Events & PR

JURY PRESIDENT

Caroline Pretorious
Executive Creative Director
VWV Group
Johannesburg, South Africa

Caroline joined VWV in 1987 and worked her way up, fulfilling pretty much every role in the business. She has received numerous local and international awards for her directorship of video and live events and was appointed Executive Creative Director in 1998. After a brief sabbatical, Caroline re-joined VWV to successfully lead the winning World Cup Ceremonies bid. VWV has been recognized with 12 Loeries Grand Prix’s and 39 Loeries Gold Awards. VWV has also received the Financial Mail Specialist Agency of the Year award and the Finweek AdReview Outstanding Performer – Events award. Caroline serves on the Loeries committee and is a board member of VWV Group and of Phakama, a VWV initiative that serves to up-skill young women in the communication sector.

 

Juliet Honey
Creative Director

Net#Work BBDO
Johannesburg, South Africa

After a failed attempt at becoming a mechanical engineer, Juliet landed up studying graphic design which launched her head-first into advertising. She began her career at TBWA Hunt Lascaris as a studio assistant. She likes to believe that the late nights, spray glue fumes and working with some of the best advertising minds in the country gave her the perfect foundation for her career. Since then, Juliet has worked at Grey Worldwide in Johannesburg, Lowe Bull in Johannesburg and currently finds herself at Net#work BBDO.

Juliet loves creative ideas that are strongly rooted in a great strategy and beautifully crafted. Sometimes she draws memes.

Tiziana Tucci
Executive Creative Director
Mela Events
Johannesburg, South Africa

With over 2 decades in the marketing and events sector, Tiziana Tucci is a seasoned professional. Her career started at Sun International, where she worked on the coordination of the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge and developed marketing collateral and campaigns for the various resorts under the Sun International umbrella. Other blue chip companies included Standard Bank in South Africa, and in the UK where Tiziana lived and worked for 5 years, she worked for CLSA Global, Prudential, CJP Intelligent Marketing and the Egg Group. 

Over the years, Tiziana has put her branding and marketing skills to great use in launching new offices and companies, managing corporate events and road shows, developing marketing campaigns and strategies, looking after internal communications and managing research programmes.  In 2004 Tiziana returned to South Africa to start a family and in 2008, together with business partner Enelra Booth, grew Mela Events into an established Events Agency that specialises in managing small to large-scale events for multi-national and private companies, both locally and internationally. Their clients include the likes of Nando’s, Cisco, Samsung, BMW and Standard Bank.  From brand activations, product launches, conferences, content development, delegate logistics etc, Mela delivers a seamless experience that always aims to surpasses expectations. 

 

Audrey Lummis
Head of Events & Activations
FCB 
Johannesburg, South Africa

Audrey Lummis is highly sought after and well respected in the live events business. After 16 years of experience in the industry, she has produced a number of acclaimed African and global football tournament ceremonies, line produced a number of Africa’s largest live music award shows and executive produced government rallies, festivals, and concerts. 

In addition, she’s been actively involved in the production of prestigious corporate events such as conferences, gala dinners, product and campaign launches and many other international exhibitions and showcases across the African continent. 

Audrey is currently Head of Events and Activations for FCB Africa, where she contributes daily to South Africa’s global and local appeal on the South African Tourism account.