Nkangala Business Expo

Nkangala Business Expo

The Nkangala District Municipality, Eskom, Standard Bank and Vitrovian successfully hosted the 2nd Nkangala Business Expo(NBEXPO) from the 25th to the 26th of October 2017 at the Portuguese Hall grounds in Witbank.

The Nkangala District Municipality as the economic hub of the Mpumalanga province faces challenges of underperforming economic sectors. The unemployment rate in the Province was at 37% as of the first quarter of 2017, Youth being the hardest hit section of the population.

Read our 2017 NB Expo Exhibitors Booklet here…

Objectives of the NB Expo

  • Development of SMME‟s/ Enterprise development and skills development is thus a critical game changer for the economic development in the region.
  • It is against this backdrop, analysis and much deliberation that the idea of organizing a business exhibition, (expo) with the following objectives came into being:
  • Equipping and capacitating local small enterprises with relevant information to ensure their readiness in accessing the available and on coming business opportunities within local industries
  • To help SMME develop and improve their businesses.
  • Exposing local small businesses to the available business support and strategies provided by different industries within the Nkangala District Municipality.
  • To sensitize and raise awareness of what business opportunities are available for local small business to access and exploit within the different industries based in the region.
  • Promoting SMME in the region and allowing them to rub shoulders with big business for mentorship and couching;
  • To celebrate regional SMME existence and show-casing their achievement over the period of time;
  • To create a platform for exchange of information for business and entrepreneurs;
  • Big Business gets a platform to make a corporate statement of commitment to Enterprise Development;
  • A vehicle with which the Business Community gets to Market and position their brand favourably in the market.
  • To sensitize and raise awareness of what business opportunities are available for local small business to access and exploit within the different industries based in the region.

Media Launch

The 2017 NBEXPO kicked off with a spectacular two day Media launch which consisted of a site visit for local and national media houses in Nkangala District on the 16 October . Manungu Colliery of Mbuyelo Group Highveld Steel Industrial Park, M2 Engineering and INdlovu Encane were the sites visited in order to truly afford the Media insight into the Economic Development of the district and showcase its capacity and potential .On the 17th of October the Media launch was hosted at the Mayors parlor at the Nkangala District Municipality. Local and National media covered the NBEXPO fully which was part of the aggressive Marketing campaign used to advertise this initiative.

Exhibition and Seminars

On the 25th of October an Official Opening Ceremony took place as the Exhibition Hall was opened .The NBEXPO included 76 companies /organisations from all over the Nkangala District Municipality exhibiting their services and products.

Lively Seminars with dedicated facilitators and Subject experts namely the Department of Human Settlement , Eskom, Standard Bank , GE Africa – Global Growth Organization ,MEGA, SANRAL, SEDA, DTI, NEF, NACSA, DSBD and SANACO . Seminars were packed to capacity with practical implementable solutions as the goals. Seminars addressed the challenges and concerns faced by SMME‟s and Entrepreneurs with relevant engagement from Government and the private sector to come up with feasible practical solutions and outcome.

The topics engaged upon within the two days were:

  • The Government Infrastructure development roll-out plan
  • Comprehensive support to cooperative development as a pillar of local economic development
  • Incubation/Enterprise Development opportunities with a special emphasis on Agriculture/Mining/Energy/Manufacturing/Transport and Construction.
  • Re-Industrialisation of the economy with a special focus on Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
  • Strategic tips on Cross-Boarder trade
  • Dr. Molapo and Rev. Moses Bennisan delivered powerful motivational presentations for the audience.

Business Breakfast Dialogue

On the 26th of October a Business Breakfast Dialogue took place with a high caliber panelist to engage on the theme which was “Growing your Business to the next level”. This included representation from Government, Eskom, GE Africa –Global Growth Organization and Standard Bank. The key note address was appropriately delivered by the Honorable Minister Ebrahim Patel of the Department of Economic Development. Indeed the objectives of the NBEXPO were achieved as Entrepreneurs and SMME‟s through the Government Departments and Agencies that exhibited and engaged with them at the NBEXPO, they were capacitated with relevant information and strategies to grow and access opportunities within local industry.

SMME‟s from all 6 Municipalities were transported to attend and participate by the Nkangala District Municipality to ensure networking opportunities for them to rub shoulders with big business for mentorship and couching as well as promoting their respective businesses. We look forward to hosting the 3rd Nkangala Business Expo in 2018 to celebrate regional SMME existence and show case their achievements .

 

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Nkangala District Municipality, Eskom, Standard Bank and Vitrovian successfully hosted the 2nd Nkangala Business Expo 2017 from the 25th to the 26th of October 2017 at the Portuguese Hall grounds in Witbank.
The NBEXPO kicked off with a spectacular two day Media launch which consisted of a site visit for local and national media houses in Nkangala District on the 16 October . Manungu Colliery of Mbuyelwa  Group, Highveld Steel Industrial Park, M2 Engineering and INdlovu Encane were the sites visited in order to truly afford the Media insight into the Economic Development of the district and showcase its capacity and potential .On the 17th of October the Media launch was hosted at the Mayors parlor at the Nkangala District Municipality.
The NBEXPO included over 70 company’s/organisations from all over the Nkangala District Municipality exhibiting their services and products .Seminars took place which addressed the challenges and concerns faced by SMME’s and Entrepreneurs with relevant engagement from Government and the private sector to come up with feasible practical solutions and outcome.

The Nkangala District Municipality as the economic hub of the Mpumalanga province faces challenges of underperforming economic sectors. The unemployment rate in the Province was at 37% as of the first quarter of 2017, Youth being the hardest hit section of the population.
Development of SMME’s/ Enterprise development and skills development is thus a critical game changer for the economic Development in the region.

It is against this backdrop, analysis and much deliberation that the idea of organizing a business exhibition, (expo) with the following objectives came into being:

  • Equipping and capacitating local small enterprises with relevant information to ensure their readiness in accessing the available and on coming business opportunities within local industries
  • To help SMME develop and improve their businesses.
  • Exposing local small businesses to the available business support and strategies provided by different industries within the Nkangala District Municipality.
  • To sensitize and raise awareness of what business opportunities are available for local small business to access and exploit within the different industries based in the region.
  • To sensitize and raise awareness of what business opportunities are available for local small business to access and exploit within the different industries based in the region;
  • Promoting SMME in the region and allowing them to rub shoulders with big business for mentorship and couching;
  • To celebrate regional SMME existence and show-casing their achievement over the period of time.
  • To create a platform for exchange of information for business and entrepreneurs;
  • Big Business gets a platform to make a corporate statement of commitment to Enterprise Development;
  • A vehicle with which the Business Community gets to Market and position their brand favorably in the market.

 

 

 

 

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