Absa-SACCI
NATIONAL SMME SUMMIT 2024

21 May 2024, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa - Sandton

About The Event

About The Event

The summit will kick off with an inspiring Keynote Address delivered by Ms Thulisile Manzini, the Director- General of the Department of Small Business and Development who will be shedding light on the pivotal role of SMMEs in driving economic progress. Guests will also learn about the impactful partnerships driving the summit's success and also gain invaluable guidance and direction for the future of SMME in South Africa and also acquire practical insights and best practices for business growth, scalability and sustainability. The summit will centre around the following themes:

  • Overcoming Challenges on the Road to Success
  • Understand the importance of adhering to laws and regulations to maintain trust and avoid penalties.
  • Gain practical insights and best practices for business growth, scalability and sustainability. Guests can also:
  • The Role of Tax Compliance in Growing and Sustaining a Business
  • The Importance of Companies and Intellectual Property
  • Business Development
  • Market Access Challenges
  • Access to Funding
  • Digital Economy
  • Developing a Sustainable Business

Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to network with industry leaders, gain actionable insights and propel your business towards greater success.

Please RSVP by 17 May 2024 to secure your spot at this exclusive event. We look forward to welcoming you to the Absa SACCI National SMME Summit.

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Speaker 3

Adv Mtho Xulu

Advocate of the High Court of
South Africa

Speaker 2

Alan Mukoki

CEO of the South African Chamber of
Commerce and Industry

Speaker 3

Liabo Setho

Seasoned Broadcaster & Specialist Financial Journalist

Speaker 3

Andre Fourie

Visionary Technopreneur
and Fintech Specialist

Speaker 4

Mandilakhe Nontenja

Indirect Tax Manager
at Sasol

Speaker 5

Kgabi Manthata

Senior Regional Specialist: Transport & Logistics | Manufacturing | Renewable Energy at Absa

Speaker 6

Ofentse Shakung

CIPC: Innovation and
Collaboration

Summit Programme

Here is our event schedule

Registration Opens

Ms Liabo Setho: Programme Director and Broadcaster/ Media Trainer/Conference moderator

Opening and Safety and Protocols

Adv Mtho Xulu: SACCI President

Welcome

Ms Thulisile Manzini: Director-General, Department of Small Business Development

Key-note Address

Mr Ronnie Mbatsane: Absa Business Executive Relationship Banking

Absa: Partnership highlights

Mr Alan Mukoki: SACCI CEO

Presentation# 1: Navigating the Path to Success: Leadership for Small Businesses through Mentorship and Coaching, In the ever-evolving landscape of small businesses, effective leadership stands as the cornerstone of success. Mentorship and coaching emerge as indispensable tools, empowering leaders to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and drive sustainable growth. By embracing mentorship and coaching, small business leaders can unlock their full potential, cultivate resilience, and chart a course towards enduring success

Mrs Zandile Vuma: Nyathelani SA, CEO and Founder

Presentation #2: Overcoming Challenges on the Road to Success: Presenters will discuss the obstacles and setbacks they encountered on their entrepreneurial journey, along with the lessons learned and strategies employed to overcome adversity

Mr Mandilakhe Nontenja: Sasol Indirect Tax Manager

Presentation #3: The Role of Tax Compliance in Growing and Sustaining a Business, one crucial aspect highlighted within this theme is the role of tax compliance in fostering the growth and sustainability of businesses. Recognising the importance of adhering to tax regulations, this discussion aims to explore how maintaining tax compliance can contribute to the success of SMMEs. By tapping into expert insights and expertise, the dialogue seeks to provide valuable strategies and solutions to support entrepreneurs in navigating tax-related challenges and optimizing their business operations

Response from the Audience

Tea break

Mr Ofentse Shakung

Presentation #4: The Importance of Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPS) in Sustaining Business Join us as we explore the pivotal role of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in ensuring the sustainability and growth of businesses. Gain insights into how CIPC regulations and services facilitate business registration, protection of intellectual property rights, and compliance with legal requirements. Discover how leveraging the resources and support provided by CIPC can enhance business stability, foster innovation, and safeguard assets. Let's embark on a journey together to understand how CIPC empowers businesses to thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Mr Preshan Rambridge: Absa Executive SME Business Relationship Banking

Presentation #5: Business Development Presentations will focus on practical insights and best practices for business development, including strategies for growth, scalability, and sustainability.

Mr Tiro Matjiu: TM Foundation, Market access and business development

Presentation #6: Market Access Challenges Presenters will address strategies and innovative approaches to overcome barriers to market access, tapping into new opportunities and expanding the reach of their businesses

Ms Weli Ntuli: Absa Area Segment Manager-SME Relationship Banking

Presentation#7: Access to Funding: Presenters will share their experiences and on accessing funding, navigating the landscape of financing options, and securing capital to fuel business expansion

Response from the audience

Lunch

Mr Andre Fourie: MatlaFin CEO

Presentation #8: Digital Economy: The digital economy comprises all economic activities driven by digital technologies, including online transactions via the internet and mobile devices. It encompasses e-commerce, digital marketing, online banking, and more, facilitating global connectivity, efficiency, and innovation for businesses of all sizes.

Ms Kgabi Manthata: Senior Regional Specialist: Transport & Logistics | Manufacturing | Renewable Energy Relationship Banking

Presentation #9: Developing a Sustainable Business" Delve into the principles of sustainability in business, where you'll highlight innovative approaches to minimise environmental impact, foster social responsibility, and build resilient enterprises. Join us for an enlightening discussion on how sustainable practices can drive success in today's business landscape

Response from the audience

Competition / draw: # Empowering entrepreneurial Journey

Mr Kgalaletso Tlhoaele: Executive Absa Enterprise Development

Closing remarks and recap of the day

All

Tea and networking

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Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa Limited

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible car park
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance

Sponsors

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Address

19 Fredman Dr, Sandown, Sandton, 2031

Phone Number

+27 (11) 446 3800

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