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COMPANY PROFILE

The leader in South African business-to-business communications


WHO IS TOPCO MEDIA?

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

On an annual basis, across eight publications and 13 major events, our research department examines 10 000 of the best companies in South Africa and celebrates the most successful based on criteria such as empowerment, policies, growth, turnover and CSI. Having opened for business in 1998, we have been doing this for the best part of two decades. We specialise in business-to-business publishing, content creation, business event production and advertising sales. There is no other company with as much experience or expertise in our business-to-business focus area. We are the best at what we do.

After nearly 20 years of continuous research into the top 10 000 companies we have consolidated powerful and comprehensive databases of senior decision makers across industries (both listed and unlisted companies), in government and fast growth SMEs. This group consists of every major decision maker in our economy, as well as organisations who want to do business with them. No one else can offer what we offer in terms of coverage, networking and new business opportunities. Our reach to high level decision makers exceeds 40 000 contacts at director-level alone.

Our company is unique in that only qualified, eligible and sustainable, top performing companies are given the opportunity to participate in our publications and events. Our integrity is a fundamental part of Topco’s philosophy and is integral to our internal and external realtionships and business practice.

Due to the level of organisations we profile, publish and provide event platforms for, the products that we produce create networking opportunities and stimulate economic trade and investment both within South Africa and abroad. Our products have enabled many of the best organisations to engage in different sectors, creating essential public-private partnerships that may otherwise have not been possible.

INNOVATIVE WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

EDUCATING, INFORMING & FOSTERING RELATIONSHIPS.

Top Media & Communications (Pty) Ltd T/A Topco Media Address: Postal Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Website:

14 Roodehek Street, Gardens Cape Town 8001 PO Box 16476, Vlaeberg 8018 086 000 9590 021 424 9411 info@topco.co.za www.topco.co.za


OUR PRODUCTS

AWARDS

‘Empowerment’ is a word often spoken, but who’s taking action? In 2017, the Oliver Empowerment Awards will celebrate a remarkable 16 years of showcasing transformation and honouring the organisations and individuals behind it. Accompanying the Awards, a Conference that draws together CEOs, dignitaries, economists and thought leaders, to define the future’s imperatives.

Date: 30 March 2017 Website: w w w.oliverawards.co.za

BEE accreditation, in line with governmental B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, is imperative for doing business in today’s economy. Impumemelo, sister publication to the annual Oliver Empowerment Awards, accurately compiles South Africa’s most transformed companies, celebrates empowerment milestones and interviews national figures on the future socio-economic goalposts.

Date: 21 - 22 June 2017 Website: www.2030vision.co.za

The Future of Empowerment Conference brings you outstanding leaders who have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation and leadership for empowerment and transformation.

Date: 29 - 30 March 2017 Website: www.futureofempowerment.co.za

Date: November 2017 Website: www.impumelelo.net

SUMMIT

Fully supported by the National Planning Commission Secretariat in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, the Vision 2030 Summit & Awards makes the National Development Plan accessible and understandable to all South Africans, fosters national unity around the push for a prosperous future and outlines the role investors can play in making it a reality. Opening up the stage to public and private sector icons, it’s history in the making.

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AWARDS

Fully supported by the National Planning Commission Secretariat in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Topco Media is producing the Vision 2030 book & summit series to examine, outline, and unpack the National Development Plan from both private and public sector perspectives.

Date: July 2017 Website: www.2030vision.co.za

Fully supported by the National Planning Commission Secretariat in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, the Vision 2030 Summit & Awards makes the National Development Plan accessible and understandable to all South Africans, fosters national unity around the push for a prosperous future and outlines the role investors can play in making it a reality. Opening up the stage to public and private sector icons, it’s history in the making.

Date: 22 June 2017 Website: www.2030vision.co.za


OUR PRODUCTS

SUMMIT & AWARDS

AWARDS

AWARDS The annual Future of HR Summit & Awards celebrates the pivotal role of human resources in South Africa’s constantlychanging business environment, and honours HR champions from around the country. The fully-attended Summit sees industry leaders and experts pooling their expertise to forecast trends, sharing innovative approaches to challenges, and workshopping employee engagement, talent acquisition and leadership.

Date: 26 - 27 July 2017 Website: www.futureofhr.co.za

AWARDS

The Top Women Awards has been nationallyembraced as the premier platform for recognising leadership, vision, and innovation in the organisations that are repositioning women’s roles, both in the private and public sectors. In doing so, it acts as a sustained driver for other organisations, in all market sectors, to ensure that they, too, fully integrate gender parity into their policies.

Date: 17 August 2017 Website: www.topwomenawards.co.za

Every year, rigorous research identifies South Africa’s leading companies in terms of global and South African best practice, performance, people and socio-economic policies. True giants of corporate South Africa, they are profiled in Top 500: South Africa’s Best Managed Companies; the annual business directory, covering 100 sectors, that business and government leaders consider essential to billion rand partnerships and investments.

Date: September 2017 Website: www.top500.co.za

PUBLICATION

Top Women in Business & Government provides a respected platform for organisations with proven gender investment track records to showcase their achievements to global business, prompting interest from equally-progressive organisations. Carrying comprehensive, researched information on the businesses that empower women - who outnumber South Africa’s male population - it promotes and stimulates greater investment in women across the economy.

Date: April 2017 Website: www.businesswomen.co.za

An annual gathering of renowned CEOs, government officials, public figures and celebrities, who come together to celebrate the successes of the Top 500-listed South African companies leading their respective market sectors. Every year, key decision makers wait to hear who will be crowned elite leader among the best of the best - South Africa’s Best Managed Company.

Date: 23 February 2017 Website: www.top500.co.za

CONFERENCES

This is one of South Africa’s premier gender conferences with influential speakers showcasing the women who are redesigning economies, reshaping government and business, and redefining leadership roles.

Date: 16 - 17 August 2017 Website: www.futureofwomen.co.za


OUR PRODUCTS

AWARDS

PUBLICATION

15thAnnual

Do we live in uncertain times, or do we thrive? The National Business Awards highlights the companies and public sector entities invigorating their sectors and generating brighter prospects for all South Africans. Nowhere else will you find more inspiration than under one roof, on one unforgettable night. The Awards ceremony is preceded by a must-attend Conference where finalists, winners and industry experts share their invaluable strategies for success.

Date: 16 November 2017 Website: www.nbac.co.za

CONFERENCES

15thAnnual

Visionary executive decision-makers and government departments seek to partner with empowered, high-performance companies. These partnerships result in an exchange of the best products and services, most competitive prices and highest levels of service efficiency. Such relationships raise the corporate performance bar higher and uplift the economy as a whole. They begin here: in the pages of Top Performing Companies. Often referred to as ‘the bible of e-commerce’ by leading industry champions, it is snapped up on publication, both locally and internationally.

After recognising and awarding the top performing companies in South Africa for 14 years, Topco Media has built a vast network of inspirational leaders. At this two-day conference delegates gain access to the champions of industry, thought provoking content, and C-suite networking opportunities.

Date: 15 - 16 November 2017 Website: www.nbac.co.za

Date: March 2017 Website: www.topperforming.co.za

AWARDS

PUBLICATION

Top300 Zambian Companies and Public Sector provides business leaders, government officials and top executives with a unique opportunity to join Zambia’s corporate circle of excellence by identifying and profiling Zambia’s leading organisations.

Top300 Zambian Companies and Public Sector provides business leaders, government officials and top executives with a unique opportunity to join Zambia’s corporate circle of excellence by identifying and profiling Zambia’s leading organisations.

Top300 is an indespensible tool for doing business with the best companies in Zambia.

Top300 is an indespensible tool for doing business with the best companies in Zambia.

Website: www.top300zambia.com

Website: www.top300zambia.com

PUBLICATION

After an intensive tender process, Topco Media was selected to produce and distribute the Government Communication and Information System’s (GCIS) Public Sector Manager publication. This magazine aims to assist public sector and government managers, along with their departments and agencies, to improve the quality of the services they provide by reporting on management innovations and best practices within the public sector.

Date: Monthly Publication


OUR SHOWCASE

The sky’s the limit When you establish a direct and meaningful dialogue with your customer, an amazing thing happens: A casual consumer becomes a brand loyalist. And brand loyalists are what drive your business success. We create high-impact print and online marketing communications designed to develop your brand as a trusted source of vital information and services. We help you create brand loyalists. Topco Media’s marketing programmes engage customers and connect them with each other. B U S I N E S S TO B U S I N E S S P U B L I C AT I O N S I C O F F E E TA B L E B O O K S CUSTOMER MAGA ZINES

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for all our digital titles please visit: www.issuu.com/topcomedia

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NETWORKING EVENTS

https://www.youtube.com/user/TopcoMediaTv

twitter.com/topco_media

www.linkedin.com/company/topco-media


OUR PEOPLE

Topco Media was founded by Richard Fletcher 23 years ago; its senior staff and directors oversee 70 employees. The staff complement is made up of various industry specialists, who continuously strive to grow, engage and deliver excellence. As part of its CSI, on an annual basis, Topco Media has an intake of graduates whom they train, mentor and to whom they offer employment opportunities.

Ralf Fletcher CEO

GREATEST STRENGTHS: Striving for the best for my company, staff, clients and family - this passion enables me to motivate, energise and grow the Topco way of life. SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: Since taking over the business a few years ago, we have grown the company into a way of life, inspired by local and global entreprenuerial success stories. INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: I have local and global connections in publishing, conferencing and awards through Topco and my FIPP membership network . ENVISIONING THE FUTURE: Our mission at Topco is to become a leading global B2B media company - and if our track record in South Africa is something to go by then we are on track to acheiving this.


Fiona Wakelin

Van Fletcher

GREATEST STRENGTHS: I have worked across sectors from rural development to academic and scholarly publishing.

GREATEST STRENGTHS: Realising a project’s potential and being able to focus on delivering what was envisioned from the outset.

SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: Passion for the knowledge industry and the growth of the voice from the South.

SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: With 20 years of experience in an ever-evolving publishing industry, my motivation comes from being ahead of the pack.

Editor

INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: The publishing industry provides access to research, ideas, opinions, developments and conversations that contribute to shaping the national, regional and global narratives.

Ryland Fisher Editorial Director

GREATEST STRENGTHS: I have more than 30 years of experience in the media industry, most of it at the highest levels. I also have strong contacts in government, business and civil society. SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: I am motivated by the example of struggle pioneers such as Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe and, of course, Nelson Mandela. INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: I am a writer at heart but have seen the need to have experience across all platforms, including broadcast, social media and events. ENVISIONING THE FUTURE: Because of social media, the world is getting smaller. This means that we should no longer limit ourselves to opportunities in South Africa or even Africa.

Publication Director

INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: Having published well over 300 magazines, including a book for Mandela’s 90th birthday, I am constantly gaining insight into the industry.

Lee-Ann Bruce Sales Manager

GREATEST STRENGTHS: One of my greatest strengths is teamwork and motivating a circle of sales people to have fun while we deliver results. SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: As with most local careers, my story started from humble beginings where I began as a receptionist and worked my way up to managing 30 staff members. My ambition and drive are still as strong as my first day at work. INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: Last year I travelled to London to stay ahead of international trends

Karla Fletcher

Haley Fletcher

GREATEST STRENGTHS: My greatest strength is believing in myself and having the confidence to lead from the front.

GREATEST STRENGTHS: My background is in researching companies; this has given me the strength and foresight to drive Topco Media financially as a sustainable and profitable business.

Marketing Director

SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: Inspiring and being inspired by my colleagues and issues of empowerment INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: Marketing and sales are closely related and managing the relationship between the two enables me to create what makes our company special.

Financial Director

SOURCE OF MOTIVATION: My family is the source of my motivation, our values of trust, honesty and integrity motivate me constantly. INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY: I love success stories and I am inspired by researching “rags to riches” companies.


OUR PEOPLE

Babalwa Mkobeni

Nokuthula Bonga

Odelia Fester

Judy Chileshe

Top Women

Future of HR

Top500

Zambia

Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Manager

Nadia Maritz

Clay Tsapi

Nardine Nelson

Top Performing

Vision 2030

Public Sector Manager

Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Manager

Vernon Cheung ICT Manager


Top300 Zambian Companies and Public Sector provides business leaders, government officials and top executives with a unique opportunity to join Zambia’s corporate circle of excellence by identifying and profiling Zambia’s leading organisations.

Zambia

Top300 is an indespensible tool for doing business with the best companies in Zambia. www.topco.za

Judy Chileshe

Project Manager - Zambia

086 000 9590 judy.chileshe@topco.co.za


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Digital Platform WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

At Management SA we’re determined more than ever to celebrate month by month the brightest and best in South African business. And although the newsletter keeps a beady eye on share prices and profit-and-loss figures, we like to focus on the issues that most challenge and inspire SA’s bosses and managers.

DIGIMAG & EBOOKS With over 100 digital magazines publksihed into ebooks and with a global audience of 150,000 readers, our digital presence gives our products a true sense of belonging. Embedding the publications on our sites A little embed goes a long way.

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