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Billy Domingo

Festival Director,
espAfrika / Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town, South Africa
BILLY DOMINGO is one of South Africa’s most respected and successful entertainment industry professionals. With nearly four decades of experience ranging from stage manager to production and even direction, Domingo’s résumé reads like a veritable Who’s Who, having worked with some of the worlds’ most famous artists and biggest stage productions.
From the Nico Malan (Artscape) to Sun City and the Superbowl, Rome and even the Royal Variety Show at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Domingo has been responsible for training and leading large teams of professionals to go beyond their best. Domingo enjoys rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck in. The show must go on and he thrives on overseeing operations making sure all health and safety procedures are in place and his ability to lead from the front, and easy imparting of his vast knowledge ensures that both crew and guests all get the most out of the experience.
A passionate and frequent golfer, this family man, has a drive for excellence in all areas of his life. But it is in his giving back, that the true measure of this gentleman is found. A visit to his office will see the walls lined with art from the many children and projects he has been involved in over the years. Domingo makes certain that each of the events he works on includes some measure of return to the future of our nation. It is not so much a desire but a full-hearted commitment to an industry to which he has dedicated much of his life.
ABOUT espAfrika
espAfrika is a leader in creating and producing unique ‘entertaining experiences. With nearly 20 years in the business, the company has grown into one of the most highly awarded, event management and production organisations in South Africa. espAfrika thrives on understanding clients’ ideas and is exceptional at creating solutions that are relevant and engaging to today’s audiences.
espAfrika own and manage the world renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival, which annually attracts over 37 000 ‘Festinos’ from around the globe. We run a highly professional operation. We are on trend and we understand the role that technology increasingly plays in delivering audience engaging and successful events. espAfrika is a trusted partner in delivering outstanding experiences, providing peace of mind to its clients and suppliers alike. However, what makes the company stand out in the highly competitive events sector is our commitment and contribution towards developing a sustainable events industry in South Africa. This is achieved by engaging with local service providers, developing skills, providing job creation and fiscal security wherever possible.