Testimonials – Open Sessions

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2 February 2017

State We’re In – 2017 Q1: “Dazed and Disoriented – the impact of being WOKE”.

A few words from our Johannesburg and Cape Town Open Sessions.


“I was great seeing trends that relate to our industry, seeing how our clients use some of the tech in their homes. We as a business need to think how we can add some of the things I saw today in our business to better customer experience.”
– Angelique van der Merwe, De Hoek Country Hotel

“It was informative and amazing to see the trends that we can use for our clients.”
– Foxy, Atmosphere Communications

“I came to the open session last year, it was interesting to see how things have evolved from the last session. Dion has a way of showing how trends shape businesses and how it relates to various industries.” 
– Imran Cassim, MTN

Cape Town

“I found the presentation really informative and scary. It’s so important to be aware of what is to come, it’s vital to know what can look forward to no matter what industry you are in.”
– Nicci Collier – British Airways Highlife Magazine

“The insights were phenomenal, Dion Chang is Dion Chang it’s what we have come to expect.”
– Gareth Armstrong – Future CEO’s
“I have always held Dion in such high regard. I open up Flux newsletters all the time because I know the information is so creditable. Coming to a talk like this is so inspiring, his an amazing presenter, keeps you captivated, and your hand just doesn’t stop writing. Dion had me writing on both sides of the page because it was so informative.”
– Robyn Rennison – Top Employers Institute

“It was really insightful, there was a lot of new concepts and technology I wouldn’t have been exposed to had I not come to the open session.”
– Jonathan Mitchel – Mustard Seed

“We always send members from our team to the Flux open session and get feedback from those that attended. I like Dion because I can see that he does a lot of research and has creditability. I like that he showed trends in a variety of industries.”
– Edirn Altern – Mustard Seed

“My highlight of the talk was the driverless cars, it’s interesting to look into the ethical question around algorithms”.
– Ryan Jales – iKineo

“My highlight of the presentation was the retail insights, I work in retail and I found the information very interesting and I learnt new things’ I also found interesting the section on A.I and what is happening in that space.”
– Sara Bloch – Moss Group

“It’s my 4th time at the Flux Open session, I always enjoy coming to the Flux presentations because it’s always interesting. Dion always has a lot of fun, insightful things to learn about the future. It was interesting to see how A.I is progressing.”
– Jamey Du Plessis – Atmosphere Communications

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Digital Burnout JHB Session

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“Today was insightful as always. I always take a lot of value… I always take something out of it. Dion’s got a great knack for looking at a consumer behaviour or observation and unpacking it. We all realise it’s going on but he actually manages to pull it all together and tell us what it is. That’s always great and that helps you. You can apply that to a whole lot of things and a lot of different businesses. I would definitely recommend that people should attend future sessions. I thought today’s session was quite different from the others that I attended this year because it spoke a lot to the individual. Other presentations were global trends or trends of a particular sector so today was very personal and I suppose it’s appropriate as the last one of the year. “
– Ninel Musson – Regional Director Southern Africa @ African Leadership Network

“Engaging and interesting. The topic relates to everyone. “
– Nduvho Dama – Barlow World

“The presentation was excellent and definitely fruitful, because I’ve never thought about digital addiction and in some ways I’m addicted as well so it was a huge eye opener for me. It’s a wonderful presentation. I would recommend it to everyone. I think everyone needs to see it .”
– Alf McKnight.

“Our company are frequent attendees at Dion Chang’s open sessions which we enjoy and get good mileage from. The most recent presentation on Digital Burnout was his best ever! Very topical and thought provoking and overall most interesting and entertaining. Our company has actually made a change to the annual leave entitlements of our top management team as a result of this presentation. Whilst Dion’s content is always up to date and topical with each presentation offering unique content he really does need to repeat this particular one. I for one would be back and I know many of my colleagues and friends are anxious to attend this most interesting session.”
– Colin Joiner – Managing Director of Gina@Work

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Who, What, When, Why and How S/S 2014/2015
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“The talk was sublime, informative and engaging and it was just incredible how everything is absolutely so connected, nothing is insignificant, inspiration is absolutely everywhere and South Africa is not as backwards as everyone says it is.”
– Papama Ramogase – Creative director @ Luminance and Fashion Director for Destiny Magazine

“Nicola put together an excellent presentation she is very well spoken and her finger is definitely on the pulse. These lectures will be massively beneficial for retailers because it really goes into street style and what will really sell in store.”
-Jess Lupton – Fashion director @ Gaschette

“The way Nicola unpacks an idea is really interesting, she says what she feels is a trend and she takes it back to where it started from a grass roots level, where it becomes quite a small social conscious movement and then how it translates into mainstream media. She validated everything with music references, subculture references and fashion references.”
– Suzaan Heyns – Fashion Designer

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The State We’re In – Fork in the Road
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“ As a firm that’s in the marketing game we are very pleased that we attended the Flux Trend open sessions and this will definitely give us the upper hand”.
– James from Saatchi and Saatchi

“ We are very involved in the music space and finding out about the Global music trends from the State We’re In Presentation, has really given us something to think about”.
– Jani Roodt from Red Flag

“ Open Sessions are very effective because they help companies stay on top of things and prepare them for what is coming.”
– Jaqueline from Idea Engineers

“We are in the media business and its important to hear what Flux has to say because it helps us with our focus for the year and our pitches for clients.”
– Lee Benson from Gallo Images

“ Incredibly fascinating presentation and it has managed in 1 hour to crystallize the idea of the ripple effect of change that will affect all industries.”
– Vannesa Vloon from Consultant Powerhouse

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