30 Oct - 01 Nov


Cape Town


300 delegates


30+ Speakers

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT / Elevate. Empower. Excel: Inspiring the Future of Business Analysis

What is passion without vision, what is vision without action, and what is action without planning? It all comes down to a futile exercise laden with regrets about never-ending procrastination and missed opportunities.  A melancholic tale of chasing one’s tail. To avoid this, is it imperative to be intentional about shifting gears to the next level. And this requires growth aspirations, action-oriented plans, and a mindset that is anchored on sustainability. These qualities do not only propel any discipline forward, but they also help to keep it relevant.

However, growth can only be achieved through moving out of the comfort zone. It is through the constant pursuit of new learnings, new meanings, new insights, and new light bulb moments that one moves from point A to point B. It is through allowing oneself to teach others and be taught by others. It is through constant hunger for the next level. It is this mindset that drives growth. It is this mindset that allows one to be able to sustain their discipline and master the art of their craft.

If we take our discipline, as practitioners, seriously, we must be on an unrelenting quest to unlearn and relearn. We must be on the drive to seek new ways of re-inventing ourselves. The worst enemy of continuous improvement is complacency. In the wake of the exponential progress that is continually made by our sister professions, complacency is a luxury we cannot afford. The demand for fresh and innovative thinking that is expected from business analysis is unabating. And the business analysis practice needs practitioners and leaders with growth aspirations. It needs these archetypes to ensure that it matures as a discipline and evades the risk of obliteration and obscurity.

The Business Analysis Summit 2023 aims to inspire and empower practitioners and stakeholders who have a vested interest in business analysis to collaborate in taking this discipline to new levels. It aims to create a platform that will propel the ambition of the IIBA South Africa Chapter to take business analysis practice one level up and ensure that it continues to mature as an indispensable practice. Whether you are a speaker, a sponsor, a trainer, a corporate member, or a practitioner at the Business Analysis Summit 2023, the golden thread that we aim to weave through everyone is the mindset of re-invention, growth, new heights, new levels, and new learnings. Do not miss this amazing opportunity to be part of this great business analysis event of the year in South Africa. Secure your seat now!

Business stakeholders look up to, among others, business analysis practitioners to help them conceptualise and develop customer-centric and sustainable solutions. Therefore, a business analyst must have the requisite skills and mindset that drives the development of sustainable business processes and solutions. By embedding sustainability in the business analysis processes, the business analyst can ensure that the practice remains integral to designing business solutions that deliver sustainable value.

Sustainable business analysis can be thought of as a skill, a mindset, or a way of working.

The only constant in life is change. Consequently, organisations are always evolving to perform better. More often than not, business analysts are at the forefront of this change. They help to bridge the gap between the ‘here and now’ and the future. However, much like the change that is happening around the role, the role itself is also evolving to include leadership and collaboration responsibilities. Business Analysts have the opportunity to influence, integrate, engage and excel. The context in which business analysts operate is no longer limited to software or service development. It has grown to encompass the whole enterprise. The next-level business analyst is a leader who collaborates! In the same vein, the business analysis practice needs organisational leaders who are bold enough to advocate for it as an essential service to facilitate change. These are leaders who believe in this practice. They are enablers.

Being a master in any field requires acquiring the right skills, and making continued effort to keep these skills fresh and relevant.  The business analysis discipline is no exception. And business analysts cannot escape the need and expectation to equip themselves with future skills and competencies. This is a cornerstone on which mastery of business analysis is anchored. It is one of the key ingredients required to enable business analysts to thrive in an evolving business landscape and power up into the next decade and beyond. New capabilities have to be defined, and existing ones repositioned to keep up with the new business and customer demands. This is a collective effort driven by education providers, academic institutions, subject matter experts and any institution that is shaping and reshaping emerging business analysis skills. It is about firming up the core skills and taking a peak into the future skills. It is about carving practictioners who are masters in the business analysis practice.

Maturing a business analysis practice is an exciting journey that holds the key to unlocking the immense potential to any organisation’s future success. One of the effective ways of transforming this practice is by understanding its current maturity level and defining its future maturity level. This involves identifying key milestones to measure how it is progressing to reach its target maturity objectives. As businesses increasingly recognise the value of business analysis in driving project success, the focus shifts towards envisioning a future where a business analysis team operates at the highest level of proficiency. It is time to explore the characteristics that define an organisation’s current business analysis workforce and how to transform it into the next level of maturity.

Business Analysis Summit Southern Africa is the official conference of the South African chapter of IIBA.

Summit Track Chairs / the people working hard behind the scenes

Shahnaaz Hendricks

Christelle Govender

Oupa Laka

Edward Ngubane

Mark Bruins

Summit Fees / how much does it cost?

2 Day Conference Only


Early Bird Discount Rate
Register and pay on or before 29 July


IIBA-SA Member Rate
You must be a paid up IIBA-SA Member


Group Booking 
For groups of more than 5 individuals. The price below is per delegate.



Early Bird Discount Rate – Group Booking 
For groups of more than 5 individuals that register and pay on or before 29 July. The price below is per delegate.



Prices include: Networking cocktail party, lunch & refreshments each day, documentation and parking.

Prices do not include: Flights, transport or accommodation.

For group bookings of 5 or more contact info@basummit.co.za

  • Bookings are made online by means of the registration form.
  • Invoices will be emailed out to you within 48 working hours of registration.
  • Payment can only be made by electronic funds transfer.
  • Cancellations cannot be refunded if cancelled less than 10 working days before the event.  Cancellations prior to 10 working days will be refunded less 10% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions of delegates will be permitted and all name changes must be communicated by email to info@basummit.co.za.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to change the venue, dates and programme.


The Organizing Committees and/or Conference Organizers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.

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BUSINESS ANALYSIS SUMMIT SOUTHERN AFRICA THE BUSINESS ANALYSIS EVENT OF THE YEAR DoubleTree Hilton Cape Town | 30 October to 1 November 2023 Do you want to be part of the Business Analysis event of the year?  Act now to secure an early-bird

Call for sponsors / would you like to be a Business Analysis Summit sponsor?

Business Analysis Summit provides a platform for all Business Analysts, and the leading organisations that employ them, to come together to debate and understand how the Business Analysis role can drive out business value, and support strategic business change. Sponsorship proposals are being accepted for Business Analysis Summit, the tenth annual conference, to be held in Johannesburg, specifically focused on the profession of Business Analysis.

We are expecting great interest in this Conference, as last year we had attendance of over 250 BAs. We therefore invite you to take advantage of an exceptional way to showcase your organisation’s involvement with Business Analysis.

If you have any questions about our sponsorship packages please reach out to us at info@basummit.co.za with any questions that you might have.

Bronze Sponsor

R37 000

These are the benefits of bronze sponsorship

Your company logo on the conference programme

Listing as a sponsor on the conference website

Table at the Exhibition

Includes a total of 2 free two-day conference tickets (excluding workshops)

[NEW] Full-year visibility at all IIBA South Africa Events as a chapter sponsor

Silver Sponsor

R57 000

All of the benefits of bronze sponsorship plus the following

Placement of company advertising in the rooms

Enhanced social media promotion

Enhanced logo placement on all promotional material

Includes an additional free two-day conference ticket (excluding workshops), bringing the total to 3

[NEW] Enhanced full-year visibility at all IIBA South Africa Events as a chapter sponsor

Conference Venue / where is the conference being hosted?

Double Tree by Hilton Upper East Side, Woodstock, Cape Town

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