7 Jun 2024 ///

Decorex Future Talks 2024 boast a stellar lineup of local creatives paving the way for forward thinking

Decorex has announced the highly anticipated return of Future Talks, featuring Bathandwa Ngwendu as the Master of Ceremonies. This dynamic series of talks, to take place at Decorex Cape Town from 6 to 9 June 2024, and Decorex Joburg from 1 to 4 August 2024, promises to be a forum for inspiration and innovation within the design industry.

Ngwendu, a visionary, storyteller and director with deep roots in the South African creative landscape, assumes the role of MC for the second consecutive year. 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. As the host of the Maak ‘n Plan podcast, Ngwendu has captivated audiences with content that resonates deeply, incubates ideas and provides insightful commentary on arts and culture in South Africa.

At the heart of Future Talks lies a commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration and sustainable design practices. Ngwendu champions the imperative for designers to engage with diverse perspectives, underscoring the transformative potential of such collaborations in addressing pressing global challenges.

The series encompasses a multifaceted exploration of topics, ranging from sustainability and circularity, to design entrepreneurship and the transformative impact of technology on the creative landscape. Each session is meticulously curated to ignite critical discussions and inspire groundbreaking solutions to industry challenges.

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. Working closely with selected hotels, restaurants, cult brands or heavyweights, they deliver with style, punch and a lick of irreverence.

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.

Future Talks is a complimentary addition to Decorex’s general admission tickets, available at a discounted rate when purchased online in advance. Given the limited capacity of each session, pre-registration is essential to secure your place. Stay informed and engaged by downloading the Decorex app, set to launch on 6 May 2024, providing access to event updates and exclusive content.

Join us for an unparalleled journey into the future of design, where collaboration and innovation converge to shape a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow.

These are just a few of the thought-provoking, mind-bending presenters who’ll be sharing their insights at the event. The Future Talks are free to attend with general admission tickets to the show, which are valid for one day. Pre-registration is required as the talks will have limited space so be sure to plan your visit in advance via the dedicated Decorex app which will have all the information you need as well as live updates.

General admission tickets cost R10 less if you buy online ahead of time instead of at the door, and the first 2 000 people who purchase a ticket online will receive a 10% discount voucher for Samsung.com.


Cape Town ticket prices online 

Adults: R140

Pensioners/students R110

Children 2- 12 years: R30

Children under 2 free


Cape Town ticket prices at the door 

Adults: R150

Pensioners/students R120

Children 2- 12 years: R30

Children under 2 free


Decorex Cape Town Show times: 

Thursday 6 June 10h00-18h00

Friday 7 June 10h00-18h00

Saturday 8 June 10h00-18h00

Sunday 9 June 10h00-17h00


Buy a Decorex Cape Town ticket Here 


Joburg ticket prices online 

Adults: R150

Pensioners/students R110

Children 2- 12 years: R30

Children under 2 free


Joburg ticket prices at the door

Adults: R160

Pensioners/students R120

Children 2- 12 years: R40

Children under 2 free


Decorex Joburg Show times: 

Thursday 1 August 09h00-18h00

Friday 2 August 09h00-18h00

Saturday 3 August 09h00-18h00

Sunday 4 August 09h00-17h00


Buy Decorex Joburg ticket Here 


Press Release Courtesy of Decorex


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