Decorex Africa Future Talks
Decorex Future Talks are back this year.

Future Talks Return to Decorex Stage

Future Talks return to the Decorex stage with multi-disciplinary visionary Bathandwa Ngwendu as MC for a host of inspiring speakers

Decorex has just upped their game. This morning they announced that the Decorex Future Talks is making a comeback this year with Bathandwa Ngwendu as the Master of Ceremonies. ​​This series of inspirational talks is set to take place at Decorex Cape Town from 6 to 9 June 2024, and Decorex Joburg from 1 to 4 August 2024.

Who’s Bathandwa Ngwendu?

A visionary, storyteller and director with deep roots in the South African creative landscape. As the host of the Maak ‘n Plan podcast, he’s known for captivating audiences with insightful commentary on arts and culture. Hailing from Khayelitsha and nurtured in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, Ngwendu’s rich cultural background infuses his work, making him a respected voice in contemporary discourse.

What to Expect?

Future Talks is all about collaboration and sustainable design practices. Get ready for discussions on topics like sustainability, design entrepreneurship, and the impact of technology on creativity. Each session is curated to ignite critical discussions and to try to inspire groundbreaking solutions to industry challenges.

Poster Child

The 2024 Future Talks visual identity was designed by Jana and Koos, a creative branding and design agency led by Jana Hamman and Koos Groenewald. For more than a decade they’ve been sought-after for establishing brand personalities that leave lasting impressions. Their approach is always conceptually-driven and culturally-relevant.

Meet the Speakers

From interior design trends to urban challenges, the lineup of speakers is sure to spark thought-provoking conversations. Noteworthy Future Talks speakers include Megan Hesse, renowned for her contributions to interior design trends and modern aesthetics; Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, spearheading initiatives to foster collaboration and address urban challenges; Driaan Claasen, an authority on the intersection of technology and design; Frans Dekker, offering valuable insights into navigating the complexities of building plan approval processes; Anja Joubert, unveiling groundbreaking research on future materials shaping design landscapes; Crystal Birch, sharing indispensable wisdom on launching and managing successful design ventures; Leanne Porter, advocating for inclusive design principles that prioritise community well-being; and Steve Smith, delving into the intricacies of circular design and sustainable practices.

When and Where?

Decorex Cape Town kicks off from 6 to 9 June 2024, followed by Decorex Joburg from 1 to 4 August 2024. Future Talks is complimentary with general admission tickets, available at a discounted rate online.

How to Attend?

Pre-registration is essential due to limited space. Download the Decorex app from 6 May 2024 for event updates and exclusive content.

Here are the ticket prices for Cape Town:

  • Adults: R140
  • Pensioners/Students: R110
  • Children (2-12 years): R30
  • Children under 2: Free

You can buy Decorex Cape Town tickets here and Decorex Joburg tickets here.

* For more information on what Decorex is about, visit their website here.