The annual event usually attracts more than 400 guests but this year’s ceremony has been restricted to 80 people to meet social distancing requirements.
Solstice Media’s managing director Paul Hamra said the InDaily 40 Under 40 was very important to the state and therefore the event would be live-streamed on Facebook to spread the word as far as possible.
“As a media company, our journalists have been well placed to find hundreds of untold success stories of incredible achievement from younger South Australia and promote them through our 40 Under 40 program – which has now become a vital celebration fixture for the state,” Hamra said.
“It’s never been more important to search out our next generation of leaders, innovators and pioneers in South Australia – people who can really drive the growth of the state in the years ahead.”
With more than 600 nominations and 200 completed applications, the 11-person judging panel had difficult decisions to make to narrow the field to 40 young business leaders across a variety of industries.
The award for the First Among Equals and seven other category awards were equally hard to determine.
Besides the Facebook live-stream, which begins at 6.45 pm, the winners will be announced on all social media platforms as they are announced and on InDaily at the end of the night.
The 40 Under 40 will also feature in a print edition of CityMag, Solstice Media’s free street press which will be available in the city’s cafes, bars and other outlets from Friday. It is the first print edition of CityMag since COVID-19 shuttered many of its outlets.
Winners will also be highlighted from Monday, starting with the First Among Equals winner in InDaily’s Business Insight email, and then profiles each day for the next two weeks.
The 40 will then join the growing 40 Under 40 Alumni networking group that group leader Carmen Garcia says is “determined to lead change and have a seat at the table to influence the conversation about a better future in South Australia for all of us”.
Tune in to InDaily’s Facebook from 6.45 tonight to discover the 40 Under 40 for 2020.
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