The Forum shifts into 2018 with action

Posted by liandri fouche on 24 April 2018 11:27:40 CAT

The first quarter of 2018 at the forum company was filled with exciting events, product launches, and activations.  We've rounded up a few standout ones and allude to some exciting event experiences to come.

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Oslo Freedom Forum at the campus

The Oslo Freedom Forum is a transformative annual conference where the world’s most engaging human rights advocates, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders meet to share their stories and brainstorm ways to expand freedom and unleash human potential across the globes. Hundreds of activists, dissidents, technologists, entrepreneurs, journalists, policymakers, and philanthropists gathered in South Africa on March 26, 2018, at the forum the campus for a day of talks, workshops, demos, performances, and discussions aimed at strengthening the worldwide movement to advance freedom and democracy.  Watch more here.  


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the forum turbine hall


This year, what began as a Royal order in 1818 for a “Very Superior Old Pale” cognac will be celebrating the historic milestone of 200 years. Since then Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege has become the benchmark for all other V.S.O.P cognacs that have followed. To celebrate this historic occasion, the Hennessy V.S.O.P’s 200th Anniversary will be focused on celebrating the Legacy and Heritage of Maison Hennessy. A legacy that has been driven by excellence, passion and constant innovation.  On a chilly evening last Thursday, the forum turbine hall welcomed 110 VIP guests to celebrate this milestone with a black tie affair. Read more about it in the media here.

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the forum embassy hill


4Elements Media hosted 40 Media & Influencers at Embassy Hill earlier this year for the launch of Lancôme, Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. Lancôme unveiled its first 24-hour wear foundation for lasting perfection, with its new eternal soft technology,   The food menus emulated the pink colouring of the  Lancome la vie est bella perfume and the black and blue colours of the Lancome Visionnaire specially curated by Ezle Buys, resident head chef at the forum embassy hill.

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upcoming events


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the forum company is thrilled to be sponsoring  Vintage With Love for the third time , from 1-3 June at the forum the campus. Vintage with Love is a platform for women everywhere to be a part of a project to raise money for reputed literacy programmes – by simply clearing out their wardrobes. Vintage with Love is inviting generous women in Johannesburg, Cape Town and elsewhere in South Africa, as well as designers and boutiques, to donate their once loved fabulous fashion items to a good cause.

The idea is to collect beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories that are not worn anymore but are still in perfect condition. All the vintage garments collected will be sold at vintage fashion pop up sales, where the public can come and buy beautiful vintage goods to add to their personal collections. All the proceeds will be donated to literacy charities.

The best part about your shopping experience will be the fact that all the proceeds will be donated to a number of literacy charities, which include, The Click Foundation,  The Link and The Lunchbox Fund to only name a few. 



The Turbine Art Fair 2018 returns for its 6th year to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.  Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of First Rand Bank Limited, has partnered the forum company as the headline sponsor for the fair.  

The RMB Turbine Art Fair is a unique South African arts festival that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.

“The purpose of Turbine Art Fair is to develop young artists and grow the market for African art. RMB shares our vision and this partnership will help to elevate art collecting across a wider market, strengthening the greater creative economy,” says Glynis Hyslop, founder of Turbine Art Fair and MD of The Forum Company.  Do not miss this exciting event on the art calendar.  Ticket sales to open early May.


2018 RMB Turbine Art Fair