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Smart Supplier is a premier entrepreneurship event created to support and promote SMMEs and facilitate collaboration among multi-helix actors. The co-location this year with the Buy Local Summit will create a synergy to bring together thought leaders who are dedicated to amplify and revive South Africa’s renowned competitive edge as well as inspire sustained economic growth.


Exciting Keynote address: Vusi Thembekwayo, Global Business Speaker


Attendees to this high level event will also gain access to the Enterprise & Supplier Development Expo KZN, an event that provides big businesses, the public and private sectors a platform to source leading black-owned SMMEs. This opens up opportunities for black-owned SMMEs to be discovered by buyers attending the event.


Smart Supplier & Buy Local Agenda - 5th June 2017


09:30 Registration


10:30 Setting the Scene: Florence Musundwa, Manager, Smart Supplier Conference


10:40 Welcome Address: Eustace Mashimbye, CEO, Proudly South Africa


11:10 Keynote opening address


11:15 Keynote Address: Vusi Thembekwayo, Global Business Speaker


12:15 Economic Overview: How to keep thriving as an Entrepreneur amidst the junk status challenges
           Lesiba Mothatha, Chief Economist, Investment Solution


13:00 Panel Discussion: How to build to last & Thriving in crisis
           Moderator: Kamogelo Mampane, CEO, TK Global Experts
           Funding - Zama Khanyile, Fund Manager, NEF
           Non Financial Support - Representative Durban Business Chamber
           SME Tool Kit / Market Access - Representative Business Partners
           Enterprise Supplier Development - To be confirmed


13:50 Conference Closure: Florence Musundwa, Manager, Smart Supplier Conference


14:00 Proudly SA Luncheon

More to enjoy:

The Proudly SA One Stop Shops aims at managing all aspects of establishing and sustaining a successful business.

So often the next ‘great ‘idea’ in business fails for want of financial support, lack of adherence on legislation on issues of tax, or compliance with industry norms and standards in the sector in which the business operates, for a lack of strategic marketing or ability to leverage on social media.

For these reasons, we are establishing a ‘one stop shop’ for small businesses where they can seek advise, and get information and tips on setting up and growing their companies.


Proudly SA Member registrations - Click here




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