Our TEDx Partners

We partnered with ArtEC since 2016 for our Salon(mini Conference) events.


artEC (formerly EPSAC) is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship by working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts.

We have undergone ambitious changes to reposition artEC as a society which is relevant to all members of the art and craft community, and to raise the standards of art, both in PE and the rest of the Eastern Cape.

In 2017 we Partnered with some old and new associations and organisations below:


NETucation is the leading e-learning company focussed on Privacy and Online Safety Training for Community Groups, Families and Schools.

NETucation’s founder, Ramon Thomas, has worked closely with the TEDxPortElizabeth team after his resignation as the founder or the organisation from supporting leadership programs to funding of operations where needed.


Magnetic Storm

Being part of the founding Partners to the Organisation Magnetic Storm continues to be a helping hand to the technical necessities and will continue to be one of NMB’s best in enriching youth development and corporate events through their brilliant service.

Magnetic Storm’s industry role extends beyond selling and installing audio visual equipment and providing event services. As leaders in this corporate industry, Magnetic Storm finds it important to make a difference and use our expertise by being actively involved in a range of developmental and social projects across a broad spectrum of initiatives.


For our 2016 conference we partnered with the following organisations

AFDA Film School Port Elizabeth

AFDAAFDA, is a film, television, performance, business innovation and computer technology school. It has campuses located in Auckland Park, Johannesburg; Observatory, Cape Town; Durban North, Durban; Newton Park, Port Elizabeth and Gaborone Botswana.

AFDA Port Elizabeth has sponsored the venue (28 Bird Street, Central), for the first ever TEDxPortElizabeth Conference in 2016.


Protea Hotel Port Elizabeth Marine

Protea MarineOur accommodation partner was The Protea Hotel Marine by Marriott is one of the finest beachfront hotels in Port Elizabeth.

A stay at this four-star hotel is an unparalleled experience. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, you can relax or work in comfort.

Perfect for tourists and business travelers, Marriott Protea Hotel Marine being in the heart of this friendly city of Port Elizabeth, is famous for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious interior design. Whether you are on conference or holiday, there is no better place to stay.

The hotel offers a wide variety of rooms to choose from, with 78 standard bedrooms and 36 superior rooms including self-catering units.

From perfect comfort to ultimate luxury, the ‘Marine’ has the environment you’ve been searching for.

Contact the Protea Hotel Marine HERE or via email on marine@marineprotea.co.za should you have any queries.

Algoa Bay Yacht Club


The TEDxPortElizabeth organising committee has met every Saturday at the ABYC and we thank them for the use of their deck, Chartroom and Wardroom as we have met and planned.

The Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Port Elizabeth forms part of the Nelson Mandela Metropole. ABYC has been host to many national and international sailing events.

ABYC exists to; “Foster an interest in sailing” and we provide the facilities to meet this objective. An active sailing section, marina, convivial pub and excellent restaurant (The Chartroom) with a great view all combine to make ABYC one of the friendliest venues in the Friendly City.

A rich nautical and competitive sailing history with many resident and visiting characters assure you of a unique Port Elizabeth experience. Competitive sailing takes place every weekend throughout the sailing season and social Wednesday Evening Sailing is open to all who want to; “try before you buy”.

ABYC is conveniently situated within the precincts of the Port Elizabeth Harbour just north of the National Sea Rescue (NSRI) and Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club (PEDSAC).


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In addition, fractional share rights (FSRs), which is unique to EasyEquities, provides investors with a solution to invest in fractions of shares through a contractual claim. This enables the investor to participate in the economic benefits and risks associated with share ownership (price movements and dividends) and only excludes voting rights for the particular portion or fraction. Investors can now invest into higher unit price stocks, even if they don’t have the money to buy a full share. There is also a tax-free investment offering on the EasyEquities platform. A range of informational material is available to assist anyone from the novice investor looking to buy shares in a specific brand, to the more seasoned, technically oriented investor who wants to make decisions based on available data.

EasyEquities will sponsor R50 vouchers for each goodie bag. A personalised copy of Alec Hoggs latest book – How to invest like Warren Buffett – will be given to each speaker. A R1000.00 lucky draw attendance prize will be placed in the winner’s EasyEquities account.

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Nelson Mandela Bay TourismNelson Mandela Bay Tourism sponsored the bags for the goodies plus badges and tourism brochures.

Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch and Colchester), an excellent value-for-money-family-fun-in-the-sun-holiday destination, named after Nelson Mandela – humanitarian, freedom fighter and world icon of peace – located 763 km east of Cape Town, is regarded as the “official” gateway to the scenic Eastern Cape Province and the world renowned Garden Route and is sometimes referred to (by the people who know her best) as the “friendly city” or the “water sport capital of Africa”.

Port Elizabeth is known as the friendly city and is renowned for its pristine and accessible beaches, adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle. It boasts a strong cultural history, provides a student friendly environment with excellent accommodation and is a host to a large body of international visitors annually