The PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative is an annual awards event, hosted by Worx Group, and showcasing showcasing the work of exceptional architecture and design students for all in attendance.
The students presented their design interpretations of a semi-fictional brief, and were available to answer the questions of attendees as they moved from stand to stand.
Attendees were free to roam and mingle where they pleased with a standing cocktail table setup, and large screens to showcase the students work, all the while enjoying canapes and drinks. At the end of the evening, Navan Padayachee, from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal was awarded 1st place.
Kool Out chose to host Nescafé ‘s celebration of International Coffee Day at the Birdhouse this year, using their coffee as the catalyst for a congruence of artists, DJs, creatives and everyday people. The party featured a line-up of killer DJs and went late into the night. Attendees were sure to remember this as one of the best parties they’ve ever attended.
Contact Media Communications hosted the much anticipated collaboration between famed Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo and Belvedere Vodka. Belvedere harnessed Laolu’s signature style to create a stunning limited edition bottle, and hosted the South African launch of this bottle at the Birdhouse. With the evocative art on display, attendees revelled in the Belvedere brand, even enjoying the privilege of having their faces painted by the artist himself.
Together with the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, Heavy Chef hosted an incredibly inspiring event delving into the influence of the fourth industrial revolution on South African education and painted an impression of what our future might look like. Featuring S’onqoba Maseka, Sam Paddock and former South African President Thabo Mbeki, the evening was filled with stimulating conversations between audience and speaker.
The Late Night Arcade is a home for the night owls of Johannesburg who enjoy late nights competing against friends or enjoying a film with a view. In partnership with New Reality, BS Events, and The Bioscope Independent Cinema, the Late Night Arcade was the first of a monthly event, featuring virtual reality, Playstation consoles, arcade machines, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, an outdoor cinema, and a sneak preview of the much anticipated Boet Fighter!
The Fireside Sessions is an initiative created by local entrepreneur Steven Pinto, who sought to initiate a dialogue between experienced CEOs, budding entrepreneurs and those looking to enter the fray. The first event featured three speakers with varying levels of experience. Karmsheel Ramsugit, CEO of Grocerease, Ross Mains-Sheard, CEO of Versofy and finally Musa Kalenga, CEO of Bridge Labs and experienced entrepreneur. They regaled the crowd with stories, factoids and memories of their experience of the entrepreneurial life and entered into an illuminating discussion with audience members. True to its form, the event was free, allowing anyone from all walks of life to join in the discussion and thought sharing session.