The Workshop Programme

THEME : EMPOWERING LOCAL SMME’s

DATE: 3 APRIL 2017

VENUE: HALL 2 SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE

10:00 - 10:05  Opening remarks MC: Andile Khumalo
   Summit video
10:10– 10:40  Keynote address by Minister Lindiwe Zulu Department of Small Business Development
10:40- 11:00  Proudly SA CEO: Eustace Mashimbye
 Benefits of being a Proudly South African member company
11:00 – 11:30  Pavlo Phitidis
 Aurik Investment Holdings
 How SMMEs can maximize on local production and consumption
11:30 – 11:45  Michele Francis Padayachee
 Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
 The importance of barcoding (GS1 Program)
11:45 - 12:00  Noel Mbizwo
 Mango
 Head of supply chain management
12:00 – 12:30  Lunch
12:30- 13:30  Panel Discussion
 Topic: Financial & non financial support for SMMEs
  • ABSA - Jan De Kok, Private Sector Origination: Absa Enterprise & Supply Chain Development
  • SEFA - Mr. Thakani Makhuvha, CEO
  • the dti - Ms. Tsepiso Makgothi, Chief Director: Strategic Partnership
  • IDC - Mr. Geoffrey Qhena, CEO
13:30 - 13:45  Darren Olivier
 Adams & Adams
 Protection of business IP
13:45 - 14:00  Thebe Ikalafeng
 Brand Leadership
 Business of Branding
14:00 - 14:15  Teboho Maruping, Acting Commissioner UIF
14:15 onwards  Networking and Closure