Introduction The 27dinner movement was founded in 2006 by Mike Stopforth and Dave Duarte. Held on the 27th of each month and alternating between Johannesburg, Cape Town and now Durban, the 27dinners have hosted thousands of attendees across multiple venues over the last 5 years.
Vision The 27dinner movement aims to bring together informed, networked individuals with a common passion for technology, media and business in an informal but valuable real world space. There have been over 60 27dinners since inception, with an average of 80 people per dinner.
How a 27dinner happens• There is an organiser per region• Date, venue and sponsor(s) are decided by organiser• The event goes live on 27dinner.com• Attendees register on 27dinner.com• Events typically begin with a sit-down dinner• After dinner a guest speaker (or speakers) addresses the audience on a relevant and interesting topic• Talks are followed by drinks and networking
Previous venues• PrimiRosebank, Melrose Arch and Design Quarter• 44 Stanley• Metro• Rocket• Cappello• JB’s Corner• Pappa’s on the Square
Gold sponsorship• 1 Gold sponsor per event – Banner on the 27dinner.com website for 1 month – Mention in event invitation and booking form – Mention at event by MC – 20 minute (max) speaking slot – Product placement / demo table at event – Banners and signage at the venue• R 15,000 (ex VAT) per month
Silver sponsorship• 2 silver sponsors per event – Banner on the 27dinner.com website for 1 month – Mention in event invitation and booking form – Mention at event by MC – Product placement / demo table at event – Banners and signage at the venue• R 7,500 (ex VAT) per month