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Strong first quarter For ABN Event Productions

More than six years ago, Africa Business News (ABN) launched its dedicated events division ABN Event Production, bringing CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa aligned events to the continent, attracting the highest calibre of participants and attendees from both public and private sector, fortifying its position as not only South Africa’s, but Africa’s leading producer of business and first-class event experiences.

Further to this, ABN Event Productions has chartered an aggressive growth strategy, welcoming new team members Vianca Chinsamy, Alice Maile, Melita Adams and Nazia Haroon to the fold, to further grow its now far-reaching events portfolio and service its list of top-tier clients eventing needs, with a great offering.

‘We’ve enjoyed an amazing editorial partnership with both Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa for more than half a decade, bringing unsurpassed networking, market leading content and unrivalled access to some of the most powerful people in Africa, to Africa and Europe,’ commented Alexander Leibner, Head of ABN Event Productions.

Properties aligned to finance and business’s most powerful brands, includes flagship events like the All Africa Business Leaders Awards in Parthership with CNBC Africa, Person of the Year synonymous with Forbes Africa, the Leading Women Summit in association with Forbes Woman Africa, the Future of Health Summit and the CNBC Africa Nightcap at WEF Africa, to name a few. ‘Whereas other event companies have limited themselves to promoting merely their own event properties, ABN Event Productions has seen its client commissioned activations and events growing year on year, leveraging our extensive experience and network, not only in South Africa, but East and West Africa too,’ commented Leibner.

Some of the most notable speakers and guests, ABN Event Productions has had the privilege of hosting include Rwandan President Paul Kagame, South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Former Public Protector of South Africa Thuli Madonsela and Minister of Health of South Africa Aaron Motsoaledi, along with hundreds of CEO’s and business leaders from across the continent.

‘It’s this degree of high-level engagement and access, that gives our corporate partners a competitive edge,’ added GM of Sales for ABN, Mauro Black. ‘Our unmatched event offering, aligned to the sexiest business media brands in Africa, gives our clients the opportunity of associating their brands to existing events or tailor-making their own pioneering experiences.’

2017 promises to be another high-impact year for ABN Event Productions, having kicked-off with a bespoke client investor event in Ghana, a Post-Budget Day Breakfast, an array of custom events at the JSE and the second Leading Women Summit, hosting 200 influential women from across various industries. Africa Business News (ABN) will also be celebrating CNBC Africa’s 10th Anniversary in June and Forbes’s 100th Anniversary in September.

To connect with ABN Event Productions visit or follow @abnproductions on Twitter.

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