The SMME Opportunity Roadshow rolls into town


The SMME Opportunity Roadshow has, for the last four years, been empowering entrepreneurs in South Africa's four major cities. This was done through a one-day conference in each city that comprised of four high-energy, informative master classes. These master classes were presented by experts from industry who addressed crucial areas in business eg. finance, transport and logistics, marketing, etc. Each conference also featured an expo of service providers who could directly have a positive impact on the SMMEs including Standard Bank, Absa, MTN and SEFA, to name but a few. Feedback from SMMEs that attended the events is that it has transformed their businesses and taken it to the next level.

On 26 July 2018, East London hosted this year's first SMME Opportunity Roadshow. It was the first time that we had visited East London, and what a success it was. The city and region has received a commitment of a massive cash injection by Daimler Chrysler of almost R10billion. With that, the city's economy will be stimulated and we felt it vital that SMME's should benefit from this possible growth spurt.

Post the success in East London, we are readying ourselves for the city of gold, Johannesburg. The event will take place on 31 August at Emperors Palace and will be led by speaker, author and character development specialist, Thabang Mashigo. Several other industry leaders can be expected with the likes of Tokologo Phetla, Managing Director of Christopher Africa; Edward Moshole, Founder of Chemfresh; Small Business Delelopment Institute Chief Executive, Xolani Qubeka; and Mosotho Moshoane, Managing Director of Beetrootpine.

More than 300 SMME owners have already confirmed their attendance, so the event is perfectly poised to deliver the maximum benefit to all the attendees and be a raging success.

For more information about attending the event or for marketing opportunities, please contact Beverley Stone on 021 681 7000 or

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