Cocktails & Conversation

Johannesburg, South Africa
We invite you to join the Columbia University Alumni in South Africa, and alumni from other distinguished universities, for an evening of cocktails and conversation about the current state of African affairs. The evening will be an opportunity for guests to hear from leading business executives, while providing a platform for networking with a diverse group of alumni. We will host a moderated panel discussion on the current state of African affairs as it pertains to economic, political, and technological trends. Our speakers will provide fresh insights on some of the most compelling questions of the day. Speakers: Victor Williams (Brown & Harvard Business School Alumni) Standard Bank Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Africa Regions Dr. Solomon Assefa (MIT Alumni) IBM Research Africa Director Moderator: Dr. Martyn Davies (Harvard & Yale Alumni, Executive Courses) Deloitte Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa In addition to the networking and panel discussion, our host, SMAC Gallery, is pleased to present Coldstream, Peter Eastman’s eighth solo exhibition and his third with SMAC Gallery. The exhibition comprises of a series of new oil on aluminium paintings, depicting Eastman’s characteristically pensive and atmospheric forest-scapes. Coldstream is a selection of quiet compositions, poised somewhere between figurative and abstract, and suffused with opaque moods and dreamlike memory.