The SMME Conference is hosted in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and its agencies, the Small Enterprise Funding Agency (SEFA) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). The plenary sessions will focus on the following key themes: access to procurement opportunities, access to funding opportunities, training/development & incubation programmes and how SMMEs can enhance their access to local and global export markets.
The opening plenary is a high-level session that focuses on macro-economic policy issues affecting trade and investment across sectors and nations. Speakers from government, industry, private sector, regional bodies and representatives, unpack the challenges and opportunities that exist in the SMME sector.
Plenary Session 1: 11:00 to 13:00
Sub-theme: Access to Available Procurement & Funding Opportunities for SMMEs.
Plenary Session 2: 14:00 to 16:00
Sub-theme: The Role of Entrepreneurship Training and Incubation in the Development of SMMEs.
Roundtable 1: Hosted by Small Enterprise Funding Agency (SEFA)
Roundtable 2: Hosted by Ministry of Small Business Development
(To be confirmed)
Roundtable 3: Hosted by Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)
(To be confirmed)
GBR Exhibitions provide a unique opportunity for companies of all sizes, sectors and industries to showcase their products and services as they develop new networks and share experiences and identify mutual opportunities for growth and success around the globe.
The SMME workshops will be run concurrent to the main Conference for the duration of the week. The aim of this programme is to ensure that SMMEs benefit from meaningful sessions with relevant experts, for the duration of the week. The workshops are meant to be practical and to enrich SMMEs with information, contacts and networks that will assist them to take their businesses to the next level.
To empower SMMEs, the GBSE SMME Toolkit will be distributed at no cost to those who attend the workshops. The SMME Toolkit is a comprehensive information kit that all SMMEs need to have with all key components of running and sustaining a small business. It compresses key information and contacts into one portable resource centre for SMMEs.
Individuals, SMEs, Businesses, or Governments keen for appointments with potential lenders, investors / partners should kindly submit the 10 points project status information below:
+27 11 242 8012
+27 11 242 8004
85 Central Road
P.O. Box 859