Proudly South African is the country’s only official Buy Local campaign.
Day 1 of the Buy Local Summit & Expo is entirely devoted to SMMEs and entrepreneurs. The full day programme running from 09h30-16h00 will include a keynote address by the Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, and presentations on financial and non-financial support programmes, as well as panel discussions and lessons from other entrepreneurs who have travelled the same road
And all the time, running concurrently with the speaker programme we will have a number of organisations and institutions in attendance ready to help you with on site administrative, legislative and compliance issues such as CIPC, the dti, SARS, SEDA, SEFA, UIF amongst others.
The focus of Day 2 is on the business of local procurement under the theme ‘Driving Localisation through investment led re-industrialisation’. Including an address by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade & Industry, there will be presentations, panel discussions and lessons on leveraging local procurement to your company’s and the country’s benefit .
Also free to attend, this is going to be booked out very quickly, so please register as soon as possible
For the first time in 2019, our Proudly South African Expo will run over both days of the event and is a place to source new suppliers or buyers, and to make new connections to increase your own local supply chain. Over 200 exhibitors, every one of them an accredited Proudly South African member company, from large corporations to small artisanal producers, are waiting to do business with you. Delegates to both Day 1 and Day 2 of the Summit are urged to visit the Expo in Exhibition Hall 1, and day visitors to the Expo alone are encouraged. Please register here