Thursday 11 April 2019 – 09h00 – 14h30
Bryanston Country Club
We hope you can join us for what promises to be another memorable morning of speeches, debates and inspiration.
Giving us ‘bang for our bucks’ are Keynote Speakers Sipho Pityana, BUSA president and an early and bold voice against state capture; Nozabelo Ruth Bhengu, chair of the parliamentary portfolio committee on small business; and the irrepressible GG Alcock, author of KasiNomics and KasiNomic Revolution – The rise of African Informal Economies.
We’ve asked the First Panel – representatives from the ANC, the DA and the EFF – to discuss their party manifestos, explaining their specific proposals to put SMMEs front and centre in our national discussions about growth and inclusiveness. We will ask for their commitment to give SMMEs the conditions to grow and create the jobs our country so desperately needs. And we’ll ask them how they will ensure municipalities can better engage with business chambers on the ground.
The Second Panel will explore the successes of business chambers and municipalities working together and the challenges for chambers in communities with dysfunctional or disengaged municipalities – what works, what doesn’t, how can we better align our interests?
We will end the day on a high note, inspired by the stories of our Third Panel of innovative, inspiring and energetic entrepreneurs.
Date: Thursday 11 April 2019
Time: 08:30 for 9:00 – 14:30
Venue: The Bryanston Country Club, 63 Bryanston Dr, Johannesburg
Kindly see the provisional programme below, the final programme will be circulated shortly.
For more information contact us:
Tel: 012 348 5440
Click here for the provisional programme
SBI stands for a free-market approach to grow SMEs, create jobs, and provide ethical leadership. We envision a country where small- and medium-sized businesses are supported by thoughtful, evidence-based policy that limits obstacles to their success and sustainability and the private sector works to eliminate structural obstacles to competition, access to markets and effective entry into supply chains.