24-26 June 2018


With 23 years’ market research experience, Jan is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and has vast experience in commercial and social research ranging across health, education, political, consumer and energy sectors in Africa as well as Europe.Jan has worked in various roles in the industry, for instance he was Head of Field in the UK (Manchester), Project Leader in Waterford (Ireland) and Research Specialist at Synovate, focusing on date integration and dashboard reporting for which he was nominated employee of the year in 2010. Jan is currently Head of Research at African Response and Director of HiddenVoice.With a strong academic background in Sociology BA (Hons), Geography and Psychology. He also completed a Marketing and Marketing Research diploma at UNISA and a SPSS course in Dublin. Other courses include Philosophy, Anthropology and Environmental Management.He was Chairperson of the Southern African Marketing Research Association (SAMRA) Pretoria Branch in 2007/2008 and later National Chairperson in 2012/2013. He is also a SAMRA Accredited Researcher (SAR) since 2011 and was awarded Best First-time Speaker as well as Silver award at the SAMRA Annual Conference in 2014 for his co-authored paper on Big Data, “If we are good researchers, why should we fear more data?”. He was a member of the former National Council of the Services SETA and recently published in the Southern African Journal of Marketing Research an article entitled “A detailed understanding of the Stokvel market”.


The TRADE FORUM returns in 2017 to keep you up-to-date with all the latest trends challenges and outlook for retail and wholesale trade in Africa
Trade Buzz will encourage debate and discussion around import and export opportunities, latest consumer shopping trends, benefiting from the growing middle class as well as the latest retail challenges and how to maximise business.

SMEs and entrepreneurs will also be sure of a voice at Retail Buzz to share experiences including the successes and the challenges. Industry experts line up to ensure SAITEX visitors get essential advice and information to help them improve business in 2017... and beyond.

And if you would like to apply to speak in Retail Buzz please contact DavidRoss@dmgeventsme.com