The World's Premium Online MediaDigital Marketing and Tech Event

17 - 20 June, ICC Durban 2021  


 The Future of Marketing will be HUMAN-FIRST and EXPERIENCE-DRIVEN

In its 2nd year, Social Media Week Durban (#SMWDurban) seeks to bring together professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. Showcasing some of the latest digital platforms and agencies. 

SMWDurban 2020 Featured Topics

AI vs Humanity

In this talk, we’ll discuss what’s new in social listening, the importance of combining AI with human expertise.


How does one make money through various digital platforms and how to effectively monetise.

Influencer Marketing

The ins and outs of influencer marketing. What is an influencer and is it going to change? 


The power of storytelling in business and through marketing. How to keep your audience intrigued.

 SMWDurban 2020 Headline Speakers


Honourable MEC

KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic Development


Honorable Executive Mayor

City of Ethekwini



Innovative Durban


Head Coach


   Deputy Chair for WIB, Durban Chamber


Social Media Lawyer

 and CEO

Povidox Corporate

Law Advisors


Communications Specialist

 Manager of Mulitmedia at Transnet


Specialises in Data Driven Marketing Technology

CEO of Humanz AI



Digital Music & Culture Expert

Digital Manager 


Keynote Speaker


CEO of Digitlab


LinkedIn Brand Specialist

Founder & Director

Turn Left Media

       Mixo Ngoveni 

       Chief Executive Officer



Business Strategist


A Game Business


Founder and Head of Growth

Luna Digital

Tebogo Thobejane

Social Media Entrepreneur

Influencer and Film Producer 

6 Figure Digital

Alvero Mpofu

Chief Executive Officer

Elula Group

International Guest Speakers


Best selling author and publisher


Mums in Business Association


"Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Know"




Brand Specialist

Content Creator


Best selling author


Mums in Business Association


Brand Specialist

Content Creator


"Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Know"




Best selling author and publisher


Mums in Business Association


Best selling author


Mums in Business Association


Best selling author


Mums in Business Association

Social Media Experts and Strategists


Social Media Lawyer

 and CEO of Povidox Corporate Law Advisors


Professional Speaker

Brand Strategist 




Co-founder and CEO



Brand Specialist

Content Creator 


Guru on YouTube Channel Marketing and Music Manager at SimfyAfrica 

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SMW Durban is the marquee event for business leaders, global thinkers, and entrepreneurs

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All-Access Special Package


R18 750


-50% OFF for a limited time

VIP All-Access SMW Pass 2021

(Access to all 4 days)



R3 997


-50% OFF for a limited time

2 Day SMW Conference Pass 2021



R2 895


-50% OFF for a limited time

Corporate Exhibitor


R22 975

 R45 950

-50% OFF for a limited time

SMW exhibitor budget package


R12 975

 R25 950

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Theme Overview

AI vs Humanity

What is the great Hack 


The social listening industry was pioneered by geeks, not marketers. As a result, many brands still use metrics invented by software companies rather than those that matter to brand and product owners. Often, the over-promise of artificial intelligence has entrenched these legacy metrics, making it challenging for brands to take integrated social data in a straight-forward yet transformational way.

In this talk, we’ll discuss what’s new in social listening, the importance of combining AI with human expertise, how to align social insights with marketing intelligence fundamentals, and the importance of social intelligence for mapping your organization’s digital transformation agenda

The Future is Social Commerce

Meet the new content curators in SA


Is content the Holy Grail of Ecommerce Engagement? How do you power up on social commerce using Facebook and other Social media platforms? The average digital adult spends 5 hours per day on their devices and “50% of time spent is in social, messaging, media and entertainment applications.” 


A good slice of them have purchased products directly via social media. How are you pushing your clients to have a world of an experience via E-commerce and Social media?

Youth Entrepreneurship and Social Media



With the introduction on Social Media, thousands of young people are emerging as business owners especially on Instagram and Facebook

How do you convert your online community into buyers?

Which platforms are best for selling? 

Success stories from Instagram, Youtube and Facebook

SMW Durban will feature Youth Entrepreneurship Masterclasses from emerging entrepreneurs, social media experts and influencers.

Government Communication

and Social Media

Engaging with Citizens


Social Media has emerged as a vital tool of communication for government and political parties globally. The youth and middle-aged citizens are on Social Media platforms thereby affording government communicators, politicians and their parties an opportunity to be aware of matters on the ground, engaging with citizens and potential new voters and how they can engage effectively to drive their messages across. With Social Media being a more cheaper alternative way of communicating and advertising how is the Government actively using this space to ensure their objectives, causes and information reaches their audiences?

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