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