Press Release | Comic Con Africa and KFC announce 2019 and 2020 partnership

Comic Con Africa and KFC announce 2019 and 2020 partnership

3 September 2019: Comic Con Africa is less than four weeks away and the anticipation is growing as Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP announce that Comic Con Africa is partnering with KFC for the next two years.

“Comic Con Africa is delighted to be partnering with KFC, a brand that is entrenched in our South African experience and synonymous with good times shared with friends. Comic Con Africa is about bringing people together over mutual passions, making KFC the perfect fit” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director at Reed Exhibitions Africa.

As visitors, exhibitors, gamers, cosplayers and other fans prepare for Comic Con Africa 2019, these two brands with international pedigree are investing in pop-culture communities like never before. Serving over 20 million customers each month, KFC is excited to be a part of for an unforgettable four-day line-up where over 60,000 guest are expected to share the Comic Con Africa experience.

“As an iconic brand, KFC has been a massive part of South African culture for decades and when you look at its growth, Comic Con Africa is also proving to be just as iconic – making this the perfect partnership.

“Our involvement in Comic Con Africa allows KFC to continue to plug into popular culture in South Africa and engage and expose our exciting finger lickin’ good core and innovative food and beverage offerings to disparate audiences.  As a leading global quick service restaurant, we are keenly aware of the increasing impact of technological advancements in QSR, and the way that technology developments intersect with our world as they do with the gaming world. As an example of moving with an increasingly digital world that gamers live in, we have launched the KFC South Africa app to fulfil the promise of convenience to customers who with a click can have their food delivered straight to their gaming couch or beat the queue by pre-ordering to collect in-store. The coming together of two cult brands like KFC and Comic Con Africa is a perfect match to finger clicking goodness of today’s culturally and digitally plugged customer” says Suhayl Limbada, Marketing Director KFC South Africa.

Comic Con Africa will be held from 21 – 24 September 2019, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Comic Con Africa is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements and so much more.

For more information about Comic Con Africa 2019, please visit: https://www.comicconafrica.co.za/en.html

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