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AMERICAN EXPRESS SERVES UP A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE TO ITS CARD MEMBERS THIS OCTOBER

Two bartenders from The World’s 50 Best Bars list deliver an unforgettable pop-up experience for American Express® Card Members[1]

American Express has announced that it will launch its first ever exclusive pop-up experience in South Africa, organised by Nedbank and Zioux, in collaboration with The World’s 50 Best Bars.

From 20 to 22 October 2022, American Express Card Members will enjoy delights from two bartenders whose establishments have ranked on The World’s 50 Best Bars list: Maura Milia, Manager of London’s Connaught Bar (ranked no 8) and Tato Giovannoni from Argentinian bar Florería Atlántico (ranked no 18). 

This experience includes the following:

  • Exclusive access to the American Express Experiences The World’s 50 Best Bars pop-up evening at Zioux in Sandton, Johannesburg.
  • A five-course set menu, including three complimentary cocktails valued at R1 000.
  • A discount of 50% on drinks curated by these two bartenders.


The event is the latest in a series of exclusive experiences for American Express Card Members, including Card Members from licensed issuers that are part of the American Express network in select cities around the world. Through these collaborations with leading banks, the benefits, services, and experiences that American Express offers are extended to more people globally. American Express has already hosted similar exclusive events for Card Members in the United States, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Argentina and Uruguay.

Duygu Yenidogan-Schmidt, Vice President, Global Head of Product and Marketing for American Express Network Services, says that American Express is dedicated to offering access to extraordinary Card Member events across the world – from beachside lounges to immersive dining experiences. “We’re delighted to bring this incredible event to South Africa for the first time. In collaboration with Nedbank and the talents of Tato Giovannoni and Maura Milia, we will give our Card Members an unforgettable experience.

“American Express understands our clients’ desire for the best in life, including access to curated, private events, and that’s what we will be offering them on 20, 21 and 22 October 2022 at Zioux in Sandton,’ says Buli Ndlovu, Executive Head for Retail and Business Banking Marketing at Nedbank. ‘American Express, in collaboration with The World’s 50 Best Bars, is giving the lucky few an opportunity to enjoy exceptional cocktails and a five-course meal at Zioux, which is a venue like no other. Through this event, local American Express Card Members will have an opportunity to experience the international cocktail scene on home ground’.

Card Members can buy tickets to the experience by contacting Zioux via www.zioux.com or by calling Zioux directly on +27 10 594 5455. The number of seats for each evening is limited, so booking is essential.

To learn more about the American Express experience visit, https://experiences.global/za/access/experiences/johannesburg.

About American Express

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.  Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpressinstagram.com/americanexpresslinkedin.com/company/american-expresstwitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

American Express in Africa 

American Express products have been in Africa for 60 years and its presence in the region continues to expand. American Express consumer Cards and corporate Cards are issued in more than 40 countries across the region through its joint venture American Express Middle East (AEME), collaboration with local banks, and direct issuance of Global Dollar Cards.Through its bank partners and AEME, American Express is committed to expanding the number of places where local Cardmembers, international travellers, and local and international businesses can use their American Express Cards for daily spending, business, or tourism in the region.

Nedbank is the authorized issuer of American Express Cards in South Africa. Learn more at www.americanexpress.co.za.

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