GGDA SCOOPS 1st RUNNER UP FOR BEST STAND AT 2016 MANUFACTURING INDABA
The GGDA participated at the third annual Manufacturing Indaba held on 28 – 29 June 2016 at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni. The aim of the Manufacturing Indaba was to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government officials, capital providers and professional experts to discuss challenges and to brainstorm solutions. The theme of the Indaba was “Manufacturing the future”, with the aim of showcasing and exploring the ideas and technologies that can make South Africa’s manufacturing economies competitive in the global arena.
The Manufacturing Indaba also identified small business as a key focus area for the 2016 event. The launch of the Small Business Indaba took place on 27th June 2016; this was a one-day conference which specifically focused on the growth opportunities for entrepreneurs within manufacturing who run small business operations. Our Group CEO, Mr Saki Zamxaka was one of speakers at the Small Business Indaba which provided small & mid-sized businesses with unparalleled opportunities to grow their businesses. Leveraging on the success and partnership of the national Manufacturing Indaba, the Small Business Indaba connected SMMEs to the big players in South Africa’s manufacturing industries and provide them with the platform to find new business and growth opportunities.
The Small Business Indaba offered world class education made specifically for small business owners and key decision makers. The content was coupled with informative keynotes, interactive panels, one-on-one brainstorming sessions and hands-on networking. The conference enjoyed high profile attendance from both government and the private sector which included Minister Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina from the dti who delivered keynote addresses. Premier David Makhura delivered the closing keynote address.
Representatives from the private sector included CEOs of big corporations, cutting edge manufacturers and small business innovators who brainstormed the Fourth Industrial Revolution or “Industry 4.0” and what that will look like in South Africa. The GGDAalso exhibited at the 3rd annual manufacturing Indaba where at the end of the conference was announced overall first runner up for the Best Stand. The GGDA stand hosted 6 Gauteng manufacturing companies based in various sectors.
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