The Buy Local message is an enduring call to action for the public and private sectors, businesses, government entities and consumers. Buying locally grown, produced or manufactured goods and services stimulates economic growth, which in turn helps businesses to grow, thereby creating jobs.
Proudly South African's mandate also includes promoting national pride, patriotism and social cohesion, which can be achieved when we showcase local products and services at events
such as the Buy Local Summit & Expo.
A new, exciting addition to the 2017 Proudly SA Buy Local Summit and Expo is the SME Workshop which will take place on the first of the two-day event.
The Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu has been invited to address delegates to open a day aimed at equipping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with the necessary information, skills and tips to overcome the challenges which they face. Issues around legislation, industry compliance, tax registration and sales and marketing tools will be tackled and can be taken away by delegates and used to take their business to the next level.
The Proudly South African Buy Local Expo component of the 2 day Summit provides a unique opportunity to leverage your brand and organisation. Exhibiting at the Buy Local Summit allows companies to be part of the largest local procurement expo and to network with decision makers who can become new customers or new suppliers, or both.
Standard Bank has a 154-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise in the rest of Africa in the early 1900s. We currently operate in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa, as well as other selected emerging markets
Our strategy is to build the leading Africa-focused financial services organisation using our competitive advantage to the full.