This is a past event. Registration is closed. View other INSPIRE AFRICA CONNECT events.
Sancia Mincher (Managing Director of Jewellers Network)

Sancia Mincher

Managing Director of Jewellers Network

Sancia Mincher’ s career in the jewellery sector spans over 25 years. She has had extensive experience in the various fields within the industry , from retail, manufacturing and diamonds to coloured gemstones.

At Jewellers’ Network she has finally found her niche. Here she has combined her passions for publishing and promoting local manufacture, to great success. Sancia has held the realm of Jewellers’ Network for almost 10 years , relishing every minute of it.

Sancia has grown this trade industry magazine from its humble beginnings to what it is now. The largest , most comprehensive trade industry magazine in Southern Africa .

Looking forward , she intends to carry on her pursuit in raising awareness of the amazing quality and craftsmanship the South African manufacturing sector has to offer

Grace Mumo (CEO of Luxury Xclusives)

Grace Mumo

CEO of Luxury Xclusives

Grace is a seasoned woman entrepreneur and executive doing business in Africa. Recognised as one of Africas influential woman in business and professional services and has won various awards which include the Continental Awards 2020 in Media , SADC Regional award winner 2019 in Bus & Professional Services and SA country award 2017 SME.

As a woman she has established the first dedicated luxury platform in Africa that aggregates Luxury brands showcasing the best products in and from Africa. within three years we have been awarded the Luxury platform of the year 2020 for Africa and Middle East and also won the best online luxury magazine in South Africa 2020. These awards confirm that we are on the right path and doing something different and encouraging to create market access for luxury positioning in Africa.

Her expertise cuts across various business interest with over 15 years combined in senior positions spanning from technology and financial services in key markets in Africa. After many years in the corporate with extensive travel in Africa which triggered her passion promoting leading brands & multinationals seeking expansion in Africa in various segments.

She has a diverse profile of various interests in Value Added Services, enterprise solutions, Digital marketing, Luxury management and consulting, Wealth & Investment, Research & Development, Telecommunications and Financial Inclusion, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Internet of Things(IoT), and over overall systems Intelligence services which deliver business excellence and success.

Disruptive Digital transformation is pivotal and an integral part of organisations strategy. She is equipped with right skills on partnership and relationships management to help organisations identify & curate, design, and execute the right strategies to maximise and leverage on existing partnerships, identify new partnerships in respective markets to drive maximum brand value in Africa.

Her passion for innovation and technology stems from her understanding on how to help organisations, leverage on innovation and intelligence to create holistic and inclusive value added services while using existing or new channels to maximise end-to-end value chain within the eco-system to deliver maximum value for customer. Her latest innovation is a super luxurious Virtual Mall for Luxury Brands which she will be launching in October 2021. The first of a kind globally.

As a seasoned woman in business she is available to collaborate, speak at various forums that help empower to help drive business growth in Africa.

Making the right investment decision is key. Therefore, she is looking to connect with like minded business leaders to grow with in partnership and drive the best growth for Africa for the Africa we Want.

Helen Viljoen (Founder / CEO of Nebu)

Helen Viljoen

Founder / CEO of Nebu

Helen is the founder and EO fo Nebu, a sustainable, fine jewellery brand made from 24ct and silver. Looking past jeweller's decorative and investment value. Helen identifies its potential to affect real change, leading her here in support of Fumana's mission.

"I created Nebu Jewellery out of a passion for the African wilderness, a desire to protect its wonders and an appreciation for the enduring legacy of a beautiful heirloom".

Heidi Wahl (Brand & Marketing Manager at First Diamonds)

Heidi Wahl

Brand & Marketing Manager at First Diamonds

They say Diamonds are the girls best friend and building a career promoting. your best friend is truly a dream job.

I have spent most of my adult life surrounded by these beauties, building a brick and mortar brand, working with the buyers from all over the world. During the pandemic we realised the way our clients shop will forever be changed and thus launching the First Lady Diamonds in 2021 was a natural transition.

Building a trusted online brand has been challenging but so rewarding. We are astonished by the success this brand has had with deep routes over the past ew months.