Blazon Magazine

Champagne in Africa Festival

The past two years have brought about many obstacles, but also many great stories of bravery, triumph and resilience of the human spirit. Our tenacity, hope and drive help us bring our possibilities to life. And there’s no more fitting way to celebrate than with a glass of Champagne in hand at the Champagne in Africa Festival.

The Absa Champagne in Africa Festival, previously known as the Absa Champagne Festival, will take place virtually on Thursday, 25 November 2021, from 19h00 – 20h30 (CAT). Attendance of the virtual event is FREE and is open to all persons over the age of 18.

The festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception twenty years ago, and will bring Absa’s Corporate and Investment Banking clients, finance industry movers and shakers and the general public together to celebrate success stories from across the African continent.

Against this backdrop, Absa also believes it is appropriate to change the name of the festival from Absa Champagne Festival to Absa Champagne in Africa Festival, to emphasis and acknowledge the inclusion of the rest of the African continent in the celebrations.

“This year and beyond, the Festival will not only focus on celebrating our business successes across the African continent but our persistence, and that of our clients and general members of the African community, to endure personal challenges presented by the COVID-19 effects on society” says, Clement Motale, Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking.

Motale says despite the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating economic impact across the globe some of Absa’s clients have seen exponential growth. “Covid-19 has indeed had distressing economic impact globally, however, it has seen many corporations react with fresh ideas, changes, innovations, resilience and new and exciting business models and successes. As much as we have been there to support our clients and the communities we operate in through tough times, we need to celebrate our resilience and growth amidst turbulent conditions. Through our annual Champagne in Africa Festival, we are able to raise a glass and toast Africa’s tomorrow as we continue to bring our continent’s possibilities to life together.”

This year, over 25 Champagne Houses will participate in the festival. Join us to discover everything that the majestic world of Champagne has to offer… with a glass of bubbly in your hand. Register to attend the virtual experience for FREE by registering on the Absa Champagne in Africa Festival website

Purchase a hamper worth R795, which includes a bottle of pre-selected Champagne and two flutes, by Friday, 19 November if you would like to further immerse yourself in a tantalising bubbles experience for you to enjoy during the virtual event.

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